Love the dremel - feedback.

Love the dremel - feedback.

Post by Des Bromilo » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 08:00:19



Hi,

a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
myself.

I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my 3"
Nike booster.
I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced
wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll try
and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone here
can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic missiles
the same as the thin ones)

It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount for
the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a tool
post milling part, but that's another story)

Thanks all,
Des
--
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Queensland Rocketry Association
Brisbane
Australia
 "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
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Post by Murray Lampert (Canaduck Rocket » Wed, 01 Aug 2001 18:01:35


No range box should be complete without a battery powered Dremel tool and a
load of bits. Spend the money and buy the more expensive bits... they are way
way overpriced but perform incredibly well. For example the carbide cutting
wheel is amazing. I use it constantly and it just never wears down. I also
picked up some sanding flapper wheels.... tape the Dremel onto a dowel and use
it to rough up the inside of my airframes prior to gluing. Works like a charm
and saves a ton of time and effort.... also use it to shape my fibreglass fins.
I bought an extra battery pack... and an inverter for the car ($30) so that I
am assured that it will always be available. When I zippered my Intruder I used
it to cut a couple of inches off the airframe and with the Pro38 motors was
ready to fly again in under FIVE MINUTES!

Somebody pinch me. I must be dreaming.

Murray Lampert
NAR TRA CAR CRS BRS NAPAS


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Quote:

>Hi,

>a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

>well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
>I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
>myself.

>I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my 3"
>Nike booster.
>I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

>I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
>soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced
>wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
>thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

>I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll try
>and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone here
>can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic missiles
>the same as the thin ones)

>It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
>slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount for
>the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a tool
>post milling part, but that's another story)

>Thanks all,
>Des
>--
>Des Bromilow
>Queensland Rocketry Association
>Brisbane
>Australia
> "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
> my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


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Post by Jim Yan » Thu, 02 Aug 2001 00:36:09




Quote:
>No range box should be complete without a battery powered Dremel tool
>and a load of bits. Spend the money and buy the more expensive bits...
>they are way way overpriced but perform incredibly well. For example the
>carbide cutting wheel is amazing. I use it constantly and it just never
>wears down. I also picked up some sanding flapper wheels.... tape the
>Dremel onto a dowel and use it to rough up the inside of my airframes
>prior to gluing. Works like a charm and saves a ton of time and
>effort.... also use it to shape my fibreglass fins. I bought an extra
>battery pack... and an inverter for the car ($30) so that I am assured
>that it will always be available. When I zippered my Intruder I used it
>to cut a couple of inches off the airframe and with the Pro38 motors was
>ready to fly again in under FIVE MINUTES!

>Somebody pinch me. I must be dreaming.

>Murray Lampert
>NAR TRA CAR CRS BRS NAPAS



>>Hi,

>>a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

>>well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
>>I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
>>myself.

>>I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my 3"
>>Nike booster.
>>I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

>>I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
>>soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced
>>wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
>>thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

>>I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll
>>try and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone
>>here can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic
>>missiles the same as the thin ones)

>>It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
>>slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount
>>for the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a
>>tool post milling part, but that's another story)

>>Thanks all,
>>Des
>>--
>>Des Bromilow
>>Queensland Rocketry Association
>>Brisbane
>>Australia
>> "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
>> my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


>>remove the German anti-spam device before replying.

At a launch,I watched a guy build a rocket from a kit,and he spent the
whole day doing it.He could have been flying other rockets,or watching the
other launches.I also wonder about the build quality of a field-constructed
rocket.It seems more sensible,IMO,to set a damaged rocket aside,and fly
other rockets,or to just watch other flyers,than to dig out tools and
glues,and repair on-site.Then when you get home,you can do a better job on
repairs.
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Post by MJF » Thu, 02 Aug 2001 02:12:48


Though I am not into rockets, I just happen to be reading this group and I
have to say that I do not know how the heck I did stuff before I had a
Dremel tool.

MJF


Quote:
> Hi,

> a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

> well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
> I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
> myself.

> I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my 3"
> Nike booster.
> I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

> I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
> soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced
> wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
> thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

> I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll try
> and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone here
> can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic missiles
> the same as the thin ones)

> It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
> slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount for
> the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a tool
> post milling part, but that's another story)

> Thanks all,
> Des
> --
> Des Bromilow
> Queensland Rocketry Association
> Brisbane
> Australia
>  "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
>  my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


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Post by rdh8 » Tue, 07 Aug 2001 10:49:22



Quote:
> Hi,

> a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

> well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
> I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
> myself.

> I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my 3"
> Nike booster.
> I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

> I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
> soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced

Huh.
You soaked the cutoff wheel in CA?
Or was it you? You realize your not supposed to sniff that stuff.

But really, that is the reason they come in big packs. They are safer
because if it gets away from you it shatters instead of being imbedded into
your hand. Just ask my friend that had a 1/2 in deep gash in his hand from
the metal cutoff wheel. Also if you hold it perfectly strait and controll
the advancement it is almost impossible to break a disk.
It does take some practice but it will come out and you will find you can
cut anything, given you have enough wheels available.

