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Old 01-10-2013, 01:21 AM   #41
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I have both and I prefer the cordless only because the cord is just too short, I never could figure out why Dremel makes all of their cords so short.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:31 AM   #42
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Burnt out my corded after 20 years. I could see the advantage to going cordless so I bought a cordless. Big mistake... It can do the job, kinda... But I wish I would have bought the corded one.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:02 AM   #43
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I have an 8100, cordless variable speed. It'll hog through anything with no trouble. While the battery does wear down, I can run the thing as-needed using various bits on various materials for more than an hour before it gives out. But, I let it set and charge for an hour and it's fully juiced.
I mainly use the Multipurpose cutter (spiral looking bit) for routing softwood like pine. Kyle

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:05 PM   #44
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corded, my cordless one lasted about 1 year before dieing.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:17 PM   #45
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I have a corded black and decker variable speed. Of all my tools it's probably one of the ones I use most. Had a cordless Dremmel brand one... emphasis on 'had'.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:27 PM   #46
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So I can see that corded wins out. I do not own a Dremel, and have never thought of owning one. But so many have posted "It's the tool I use most", etc, in this thread. I have a full woodshop, and adding to my metal tools as well. What does this thing do that other tools don't? Why is this your "favorite/most used" tool? Why should I be compelled to go pick one up?

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #47
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What does this thing do that other tools don't? Why is this your "favorite/most used" tool? Why should I be compelled to go pick one up?
Compelled? Nah. Just marketing. If your workshop has been fine without it, then do not get it. It is more cash out of your wallet and another thing to store.

I have a corded Dremel with all the bits. I build minatures and grind the dogs' nails. Sometimes it is not at hand and I do just fine with hand tools - a X-acto razor saw, small files, and a hand drill. A hand file does not work well on the dogs' nails, it is too slow and they don't have patience.

If you do get a rotary tool, get all the bits. Maybe a flex drive shaft and a drill press clamp, too. The tool is expensive, the bits are cheap and extend its usefulness.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #48
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It's great for small, precision cuts. It's great for quick sanding or grinding the sharp edges off holes or cut edges. It'll cut holes for recessed lighting and junction boxes in drywall with ease. It doesn't do anything magical, so if you find yourself fully operational without it, carry on. I could probably get by without it but the easy change bits allow me to do multiple jobs with one tool.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #49
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Corded, all the way.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:43 PM   #50
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My pop handed down his dremel kit to me and I couldn't be happier with it. I don't use it at all for rotary, but I've been using it a lot for my DIY homebrew projects. I also bought a kit that came with all different blades, sand paper etc. I've used it to make manifolds, bottle tree, sparging arm and it cuts tubing with ease. I agree, if you're not using it for projects all the time, don't get one. I'm someone who would much rather DIY than spend more money purchasing something, it's more preference I suppose.
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