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I used my dremel today...
We have a newer house and it has these crappy non wood doors, 3 sort of came off tilt a little so when the door closed, the latch thing was a little too high to fit into the reciever...

so i ground the reciever a little so the door latch fit properly...


I got the mower blade sharpening kit last year but have not had to use it yet.. It looks good, the blade slips in and is at about a fixed 30 degree angle.. it can be used for tools, blades,shovels ect..

i was gonna try it on my cutting blades, but got gators and plan to switch to them.. so no need..


My Vet uses a dremel to trim dogs nails.. its pretty quick and clean and my dog did not mind having it done... unlike nail clipping...


Anybody have any good or interesting uses for their dremel??
 

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I have one, but realy don;t use it much. May be just me, but I try to use it, and always find something that works better.:confused: Am I doing something wrong, or just don't have the right stuff for it?

Looking foward to see what the rest of you guys use them for. I HATE to have a tool just sit there, and not be used..
 

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dremal tool

Have not used mine since I got a rotozip.
 

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I think its a wierd tool... I always wanted one.. bought it 2 years ago and have used it only about 3 times....

But its one of those things thats good to have just in case..

here is the blade sharpener..

Ill at least try using it on my old blades when i swap them out for the gators...

<img src=http://www.kmstools.com/imagestorage/products_DRE-675.jpg>

again.. i bought this a while ago and never used it.. i must be a sucker...
 

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I just used mine w/ the cutting disc to cut the rusted closet bolts/nuts from a toilet I pulled. With those sitting in a recession of vitreous china, I don't what else would work. Well, maybe 2 days of REAL short hacksaw strokes.
 

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Routering

Good timing with this thread. I have owned a Dremel and several attachments for a few years and, to be honest, have not used it as much as I thought I would.

I am making a wooden cross and would like to router in a name using the Dremel and router attachments. Dremel used to make a template/sign kit which they have since discontinued. I can get a letter template set for a regualr router at Sears/ Lowes, HD, etc but not sure if I could use it with my Dremel and router since the Dremel does not have a "non-moving" bushing to ride inside the template (to prevent the template from getting ruined).

Does anyone have experience or advice on how I may use the Dremel for this purpose?

Thanks!
 

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I started woth a Craftsman rotary tool (basically just like the Dremel) and burnt it up. I then bought a Dremel, and it somehoe grew legs; looked hi and low for it, but never found it. I bought another one, and it stays locked up. :rolleyes:

I use it very often, but mostly for hobby related things. I also use it alot rather than firing up the air compressor to run a die grinder. But in all honesty, if not for my hobbies, I could probably get by just fine without one.

I still think the attachments are a bit pricey, so I try to be selective and use the right thing for the particular task at hand.

Greg
 

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I had a Dremel once....broke it up after much hard use....Went out and purchased a RotoZip, it accepts the bits from a Dremel and is a little more Heavy Duty.
 

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The only thing I have found a dremel useful for is cutting metal in hard to reach areas. For sharpening or cutting, I use another tool. The dremel is too slow for me.:smoking:
 

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The Dremel is slow, but it takes the place of several other tools for me. Like the time I was replacing a bathroom vanity and the original vanity was obviously installed before the plumbing was complete. I was able to cut a large hole in the back wall of the vanity to pull the plumbing through without destroying the wall behind it.
Like the time I got new chains for my tractor that were too big. The dremel made quick work cutting the extra links off.
Like the time I was helping a neighbor pull a pump out of a well and the plumbing was frozen together, so I used the dremel to cut the fitting off of the pitless adapter without destroying it.
Like the time I was painting the windows in the front of my house and there was a thermometer nailed to the outside window frame. The nails would not give. I got the dremel and ground off the nail heads and removed it without damaging anything.
 

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Originally posted by wheely_boy
The Dremel is slow, but it takes the place of several other tools for me. Like the time I was replacing a bathroom vanity and the original vanity was obviously installed before the plumbing was complete. I was able to cut a large hole in the back wall of the vanity to pull the plumbing through without destroying the wall behind it.
Like the time I got new chains for my tractor that were too big. The dremel made quick work cutting the extra links off.
Like the time I was helping a neighbor pull a pump out of a well and the plumbing was frozen together, so I used the dremel to cut the fitting off of the pitless adapter without destroying it.
Like the time I was painting the windows in the front of my house and there was a thermometer nailed to the outside window frame. The nails would not give. I got the dremel and ground off the nail heads and removed it without damaging anything.
Exactly, a Dremel has its limits as far as speed and power.....but they're one handy little tool to have around.....they don't do one thing great, but they do a lot of things well.
 

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I have one and have found it useful for detail work with wood. Such as door jambs or door locks to make them fit. I also used it when installing hard wood flooring to "clean up" detail work when making special cuts.
Basicly I use it as a file for wood.
My favorite bit is the little drum type sander

I think it would be too slow for steel but good for cutting a boly off.

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