Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:01 am
I was typing in bed one handed on the netbook with it propped up on my knees...
ok, so 2 hands at a pc keyboard...
The dremel, once you've got a mains powered dremel you really do use them a lot, for instance i've been taking the rust off a couple of long lost tools & reconditioning them after a soak in vinegar, an oil coat (wd40) & a polish ip to get them functional (snips & a favourite hatchet).
The other week I used a plasterboard drill bit to cut tidily a hole in some plasterboard, then cut a larger piece of cement board to fill the hole from behind, & seal it, after using the dremel to cut through copper pipes no longer required, that a larger tool simply couldn't gain entry to the area..
Made precise pilot holes through tiles to mount a shelf the other day.. something that if you've ever ttried to do with a decent battery drill you know is impossible without breaking out a full size corded either!
Superb for sharpening axes, lawnmower blades, chainsaws...
Really the list is endless.
I'd have a really hard time doing all that with a battery version.
..Oh & it also shades pumpkins.
To me it's no good having a tool that only comes out once per year it's got to be useful & believe me the dremel makes you approach all sorts of jobs with renewed vigour.
(i've even sorted out via precision grinding cement in the chimney whilst renovating a terracotta chimney flue, utterly perfect).
It's all about the torque & the ability to vary your revs!
the cord really doesn't get in the way, a hanging hook is available for over the table work...
take it back & go up a level!
Stoney, Doh & others will then be able to really extoll the virtues of this kit!
Since owning one It's the sort of tool that if I were a dictator I'd make mandatory in every household, they're ideal & above any corny infomercial gizmo's dremels are a tiny work-horse, just remember to run in your carbon brushes (high revs for 5 mins) & let them cool after use.
If you drop & damage a dremel you can take it apart & re-seat it easily (or with stoney's help) ..I popped a thread up about re-seating a while ago.
I'll be practising shading this season for sure as I think i've got most of the bits in accessory boxes, the tools are so tiny they are easy to store.
you guy's are lucky as you have access to cheap foot pedal control too!
No, i'm not back.