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02-07-2014, 01:44 PM #1
Anybody bored? Let's talk rotary tools
I don't have one of those Dremel or other rotary tools. I have a couple of jobs I could do if I had one and I'm thinking about getting one. So I thought I'd ask the brain trust around here for recommendations. So ...
What do you use yours for?
Is cordless better or does it even matter?
Are some too bulky so staying smaller is good?
Or, are some too weak to get the job done?
Are there brands to avoid? Cheapo ones that are excellent?
I really know nothing about these so I appreciate the input.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
02-07-2014, 01:53 PM #2
I'm not sure about all the other brands, but I have a Dremel that I have had for probably 7-8 years and it works great. With all the attachments you can get (that I have very few of) it can pretty much do anything you want -- I mainly use mine for cutting drywall. Mine is corded and very light and easy to operate with one hand.
What are you planning to use it for? I suspect that could help with answering many of your questions.Mike
2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
02-07-2014, 02:13 PM #3
my dremel burned out cutting my heater plate in the OBV , wish I had another one..
oh yeah I have a rotor zip too. works great
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2007 Outback V ~ sold
02-07-2014, 02:18 PM #4
I have a cordless Dremel tool with multiple attachments. It's great for little odd things here and there. You can cut, sand, drill ect. But mine would not word to cut drywall. It would be way to hard on it. I have a RotoZip for that an it's corded. That thing is a beast.
Also have an air cut off tool and probably will get an air dremel for bigger metal work.
In the end it really depends on what type of jobs you are looking to do?
2007 Moomba Outback - going, going, GONE
2015 "NOT A MOOMBA"
Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet
02-07-2014, 02:24 PM #5
Some small woodworking stuff; as a router to cut out for hinge plates in a door frame; maybe with blade to trim palm tree fronds. I think any one of them would do most of this stuff.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
02-07-2014, 04:46 PM #6
I have a rotary and have only used it a few times. found the dremel to be much easier to use and gets into wierd angles easier. I would not go cordless as a few times my dremel has bogged down cutting something wierd and I would think with my prior experience with cordless equipment I would get 90% thru the project and battery would be dead.
although most tools are a 2-beer charge and go so might not be a bad thing depending on how much of a hurry you are in
now if you want to talk routers, I have one that is 14years old and never been ran. I don't have the first clue how to use it and tried to sell it a couple of times..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
02-07-2014, 05:33 PM #7
02-08-2014, 02:41 PM #8Senior Member
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I use my multitool a lot more than my dremel. Now that more blade options are coming to multitool, you can do a lot more. Cordless on the multitool, corded on a dremel.1997 MasterCraft 205
2008 Moomba Outback
1999 MasterCraft Sportstar OB
1992 MasterCraft 205
1999 Malibu Response LX
1987 Marlin Magnum Skier
02-09-2014, 11:03 PM #9At the time it seemed like a good idea...