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Hole cutter bits for Dremel

Started by Midge Spencer. Last reply by Gary Wensley Mar 19, 2013. 1 Reply

I have just got together most of what I need for my first build, I have only basic tools and little to no woodwork experience.  I have a Dremel tool which I used to use for model making and I would…Continue

Flex Shafts

Started by Randy S. Bretz Jan 19, 2013. 0 Replies

I use 2 flex shafts at a time when carving, one each for 3/32" bits and one for 1/8" bits. I get about 2 months of use before the inner core breaks. Then the flex shaft is no good...until now!! i…Continue

Dremel gear sellers

Started by Randy S. Bretz May 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Thought i`d list some of my sellers that i buy most of my bits from.  http://stores.ebay.com/utopiatools?_rdc=1.....…Continue

Much better rigs for your Dremel - no more crappy plastic!

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Ellwood T Bear Dec 29, 2011. 1 Reply

http://vanda-layindustries.com/Save up your pennies, boys!Continue

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Comment by Hal Somervill on December 2, 2010 at 9:24pm
I use a Dremel all the time building CBGs. Cut off wheels work great for making bridges, nuts, and string trees out of all kinds of cast off metal like silverware, nut crackers, bolts, threaded rod. Sanding drums work very well for enlarging holes, sanding grooves for nuts, polishing small parts, and a host of other tasks. I highly recommend this tool for any builder.
Comment by Randy S. Bretz on September 12, 2010 at 9:18pm
I recently had to buy a new flex shaft for my dremel and really didn`t want topay 40bucks for the dremel brand one. So found this one on line, now at first was alittle worried being it`s only 15 bucks. But after getting it and trying it out, It`s great works just as good as the 40 buck one and is even easier to hold on to then the dremel brand one. Onay difference is to chage bits you insert a pin in a hole in the handle. Well worth the price and I just ordered another one for my other dremel tool. Plus this site has some other awsome deals on tools. Check them out...http://www.pjtool.com/rotarytoolflexshaft.aspx
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 4, 2010 at 7:12am
Had to go to the dentist today, got a tooth pulled..
anyway, while i was there, i ask him for a look at his bits..
Dentists get the awesomest, finest bits u ever see!! and they only pay a dollar or two each for em !!
Get friendly with your dentist!!
NOW !!
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on April 19, 2010 at 4:03am
Good show Brian, thats great.. hope u got flex shaft?? Heres a new one a mine..
Comment by bairfoot cajun on April 19, 2010 at 12:07am
i just bought a dremel tool yesterday,guess i can get busy now.gonna see how it figgers into the guitar building equasion. cool group jef thanks fer creating it.
Comment by jim on March 31, 2010 at 2:38am
Dremels are for cheaters. I must be old school using hand tools.
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 23, 2010 at 4:08am
hi Chris..
got any tips ??
or just wanna stick around while i squeeze em outta Bretz ?? :D
Comment by chris ekelman on March 22, 2010 at 12:36pm
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 22, 2010 at 8:30am
This tip courtesy of my brother David, he has a keen mechanical mind..

when using the engraving bits for carving wood, give the bit a periodic quick buzz in a cake of cheap soap...

well after a little buzz carving this afternoon I can tell you he's spot on, works real nice...
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on March 18, 2010 at 9:12pm
Thanks for joining up on there folks :) Im no expert on this little dentist drill thing at all...

but I'm really hoping some of you gurus will help me and others get more out of it..
and anyone who doesnt have one yet..
well.. i reckon if theres one power tool in your shed, this should be it.

It may interest some of you to know I joined my local woodworking club.. Only AU$40 a year, and I can go there any day of the week and two evenings and have access to table saws, lathes, thickness sanders, table and plunge routers, big big bandsaws etc etc.. all expertly maintained and always sharp.. Much better than owning it in my opinion and all I ever want at home is my meagre set of hand tools and my dremel.. Another bonus is the place is full of senior citizen woodturning 'yoda' like figures who take a real interest in what I do, are full of fantastic advice, and have given me loads of free offcuts, pretty laminates, etc etc..
just something to think about if your short on resources, try to sniff out a woodturning club in your neighbourhood; its a resource I wasnt aware I had for many years and its only a ten minute drive away..

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