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10-05-02, 08:15 PM
Me being the silly goose that I am, didn't realize the Dremel can do drilling as well (Is there anything it can't do :p )
For basic drilling, ie. making holes to screw fans into, drilling holes for the rheobus template, is the Dremel enough, or should I get a deicated drill?
10-05-02, 08:28 PM
My experience has been that the dremel is good for small holes in hard materials(ie. metal, etc... to big holes in soft materials(ie. plastic). The dremel doesnt seem to have the raw power sometimes, so i have to use a dedicated drill. Or maybe my 12 year old dremel isnt as youthful as it once was.:)
10-06-02, 12:11 AM
I would defiantly get a cheap drill. If a bit gets stuck in the surface it does not have the torque needed to break itself loose. You risk frying a motor. A 20 dollar drill is better than having to replace a 80 dollar dremel. It has high speed which is perfect for cutting wheels and sanders and such, but it has hardly any torque to get through tough material. Anyway you can never have to many power tools. :D
Plus, Dremels turn so fast that you'll be lucky to get through metal without frying the bit first. I burned out a bit after the third hole when I did this. Laaame.
10-13-02, 06:33 PM
Yes, a drill would be a better option. Then you can use a bigger bit, specifically designed for the job. Personally I havent seen any bits big enough for fan screw holes designed specifically for dremels?
A drill is definately the way to go, even the cheapo option with a cheap metal drill bit makes mince meat of making fan screw holes :D
10-13-02, 11:12 PM
Ya I decided a real drill was best so I borrowed one from my manager at work, he stole it from his old job ;)
10-13-02, 11:29 PM
if you wanna buy one, I would reccomend home depot. I got a coorded one for 30$ there and it works great! I did a blowhole and it worked without a hitch.
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