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Old 11-13-2006, 04:59 PM   #1
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I need a dremel head meant to remove ALOT aluminum of material. 80 grit sand drums isn't cutting it. please let me know guys. I am making a run to home depot tonight.

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You need actual cutting bits. They come in a number of shapes an sizes that you choose depending on what your task at hand is.

Here'* an example of a cutter:

Many other shapes are available.
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Keep this in mind. You get what you pay for. You can buy a $6.00 burr and it may be good for one cylinder head. If you plan on doing more, I'd recommend getting a $30.00 burr. I bought one 6" tree burr and it'* eaten several cylinder heads and intake manifolds.
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I may have not described my situation. I need to remove a chunk of aluminum from the SC. I need to grind it out will the bit. Will the but you show me lash owrk that way.
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Yes, but the one I found a pic of is an 1/8" diameter bit. There are others, with varied shapes that are larger in diameter and have either rounded or pointed heads. Choose the one you feel would best suit the purpose. Larger diameter will hog faster, but will not be as good for detail work.

Like Blackbird said, these dremmel cutting bits will work for the job you have, but if you plan on doing many jobs and using it for many future projects, you would want to get a more expensive one at an automotive supple or tool house.

BTW, on an aside...when I did the google search for dremel tools, I got almost 2,000,000 hits, lol. So LOTS of choices!
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Yes, but the one I found a pic of is an 1/8" diameter bit. There are others, with varied shapes that are larger in diameter and have either rounded or pointed heads. Choose the one you feel would best suit the purpose. Larger diameter will hog faster, but will not be as good for detail work.

Like Blackbird said, these dremmel cutting bits will work for the job you have, but if you plan on doing many jobs and using it for many future projects, you would want to get a more expensive one at an automotive supple or tool house.

BTW, on an aside...when I did the google search for dremel tools, I got almost 2,000,000 hits, lol. So LOTS of choices!
Google whats google :P . I just need to do 1 supercharger. so the $6 bits will do
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I also find that if you can use a 1/4" shank, you can order flap wheels from Klingspor if you request the catalog. I believe they are superior to the sanding drums, but that'* my humble opinion. The ones you'd want are listed as product KM 613.

*edit* actually, if you can use the 1/4" shank, PM me your address and I'll just mail my 6" burr to you. It takes aluminum out in splinters

*edit2* When you pick up the piece you want, should you choose not to use the one I have, keep an eye on it as it may tend to clog up with aluminum. A clogged bit does very little good and leaves a terrible finish.
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What exactly are you removing from your SC? Has it been removed before? Chances are, you'd be better off discussing before removing.
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What exactly are you removing from your SC? Has it been removed before? Chances are, you'd be better off discussing before removing.
Discussed it with billboost. I thought sooner or later you'd get to me . I'd ask him about it first :P

edit. Yes it has been done before.
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Doesn't sound like it to me, and I talked him through his. WHAT you use to remove it depends on WHERE and WHAT it is.

If you don't want this public yet, my advice would be to PM me exactly what you're up to, and I'll let you know if I think it would work or not. I've done a few of these.
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