Not one for the Dremel

Are they going to charge the guy for the blade cost? Likely to be disposed of as a biological hazard now, despite the thin metal foil used to prevent contact...
Reply to
Woland
Actually since things can get pretty warm at Dremel or even Multimaster cutting speeds a bit of card or plastic might have been better than metal foil, unless they also flooded with coolant.
Reply to
newshound
Nah. Bosch PMF 180. NHS aren't made of money.
:-)
Actually both the Fein & the Bosch are very similar to the machines used to remove plaster casts. The oscillating action only works on hard surfaces. On soft surfaces like skin they dont cut, they simply move the skin from side to side.
As I accidentally confirmed today when the tile cutting blade on my Bosch contacted my hand. No damage at all.
Reply to
The Medway Handyman
Similar mechanisms are used for bone saws.. e.g. when bisecting a sternum to get into the chest cavity. Less chance of chopping through something important when the heart or surrounding membrane gets stuck to the back of the breast bone, which is quite common if previous surgery has taken place apparently.
Reply to
John Rumm
It's not that uncommon - A&E Depts carry the equipment to sort most instances without having to resort to the Fire Brigade: presumably in this case the material wouldn't succumb to normal methods.
The usual problem is that the hapless punters are understandably so embarrassed by their plight that that they wait until the last possible moment before presenting themselves to the medics. When SWMBO worked in A&E she had to look after a young lad in his teens who was similarly afflicated, where sadly amputation was the only option.
David
Reply to
Lobster
Not come across these before. Looks as if they might cut copper pipes in confined spaces where you can't get a pipeslice, hacksaw, jigsaw etc: have you tried it for this?
Reply to
John Stumbles
Yes and it works an absolute treat as long as you can stop the pipe from moving. If the pipe isn't held rigidly the blade will just move it from side to side.
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The Medway Handyman

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