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Old 12-30-2004, 11:44 AM   #1
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Yes.. my rotary too died.. 5 minutes into cleaning up the crappy stuff on my heades. Dead in the water.. took it apart, no fuses or anything that could have prevented power. I hate generic crap!

I need some recomendations for a new one. I have $20 to not spend.. and all I need is the tool.. I have plenty of bits, and I have the case, etc.. 30,000rpm required.


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Dremel...

My dad'* had his for years now. Indestructible. Whether it'* less than $30 is beyond my knowledge, but that'* what I'd go for, man.
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I think the Dremels will be over $30. They are very good tools but I recently had to replace mine too. It got A LOT of use and I think in the end, it was all of the plaster dust that killed it. Although it does still work, it just makes a nagging & whining sound. Presumably it is the fat lady singing.

I got the new XPR400 I think it'* called and although it has some new features that I like, the chuck lock sucks big time. It makes for a frustrating time changing bits.
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Check your local Home Depot (or www.homedepot.com) They may have one that will fit your budget.

But as soon as you can, I gotta vote Dremel as well. The new one they been advertising is friggin' awesome! You can make it a jigsaw or a router.....
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Yep, you can do that with both Dremel and Rotozip models too. The XPR Series looks badass.. but it'* expensive as hell. I found a Craftsman on eBay pretty cheap, and beat up.. but if it works, I honestly don't care.

I just tired to hotwire mine at the brushes and it caught fire . Guess it'* blown..


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I got my Mom the Lithium Ion Dremel for Christmas. Same power as the corded model, 35,000rpm, and the battery life is pretty good. $69.99 at Home Depot
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I've got an old craftsman, it'* like 10 years old, the front bearing howls but it still works. Really reliable, I merely bought the dremel because it changes speeds...
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I recently bought a new rotary tool. Another generic [went against my better judgement], but it was $20 including shipping, with a lot of stuff included. It'* awesome. 5 amps of pure power. This thing looks like a small router. I turned it on, and it almost jumped out of my hand. This thing will serve me well .

Here is the eBay Auction for it..


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Looks like one of those Roto-zip thingys to me.....
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Yep, generic knock off of a Roto-Zip HD unit. Looks just like the one at Sears. Nothing spectacular, but I love it. If I can only get that damn flex shaft modified to fit the thing, i'll be able to start the porting.


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