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The Horror of The South
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Hey,

I got myself a rotary tool a the weekend for a bargain of 9.99....

But I do not have any uses for it.....

So far its just sitting there being used on stuff because i am bored....

What uses can it be used for?


Ruggerz
 

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Lord of the Cemetery
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Hey Rugs..
A Dremel is a really useful tool..It's probably the mainstay of many hobbyists arsenal.
Did yours come with any attachments?
you can get a wide range of attachments for cutting, grinding, sanding, polishing, drilling, engraving..so many different uses. The attachments should be readily available from your local tool supplier or somewhere like Focus, B&Q or homebase, in the tool aisles.
If you have any problem finding them, give me shout.
I think that if you asked most members here, none of them would be without their Dremel multi-tool.
I know I certainly wouldn't.
 

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I agree Baron, I love my Dremel, I wouldnt be without it. My favorite things to use are the drum sander, the fiber cut off disc, and the large engraving bit. They are my mainstays. Great for fast carving into wood.
 

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Tombstones! Here's four ways I use my Dremel for them:

Routing bases. Must get the invaluable multi-purpose cutting attachment!:





Cutting epitaphs (with the multi-purpose cutting attachment):






Making a channel for the PVC pipe in the center (for inserting rebar to keep upright during windy weather):





With grinding bit to make smooth carving cuts:



Always wear a mask for these projects and use at the low speed (higher speed will melt the foam). Did I say wear a mask? WEAR A MASK!
 

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Mill Creek Haunted Hollow
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Dremel is a fantastic tool. I use it to sculpt all of my tombstones.

It's also excellent for wood working, the polishing heads are nice, and I have an attachment that helps cut in and remove grout (not really Halloween, but great for tile work and regrouting).

 

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Incarnation of evil
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My dremel has been used many times. I've used it to open up air horns on carburators, cut off lug studs on a car. Many uses building tombstones. smoothing out inperfections on wheels. Its got alot of uses.
 

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The Hobo Spider Assassin
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Used to use it to chase ToTs with, but then they were not really afraid of the mad man with the dremel and just ran far enough from me that the extension cord wouldn't reach them. They then taunted me mercilessly until I lunged at them, pulling the plug, and then they beat me with thier bags of candy until I gave them extra treats. I have since upgraded to a chainsaw! :D
 

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Used to use it to chase ToTs with, but then they were not really afraid of the mad man with the dremel and just ran far enough from me that the extension cord wouldn't reach them. They then taunted me mercilessly until I lunged at them, pulling the plug, and then they beat me with thier bags of candy until I gave them extra treats. I have since upgraded to a chainsaw! :D
JA, Next time buy the cordless model. :D
 

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Used to use it to chase ToTs with, but then they were not really afraid of the mad man with the dremel and just ran far enough from me that the extension cord wouldn't reach them. They then taunted me mercilessly until I lunged at them, pulling the plug, and then they beat me with thier bags of candy until I gave them extra treats. I have since upgraded to a chainsaw! :D
ROFLMAO!!! Oh damn, that's too funny!!!
 

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The dremel to a prop builder is like fangs to dracula, they should never be seperated. That is one of the handiest tools you will ever own.
 

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I labored endlessly cutting out the letters on my tombstones one tiny slice at a time with my little pointy knife (yes i know it has a name but I can't spell it so hush!) Then one glorious fall day I discovered in the stuff I inherited when my dad moved in with us was a little dremel set. I felt liberated!!!! I was able to make tombstones in a fraction of the time. Epitaphs that were once deemed too long and time consuming were now etched in pink styrophome effortlessly. No respectable haunter should be with out one. (now where' my endorsement contract?)
 

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I use mine for everything that Terra and the Baron have listed, but I use some nice shaping bits in it as well from Vee Valley Tools
These are them here: Dura-GRIT Shaping Burrs - Lee Valley Tools

These make carving a real breeze. But wear a mask or you'll be coughing up pink and blue dust until Halloween 2030:D
 

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That little piece of tool is one of the best power tools I own. That thing has so many uses. Halloween related or not. Mine is being used by a neighbor right now to help him rebuild a Kawasaki Ninja that he ditched. It etched my tombstones, and got me out of a bind on many occasions. Just be caeful because the cut-off wheels can break and will fly great distances to attack the unknowing.
 

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Lord of the Cemetery
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....Just be caeful because the cut-off wheels can break and will fly great distances to attack the unknowing.
Very true..Those cut-off wheels are fragile, sharp and fly around at mach3+ when they go.
Safety goggles and a respirator are essential fashion accessories when using your Dremel.
 

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The Horror of The South
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Very true..Those cut-off wheels are fragile, sharp and fly around at mach3+ when they go.
Safety goggles and a respirator are essential fashion accessories when using your Dremel.
Ready planned for that....

Luckily when i opened the pack i found one that was on the edge of breaking....Thankfully it wasnt on at the time....

Ruggerz
 
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