As a part of a larger project I am working on at the moment, I have decided to invest in some new equipment for manufacturing / fabrication. This is the fourth in a series of posts where I will discuss some of the equipment I am looking at.

Today I will look at the topic of rotary tools. Specifically

The Dremel

While the Dremel company produces a range of tools, they are best known for producing a range of rotary tools (commonly referred to simply as "a Dremel"). In my case I own a Dremel 300 Series rotary tool. The set I purchased comes with a number of cutting, grinding, sanding, and polishing tools.

The kit I purchased also came with the Flexible Shaft Attachment. This can be particular useful for fine detailed work, as it means you don't have to support the full weight of the tool.

More recently I was given the WorkStation attachment. The effectively turns the Dremel into a small drill press. While not necessarily big enough for your typical drill job, when matched with a set of tungsten carbide drill bits, it does a excellent job of drilling homemade PCBs.


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