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    Which 'Dremel' ?

    Hi,
    I am always finding things I want to do or make and I never have the right tool. So I thought I would start by gettting a dremmel.
    Which one shoudl I get ? I don't have a large budget, as it's possible it could end up eing hardly used. I was looking at the Black and decker one for £40, I think that is basicly my spending limit on whichever one I buy.
    So which 'dremel', or dremel copy, should I get ?
    The job which I need to do right now is making a clamp for my CPU waterblock. I basicly want to use it to cut out a piece of metal, then cut out a little gap at the bottom of it to hook over the three little pertuding bits of plastic on the AMD socket.
    To give you an idea, here are a couple of pictures of the piece of metal I wish to cut:

    http://www.lefray.eclipse.co.uk/Wate...p/PIC_0010.JPG
    http://www.lefray.eclipse.co.uk/Wate...p/PIC_0009.JPG


    Will a dremel cut that ok ? It is about 1mm thick.

    Thanks for any advice
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    If i remember rightly argos did a really cheap copy that was supposed to be ok That was 20 quid. I have a dremel and I've not used any copies so I dont know how good they are

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    the cheap dremels tend to suffer burnout on the motors iirc..
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    Which dremel do you have Gordy ? I am looing for the best one which will be good value, but not be too crapppy, I have wasted plenty of money on crappy tools in the past.

    Does this look any good ? http://www.diy.com/bq/product/produc...=&CATID=174975
    I know its not a dremel, but it is in the clearance for £30, and is basicly a copy.

    thanks for te replys guys ! Keep em coming
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    Don't go for a cheap one. I gotthis one and it was worth that $70 I paid. Variable speed is very handy. Did I mention 35k rpms ???

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    Why not get this dremel at under £30

    http://www.diy.com/bq/product/produc...d=&CATID=62380

    It looks similiar to the one I use

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    Dam that's a good price Gordy, might just get one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    the cheap dremels tend to suffer burnout on the motors iirc..
    Mine cost me around £50, it gave up and spat out a chunk of metal 3/4 way through cutting my window.

    I went to a local DIY shop for a enw one, but was recommended a cheaper less known manu. "PROXXON" I've never looked back, its fantastic

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    Got a B&D Wizzard that does me nicely, not sure what they run to lately as mine is a few years old (limited clone choice and they wern't a whole lot chepaer then). If you are going to be using it a lot then it's worth getting a good one, if not then a clone may do fine. I cut 1mm steel with mine no probs so i din't see why you'd struggle, just take your time.

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    I looked at the Black and decker one in B&Q. I'm not sure it's worth the £40 when comparing to to some other dremels. It is a lower wattage, although I love the bright orange of B&D
    One thing about the B&D one though is that it seems to have alot more bits with it than the other cheaper ones.
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    http://diytools.co.uk/diy/Main/Product.asp?ProdID=3272

    Comes with a very nice hard case and a nice selection of bits, discs etc.

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    hmm, only spins to 22,000 rpm, most do 33,000, and isn't cheaper because of it :-/
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    I wouldnt recommend it to you if it wasnt any good, ive cut through 2-3mm steel with it quite easily and very fast I was hesitant over the RPM but after a chat with the bloke in the DIY store I was won over, and im glad ^^

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    Nice, been after a dremmel thing for a while, means i can finish cutting my shuttle up properly now!


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    The cheap ones dont last at all, I went through 3 b&q branded ones in the space of 2 months, the gears tend to shear or they just smoke and die.

    I've had the 40quid B&D one for ages now and it's quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdp
    The cheap ones dont last at all, I went through 3 b&q branded ones in the space of 2 months, the gears tend to shear or they just smoke and die.

    I've had the 40quid B&D one for ages now and it's quality.
    So you would recommend the B&D then ? No probs ? Good quality cutting ?

    Do you use it to cut metal ? I think the B&D looks like the most suitable
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