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Author: Subject: Dremel or die grinder?
jps

posted on 4/7/17 at 08:04 PM Reply With Quote
Dremel or die grinder?

I've used one of these (http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/130w-variable-speed-rotary-tool-and-172-piece-accessory-set-n03fy) for a few cuts in GRP panels with one of the tiny grinding discs and found it ok.

Today I put the grinding stone in to trim a little (like less than 1mm) out of a chunk of mild steel, within a few minutes the chuck was knackered... This is the second tool I had, I bust the first one the same way grinding a weld out...

I am guessing it's really a hobby tool for trimming Airfix kits and the like and I am woefully misusing it.

Should I be buying a Dremel instead, or should I be looking at a die grinder?

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rusty nuts

posted on 4/7/17 at 08:16 PM Reply With Quote
I tend to use an air die grinder for work and find it a lot better than a Dremel although they have their uses, problem with an air powered tool is they use a lot of air.
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r1_pete

posted on 4/7/17 at 09:00 PM Reply With Quote
Die grinder is much more robust, looked after will last a lifetime.

They are mainly 6mm / 1/4inch chuck, but reducers to take dremmel size tools are available.

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40inches

posted on 4/7/17 at 10:03 PM Reply With Quote
How about an electric die grinder?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-Gd0601-4-Inch-Die-Grinder/dp/B001ASC73E

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FuryRebuild

posted on 4/7/17 at 10:36 PM Reply With Quote
I have an air die-grinder with carbide bits. They chew through everything.





When all you have is a hammer, everything around you is a nail.

www.furyrebuild.co.uk

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paulc

posted on 4/7/17 at 10:45 PM Reply With Quote
I had the same dilemma last year.

I killed my Hafords dremmel copy trying to open out a hole in some steel.
I replaced it with a cheap no name electric die grinder which cost about about 30. (my compressor isnt up to running an air grinder)

Its been much more useful than the dremmel size tool for car related stuff.

I also got a cheap set of carbide burrs to use with it. They are much more effective than the little grinding stones.

Paul

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llionellis

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:28 AM Reply With Quote
I have one of these (Just checked and not available at this time)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KBYX200/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Far more robust than a dremel. I have used and abused it for over 2 years and it's still going strong. If you do purchase a die grinder be aware of the speed ratings of any cutting tool you put in it, especially flap wheels. Dont ask how I know ;-)

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