I'm busily modifying a GoPro housing by hand and it strikes me that it
would be much easier with a Dremel. Are they worth the money? What about
a Chinese clone?
(Of course, it would then have been cheaper to have bought the correct
housing, but I'd have a Dremel!)
Today is Sweetmorn, the 8th day of Discord in the YOLD 3183
I don't have an attitude problem.
It's the sort of job I tend to drag mine out for, e.g. recently
modifying a keyboard so the USB lead exited in a more convenient
location and cutting away plastic to allow the big ferrite lump to be
internal rather than external.
I know the feeling. But got a surprise payment from ALCS today for
Back to the Dremel...I have an old 395, which was a gift to me, new. It's
good, although sometimes it'd be nice if it was cordless - more because
of the weight of the cable pulling the back down. I have most attachments
too..and they have all been used (I don't have the mini circular saw).
I don't use it all the time, but when I need it, there isn't much
(I also got the little Dremel gas torch and that is very useful, although
mainly for heatshrink)
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A Tip for newbie Dremel and "I can't believe it's not Dremel" users- buy go
od quality bits and not cheap shite, especially the grinding bits. The ston
es on cheap grinding bits are usually not mounted centrally on the shaft, c
ausing vibration and poor control of material removal.
Otherwise, I find my Dremel to be a great tool, still going strong after mo
re than ten years of use and abuse.
On 3/22/2017 6:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I agree that a lot of the cheap stones and burrs are not much good, but
for the two sorts of cutting disk, the thin brittle ones and the
thicker, fibre reinforced ones clones are usually OK.
ALthough I always used to get cross at the TV advert showing a guy
cutting the head off a partly inserted nail, I use that sort of cutting
disk perhaps 70% of the time. Drills 20%, rest < 10%.
"Clone" diamond disks and burrs are either OK, or rubbish.
The Dremel "quick release" disks and hub are good, but a bit pricey if
using your own money.
Certainly worth having variable speed.
Dremel now have cheap (£35) models on the market but they are not as
indestructible as the proper old industrial strength ones. I had one but
binned it when the field coil and controller failed.
Proxxon are another "quality" brand, I have one but am a bit
disappointed because its max speed is only 15k, rather than 30k. Also,
the switch is poorly positioned so that it is easy to switch it on
accidentally when picking it up.
I also have a cheap Draper which was on offer somewhere, not *quite* as
nicely finished, but functionally fine (and it does 30k or thereabouts).
No direct experience of Aldi/Lidl but would expect them to be excellent
So do I, but I'm not happy that the motor controller controls the current
(by varying the mark/space ratio) not voltage. The speed drops badly as soon
as load is applied, unless at full speed to start with. I toy with the idea
of changing the circuit to add feedback to keep the speed constant, but that
wouldn't be simple.
After my 3000 failed (only having had light use) I was disappointed to
find how many reports there were on the net of failed field coils and
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