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Old 12-24-2014, 02:55 PM
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Would like to know your opinion an rotary tools. Proxxon or Dremel. I have two Dremel tool but was thinking of going with a Proxxon.
Old 12-24-2014, 03:11 PM
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Don't know Proxxon at all. I've had Dremel for over 40 years, the latest I got about 8 years ago. Most useful tool I have not only for modeling.
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My cordless Ryobi is a Dremel clone at a fraction of the price. It is about 18 years old and still soldiering on. The 4 AA nicads have been replaced.

I think it was about $20 on offer at B&Q.
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Although I have owned and used a Dremel for a long time I have also been using a pencil grinder for over a decade as well, they are less cumbersome to use as well.


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Old 12-24-2014, 09:03 PM
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Proxxon has a very good hobby saw not familiar with their rotary tools.....
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Although I have owned and used a Dremel for a long time I have also been using a pencil grinder for over a decade as well, they are less cumbersome to use as well.


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I have one of those but the chuck is not an 1/8" and I do not know where to get one.
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Mine is and most of the ones that the guys use in the shop are 1/8" as well, I think you can get 1/8" collets at Harbor Frieght too.

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I have a Craftsman tool and it is very good also. i like the fact that it has a lifetime warranty with it. less vibration to. I have dremel ones also and I always pick up the craftsmans one
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Mine is and most of the ones that the guys use in the shop are 1/8" as well, I think you can get 1/8" collets at Harbor Frieght too.

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Bob mine is suppose to be 1/8" but my .1245 bits do not fit it.

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[QUOTE=Walther;11947917]Bob mine is suppose to be 1/8" but my .1245 bits do not fit it.

Tom.[/QUOTE
Like you said, your grinder is setup for .250" diameter shank rotary tools.

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Old 12-26-2014, 07:14 PM
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Whatever you do, buy the robart sanding drums that are sort of like permagrit.. My that is a heck of a product... I haven't changed a sanding drum in two years.
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I second that, Also, buy the cutting disks that are fiberglas, DuBro has some good sized ones. The ones from Dremel have a tendency to shatter. Eye protection is required either way.
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If you can find one on E-bay or somewhere get one of the Ryobi's they used to make. It uses all the same attachments of grinders and discs but it has at least twice the power of a dremel. It's hard to bog one down while using it. I wouldn't waste money on a dremel.
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Yes, use eye protection. The cutoff wheels shatter and send fragments shooting back at you. I have been hit in the face several times.

My corded Dremel is about 10 years old and still going strong. I avoid the cordless models - don't want to bother replacing batteries when they go bad.
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I have used the Black and Decker version for several years. The used to be available at Walmart for about 22.00, but they appear to be going away. I hope to grab a second one as a backup.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/power-tools/RTX-B.aspx

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