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dlh
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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
New small Dremel
Posted by dlh on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:35 AM

Picked this up on a whim.  It's good at reaching small areas with 800 grit burrs that I got elsewhere.  It claims 5K RPM is slowest, but feels slower than that. Small and lightweight; not a lot of torque, but that's not needed. Not as agressive as my cordless Dremel and, of course, my corded beast.

https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/tools/2050-stylo-versatile-craft-tool

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:45 AM

It looks like it fits in the hand nicely. Just curious. What kind of power switch does it have? Is the switch part of the speed control? A separate switch? Is it on and off? Or do you have to hold the button down for it to operate? 

 

dlh
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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:39 PM

Bakster

It looks like it fits in the hand nicely. Just curious. What kind of power switch does it have? Is the switch part of the speed control? A separate switch? Is it on and off? Or do you have to hold the button down for it to operate? 

 

Separate power button; push on, push off.  Speed selector is separate (1-5). It uses a wall-wart so power cord is light weight.

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:33 PM

dlh
Separate power button; push on, push off.  Speed selector is separate (1-5). It uses a wall-wart so power cord is light weight.

It sounds like, and looks good. I think you will enjoy it. I us my RT a lot. For grinding, cutting, even drilling. I suppose even polishing.

Enjoy it!

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:43 PM

I’ve been eyeing that as well. Lowe’s had it on sale last week for $30. Should have grabbed it when I had the chance. Now regular priced at $60.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:01 AM

What size is the chuck?  1/8 or 3/32?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

dlh
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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:12 AM

Don Stauffer

What size is the chuck?  1/8 or 3/32?

 

1/8, but uses the same collet system as other Dremels.

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:42 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I’ve been eyeing that as well. Lowe’s had it on sale last week for $30. Should have grabbed it when I had the chance. Now regular priced at $60.

Keep an eye out in Lowes.   Its getting to be that time of year.   Dremel marksts a version of their mini-mite tool for pumpkin carving.  Its is a 4xAA battery powered tool, 2 speed, 1/8 collet tool.  (Hint, when the batteries are tired the motor turns slower).  In addition to standard black plastic I have seen them with transparent green and transparent orange shells.    They are sold at Lowes and often go on clearance sale once Halloween is over.  Buy it when you see it on sale, goes quickly.

I have one and use it occasionally.  I have found that a Dremel, even at slow-speed, is a fast way to screw something up.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:57 AM

I don’t use Dremels much because they are too fast for plastic. 

Helpful post though.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:07 AM

GMorrison

I don’t use Dremels much because they are too fast for plastic. 

Helpful post though.

 

True. But it can make trimming parts off resin sprues / blocks easy.

dlh
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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:22 AM

GMorrison

I don’t use Dremels much because they are too fast for plastic. 

Helpful post though.

 

I totally agree.  This unit doesn't seem to be as fast.  I've used it with 600 grit burrs to get a start on hard to reach ejector pin marks.  A light touch didn't melt and was easier to finish up with a small PE sanding tool from RB Productions:

http://www.radubstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=77_164&products_id=670

dlh
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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:24 AM

EdGrune

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I’ve been eyeing that as well. Lowe’s had it on sale last week for $30. Should have grabbed it when I had the chance. Now regular priced at $60.

 

 

Keep an eye out in Lowes.   Its getting to be that time of year.   Dremel marksts a version of their mini-mite tool for pumpkin carving.  Its is a 4xAA battery powered tool, 2 speed, 1/8 collet tool.  (Hint, when the batteries are tired the motor turns slower).  In addition to standard black plastic I have seen them with transparent green and transparent orange shells.    They are sold at Lowes and often go on clearance sale once Halloween is over.  Buy it when you see it on sale, goes quickly.

I have one and use it occasionally.  I have found that a Dremel, even at slow-speed, is a fast way to screw something up.

 

 

Definitely.  Learned that the hard way. Crying

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:42 AM

dlh
I have found that a Dremel, even at slow-speed, is a fast way to screw something up.

Very true. I tried using it to drill the fins on my Seaview. The drill created enough heat to melt the plastic. I didn't see that one coming because I have used it to drill other things without a problem. It was the depth of the piece that caused the issue. But, aside from some obvious limitiations--I still use it a lot. I wouldn't be without it.

 

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Posted by ddp59 on Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:28 PM

GMorrison, get an external speed control as that is what i have to use on my 40yr old dremel as it does not have 1 built in so it just has 1 speed of approx 28k rpm. it can go from a dead stop & goes upto full speed or in between depending on the dial rotation. i use mine to carve stryene plastic carefully so as not to melt plastic or take hunks out.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:42 AM

GMorrison

I don’t use Dremels much because they are too fast for plastic. 

Helpful post though.

 

My battery one, several years old, can turn so slow you can see each revolution.  And, the speed regulation is not that great- it slows down with load.  So I have no problem working with plastic.  I am looking forward to the one of this thread, though, because my existing Dremels are just too big and heavy.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by 40kminis on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:59 AM

Anyone use this? Great for plastics, only downside I have found is you have to hold the button down for it to spin. 

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=2692&l=en

 

 

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:11 AM

Is this thing really 6 or 7 ounces?  That seems like a lot for such a small tool.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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