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Old 01-07-2007, 09:46 PM   #11
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i got one of them about 5 yrs back right when they hit the market big... but since i have lost/broke just about all the bits.. oh ya and the flex cable thingie take it outa the case and use it... ive never used mine and when i took it outa the case its bent to how it was in the case.... thus i think its now garbage... well good luck!!! there handy. its helped me on quite a few diff projects and im surre it will help on a few more....
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Yep, take those flex cables out of the box and let them hang, that will make them straighten(sp) back out.
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Boosty and I both used B/D'* for awhile. I burned mine up in half the time it takes me to smoke a Dremel. And the B/D'* don't have replaceable brushes for the motor.

In short, they suck for any kind of TOUGH work.

For itty bitty crafty balsawood crap, they're fine. If you plan on aluminum or harder material, forget them.

For you, Pete, I'd save your money. You can borrow Bill'* or go over there and port your LIM in an hour.
I'll probably get a cheap B&D for now as I have some smaller projects I'd like to do in the next few months. Porting of my LIM and SC is something I would LIKE to do this summer. Coupled with a smaller pulley, I think I'd be quite happy.
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Yep, take those flex cables out of the box and let them hang, that will make them straighten(sp) back out.
even if its already bent will it straighten back out????
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Yes. And you can warm it up a bit by putting it near the fireplace or furnace outlet.

You can pull the center cable and lubricate it with grease, also.
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I actually have found the sanding drums (small and large) work great on cleanup of the intakes. Better than the carbide for the big stuff, then gently finish up the corners with the carbide.

On the B&D vs Dremel. I felt the B&D lasted longer for me and was a heavier duty. However when they smoke...it'* all over. Garbage time. Dremel can have brushes etc replaced.

Plus.. Dremels are sold at Walmart and the high end B&D'* are only sold via Target online. Returning a smoked tool is easy at Walmart if Alvin the Ahole isn't around.
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Air FTW hopefully. My mini-die grinders that use dremel bits (1/8" collet) should be here this week.

On the intakes, the sanding drums won't get you far on an L36 or L67 S1. There'* too much material to remove. ESPECIALLY on the L36. They're the most mis-matched mis-shaped ports I've ever seen.
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My air mini tools are already hooked up and work awesome. (beat that buster...lol) My friends in Florida ROCK!

As for the sanding drum. Bill, Try it... I have done two and had great results. Much faster moving and cleaner using the large drum to make straight edges etc than that carbide bit.
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Works for me. Just try to remember which tools you used on it. I may have to buy more.
You will definitely need more. You can never have enough Dremel bits...

The Missus and I use mine for everything from bird house gourds to substituting for a small drill...
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Yea Will, try using the sanding drums. I used them on my TB and it worked like a charm.
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