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I was told to go to a local flea market to find attachments for my single speed multipro. I am new to the dremel. I was told that the pieces were not made by dremel and the fastest rpm should not be more than 12,000. I do a lot of woodworking, mainly on furiture and am wanting to smooth hard edges on newly made chairs. I am working with teak, which is a soft wood and was using the 60 grit sanding drum. I don't think I need that grit nor is the 35,000 rpm necessary. Should I invest in the flexi piece and the pedal to choose less rpm or am i just going to have to learn how to use this better. The flea market guy said most wood woodworkers are buying his diamond bits. Help!
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How many chairs are you talking about doing? Sounds like they are already assembled so you can't just do each leg on a drum sander or drill press that has an inflatable drum so you can sand/create curved edges easily.



60 grit sounds too aggressive, esp. with a single speed. You might find investing in a foot peddle and flex shaft the best way to go but you could also keep your single speed handy for the high speed applications, like cutting metal with the ezlock wheels, and get a kit that has the flex shaft in it already, most likely the new xpr400 tool.



Diamond bits are good for detailed carving or sanding in small/tight areas. Large areas in need of sanding are not be ideal for diamond bits.

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Forgot to add, 35,000 rpms is overkill when sanding and can burn the wood, so you need to look at the options I mentioned for your single speed or instead of it.

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