Any of you have problems with Dremals?

Submitted by JOhn C on 03/05/2004 at 20:00. ( )

I have replaced my Dremal tool several (on number 23 now) times over the years Yea, I have tried replacing the brushes and every trick in the book. Even tried a Ryobi and none of them seem to have any life, they just flat quit the armatures get hot and then its history.

Anyone else have this problem?


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Pencil grinders...

This response submitted by Raven on 03/05/2004 at 20:12. ( )

Pencil grinders and air scribes.... basically.. air driven dremels. They work wonders. Non stop action and they enver get hot. Next to no parts in them to break down. I've used them for hours non stop removing flash from casts and never had any problems.

With dremels you can rig up a low pressure air line that runs alongside it to blow cool air in through the vents - but it's a pain obviously. Next best thing is to just let them rest repeatedly. You could toggle between two so you don't have any down time - but for the cost of 2 dremels you can have a pencil grinder that will work better and longer.


This response submitted by wilson on 03/05/2004 at 20:20. ( )

i use a vigor,although i dont use it that much ;it has lasted 20 years now.


This response submitted by MarkV. on 03/05/2004 at 20:24. ( )

As Raven stated anything air beats a dremel and others hands down especially on reproduction fish and such. We chucked our last dremel 2 years ago. Good luck,Mark

Get a Foredom

This response submitted by Chuck on 03/05/2004 at 20:28. ( )

I am a full time carver of ivory and bone and use only foredom flexable shaft tools. You can get a CC on eBay for about $140 and it will last you the rest of your life.

Dremels have a 5 yr warranty

This response submitted by Mike Dunbar on 03/05/2004 at 20:49. ( )

so I just sent mine back and got a brand new one when it died. It lasted 3 years.

I use two...

This response submitted by Griz on 03/05/2004 at 21:36. ( )

I use two and switch when one gets hot. Or try to anyways. When i used cordless they never lasted long enough to get hot though.


This response submitted by Griz on 03/06/2004 at 00:04. ( )

Raven already said that lol

Had The same Dremel

This response submitted by Tenbears on 03/06/2004 at 12:40. ( )

For years. And have never had a problem. But then again I never tried to refinish my boat with it. All I use it for is cutting lip creases. Noses, setting jawsets. Polishing claws, And small things such as that. When I have to remove the flash from a 5 foot tarpon repo. I break out the DA sander. wizzer wheel, or die grinder. I also have a bench grinder with a 12 inch drum on it, That holds 4 inch wide sandpaper. Makes quick work of sanding. Maybe I have more gadgets than are actually required. But they last for years if you do not over work them.

I have to agree with Tenbears

This response submitted by Coyote on 03/06/2004 at 15:30. ( )

I've had my dremel for close to 5 years, and never had a problem with it. I do everything from etching glass to polishing with it. Altering forms....everything. When I'm making custom glass cases, I my be etching for close to 3 hours with it, and it's never failed me. My fingers start giving out before the Dremel gets too hot.


New one

This response submitted by Hoop on 03/07/2004 at 10:12. ( )

I had my Dremel for almost three years when it quit. I put it in a box and sent it back to the company. I put a note in the box asking them to please fix it and send me the bill. In less than a week, I had a brand new Dremel arrive UPS.


This response submitted by Wally on 03/08/2004 at 11:52. ( )

Yep Im with ten bears on this one..Ive used the same dremel for years..But then again its only for light dutie...

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