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 Post subject: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:09 am 
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So I've finally decided to get myself a dremel, but as I was searching I found there were many more models and sets and kits and attachments than I'm prepared to sift through. Figured I should differ to any dremel users here on the forum. What model do you use and are there any various attachments that you find most useful for puzzle building? Any tips are appreciated. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:23 am 
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I've owned both the Dremel 300 and 3000 models, and both are very good. However I do prefer the 300 since (for me at least) it's easier to use. The sanding wheel attachements are good for reshaping parts or entire puzzles, and they come in different grits as well. A polishing wheel is good to have too to make the final product look nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:29 am 
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I recently got a 4000. The torque is a lot higher and a lot more consistent under load than any other Dremel I've used. In my opinion though, if you're just going to do casual mods and not heavy usage, you should go for the least expensive one.

Also, when it comes to most plastics, lower RPM is usually better so you don't melt the plastic from friction.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:14 am 
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Whatever model you get, the flex shaft is awesome:

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G ... 8-1-lg.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:44 am 
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DEFINITELY get that flex shaft thing. It saves you sooo much weight in your hands. I just hang up my dremel and that thing is attached to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:42 am 
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If you want to see a Dremel in action, Tony Fisher has posted some videos on making an 11x11x11 Ball on YouTube. He posted this on the Speedsolving forums a couple of weeks ago, but not here. Mmmm ...

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
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Most likely because it is a knock off puzzle he is using. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting a Dremel
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:39 pm 
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Yes, I've certainly seen Tony work his magic with a dremel. :D I don't think I could ever make curved surfaces so uniform.

The 4000 was actually one of the ones I was considering. A little expensive, but considering all the attachments you get with the set, it seems like a good investment for the price.

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