What are Dremels for?

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You can get diy dental kits from camping shops and such if you really want. More temporary until you can reach civilisation than as a perm. Solution - go for it.
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On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 10:51:48 +0000 (UTC), mike ring

Well I would not recommend it to all but one Christmas Eve I suffered a broken tooth. No pain from the tooth but a really nasty sharp spike was left in a position that any movement from talking and eating caused it to lacerate a section of tongue.
Stuck with the option of finding emergency dental work over the Christmas period and calling off a round tour of relatives and friends some of whom were relying on me for transport, which was planned to finish in Scotland for Hogmanay. The solution was found in the use of the Minicraft cordless drill ,a small burr and a mirror. just dulled the sharp spike enough to stop it digging in , and got a professional to look at in the first week of January.
It was a good trip .Won a gallon of Whisky in the New years Draw in a Scottish Bar. I can here the Cry now ."The Sassenach has won the Whisky!" To preserve the rest of my teeth I passed it around. Actually they were a friendly lot and from previous visits had gathered it was the thing to do.
G.Harman.
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Jeez.
You can buy specific tools for this kind of thing - sort of like a typewriter eraser mounted on a toothbrush handle.
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wrote:

I recently purchased a Rotozip Rebel from ebay. It's a bit more powerful than the dremel. I've been using it for various odd jobs and it is good at what it does.
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I have a mains powered B&Q "rotary tool". I use it for jobs in difficult to get at places and for drilling pilot holes. It has speed regulation and a stand and a flexible shaft drive (all in the box with a large collection of tools for 330).
I also use the same tool and (until it broke) a Buffalo from minicraft on a boat for GRP work.
I've recently fitted a Grohe shower onto a marble tiled wall and a hand basin onto a wall with ceramic tiles. In both instances SWMBO wanted all pipework concealed behind the wall. I used the B&Q tool with a Dremel ceramic tile shaping bit (12) to make the holes though the tiles. It does a good job of this, and is also good for shaping the edges of tiles to fit awkward places. I can rough out curves on a diamond tile cutter then shape the edges with the "Dremel".
Also useful for fiddly jobs like cutting off the bolts on cast iron guttering and the slitting saws came in handy when fitting pine cladding to a difficult profile.
I originally bought one for working on PCBs, then when the minicraft died I thought I wouldn't bother getting a replacement because I don't do much electronics on a day to day basis. However I found that I missed having a suitable tool for small cutting and shaping jobs so I bought the B&Q model.
One PITA with the B&Q tool is that although it will fit Dremel tools, the B&Q collets are hard to find and different from the Dremel ones.
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In an earlier contribution to this discussion,

I assume that the first 3 should be a ?
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Yes, failure to press <shift> key.
30, or 29.99 if you want accuracy to the p.
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Christmas.
HTH.
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wrote:

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Many years ago in answer to multiple reqests and in fear of more after shave and deodorant I marked up an Axminster catalogue with all those stupid thing one would like but wouldn't buy. I ensured there was a good variation on the prices .
It worked a treat, The winner was a dozuki (sp) saw which I use regularly. The loser was the digital tape measure. I realised as soon as I first used it that the whole concept of such things is flawed, also, despit being Mitutoyo (sp), the quality of the tape itself was junk and it bent at the tip at the least provocation.
This year I passed round the Felder pecial Christmas catalogue and live in hope ;-)
Paul Mc Cann
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If it's like mine it sits in it's box until you remember you have it then the job you were fiddling about with takes seconds rather than hours. ;-)
Wouldn't be without it.
And the cut off discs are rubbish - they break and fly off all over the place so buy some reinforced ones instead.
Mark S.
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As others have already said, not an "essential day-to-day" tool, but I've found mine (Axminster-white knockoff) to be the bees knees on rare (but useful) occasions. Most often used with the diamond-coated offcut wheel: in that guise, for creating slots in screws that have either been knanjjered or weren't meant to be turned by Mere Mortals not in possession of the right tool. But also for performing delicate(ish) surgery on electronic kit: memorably, fairly recently, on a microATX boxed-up system a cow-orker had a couple of. The permanent storage on this was intended to be a flashcard, which lifted in and out OK with the lid off. The cow-orker wanted to use a Microdrive instead: no problem with the electrical and logical connection, but physically the board had to be taken out of the case each time the drive was dis- or re-connected, because of a silly little bit of retaining metal which made it impossible to tip it up at enough of an angle to get it over the lip of the case. A little bit of attitude readjustment with the Dremel-a-like, and the cow-orker can now do a splendid imitation of Eeyore on his birthday: "look, it goes in!!! And it comes out!!! And it goes in again!!!!!! Thank you, Piglet, for such a *thoughtful* present."
But, given its size, I certainly would *not* use it for building a heffalump trap ;-)
So, I see it as one of those specialist tools: stays in its case from one month to the next, but when it's just the job, it's wonderful. No point if you don't do delicate work from time to time, though. Oh, and the Axminster sets of resharpened "silicon valley" microdrills and microburrs are not bad value: I've used them for putting really quite small holes into things for running little wire loops through 'em for better attachment. (No, not nipple rings, since you ask.)
HTH - Stefek
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First DIY Dentistry. Now DIY body piercing.
I'm not going to let Spouse near this thread.
Mary

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(The actual repair was *much* more boring than your imagination has created, but the details would be such a letdown I'll keep quiet...)
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Oh, go on ...
Mary <thinks - it must have been boring if it involved a drill ... >
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On 23 Dec 2003 19:21:20 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@hp.com wrote:

Can we change this subject before it develops further please? ;)
The reason for asking is due to my having tripped over an Internet web site not very long ago which dealt with piercing to put rings through and all that jazz. Nipple piercing was bad enough, but then it went on to discuss putting a ring through someone's manhood - and my legs crossed rather rapidly at the thought of someone doing that to themselves (or even letting someone else do it to them)!
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A Prince Albert.
Also see "amphalong".
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on a website?
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This reminds me of a short but amusing parody of Lord of the Rings as a Windows Media video clip that has been circulating on the internet.
Google for "lotrtruestory.wmv"
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I'm told that womanhood is similarly adorned ...
Mary
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with us
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