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Old 01-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #51
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I have both and I prefer to use the battery operated one when I can get away with it. When I need more power I go with the corded one.

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #52
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thanks for the replies. I was wondering if I was missing out on something! More money in my pocket to go buy more cherry (or some grain) I suppose!

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #53
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Absolutely love my high speed cordless one

 
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #54
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Check out Foredom flex shaft tools. They beat a Dremel any day of the week.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:16 PM   #55
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I have the cordless and it works well. I don't like it when the bits blow-up in my face.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #56
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+1 to the chuck.

And those cutting wheels - when they wear out, they don't just stop. They shatter into a million pieces and they go everywhere, including in your face. (Personal experience) So safety glasses ...
I also prefer corded and +1,000,000 for the info on the cutting wheels and their tendency to shatter.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:33 AM   #57
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I have a variable speed corded version with the digital screen. I have had it for about 7 years now and have used it for about everything from demilling AK kits to chopping the top off my keg for a new brew pot.

If you don't have a high end air compressor the dremil rules the day. It is a lot slower working than a full size grinder or cut off wheel or a die grinder/cut off but I have found the slower you go the less chance you have to mess something up.

I will say the only cut off wheels I use are the reinforced kind. I went through 10 building my keggle and would take them down pretty much to the shank before replacing them. I normally buy grinding wheels and cut off wheels in "bulk" because you can chew threw them so fast. I buy the elcheapo Chinese reenforced cut off wheels usually found at gun shows or harbor freight.

I also had to stop during my keggle build to let the motor cool off, it was getting to hot to hold. I suppose I will have to replace the brushes in te near future due to the abuse I give it but those are pretty cheap I am sure.

It is by far one of the most useful power tools I own.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:46 AM   #58
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Check out Foredom flex shaft tools. They beat a Dremel any day of the week.
For 3-4 times the price of the closest thing Dremel offers, one would hope they're worth it...

Cheers!

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:33 AM   #59
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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

 
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:11 AM   #60
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Dremels are not used much in brewing.

 
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