Went to Lowe's to get a Dremel tool and after getting it home and plugging
it in I found that it had a bad switch, it's a two speed and wouldn't select
the low speed very well. Took it back later and at the cust. svc. desk
opened up another one and had them plug it in, hhmmph, same thing. I told
them I wasn't gonna try another and just refund my money. Hummm, maybe ought
to go to Sears and look at their Crapsman equivilent, but after looking at
it on line, looks just like the dremel. Oh well, just have to get by with
my cordless one I guess, only thing is it doesn't go very long on a charge
and didn't want to get another battery. Thanks for listening.
FWIW, I bought my first Dremel (with birthday money <G>) back in about
1978. They sell for about the same price now as they did then. When
you factor in inflation, that means the tool has gotten much cheaper
over the years. The savings has to come from somewhere, Dremel seems
to have chosen lowing quality over raising the price.
I quit buying two speed or adjustable speed Dremel and similar many
years ago. Have several in parts waiting until I have time to put them
back together with the speed control bypassed. Ended up doing that to
my Dewalt ROS multispeed. The DAMNED things just don't seem to last. I
have a resistance type sewing machine foot pedal that the hand grinders
get plugged into. It's about thirty years old and still going. As for
the ROS, I haven't found variable speed to be a feature I miss.
btw, my last hand grinder is a single speed from Sears and has been
doing well for four or five years now.
Paul O. wrote:
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