Good luck
Robert DeHate

Quote:
> wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
> thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

> I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll try
> and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone here
> can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic missiles
> the same as the thin ones)

> It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
> slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount for
> the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a tool
> post milling part, but that's another story)

> Thanks all,
> Des
> --
> Des Bromilow
> Queensland Rocketry Association
> Brisbane
> Australia
>  "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
>  my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


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Post by rdh8 » Tue, 07 Aug 2001 10:44:33


That may be true but....
A buddy of mine had to add launch lugs to a painted model.
Never mind the why. Lets just say they had no rods the size he needed.
Anyway the cordless dremel made short work of removing the old lugs.
Then he glued new ones on that the onsite vendor had and he was off to the
races.

Can be handy.

Have you ever seen someone sanding out their 98mm MMT.
Some times you just gotta

Robert DeHate
NAR L2


Quote:


> >No range box should be complete without a battery powered Dremel tool
> >and a load of bits. Spend the money and buy the more expensive bits...
> >they are way way overpriced but perform incredibly well. For example the
> >carbide cutting wheel is amazing. I use it constantly and it just never
> >wears down. I also picked up some sanding flapper wheels.... tape the
> >Dremel onto a dowel and use it to rough up the inside of my airframes
> >prior to gluing. Works like a charm and saves a ton of time and
> >effort.... also use it to shape my fibreglass fins. I bought an extra
> >battery pack... and an inverter for the car ($30) so that I am assured
> >that it will always be available. When I zippered my Intruder I used it
> >to cut a couple of inches off the airframe and with the Pro38 motors was
> >ready to fly again in under FIVE MINUTES!

> >Somebody pinch me. I must be dreaming.

> >Murray Lampert
> >NAR TRA CAR CRS BRS NAPAS



> >>Hi,

> >>a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

> >>well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
> >>I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
> >>myself.

> >>I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my 3"
> >>Nike booster.
> >>I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

> >>I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
> >>soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced
> >>wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
> >>thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

> >>I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll
> >>try and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone
> >>here can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic
> >>missiles the same as the thin ones)

> >>It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
> >>slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount
> >>for the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a
> >>tool post milling part, but that's another story)

> >>Thanks all,
> >>Des
> >>--
> >>Des Bromilow
> >>Queensland Rocketry Association
> >>Brisbane
> >>Australia
> >> "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
> >> my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


> >>remove the German anti-spam device before replying.

> At a launch,I watched a guy build a rocket from a kit,and he spent the
> whole day doing it.He could have been flying other rockets,or watching the
> other launches.I also wonder about the build quality of a
field-constructed
> rocket.It seems more sensible,IMO,to set a damaged rocket aside,and fly
> other rockets,or to just watch other flyers,than to dig out tools and
> glues,and repair on-site.Then when you get home,you can do a better job on
> repairs.
> --
> Jim Yanik,NRA member
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Post by Joel » Tue, 07 Aug 2001 10:53:47


Ahhh yes and the smell of burning epoxy is still in my nose.
sniff

JR
77267   L1


Quote:
> That may be true but....
> A buddy of mine had to add launch lugs to a painted model.
> Never mind the why. Lets just say they had no rods the size he needed.
> Anyway the cordless dremel made short work of removing the old lugs.
> Then he glued new ones on that the onsite vendor had and he was off to the
> races.

> Can be handy.

> Have you ever seen someone sanding out their 98mm MMT.
> Some times you just gotta

> Robert DeHate
> NAR L2





> > >No range box should be complete without a battery powered Dremel tool
> > >and a load of bits. Spend the money and buy the more expensive bits...
> > >they are way way overpriced but perform incredibly well. For example
the
> > >carbide cutting wheel is amazing. I use it constantly and it just never
> > >wears down. I also picked up some sanding flapper wheels.... tape the
> > >Dremel onto a dowel and use it to rough up the inside of my airframes
> > >prior to gluing. Works like a charm and saves a ton of time and
> > >effort.... also use it to shape my fibreglass fins. I bought an extra
> > >battery pack... and an inverter for the car ($30) so that I am assured
> > >that it will always be available. When I zippered my Intruder I used it
> > >to cut a couple of inches off the airframe and with the Pro38 motors
was
> > >ready to fly again in under FIVE MINUTES!

> > >Somebody pinch me. I must be dreaming.

> > >Murray Lampert
> > >NAR TRA CAR CRS BRS NAPAS



> > >>Hi,

> > >>a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

> > >>well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
> > >>I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
> > >>myself.

> > >>I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my
3"
> > >>Nike booster.
> > >>I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

> > >>I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
> > >>soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced
> > >>wheels. I've got another few of the thin wheels left (about 6 really
> > >>thin ones, and an unopened pack of the slightly thicker ones.)

