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Old 06-09-2011, 04:25 PM   #16
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I have a Dremel MT - was one of the first of the general available units and I needed it for a perticular job at the time. I am home DIY'er - not using professionally. It works and gets the things done I have needed it for.

The reconditioned unit from Amazon sounds like a good deal.

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Old 06-09-2011, 05:01 PM   #17
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just to throw another manufacturer into the mix,porter cable now has one

http://www.portercable.com/AboutUs/P...9-196ac128e7ce
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #18
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OK, here's the story.

I was on a job that had 5/8 drywall glued over Advantech OSB sheathing.

Several sheets (More like 20), had to be removed and the glue scraped off for re-install.

The GC bought a brand new Dremel and smoked it in about an hour. It got so hot you had to wear gloves to touch it.

I had a HF Chicago Electric unit that I got with a coupon for $34.99. I was dying to put it through the torture test in front of me, so I hooked it up with the scraper blade included.

I put in at least 3 hours straight with that tool, working it hard. Very hard. Uncharacteristically hard, trying to kill it.

Guess what? The GC saw how it held up and bought 2 of them.

We beat these tools for several days and couldn't kill them, none of them.

I ended up buying a second one for myself, since the package with the tool is about the same price as the individual blades and accessories that come with it.

Most blades run between 8-10 bucks, unless you're looking for diamond impregnated grout blades and such.

I often get 20% off any single item coupons in the paper, so I hit the local store regularly for hard to find curiosities.

Their 1/4" hydraulic/pneumatic riveting tool is another great buy with the coupon.
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I got the Sears cordless job. I've had it for about a half a year now, and I sometimes wonder how I ever got along without it. I'm not kidding. I find I reach for it on almost every job I'm on.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:41 PM   #20
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OK, here's the story.

I was on a job that had 5/8 drywall glued over Advantech OSB sheathing.

Several sheets (More like 20), had to be removed and the glue scraped off for re-install.

The GC bought a brand new Dremel and smoked it in about an hour. It got so hot you had to wear gloves to touch it.

I had a HF Chicago Electric unit that I got with a coupon for $34.99. I was dying to put it through the torture test in front of me, so I hooked it up with the scraper blade included.

I put in at least 3 hours straight with that tool, working it hard. Very hard. Uncharacteristically hard, trying to kill it.

Guess what? The GC saw how it held up and bought 2 of them.

We beat these tools for several days and couldn't kill them, none of them.

I ended up buying a second one for myself, since the package with the tool is about the same price as the individual blades and accessories that come with it.

Most blades run between 8-10 bucks, unless you're looking for diamond impregnated grout blades and such.

I often get 20% off any single item coupons in the paper, so I hit the local store regularly for hard to find curiosities.

Their 1/4" hydraulic/pneumatic riveting tool is another great buy with the coupon.
That might be, but it prolly is made in the aquadot factory. You ever feel sleepy afterward?

http://articles.cnn.com/2007-11-08/u...aster?_s=PM:US
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That might be, but it prolly is made in the aquadot factory. You ever feel sleepy afterward?

http://articles.cnn.com/2007-11-08/u...aster?_s=PM:US
Not sleepy, but my a** is usually wore out afterward.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:47 PM   #22
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Hmm..maybe a little bit more than we needed to know
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I bought the Harbor Freight deluxe model---I figured it to be a one shot specialty tool --if it made it through the job I bought it for.it was paid for.

That turned out to be the handiest little machine--(and the blades are about half the price of the fancy
'bragging rights' brands.

We've dubbed it the 'magic tool'--comes out of the truck several times a week. I recommend it.--Mike--
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I bought a Bosch PS50 w/ the free PS driver for 129 at lowes xmas 2010. Short battery life but I got 4 of the 10.8 batteries! Low vibration! I love it!
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The Rockwell tool is all that I have experience with so I cant speak on the other brands. It seems to be well made though.
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I have the cordless Bosch and it suits the need I bought it for fine. I don't make lots of cuts but when I do it is frequently on ladders and having one less cord dangling is a big plus
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All the commercial crews I see have the fein. I keep waiting for them to give me one as a gift for being such a sweet guy, they look like beasts.
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I have a Porter Cable and love it...
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #29
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We use the HF $30 job, and it's still going strong after 12 months on the jobsite. Blades don't seem to last all that long, though. Works great for scraping, too.

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