Ok, so I have a Dremel rotary tool, I also have a Skil tool (because they're compatible with Dremel & Bosch in the UK own both brands...
I would have been using both for pumpkin-ing this year but now I'm sick of the companies "Green Wash" attitude.
So I was using my Skil tool flexi shaft on my Dremel in the loft to make pilot holes for flooring to go down in cramped space.
The flexi-shaft (2nd use ever) came apart at speed, sending the spring flying into goodness knows where, after 30 mins hunting I gave up, rang Bosch / Dremel / Skil tool UK & inquired as to a spare, after all this is really for my back up set in case one gets hot & I need to finish a job, don't want to burn em out...
The reply from service was that "this is so cheap an item, it was deemed unnecessary to keep spares"
Me: "So you are saying that this as a new item leaves me up the proverbial creek without a working tool (that's only been used 2x) when I've bought the brand based on compatibility with Dremel & the fact it's a brand owned by Bosch ..who are very reputable,? (most of our white goods & tools are Bosch).
Me ctd, ..so this is greenwash, you are selling an item to merely junk as when it fails it is junk & irreparable?"
BOSCH / Dremel / Skil-tool: "I couldn't possibly comment sir"
So the upshot is a brand they boast about on their website in terms of proud heritage is merely made to be like a disposable razor, use once or twice & it's destined for the bin!
they do have a director n charge of making sure stuff that go's in bins (ie packaging) is recycled though.
SO Tomorrow I need to speak to the "Director in charge of Bosch's bins"
What a total crock!