> > >>I'll hang onto the thin ones and use in a dado style stack, and I'll
> > >>try and exchange the unopened pack for some fibre ones (unless someone
> > >>here can suggest something to prevent them turning into ballistic
> > >>missiles the same as the thin ones)

> > >>It's funny, now I've got to use it once, I thne used it to cut a***
> > >>slot in a part in the dryer, and now I'm designing a tool post mount
> > >>for the flex so I can use in a  tool post grinder on my lathe (more a
> > >>tool post milling part, but that's another story)

> > >>Thanks all,
> > >>Des
> > >>--
> > >>Des Bromilow
> > >>Queensland Rocketry Association
> > >>Brisbane
> > >>Australia
> > >> "Inner Child" be darned... I'm having WAY too much fun rediscovering
> > >> my "Inner ***ager"!!!   dyb 11/2/99


> > >>remove the German anti-spam device before replying.

> > At a launch,I watched a guy build a rocket from a kit,and he spent the
> > whole day doing it.He could have been flying other rockets,or watching
the
> > other launches.I also wonder about the build quality of a
> field-constructed
> > rocket.It seems more sensible,IMO,to set a damaged rocket aside,and fly
> > other rockets,or to just watch other flyers,than to dig out tools and
> > glues,and repair on-site.Then when you get home,you can do a better job
on
> > repairs.
> > --
> > Jim Yanik,NRA member
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Post by Jim Yan » Wed, 08 Aug 2001 09:57:33



Quote:



>> Hi,

>> a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

>> well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
>> I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
>> myself.

>> I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my
>> 3" Nike booster.
>> I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

>> I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
>> soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced

>Huh.
>You soaked the cutoff wheel in CA?
>Or was it you? You realize your not supposed to sniff that stuff.

>But really, that is the reason they come in big packs. They are safer
>because if it gets away from you it shatters instead of being imbedded
>into your hand. Just ask my friend that had a 1/2 in deep gash in his
>hand from the metal cutoff wheel. Also if you hold it perfectly strait
>and controll the advancement it is almost impossible to break a disk.
>It does take some practice but it will come out and you will find you
>can cut anything, given you have enough wheels available.

>Good luck
>Robert DeHate

You should always wear eye protection,and a full face shield would be even
smarter.Those pieces of shattered cutoff wheel can easily do some serious
damage to your face.

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Post by nojun » Wed, 08 Aug 2001 14:52:26


Quote:

> You should always wear eye protection,and a full face shield would be even
> smarter.Those pieces of shattered cutoff wheel can easily do some serious
> damage to your face.

There are also shields that you can buy that attach to the business end
of the rotary tool and enclose the wheel, pretty well containing thr
shrapnel.  They run about $20 or so.  I was looking at one today, and
will probably wind up getting it.

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Post by Robert DeHat » Thu, 09 Aug 2001 03:18:17


I never stand where the shrapnel will go.
I do also wear proper protection.
Its just easier to watch it from the side while cutting anyway.

--
RDH8
NAR L2

Quote:



> >> Hi,

> >> a while back I was asking about Dremel tools.

> >> well I got one, and the matching flex shaft.
> >> I made a stand etc for it, thne promptly loaned it out before using it
> >> myself.

> >> I got it back a couple of days ago, and used it to slot the BT on my
> >> 3" Nike booster.
> >> I love it!!!! I should have bought one years ago.

> >> I had one of those thin cutoff wheels fly apart on me (despite being
> >> soaked in CA) and that convivned me to stick with the fibre reinforced

> >Huh.
> >You soaked the cutoff wheel in CA?
> >Or was it you? You realize your not supposed to sniff that stuff.

> >But really, that is the reason they come in big packs. They are safer
> >because if it gets away from you it shatters instead of being imbedded
> >into your hand. Just ask my friend that had a 1/2 in deep gash in his
> >hand from the metal cutoff wheel. Also if you hold it perfectly strait
> >and controll the advancement it is almost impossible to break a disk.
> >It does take some practice but it will come out and you will find you
> >can cut anything, given you have enough wheels available.

> >Good luck
> >Robert DeHate

> You should always wear eye protection,and a full face shield would be even
> smarter.Those pieces of shattered cutoff wheel can easily do some serious
> damage to your face.

> --
> Jim Yanik,NRA member
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Post by Jim Yan » Fri, 10 Aug 2001 11:56:33




Quote:
>I never stand where the shrapnel will go.
>I do also wear proper protection.
>Its just easier to watch it from the side while cutting anyway.

All it takes is once forgetting,or a distraction.better to be safe.

Quote:
>> >But really, that is the reason they come in big packs. They are safer
>> >because if it gets away from you it shatters instead of being
>> >imbedded into your hand. Just ask my friend that had a 1/2 in deep
>> >gash in his hand from the metal cutoff wheel. Also if you hold it
>> >perfectly strait and controll the advancement it is almost impossible
>> >to break a disk. It does take some practice but it will come out and
>> >you will find you can cut anything, given you have enough wheels
>> >available.

>> >Good luck
>> >Robert DeHate

>> You should always wear eye protection,and a full face shield would be
>> even smarter.Those pieces of shattered cutoff wheel can easily do some
>> serious damage to your face.

>> --
>> Jim Yanik,NRA member
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