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Does /diy/ own a rotary tool? My old Sears & Roebuck one finally fizzed out and I'm looking for a new one, preferably with adjustable speeds and easy bit changing. Is Dremel still top dog, and do cordless models (including Milwaukee's version) still suck?
I have a black and decker. It's pretty good, three speed. Not a ton of use for it, but it's essential when needed.
I don't think Dremel is worth paying premium for. Any cheapo shit rotary tool will likely do the same thing.
Cordless models are notably weaker, but still get the job done, meaning that unless you're using the rotary tool way more than you should, the cordless will see more use by nature of never having to mess with the cord.
>meaning that unless you're using the rotary tool way more than you should

t.mental retard
>t. notools faggot
You should almost never use a (Dremel-size) rotary tool because way better tools exist for everything you might be trying to do. Proper rotary tools are fine, although they're still mostly just for fixing your fuckups.

Little handheld dremel is best for etching acrylic for backlit plexiglass
>for everything you might be trying to do

t.idiot who thinks everyone in the world does what he does

(I'm out of this thread. too much mental retardation.)
CNC would be the way to go for anything large, unless you're going for an intentionally imperfect look. But, granted, a proper CNC would be both very large and very expensive compared to a Dremel.
Yeah, go ahead and tell us about your middle school science project from last year that couldn't have been done with anything but a Dremel.
Dremel is still top. It's not $100 anymore either. All's good.
There are plenty of jobs that a rotary tool is the best tool for the job, engraving or carving irregularly shaped surfaces made of hard materials for one. Things you would need to 3d scan before your could put in a CNC.

Dremel and their ilk are kind of cumbersome for the job though, but with a flex shaft they are alright, something like a Foredom with its beefy motor, long flex shaft and small diameter handle/chuck is infinitely better.
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I have three of the Wen $30 ones and they work great if you mind the Duty Cycle. The blue model bogs down a bit at lower speeds but the 2 black ones are fine.

If you use the flex wand, pull the shaft out when you get it new and give it some white lithium right away.
I have the m12 rotary tool. Works well l, but I was already invested in the platform. If you have a battery platform, see if they make one. If not, corded is probably the way to go.

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