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Looking to buy my first dremel to carry out some mods on my case and I was wondering if this dremel is any good:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silverline-Multi-Purpose-Rotary-Craft-Hobby-Tool-135W-Dremel-Compatible-249765-/200775627881?pt=UK_Home_Garden_PowerTools_SM&hash=item2ebf28f469
 
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I work with power tools for a living and I can tell you this much, you get what you pay for.

I've bought a few cheap tools, and I always regret it. They break easily or never work right from the beginning. It's hard to say about that rotary tool you posted but I've never seen that make or model before. Might be worth the extra money for an actual "Dremel" rotary tool which is a brand name not a type of device.

Would you buy a no-name PSU or motherboard? No, you get what is dependable and you can trust. At least that's what I do.
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I work with power tools for a living and I can tell you this much, you get what you pay for.

I've bought a few cheap tools, and I always regret it. They break easily or never work right from the beginning. It's hard to say about that rotary tool you posted but I've never seen that make or model before. Might be worth the extra money for an actual "Dremel" rotary tool which is a brand name not a type of device.

Would you buy a no-name PSU or motherboard? No, you get what is dependable and you can trust. At least that's what I do.

Ok thanks for the advice. I will look into buying an actual dremel tool.
 
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Will a dremel 200 series be enough to make a few cuts in a computer case and sand a few things?
 
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Originally Posted by jd2195 View Post

Will a dremel 200 series be enough to make a few cuts in a computer case and sand a few things?

Yes for sure. One thing I will recommend is this...

https://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=EZ406&WT.ac=RPC_3000_EZ406

It's so much easier to change the cutting wheel. Otherwise you have to use a screw driver and fiddle with this tiny screw that may or may not totally secure your cutting wheel. Completely worth the extra cost.
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Yes for sure. One thing I will recommend is this...

https://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=EZ406&WT.ac=RPC_3000_EZ406

It's so much easier to change the cutting wheel. Otherwise you have to use a screw driver and fiddle with this tiny screw that may or may not totally secure your cutting wheel. Completely worth the extra cost.
I will look into getting one of those as well then
 
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I can tell you now, Silverline is absolutely shocking.
Their gearbox gear puller broke and snapped the 5th gear, the quality is the equivalent to British Leyland attempting to make an extremely hi-tech super car.
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I can tell you now, Silverline is absolutely shocking.
Their gearbox gear puller broke and snapped the 5th gear, the quality is the equivalent to British Leyland attempting to make an extremely hi-tech super car.
Glad I did not buy it then. I ended up going with the dremel 3000 just because I assumed that because it was dremel brand it would be reliable and good. It ks coming tomorrow so I should be able to do some cutting then.
 
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