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Old 08-08-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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Well, found out the grandma had a dremel out in the garage along with a complete set of different head types and carrying case. Looks to be in great condition. Since she obviously wasn't using it, i asked her if i could have it and so I am now an owner of a dremel!

HAHAHAHA!

First project with it, new clear corners!

I'm siked!
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Go for it buddy, the clears will look great on your white paint

ps. wear eye protection, those disks throw a lot of crap at 12,000 rpm.
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Go for it buddy, the clears will look great on your white paint

ps. wear eye protection, those disks throw a lot of crap at 12,000 rpm.
NO CHIT!!!
especially when they explode
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12,000?

I bought one for my exhaust, it came with the attatchment that extends it and has a "hose" type thing? goes to 35,000 RPM

When using cutoff wheels, get the reinforced ones for anything metal.

And yes WEAR PROTECTION, Mechanix Gloves and Shooting glasses.
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here'* some more info. on it:

DREMEL
MOTO-TOOL
Model 395
Variable Speed 5,000 - 30,000 RPM
Ball Bearing

It sound like a good one?

I'll make sure and wear eye protection when i use it

P.*. are the cuting head fragile? I broke one puting it back in the case :o
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The smaller diameter (inch) disks are fragile. Use the 1.5" disks mentioned for most things, including your SC cover that you asked me about

I actually traced with a pencil, then cut with a jigsaw after pre-drilling the corners of each cutout to 3/8". Nice round corners that way. Used the dremel to clean things up and even some cuts.

Painted with 'cast look' paint from the autoparts store. I have the can, and can tell you exactly what it is.

Sanded the letters of the cover back down to stock color.

Paint your mesh before you install it if you're going to. Home Depot for the mesh. Use a good silicone adhesive to attach it, but lightly sand the paint overspray from the underside of the cover where you're going to glue it.
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I love Dremels. One of the necessaties along with duct tape and WD-40.

I'm about due for a new one as cutting plaster with a spiral cutting bit has finally taken it'* toll on the beast. I was considering the Roto-Zip though. Any thoughts on which one is better?
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The smaller diameter (inch) disks are fragile. Use the 1.5" disks mentioned for most things, including your SC cover that you asked me about

I actually traced with a pencil, then cut with a jigsaw after pre-drilling the corners of each cutout to 3/8". Nice round corners that way. Used the dremel to clean things up and even some cuts.

Painted with 'cast look' paint from the autoparts store. I have the can, and can tell you exactly what it is.

Sanded the letters of the cover back down to stock color.

Paint your mesh before you install it if you're going to. Home Depot for the mesh. Use a good silicone adhesive to attach it, but lightly sand the paint overspray from the underside of the cover where you're going to glue it.
ah-ha, i knew you had read that PM! LOL, J/K!

Sounds like a good weekend project.....
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12,000?

I bought one for my exhaust, it came with the attatchment that extends it and has a "hose" type thing? goes to 35,000 RPM

When using cutoff wheels, get the reinforced ones for anything metal.

And yes WEAR PROTECTION, Mechanix Gloves and Shooting glasses.
How the hell did you do exhaust work with a 1 inch cutting disc? Hell, I dont even have the patients to cut the pipe with 3 inch discs. Its all about the 4 1/2 die grinder or sawz all =)
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Go for it buddy, the clears will look great on your white paint

ps. wear eye protection, those disks throw a lot of crap at 12,000 rpm.
I second that...
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