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Old 02-08-2010, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: Dremel Moto tool advice

Dremel 4000-3/34 Variable Speed Rotary Tool or: Dremel 4000-2/30 Variable Speed Rotary Tool

While at first 74 bucks might seem a touch on the rich side, not only is the new Dremel 4000 a serious tool, cutting through 1/8" plate steel faster than a pneumatic die grinder (thinner cut-off wheel) the kit comes w/enough bits to defo make it worth it (most places sell 'em fer $100ish anyways). The above links are to a respectable business (it's where I got mine FTW) and seem to be the lowest prices available on the 'net: Dremel 4000-3/34 Variable Speed Rotary Tool - Google Product Search

While you can ofc get the "knock off" fer less, they are NOT the same - not even close... (the 'Master Mechanic' one is however the same to the best of my knowledge) but hey somethin's better than nothin' fosho! The 4000 is for those that jus' don't wanna mess around, here's brushes for the 4000 at least: Dremel 90930 Carbon Motor Brush Set, 2-Pack

BTW - for those new to Dremels, try not to buy single replacement bits ifn ya can avoid it, at around $3 each or more it adds up quick (meh, don't ask how I know lol), particularly when you can get FAR more fer yer pennies when you get a selection of bits in a "kit" for 'bout $11;

Dremel 684-01 20-Piece Clean & Polish Rotary Tool Accessory Kit
Dremel 686-01 Sanding Grinding Kit
Dremel 687-01 52-Piece General Purpose Rotary Tool Accessory Kit
Dremel 688-01 69 Piece Rotary Tool Cut-Off Wheel Set
Dremel 689-01 11-Piece Rotary Tool Carving and Engraving Kit

or the "big" general purpose kit fer $20;
Dremel 697-06 Rotary Tool Accessory Kit

/end shameless plug

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