the cordless rotary tool, which bl**dy one?

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  1. N4521U

    N4521U Well-Known Member

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    When I was in the States, before someone nicked my entire kit, I had a little red Dremel Mini Mite tool. I am trying to find something comparable and am having a devil of a time. It has to have a 220 charger tho to use here in Oz. And be under a hundred bl**dy bucks! It could even be one of them dog toenail grinders for all I care.

    Which one do you use? Post a picture, and tell me where I can get one please.
     
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    This one I picked up for £20 at Halfords, although this particular tool kit is normally around £30. Like most of its kind, it's uses are limited for most plastic modelling jobs, as the lowest speed is 8,000 rpm, with highest at 18,000 rpm.
    The Rotorcraft range are available through most major model shops/outlets, and Model Hobbies in the UK can do it on-line and ship world wide if you have problems finding one.
    With a lower speed, I would probably use it more, but even for drilling, in plastic, any power tool can sometimes be 'overkill'. Good for other modelling jobs though, especially with non-plastic materials.
    Oops! Just noticed - you wanted a cord less - this one isn't !
     

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    I use the standard Dremel cordless 10.8V lithium ion battry pack but it's US so 110V charger, on Amazon and Ebay
     

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    Mine is like Mike's, but it's not cordless - which in hindsight I wish I had gotten instead.
     
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    Ya just gots to remember to charge the thing BEFORE you expect to do any long term projects
     
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    Pin vise (as Airframes informed me). I would call it a jewelers drill. Holds even the smallest bits and allows for a slow hand applied torque. When working with plastic models, slow is not 10s of minutes, but only a few worst case. Thousands of RPMs on plastic with virtually any metal tool does not cut/sand/polish. Rather it melts.
     
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    I'm not sure of the rpm at the low setting but it is not very fast. Perhaps 100rpm or so. The fine sanding drum works very well for shaping or some of the small router bits. The pin-vise is great for small fine work
     
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