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Title: Dremel ?
Post by: IanLloyd on November 01, 2012, 10:54:33 AM
The other half has suggested that I be given a DREMEL for Christmas (with a little hint!). I need to know which one now. There does appear to be rather a lot of different sets so am asking the question....
 
Which one should I get?
 
Any help would be appreciated. Budget would be 150 ish.
 
Thank you.
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: wbeedie on November 01, 2012, 10:57:08 AM
I got a Dremel etching version which is rechargeable , then got the extra heads from maplins (non dremel) the dremel cost 50 and hasnt let me down yet
Willie
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 01, 2012, 11:11:59 AM

For that budget I should think that's top of the range stuff.  I jealous already. 

Have a look at Amazon's prices for bargains.     :-))


ken

Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: Shipmate60 on November 01, 2012, 11:19:31 AM
If you can wait till the sales places like b+q sell of their unsold items.
They usually include top of the range Dremmel sets. That is how I bought mine.

Bob
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: DickyD on November 01, 2012, 11:35:41 AM
Loads of Dremels here, though I would go for cordless.


http://www.axminster.co.uk/dremel-dremel-8200-2-45-cordless-multi-tool-with-accessories-108v-prod836206/ (http://www.axminster.co.uk/dremel-dremel-8200-2-45-cordless-multi-tool-with-accessories-108v-prod836206/)


The more expensive ones are better.


I would also try Amazon as they  tend to be the cheapest.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Ddiy&field-keywords=dremel&sprefix=dremel%2Caps%2C292 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_6?url=search-alias%3Ddiy&field-keywords=dremel&sprefix=dremel%2Caps%2C292)


You dont need  Dremel accessories as the Rotacraft ones are a lot cheaper and they fit the Dremel.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_9?url=search-alias%3Ddiy&field-keywords=rotacraft&sprefix=rotacraft%2Caps%2C428 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_9?url=search-alias%3Ddiy&field-keywords=rotacraft&sprefix=rotacraft%2Caps%2C428)


Dont contemplte the Rotacraft drills as the are very under powered.
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: grendel on November 01, 2012, 12:02:08 PM
maplins do a decent drill at a very reasonable price, then you can get the accessory set too, I have bought the mains drill,  accessories, and the smaller 18v mini grinder set, branded everise, probably totalling about half your budget, they work very well, though 2 things I havent yet got are a drill stand / drill press, and a flexible drive shaft. (the only downside was the collet that was in the drill when it arrived was out of true, all the rest were perfect so it may just have been there for transport / testing)
Grendel
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: grendel on November 01, 2012, 12:11:12 PM
they have the accessory set on sale half price at the moment
http://www.maplin.co.uk/400-piece-accessory-kit-45922
this was the drill I got
http://www.maplin.co.uk/variable-speed-rotary-tool-and-172-piece-accessory-set-223105
and my 18v grinder was like this but in the same green as the oters.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/18v-rotary-tool-kit-and-61-piece-accessory-set-223458
definately look at a set of the diamond tipped burrs as they are good for fibreglass and dont blunt.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/30-piece-diamond-tipped-burr-set-217870
Grendel
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: wbeedie on November 01, 2012, 12:59:29 PM
they have the accessory set on sale half price at the moment
http://www.maplin.co.uk/400-piece-accessory-kit-45922 (http://www.maplin.co.uk/400-piece-accessory-kit-45922)

Grendel
Tht is the one I have , seems good enough quality havent destroyed a cutting disc yet , well worth it in my opinion
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: IanLloyd on November 01, 2012, 01:18:12 PM
Hankering after the cordless one at the moment or a version of it. Can just remember that I had a Draper one some years ago and it was not really satisfactory (being polite here!)
 
 
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: mikgo on November 01, 2012, 01:25:38 PM
Hi
Keep your eye on Aldi as they often have Dremmel type tools and accessories and are of good quality and reasonably priced.They Both Mains and Cordless
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: Tug-Kenny on November 01, 2012, 07:57:09 PM

They still have some left at my Aldi store and they are only   9.99.  I keep thinking what a bargain, but I have two already and they are still working.


Ken
 
Title: Re: Dremel ?
Post by: triumphjon on November 01, 2012, 09:21:45 PM
having bought myself a new dremel 300 late last year and had nothing but shaft bearing problems with them  ( had it replaced three times on warranty ) i replaced it this summer with the new ryobi version , it retails at around 50 , the kit includes a flexidrive , and tool stand . jon