My old dremel tool, finally died on me, after many happily
married years together. (god I love that thing)
I went to purchases a new one and picked up the dremel 400 xpr, I
think their newer models. It has the variable from 5000-35000, and comes
with its own case, plus a few accessories.
I dont think the newer models are as good as the old ones. They
seem to run hotter, with less power when applied, air vents are in wrong
position, shape is not quite right.
Anyone else have this machine, and can offer any opinions?
Maybee can suggest a different brand that will work with all my dremel
attachments I already have, or is this what I am stuck with, if I want
Thanks to all
No.. I kept on top of it, and changed the brushes every 25 hours
of use or so. The old one just seemed a better unit. I just did a check on
amazon, and seems like a lot of people are voicing the same opinion. I
trusted the dremel name, and didnt bother researching it, figuring the only
thing dremel would do , is improve the unit. Well, I guess we will see.
The old Dremels were immensely better
than the new junk. I had one
of the old ones, with the round dial
speed control, go bad. It was a
bad armature. I called Dremel, they
said they don't have them any
more, but for a fixed cost, send them
the old one and they would
'give' me a brand spanken new one.
Here's what's wrong: Little
or no torque, vibrates so much, the
speed lever moves position, the
air holes as mentioned, runs hot, more
ergonomic shape, which is
harder to hold! I now have 2 such
tools, the Dremel, which I use
for stuff that requires the higher
speed, and a Ryobi which has lots
of torque, but only goes about 20K RPM
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