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04 Jun 2013 - 11:37103547
Where to find a dremel/other rotary tool for a decent price?
At so many points during the making of my latest cosplay i've thought to myself... I NEED A DREMEL!

So. I'm looking for a decent rotary tool. It doesn't necessarily have to be a dremel branded tool but i don't know whether its going to be a false economy getting a much cheaper version.

any advice much appreciated! thankyou x


04 Jun 2013 - 11:48103551
I saw some nice sets in Maplin a few weeks ago, and my other half commented that the price for one wasn't too shabby since I'm looking for one too but wasn't ready to buy one right that second, but comparing the one at Hobbycraft it looks like the best choice for me personally. I think there were different heads for it too so maybe check that out?


04 Jun 2013 - 11:52103552
Quote Angel Tear:
I saw some nice sets in Maplin a few weeks ago, and my other half commented that the price for one wasn't too shabby since I'm looking for one too but wasn't ready to buy one right that second, but comparing the one at Hobbycraft it looks like the best choice for me personally. I think there were different heads for it too so maybe check that out?


great stuff. will check that out! its tricky cos i've looked on ebay but there are some brands i've never heard of (wouldn't feel comfortable choosing them without any sort of manufacturers warranty) and i've seen some genuine dremels but second hand for cheap.

i'd probably feel better getting one new.

i'll look them up at maplin though. thankyou x


04 Jun 2013 - 11:55103554
some really mixed reviews for some of the rotary tools on maplins site but this looks ok?

http://www.maplin.co.uk/variable-speed-rotary-tool-and-163-piece-accessory-set-532752#reviews


04 Jun 2013 - 12:21103557
People who work in the industry usually use them as a go to supplier (like my dad, he works for Everest so they get their things from there if they so happen to need it) so the reviews are coming from people who would most likely invest in the priciest of equipment. That being said if it doesnt work out for you or if something damages quickly you can take it back explain the problem and they'll sort you out with a switch or a refund For that price though I'm pretty tempted myself.
You could try seeing if Bosch do a dremel set? They've never let me down with other tools before the only thing is that if they do I'm not sure of what their pricing would be - it'd probably be easier to find replacement pieces if things wore out though.


04 Jun 2013 - 12:49103559
The top brand names are Dremel and Proxxon, do you have a price range in mind?

I have a Dremel 3000 which are about £40 and also the 4000. The 3000 is good for just general working but the 4000 has better control in the sense that you have a greater range of speeds and accesories but you can most of the accessories for the Dremels on any of the tools.

Dremels are very good and worth the investment, I find generally with power tools cheap ones are a false economy.



Last edited by Kata-san (04 Jun 2013 - 13:05)
04 Jun 2013 - 14:16103566
thanks for all the advice. may do some more looking into dremel tools but i'd like to find one for £40!?!?! all my searches are coming up with stuff at 65 plus.

my budget would probably be around the 40 mark! x


04 Jun 2013 - 15:25103571
I picked up a Draper multi-tool from my local Wilkinsons. I've not had any problems, but I don't use it a lot. Some reviewers have had issues with the attachments wearing out quickly.

http://www.wilko.com/drills-screwdriver+drill-bits/draper-multi-tool-kit-140w/invt/0244746


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04 Jun 2013 - 15:29103573
The link above, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-3000-Series-Multitool-Accessories/dp/B0078LENZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370346935&sr=8-1&keywords=Dremel it seems it's gone down to £33 since I posted that post earlier on.

If you want it at that price I'd be quick as Amazon sometimes do great deals but they only last a day. As soon as it hits HotUKDeals it'll sell out pretty quickly.



Last edited by Kata-san (04 Jun 2013 - 15:41)
06 Jun 2013 - 00:09103689
It's Father's Day coming up, so the price of a lot of tools on Amazon has dropped in special offers!


06 Jun 2013 - 05:12103695
if you live near a Trago Mills (SW) then they're currently £20 for black and decker


10 Jun 2013 - 09:15103889
thankyou all for your suggestions. i'll revisit this on the 20th (payday!)

xxx


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