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Old 03-04-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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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.



 
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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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.



 
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:57 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:01 AM   #4
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Is that the newer version of the Black and Decker PW?
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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Is that the newer version of the Black and Decker PW?
Not sure....but it works awesome.

 
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:45 AM   #6
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Do you know of the tool of which I speak??
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Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:48 AM   #7
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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!

 
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:51 AM   #8
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Do you know of the tool of which I speak??
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....

 
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:58 AM   #9
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Maybe this link will help...
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Fermenting
K1:
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:11 AM   #10
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Duh.....walked right into that one



 
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