View Full Version : where to buy a *cheap* dremel that works?
erg... very frustrating. I tried to cut my fan grill on the side of my case with a drill but I guess it wasn't powerful enough and took me 1 hr for one side. I guess I should get a dremel since I plan to cut a blowhole up top as well..
since I'm fairly new to these.. what brand/model would be a good tool I can use that is cheap and won't screw me over?
I saw some Dremel variable speed multipro's on ebay for like $10.. but of course the bid will change. there are so many dremels and models that it's kinda confusing..
what do u guys suggest? thanks
08-05-03, 10:40 PM
You can go with the Black and Decker RTX. It is a dremel clone that works surprisingly well and allows you to use all of the Dremel attachments and bits. This set on amazon includes many bits you may want.
P.S. Stay away from cordless tools rotary tools, they are in general underpowered and have really short battery lives.
Hope this helps!
if you will only be doing a couple blowholes or fan mods, i would suggest you get a decent hole saw instead.
the dremel is great if you will be doing other mods, and things around the house...
08-05-03, 11:23 PM
If you plan on cutting more than one hole, go with a drill and jig saw or hole saw it will save you time money and a lot of changing of the little cut disks
08-05-03, 11:46 PM
Yeah hole saws are niiice! Perfect circle every time and very easy for someone inexeperienced with power tools (like I was when I did mine).... Just make sure your drill has enough torque :)
my drill does NOT have enough torque (it's an old black and decker 1200rpm 1amp corded drill) so if I were to get a holesaw I'd have to buy an entirely new powerful drill plus those bimetal(?) holesaws that are like $15? and if i wanna cut diff size holes I'd have to buy different sized ones. Plus I wanna cut off some grilles on existed fan holes anyway :)
hmm.... the multipro 395 on amazon is $55, saves me $5.
Is there any other place that's has some good one's for like $30? :(
might want to browse e-bay for a cheap, or used one. i think most folks who are selling one may have hardly used them anyways....30 bucks isn't a big budget for your modding, but might still be sufficient if you shop around. check your local classifieds and flea markets...have fun, and find a bargain...;)
looks like a dremel...8,000rpm-28,000 rpm...28 bucks plus whatever shipping....:D
edit.....darn...14 to ship? lol...well, ya get the idea....:D
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