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Dremels.. which one to buy?

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I need one, and I don't have one.
I don't have an air compressor. I hate batteries. I'll have to go corded electric.

What should I look for when buying a dremel? What are some generally good brands? I'm not a hardcore tool user, I wouldn't mind a slightly *worse* tool. I don't want it be bad though. I will be using this dremel to cut my computer case (steel under 1mm), sharpen chainsaw blades, and possibly other miscellaneous tasks.
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What do you guys think about the Proxxon 155/E?
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I use the Black and Decker RTX-6: http://www.blackanddecker.com/power-tools/RTX-6.aspx

It takes the Dremel attachments and costs about $25-30.
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I work at a pawn shop and just happened upon a dremel 300 for $12 which is the same model as this one:

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3891022&CAWELAID=429158241

I would just hit up some of the local pawn shops and I am sure you will find some preowned tools to get the job done.
    
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post #5 of 23
Dremel 300 all the way. It's compact, powerful and cheap.
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post #6 of 23
I'm biased towards rigid because I love mine, but I'm gonna say check out rigid lol.
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post #7 of 23
a Dremel dremel is a good choice, look for :

-variable speed
-accessories that come with it
-decent case
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post #8 of 23
Dremel 200 is powerful enough for almost anything.
I've done tons of mods on various cases/housings using this.
    
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Originally Posted by Philistine;13283826 
I use the Black and Decker RTX-6: http://www.blackanddecker.com/power-tools/RTX-6.aspx

It takes the Dremel attachments and costs about $25-30.

agree, it's variable even though it just says 3 speed.
Universal. Strong. pretty good
    
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post #10 of 23
I have a very old dremel and its lasted for years, very early model. Best thing about it is the cord attachment.


flex-shaft1.jpg

Hang the dremel from a hook and use the cord and its awesome.
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