Dremel Type Thingys

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  1. Oct 15, 2018 #1

    Petrolhead

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    I am looking to buy a Dremel type thing and could do with a few pointers.

    I always seem to have a few projects on the go and mess around with classic cars a fair bit so I usually buy good quality kit, look after it and it lasts.

    I did have an Einhell, fairly cheap, and it got me out of trouble a few times. Reading the reviews the Sealey kit gets great write ups and some slating the Dremel much the same. However, the Sealy kit is £40 and the Dremel £170.

    The price difference worries me if I bought the Dremel am I being taken for a ride and if I buy the Sealey will I regret it.

    Anyone got any experience of these or any other rotary tools.

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    I’ve had one of the cheap eBay ones for years. If you are not using it regularly I would got for the Sealey one or a cheaper one. Sealey are masters of badge engineering and charging you more for a generic item IMO.
     
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    I bought a cheap chinese one from geek, it was about £14 delivered iirc. I also bought lots of accessories including the router attachment for less than a tenner. I've only used it a few times, but had no trouble with it.
     
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    I use the corded Draper. Never had an issue with it and lot's of accessories available.
    Dremel excellent quality, but the cheaper one's do the same job. I'm not sure if the same amount of accessories are available for the cheaper one's though?
     
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    I hsve a draper great tool gets bloody hot tho
     
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    Bigcol49 has probably shoved me in the right direction, maybe a mid range Dremel is the answer.
     
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    Splashed out on a Dremel 4000 (comes in its own fancy toolbox) 'cos it came with all the bits and pieces. Including the very useful "extension" cable for when things get really tight and even the Dremel can't fit in the space. Got a "drill stand" and router attachment too but haven't put them to use yet. Pricey, but I thought it would make up for the loss of manual dexterity I've had to put up with lately.

    Actually wish I had one when I had the manual dexterity! They are indispensable when trying to do jobs in tight corners. And while I didn't have one when building my brewery, I've got one now to make those tricky little modifications all such projects accumulate.
     
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    I've got the Dremel, hardly a day goes by without using it. It paid for itself in the first week.
    Lidl have got discs and blades etc on offer this week.
     
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    Oooooh! Lidl here I come!
    It's amazing what you can pick up from the middle of Lidl.

    The 4000 kit isn't a lot more expensive than the 3000 kit.
     
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    I used a Dremel to bore a hole in the handlebars of me motabike so's I could fit some bar-end weights but it burned out half way thru' proceeding so I had to nip to Wilko for a proper drill....
     
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    Hi!
    They should make a sit com of your life :D
     
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    I use an air die grinder, with a reduced collar to tale 1/4" bits like Dremel, sounds like im a dentist tho
     
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    Aye, you're right, Seems I was blinded by the fancy toolbox so as not to notice the "cheaper" package without all the bling.
     
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    Used a lot of Dremel over the years!
    The Dremels tend to have better top bearings. That means the tool you mount in the collet tends to stay true at all speeds and loading, and doesn't wobble about. That means certain tasks that need to be accurately done are easier and come out better.

    Other excellent tools are Proxxon and Fein. They are both very good, but more expensive again.
     
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    +1 For the Fein Multitool.
     
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    Thanks for all your advice. I finally went for the cordless Dremel which came in the Dremel box. I still think it is bloody expensive but hopefully will last and I already have a list of jobs lined up for it.
     

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