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New Dremel cordless

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  • From: Where the coyote howl, NH
New Dremel cordless
Posted by djrost_2000 on Friday, September 3, 2004 3:18 PM
Was going through Micromark catalog the other day and noticed the Dremel cordless motor tool which they advertise as having more speed and power than the previous model. Is this the latest version of the Mini Mite? And if it is will this increase in speed and power melt plastic?


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Posted by tho9900 on Friday, September 3, 2004 8:48 PM
depends on the RPM... I tried my corded (up to 15000 RPM I think ) dremel on a model once...... ONCE....

with a soft felt tip it dug right into the plastic and I had to break out the putty... I would find out the RPM and go with the slow one... the slower the better....
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Posted by styrene on Friday, September 3, 2004 9:00 PM
I have found my Dremel works best on styrene WAY under the minimum rpm of a cordless tool.
Just my two pennies, but you might be better off (if plastic is the reason for the purchase) to spend a little extra and get a variable speed control to go with the Dremel, because there will be times when only a couple hundred rpm are really needed!

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Posted by diggeraone on Friday, September 3, 2004 11:47 PM
I personailly would not buy the cordless due to speed adjustment which is nearly none.Digger
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Saturday, September 4, 2004 9:43 AM
You definitely need speed control if using a Dremel on plastic. The high RPM just melts styrene. I don't know the minimum RPM on the cordless, but if it's high then it's a problem.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 4, 2004 4:45 PM
I have the mini might dremel and have no problems at the low speed. Just pay attention to what you are doing and use a good touch.
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  • From: Where the coyote howl, NH
Posted by djrost_2000 on Saturday, September 4, 2004 7:13 PM
Thanks for the replies all. I think I'll forget about a cordless and just get a variable speed control add-on for my corded dremel.

Thank you,


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