My new toy - A Dremel

Rory

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So I bought myself a Dremel today from Builders Warehouse. Fortunately I don't have to venture all the way to table view any more to go to a Builders Warehouse, but I do have to deal with the M5/N1 interchange. Strangely enough not a single person "pushed in" today, I heard the cops have been pulling lots of people off for that lately.

I decided to go for the cordless model. It seems to be powerful enough and the cordlessness is pretty useful. I'm not that likely to be doing any marathon sessions with it so the recharging etc is ok.

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I played around with it a bit and then left it to charge. I actually looked at the manual this time as 35000rpm isn't something to mess around with. The manual wasn't particularly helpful at all. There's quite a few accesories and 100's of bits you can get for this thing, a guide of some sort would have been helpful. It's just kinda assumed that you know what you're doing...

One thing that would have been nice is some sort of safety switch. To switch it on you just use the speed adjuster switch and I obviously moved this a bit while the battery was charging and when I put the battery in it came on :( Fortunately I wasn't holding it by that end or anything...

The blue switch with the numbers on turns from 0 (off) to 10 (approx 35000rpm). It's continuously adjustable which makes it a bit nicer than the multi-pro type dremels, also kinda acts like a built in soft-start.

The blue botton is basically the "hold" the thing so you can screw the bits off. That's all their is to it really.

Anyway, all I've done so far is drilling a few holes in things and I cut and sanded some perspex. Will probably do some fragging this weekend... :)

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Now i want one ! Curse you Rory
 

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Nice, how heavy is it? It doesn't look too cumbersome for some fine work like fragging delicate corals.
 

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Says 0.4something on the box. It's really light without the battery, and still easily manageable with the battery. The corded ones are actually a little smaller but then you have a cord to worry about.
 

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Rory, does it come with that accesory case or did you purchase it seperately? And how much was it? And does it come with a buffing accessory?
 

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Dude, you can't buff your monti's. I keep telling you that!
 

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You want your montis to get buff?

It came with everything you see in the pics. ie. the tool, battery, manual, bit kit, bag,charger and a brochure thing. They have a few accessory kits the same kinda size for R150. There's about 3 or 4 different kits for diff things.

It comes with these bits. The white bits in the pic of the accessory kit are for polishing. They are "felt polishing wheel" and there's 2 "emery polishing wheel". I don't know if that's different to buffing :p
 

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I saw there's an abrasive buffing bit available on the site. The bits seem to be very reasonably priced. It's only the diamond cutter thing that's over R100 I think. The normal cutting/sanding bits come in a tube of 36 for between R30-50.
 
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How much ?
 

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R799, plus some protective glasses for R35.
 

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What's my type? You got the same underpants as me?

 

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