has anybody used the cordless dremels?

Submitted by Justin on 03/05/2004 at 14:38. ( jshein@bouldersci.com ) 209.108.192.170

looking to get a new dremel tool and was wondering if anyone has any experience with the cordless ones, especially the newer 10.8 volt. my questions are how long will it run between charges and does the battery have a memory?

any suggestions on the best ones out there would be appreciated.

thanks
justin

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I use a 4.8 volt cordless

This response submitted by John on 03/05/2004 at 15:16. ( JAKE2825@aol.com ) 64.12.116.207

I have had good luck with it, charge lasts quite a while.I only use it for detailing inside of noses,and smaller jobs.I like it.No cords to deal with,losta freedom.


thanks!

This response submitted by justin on 03/05/2004 at 16:35. ( ) 209.108.192.170

thanks! i think that we will go tool shopping this weekend


BUT!

This response submitted by wetnwild on 03/05/2004 at 16:48. ( ) 24.128.109.191

If you do any reproduction work, fish, basework, ect ect, the wearing down of the batteries on a job that may take more than 5 or 6 minutes continuous use, will get to be a real nuisance. i had the cordless for some time, and was happy with it for the reasons mentioned by John, till i got my first repro fish to do. After about four days of having to recharge it every 10 minutes, i tossed it. They are basically the same price, why not go with the plug in. The nuisance of having a cord, is far les than when you are in the middle of soething, and it wont work cause its dead!


Cords and a rack

This response submitted by Raven on 03/05/2004 at 16:54. ( ) 24.150.166.254

They sell - or you can make your own.... racks that support the cord to keep it up out of your way. Even better is an attachment you can by that fits on to your dremel. Its a flex shaft... basically it turns you dremel into an air scribe - so you end up holding a small tool like an air brush... tool in yoor hand with a lightweight cord behind it which is then connected to the dremel itself.

The only thing I like about cordless ones is the reduced noise.


thanks to all

This response submitted by justin on 03/05/2004 at 17:15. ( ) 209.108.192.170

i think that i will look into both options. I only PLAN on using it for small work on forms and sudh but it does sound like the cordless do not last very long should a little bigger project come up.

thanks again
Justin


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