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post #1 of 6
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I'm looking to purchase a dremel for some future modding. I was wondering what tools do you use and which ones you may recommend for a rookie modder.

I assume the dremel 4000 is plenty, but I seen a kit with a 300 that is part of a three piece kit that I could use for other projects as well.

Any tips suggestions or previous experience with tools or company's would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 6
Dremel 4000 is a great starting kit with many accessories. Choose the three piece kit if you feel you may need those extra parts for different types of work...just realize that those come with less accessories. Getting the Dremel Flex Shaft does make some jobs easier so feel free to grab that attachment when dealing with sensitive/hard to reach/more accurate modifications.

You'll of course need a Drill...just cause it's fun to make holes biggrin.gif There are many to choose from so pick one that has a nice variety of sizes/attachments.

When you disassemble...you'll eventually have to reassemble so don't forget to grab a Rivet Tool.

I only deal with simple modifications...but those are some of the tools that should get you started properly.
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post #3 of 6
Good,drill bits,taps,uni bit,countersinkbit, correct tap handles.Layout material,construction board,T-square,tape measure.If you get into acrylic you will need more specialized cutting tools.Best drill motor you can afford.For big holes you will need a 1/2" drill motor and the correct hole saws.In short a lot of diverse cutting tools and a way to turn them
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post #4 of 6
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Thanks for the response. I have drills and hole saws, unibits ect. (I was a commercial/industrial electrician for 12 years).

Where can I find a small rivet gun for this type of application?
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post #5 of 6
I have a good local industrial tool store here in town that I would use.Some of the most complete and quality units can be found on the tool trucks that patronize auto shops.This would easily be the most expensive way to get a rivet gun but you could find a real nice one.I had an electric powered rivet gun that I used for GM window regulators (GM held them in with big rivets for 30 years)you needed the electric one or one with really long handles

EDIT: It can be suprising just what hand tools can be found on ebay.Sometimes you pay exactly what you would at a retail store.
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post #6 of 6
A quality drill
Set of drill bits or a stepped bit
A large file
A small file
A hacksaw
Rivet gun
Screw Drivers
Allen and Hex keys

Those are my most used tools...
 
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