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Sir Martyn

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Broke down and finally got myself a Dremel
« on: 2015-08-30, 17:31:24 »
Hopefully this baby will help with the rust removal and polishing ;)

Got a good deal on a Dremel 8220 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DRY5AI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00


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Re: Broke down and finally got myself a Dremel
« Reply #1 on: 2015-09-02, 15:01:46 »
It's great for getting in the little edges like around the lip of rolls or up against the edge of list d'arrets. I used mine a few years ago before I finally went to a bench wheel and ultra-fine 6" wire wheel - BUT - the finish from that very closely matched the original munitions finish of my armor.

If you get the little cutting disks (http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Accessories/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=420), I've found those to be fantastic for rivet removal. They also work for cutting steel, which is really helpful for something like a piece that has already been shaped that you can't use shears with. The wheels tend to get used fairly quickly, I think I used 50 or so in the last couple years, mostly just from replacing straps and buckles, although some was for swapping and not necessity.

Lots of uses for a Dremel on misc house projects, too. You should be quite pleased with it. Congrats on the acquisition! :)
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Re: Broke down and finally got myself a Dremel
« Reply #2 on: 2015-10-28, 23:04:11 »
Sometimes there is just that one tool that does certain things better than all others and a Dremel is one of them
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Re: Broke down and finally got myself a Dremel
« Reply #3 on: 2015-10-29, 14:42:41 »
Just added it to the wish list!  :)

Good deal, Martyn!
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Re: Broke down and finally got myself a Dremel
« Reply #4 on: 2015-10-29, 16:27:23 »

Seriously... I wouldn't get far in life without my Dremel. It's just too darn useful to not have.

I practically built my R2 with it.
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