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Topic: OT: Dremel tool (10 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: jim gundlach
I would recommend the fiber reinforced metal cutting wheels and a  
couple of extra arbors.  I find that I have not used most of the  
accessories in the pack.
   Pecan Jim
On Aug 10, 2006, at 11:15 AM, Leo Zick wrote:

2) From: Brian Kamnetz
I'm going up to Lowe's later today to pick up a string trimmer. People
on this list have from time to time mentioned how much they like their
Dremel tool.
Question: Is there a Dremel model recommeded for general household use?

3) From: Leo Zick
id get the pack with all the accessories. youll need em anyway!
Quoting Brian Kamnetz :

4) From: Wesley Simon
I'd recommend one with a variable speed instead of the on/off models.  I'd
say that they are all for household use.  I don't know how well the cordless
models work.
On 8/10/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:

5) From: Brian Kamnetz
As a, ahem, "frugal" guy, the $20 version has great appeal to me!
Thanks for the tip.
On 8/10/06, Lissa  wrote:

6) From: raymanowen
"frugal" = Kuripot, like KKB! (Tagalog) -ro
On 8/10/06, Brian Kamnetz  wrote:
"When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the
Wichita WurliTzer

7) From: Lissa
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 12:06:03 -0400, Brian Kamnetz wrote
I have a Dremel, and two cheap knock-offs. The cheap knock-offs work fine, and
I think I got the one with tons of bits and accessories for about $20 on sale
If you aren't going to be using it all the time, the Sears version or even a
no-name might work just as well for you. 
Be well,

8) From: Brett Mason
I bought the newer bigger dremel, and it has done a ton of work for me.  I
have used up all the cutting wheels, and then another 20 wheels.  I have
also used the other grinding and polishing accessories to rebuild spoons
that fall in the garbage disposal (why don't forks ever jump in there?).  I
have used the cutting bit to do some small jigsaw type work.  I have not yet
used circle tool - but we'll see when.
Dremel was best for changing a SS trashcan into a coffee roasting drum.  I
also needed SS rivets and a pop rivet tool.  I used "L" shaped aluminum rod
to make the vanes (mixing my metals - bad)
So I like the big one.  I am newer at this than the others, so take mine as
only my 1 cent worth...
On 8/4/06, jim gundlach  wrote:
Brett Mason

9) From: Eddie Dove
My old Dremel recently died in the midst of a lot of molding, baseboard and
flooring work (~15 yr's old).  I bought a new variable speed model (comlete
kit with case) at Sears which is the 400 Series XPR, branded for Sears (*http://tinyurl.com/fde7z)*. I asked a lot of it and it performed quite
On 8/11/06, Brett Mason  wrote:

10) From: Wesley Simon
The lawnmower blade sharpening attachment is pretty cool.
On 8/11/06, Eddie Dove  wrote:

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