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post #11 of 23
I have a Dremel 4000 & it's great. It is a bit big/heavy though. If you're looking for something smaller the Dremel 300 is a good choice.
     
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I use this one for my case window and my xbox 360.http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=945261_0_0_
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post #13 of 23
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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/i...LAID=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.
When I wanted one to cut out my window and do random mods, I went to a pawn shop and found mine for 20 bucks, I asked if they could go any lower since it was missing accessories and got it for 15.

I would hit up the local shops and see what they have if I were you. Also, at Harbor Freight I picked up a set of 5(or six?) diamond cutter discs and they are AWESOME. Definitely get the re-enforced disks if thats all you can get, but the diamond ones last for quite a while
post #14 of 23
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Also, at Harbor Freight I picked up a set of 5(or six?) diamond cutter discs and they are AWESOME. Definitely get the re-enforced disks if thats all you can get, but the diamond ones last for quite a while
^^This. At least get the reinforced discs. The emery discs that come with the tools are useless.
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^^This. At least get the reinforced discs. The emery discs that come with the tools are useless.
The cutting wheels that come with the RTX6 will get the job done but I went through almost all of them this weekend cutting out two fan grills. They run down really fast or break apart
post #16 of 23
Those are the emery cutting wheels. I changed them out about 20 seconds after using one.
post #17 of 23
I like the 300..



the 200



is only 2 speed and the 300 is variable and easier to deal with.. Also if you plan to cut metal with it then getting the quick bit attachement will make it easier to change cutting wheels.



A Diamond encrusted cutting wheel is also a very adviseable purchase...

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post #18 of 23
i have the dremel 300 and its the bomb just finished drilling holes and making my own shutter for my new GT-AP15s
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post #19 of 23
Cheapest one with variable speed imho.

I have the 300, it's alright... I wish the shaft was longer, the plastic housing always gets in my way.
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Cheapest one with variable speed imho.

I have the 300, it's alright... I wish the shaft was longer, the plastic housing always gets in my way.
You need a
OP As already suggested, any Dremel or rotary shaft tool with variable speed and a decent case will do fine. I got lucky and found the on sale at Lowe's for $70. If you shop around you will find what you want.
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