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Need small Dremel-type tool
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:08 AM
I bought a Dremel-type tool once, with multiple speeds, but didn't realize until I got home it's nearly 1 foot in length. Not very handy when dealing with small and delicate stuff.

So I'm looking for an electric (unless it's *really* small, then battery is okay) Dremel-type tool. I found a single speed one on eBay that's 5" in length, are there any smaller?

Cheers!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:41 AM
Try http://www.dremel.com/html/home_fr.html ill look some more and see what i cand find on ebay.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:46 AM
Thanks, I've looked there, they are all too big, I was hoping for something along the size of a battery toothbrush...
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  • From: Stockton CA USA
Posted by roosterfish on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:11 PM
It sounds like you are looking for a Dremel MiniMite. It is about the size of a toothbrush and has a rechargeble battery. I use mine on speed one and I believe it runs about 3600 rpm. That is a good speed because it does not go fast enough to melt the plastic you are working with.

I've had mine for two years now with no problems to it. And it gets daily use.

Is that what you are looking for?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 4:33 PM
you could get the Dremel with the #225 Flex-Shaft Attachment
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 4:52 PM
I would also ecommend a flex-shaft attachement. Many of the smaller tools lack in power, whereas the bigger ones with the Flex-shaft work ok.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 11:20 AM
I too was about to suggest the flex shaft thing. You might also look at the #2217 Base. YOu could mount the dremel to it and either hold the model up to it or get the flex shaft part.

This doesn't mean you need to get this Base, but you could also build your own.
It also gives that option of a third hand.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 4:25 PM
Check out Harbor Freight Tols, they have a little rotary tool that is only about 16 bucks. Of course its not brand name and its not variable speed but it does come with 60 differnt attatchments. Just thought you might wantto check it out
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 15, 2004 12:05 AM
Here's a post from a while back that might give you some ideas.

http://www.finescale.com/fsm/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6351

The device I posted a pic of here is quite 'gentle'. It doesn't have enough power to do serious shredding to a kit, but it is quite good for nibbling little bits away without turning the plastic into a pile of melted goo. Hard to beat the price.

Murray
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