Customs: Dremel 2001 - any good?

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  1. Bovril

    Bovril Critical Miss!

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    I'm a (small-time) customiser getting fed up with hand tools (especially for filing/sanding)

    Is the Dremel 2001 going to be sufficient for working with Transformers and Styrene? I'm aware there are better models, but in all honesty I'm pretty poor.

    I can get one for £35 ($60 ish) - as long as it'll manage the above it'd be ideal. Not planning to use it for anything else.

    Thanks in advance fellow bashers!
     
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    Anything like this one? It should be fine to work with Transformers and styrene. But, I work with a lot of styrene and I'd suggest just scoring the pieces with a hobby knife and sanding them by hand. You get a much more careful and controlled cut by cutting styrene that way.

    My old Dremel was a 2-speed and it worked fine, but eventually needed replacing (pretty sure I could take it apart and oil it up and have it work fine again though). I've been using a Dremel Stylus for 2-3 years now and it has more speed settings, an easy grip handle, and a battery that lasts perfectly fine for my work and cutting (and I do a LOT of it).

    I know you're fed up with tools for filing and sanding, but some Dremels, even on a low speed, are still too high to very carefully sand certain areas. I'd use the Dremel to sand larger areas, then fine sand it by hand to smooth things out.
     
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    Thanks for the input mate :)  Yeah that's the exact model.

    No doubt I'll still use the hand tools plenty - it's just when you've gotta, say, shave 1cm off a lego brick - that can take all day with a hand file.

    As for styrene, I'd hoped maybe it could be used to clean up the edges of 3-d styrene sculptures - there always seems to be a touch of awkward overhang here and there.
     

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