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    OPINIONS - dremel tool to drill stainless steel

    Im am in no way a very good handyman / machinist, but i like to think i can work the basics.
    my cheap handheld decided to die on me recently, and I am with drilling , grinding jobs left with no way to finish them..

    I am looking the at dremel 4000 with the flexishaft and drill press stand, but it seems there is a rather huge grey area in outlining its ability to work with metal especially drilling.

    I know there are much better gear out in the market, but i couldnt justify buying a proper one for the jobs i require it for at this time...
    so my question is, for a machining noob, like me, would you recommend this device for lets say, drilling top caps, grinding ss, cutting ss tubes and all that sort of small jobs..

    opnions and advices are highly appreciated..
    thanks all!

    this is what i was looking to get.
    Last edited by cruzmiguel; 07-08-13 at 12:03 AM.
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    Pretty good price for what the novice like us to use. Are you going to get the package from here Cruz Dremel 4000 Series Rotary Tool Kit 4000-4/50 Kit 3 | Get Tools Direct
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    Will do for small jobs no worries, wont cut SS tubes though.
    Last edited by bugzme; 07-08-13 at 12:18 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
    Pretty good price for what the novice like us to use. Are you going to get the package from here Cruz Dremel 4000 Series Rotary Tool Kit 4000-4/50 Kit 3 | Get Tools Direct
    exactly that package Vin...

    Quote Originally Posted by bugzme View Post
    Will do for small jobs no worries
    thanks Bugz..
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    I use the ozito version of the dremel for my other hobby of knife making, they will cut brass,copper and thin SS (SS does chew through the cutting disks), it will grind, re-shape, all types of Heat Treated steel (i could list them but unless you know the different knife steels not much good to you) including Heat treated SS, be aware though it does go through the grinding stones, if you get one i would highly recommend getting a fair few re-placement stones and grinding/cutting disks at the same time, noting worse than getting 1/2 way through a job and have no stones/disks left to use.
    As for drilling, you can, but it really does wear hard on the dremel, it will shorten it live cycle. TBH still get a dremel or even the ozito version (used mine for over 2 years now) and buy a drill press from Supercheap 5 Speed Drill Press - Supercheap Auto Australia they come on special pretty often, cheap and do the job quite well, once you get decent drill bits for it.

    just my .2 worth mate
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    Better off with this i think
    Kincrome Bench Drill Press K15300 | eBay
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    thanks Dish and Arth.. a proper drill press was my second option..
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    i actually bought the aldi drill press today, pretty impressed.
    500W, morse taper, bearing spindle, 12 speed .. $99

    it runs smooth as silk and quiet.
    In order of useful: Provari V2 and V1, vamo, eGo twist, Katana v3, Hex, Orion v2, LavaTube, eGo x 6, VMAX, 510N, Tick V2, Tick V1, noEgo 18650, noEgo 14650 , Indulgence x 2, 905 6v mod, KR808D



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    i actually bought the aldi drill press today, pretty impressed.
    500W, morse taper, bearing spindle, 12 speed .. $99

    it runs smooth as silk and quiet.
    do you need to bolt it down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzmiguel View Post
    do you need to bolt it down?
    mines free standing at the moment, but i bought a few coach bolts too.

    forgot to mention, decent size 1/2 inch chuck as well.

    overkill for most of the small jobs of course.

    also bought some forstner bits from bunnings, slipped the 25mm in there and the damn morse let go and dropped by brand new bit on the concrete floor.. garghh ..

    a lock bolt for the chuck taper might be nice
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