As soon as I read "you can get them online" my brain screamed expensive. Although they could be an interesting gift for our sponsors as well
Quote from: styx on January 07, 2017, 07:02:56 PMAs soon as I read "you can get them online" my brain screamed expensive. Although they could be an interesting gift for our sponsors as wellWhat, the wood or plastic? Yeah the wood ones are like $12-20 US but the plastic ones are like $1-8 depending where you order from.JR
My rotary tools have been basically been getting used for around the house jobs. I did pick up one of the Milescraft right angle attachments at Menards along with a 4pk of the RotoZip 1'8" shank multi purpose cutting bits (exact same ones as the Dremel multi purpose cutting bits, and I do mean exact same ones as both Dremel and RotoZip are owned by Bosch tools) which are cheaper to get then the individual Dremel Multi Purpose bits (about $3.50 for one vs. about $7.50 for 4). Whats Nice about the Right angle Attachment it came with 2 collet nuts with the square hole, one fits the Dremel 3000 the other fits my Harbor Freight Rotary Tools (the nut is designed to act ans a collet hold the squared end of the flex shafts and the right angle attachment without use of a collet). I will try to get pics but not at home at the moment and wont be home till late tonight.
Its a great tool. As I'm sure you already know, please use the proper safety gear when operating. I recently had a sanding drum burst and slap my hand. Thankfully I was wearing gloves but I shudder to think if I wasn't. Eye protection is a must no matter how small the job you are working on.
We had one of these pins break on a dremel at work. I suspect the lab tech of trying to run it with the pin depressed, but cannot prove it. On an earlier post, I was stationed in Italy in 1991, and one of the other guys was polishing with a wire wheel and using the 'squint' method of eye protection. Needless to say, one of the little metal wires flew into his eye. He went to sickbay, and they bandaged it up for the weekend. When he went to Naples on Monday (the nearest Navy hospital) they examined it and said the steel had rusted away, and there was nothing to remove! Please wear eye protection.dc
We had one of these pins break on a dremel at work. I suspect the lab tech of trying to run it with the pin depressed, but cannot prove it. dc[/quoteThat's a good possibility for the broken locking pin and buggered shaft, but my guess is that components were rusted together in the mess I dealt with. To free the Chuck I really tortured the tool, another reason why replacing damaged parts was not a good option.In hindsight, I may have broken the pin trying to free the damn Chuck! I'll never know as it was given to me in neglected condition. The rotary tool is one of the most used in my shop. I would replace a broken one immediately if I couldn't fix..In a pinch you can get buy with a variable drill. ]
Quote from: MadPlumbarian on February 23, 2019, 08:10:30 PMNice!JRThanks!There's only one problem with Dremel type tools- no matter how many bits and attachments you have, you never had the right one, even if you just had the damned thing 5 minutes ago. Def
Hi Guys;I have recently purchased a dremel (clone) and found some wonderful uses for it.My daughter is involved in Cosplay, and I build her weapons out of wood.Up until I got my dremel, I had all manner of difficulty in making some of the more complex toys.But with this little tool I can make ANYTHING.This is a Skyhook I built recently, as you can see it has quite a few tricky bits.but the dremel worked a treat.