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Old 05-10-2021, 09:57 PM
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Iam confused whether which rotary tool to buy, hobby king 220v rotary tool or dremel 8220 rotary tool. Please siggest me which one to buy
Old 05-11-2021, 12:01 PM
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You get what you pay for,,, both dremel tools I have are close to 30 years old and work great,,, doubt you'll get that from a hobby king brand tool
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I agree, Dremel .....
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Old 05-11-2021, 06:28 PM
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Budget wise if we go then hobbyking is better right!
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I have a cheap Chinese one with a speed control. I like it because the noise is less, and that makes the tool last a bit longer. The material does not melt or burn as easy too. Really I use one of my 1/4" shaft Makita grinders most often although the little cutoff disc is pretty useful on the little one.
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I had a cheap Chinese one someone gave me for Christmas or something. It didn't last long. I'm still using dremel tools I bought 30 years ago.

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I have a Dremel bought 50+ years ago use it several times weekly it is still going strong
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Dremel all the way. What is nice with mine, I can change the brushes. In order to last years more. I prefer electric over battery.
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I guess it depends on how much you plan to use it. I buy cheap Harbor Freight tools when I know I'll only reach for them once or twice a year. I had a junky rotary tool once. The bit holder is what wore out in mine before the motor quit.
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I have a refurbished Dremel I got 25 years ago that still works very well. You can get parts for them too. I also have a HK rotary tool which works good too. If you are trying to save a little money, the HK will work for you.
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I have FOUR DREMELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a 30+ year old model 395 that still runs though the output shaft slips on the motor shaft so I need to send it in for repair. Dremel will either repair or replace it for $15
I have a 20+ year old Professional digital that has never let me down
I have a pair of 8220s, one several years old, one new, that I love. Only drawback is they don't come with a second battery.
When I consider how long I've had the first two, the service and available repair parts, not to mention all of the accessories available for them, there's no way I would buy anything else
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Hydro Junkie I have the same Dremel 395 tool. Mine is over 30 years old too. The spline drive is an easy fix. You need to order the flexible coupling, my part number 2615294309, for the motor drive. There is also a tube for the tool drive. However my tube drive parts deteriorated over the years and were useless. I now just use clear tubing for the tool drive.

I ordered a pack of 4 flexible coupling years ago. I have one left. Pictures show the repair.







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