Do you use a Dremel tool?

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  1. Nemeziz_za

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    Hi,

    I was interested to find out if you use a Dremel tool and if so which one and which accesories would you buy or buy again?

    Dremel – Big on detail is a link to the tool Im talking about.
     
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  3. Gesiggie

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    I have the Dremel engraver that I used a lot in my crafts. Still saving up for the 3000 With the Bench-top mount. This is sufficient for me as I only do light work...

    Will go corded, although cordless is excellent, My hands got tired of the weight rather quickly.
     
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    short answer yes, very useful.
     
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    I got the Einhell
    similar to Dremel, but a lot cheaper.
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    My dremel is one of those things that i didnt know how much i needed it until i got myself one!!!
    Ive got the dremel 3000 & have ALL the bits (literally... Got them over a couple of years).
    Would highly recommend the speedclick accesories with the different cutting disks (especially the diamond cutting disk is usefull for cutting even glass!!!!)
    The small tungsten carbide high speed cutters is also useful for small jobs!
    The collet set is a must to accept the different sized bits & the multi chuck is also very handy for quick change of bits.

    I use my dremel at least once a week for something!!!
     
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    Oh, & don't even bother getting the router bits & accessories unless you plan to do some fine woodwork or anything similar. But the glass core drill bits are nice to have!!!
     
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    @RiaanP : Do you know if the accessories are interchangeable with Dremel? Or each to their own?
     
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    @Gesiggie, all the einhell & fragram engraver tools are interchangeable with the dremel as long as you have matching collets to accept the different sizes of bits.
     
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  10. Nemeziz_za

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    Hey RiaanP, I didnt even think of a competitor brand to it... hmmm need to look around thanks for the heads up.

    @Visser I think you may be right, thanks for the detailed reply with the accessories.

    I suspect it might be something Ill be wondering how I survived without it once I get it.

    Thanks for all the other replies much appreciated.
     
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    Thank you @Visser. Appreciated.
     
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    Can't afford a real one, also have the cheap yellow one like Riaan. Got it about 6 years back and really dunno how I would have managed to frag as many corals as I did without it.
     
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    I use one haven't found the right head though I am using the one that looks like an angle grinder head but it burns the coral around it......
     
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    You get a thin diamond coated one, not made by dremel though. The dremmel made one I saw seems a bit on the thick side. My blade has long lost most of its diamond dust but still cuts through acors like a knife through butter. Best thing with the discs you have is to use a clipper or side cutter (TAAM makes nice coral clippers) and then to use dremmel to sand base flat!
     
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    It smells like a dentist when I am fragging corals
     
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    Hi @irie ivan... Dremel also makes the diamond cutting disk & its really thin (+- 0.5mm).
    Its fantastic for cutting sps coral frags especially stylophora & pocilopora's & it doesnt even "burn" the coral!!!

    Unfortunately its rather expensive. R250 if i remember correctly...
    Its part of their Speedclic cutting accessories.
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    Thanks for the info dude I am going to go pick it up. Any reason why the others "burn" the coral?
     
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    The normal cutting disks are made to "melt" through the metal or plastic rather than cutting through it. Thus, when using a steel disk on a very hard substance (like ceramic, glass or calcium carbonate), it heats up the object you're cutting but still cuts very slow.
    A diamond cutting disk physically grinds the substance out of the slot its cutting rather than trying to melt it.
    Hope someone got that... :lol:

    I know most hardware stores dont stock the diamond disks... Found mine at chamberlains & builders warehouse.
     
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    Makes perfect sense and what you say is def the outcome of what I have seen.

    Thanks for taking the time to explain I appreciate it!!
     
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    Awesome, will get one when the frag tank needs some filling and my current blde gives up!
     
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    If your plastic is melting you aren't working fast enough. The smell when used on SPS is horrible :( (and make sure to have a "shield" as well so you don't get sps all over the room)
     
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