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ScubaSteve 03-03-2011 11:46 PM

Let's Talk Rotary Tools...
 
I gotta say, I have used several rotary tools over the years, and especially with all these homebrewing projects!

I got a DREMEL 7700 but it required charging and would run out of juice in the middle of all my projects! So I had to recharge and wait to start back up again....very frustrating.

Then, I got a $10 ROTARY TOOL FROM HARBOR FREIGHT and I gotta say, I've put it through its paces, and it's still clicking along! Really not a bad buy for a beater tool! It's corded, so I remedied the problem with running out of juice, but this thing was seriously underpowered for cutting SS and other metals.

BUT....I just got a BLACK AND DECKER RTX for $30 at target and it is a BEAST!!! It made the previous units look like toys, and that was on the low setting! It takes everything I throw at it and the motor doesn't even change pitch! Sure, you could buy a top of the line corded Dremel for $70 that would do the same thing....but if you're looking for an affordable, awesome tool...this is it! It has a much easier collet release, which is really nice, plus the fit and finish feel like a much more expensive brand.

kegtoe 03-04-2011 12:31 AM

what kind of projects do you use your rotary tool for?

I have used my dremel just for clean-up around holes on buckets and kettles.

electrichead 03-04-2011 12:57 AM

My first Dremel was cordless and I remember always having to charge it in the middle of projects. I have a 10 year old corded Craftsman that works ok but isn't performing like it used to. I may have to check out this Black and Decker.

Golddiggie 03-04-2011 01:01 AM

Is that the newer version of the Black and Decker PW?

ScubaSteve 03-04-2011 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Golddiggie (Post 2702201)
Is that the newer version of the Black and Decker PW?

Not sure....but it works awesome.:mug:

Golddiggie 03-04-2011 01:45 AM

Do you know of the tool of which I speak?? :tank::mug:

ScubaSteve 03-04-2011 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kegtoe (Post 2702109)
what kind of projects do you use your rotary tool for?

I have used my dremel just for clean-up around holes on buckets and kettles.

Today I was using it to cut through a bar of 1/4" SS. I have tried to cut perforated SS with it for a hopback; took forever. I used it extensively on my toolbox controller. Woodworking projects, etc. I use it any time I need a precision cut....on SS my other dremels have been worthless, but this thing works like a mini angle grinder....like butta baby! :ban:

ScubaSteve 03-04-2011 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Golddiggie (Post 2702344)
Do you know of the tool of which I speak?? :tank::mug:

Nope....google search reveals a pressure washer...which I'm sure you're not referring to. I have nothing else to reference; I have been eying this every time we go to Target and I break off to look at the stuff I want to look at....

Golddiggie 03-04-2011 01:58 AM

Maybe this link will help... :D

ScubaSteve 03-04-2011 02:11 AM

Duh.....walked right into that one :D


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