Originally Posted by Bacchus00
Are dremels used a lot in homebrew projects. I am young but never been great with tools or a DIY kind of guy. But I will probably move away from home to live with friends soon so.... Is a dremel used a lot in homebrew projects because if i rent i wont be doing a lot of around the house improvements. If not used in homebrewing a lot i could always drive 3-4 hours to have my cousin teach me the ways of a DIY guy and help me build my STC temp controller
I guess it depends on how crafty you are and how much stuff you build on your own. For a basic AG set up the only thing I could see it used for would be to cut slots in your mash tun manifold, or the top off a keg if you dont have a brew pot already. Other than that I cant think of anything in a basic set up you would really use one for.
With that being said they do come in handy at times around the house for removing excess material, cutting or grinding on small projects. I wouldnt tackle a single tier stand build with one or polish a keggle with one lol.
Just remember if you buy one that you are working with a "high speed" cutting/grinding tool and to go slow cause you can remove to much material quick. A strong slow steady hand is best with all hand held high speed cutting/grinding tools. Drilling steel is a different post all together.
I would not rent something like a dremil, they are cheap enough and have enough uses that you could quickly pay for one 5x over if you rented one for several different projects. Dremil has some good advertising though cause they will make you think you will be using it on a daily basis when in reality you wont.