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Posted 2/28/2007 9:56:15 AM
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Ive always used a sawzall for cutting stainless steel bolts..But I had a situation recently where I had to cut out the pads under my engine mounts in my boat to replace the waterlogged wood underneath..

After using the cutoff wheel on the fiberglass,I looked to the rear of the boat and there was 6 stainless steel bolts sticking out of the transom that hold the swim platform on..These would be very hard to cut off with a sawzall because I could damage the fiberglass inside the boat...Well I gotta say that my new dremel tool not only cut those bolts in 1/8 of the time it takes a sawzall,It also left a nice clean cut and no damage to any fiberglass..I honestly dont know why I havent bought one of these years ago...HOO-RAH  DREMEL...

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After using the cutoff wheel on the fiberglass,I looked to the rear of the boat and there was 6 stainless steel bolts sticking out of the transom that hold the swim platform on..These would be very hard to cut off with a sawzall because I could damage the fiberglass inside the boat...Well I gotta say that my new dremel tool not only cut those bolts in 1/8 of the time it takes a sawzall,It also left a nice clean cut and no damage to any fiberglass..I honestly dont know why I havent bought one of these years ago...HOO-RAH DREMEL...


Which 'Cut off' wheel did you use ? Please indicate the number. Thanks.
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Posted 2/26/2009 8:27:01 PM


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Hi JackOfAllTrades

Since this is the "New EZ Lock Accessory" forum, I would assume that Notacks is using the EZ Lock cut off wheels. I prefer to use the reinforced cut off wheels as these are not as easily broken and those that came in the EZ Lock Kit I purchased are the reinforced kind and have provided the best service to date as far as cut off wheels go.

Curt
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Posted 3/1/2009 12:44:54 AM
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SpiderCurt (2/26/2009)
Hi JackOfAllTrades

Since this is the "New EZ Lock Accessory" forum, I would assume that Notacks is using the EZ Lock cut off wheels. I prefer to use the reinforced cut off wheels as these are not as easily broken and those that came in the EZ Lock Kit I purchased are the reinforced kind and have provided the best service to date as far as cut off wheels go.


Curt,
I presume you are referring to EZ 456 and EZ 409.

Diverting somewhat, there appears to conflicting opinions on the uses of the EZ 545 Diamond wheel. Can this be used to cut steel and stainless steel? I do not want experiment with it as it is rather costly and I do not want to damage the wheel. The EZ series is not covered in the 'Instructional safety manual' of the Dremel 300. I would like to know what this can be used for and what it should NOT be used for.
Pl excuse my ignorance.
Jack.
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Posted 3/1/2009 4:33:19 PM
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This does not answer all your question, JackOfAllTrades, however it positively answers part of it in Customer Service>FAQ's:

Plastic

Q: What will work to cut plastic?

A: This will depend on how thick the plastic is. A cut-off wheel will cut plastic PVC. The diamond wheel (#545) will also easily cut it. If the application is actually cutting through a piece of plastic, it is important to use a cutter or cutting wheel that will get through the thickness of plastic. Otherwise, you will have to cut the plastic from both directions which can mean a very sloppy cut.

I'll try to gather more info on the rest and let you know



Enrique
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Posted 3/1/2009 4:51:55 PM
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I guess this link into Dremel Attachments&Accesories will answer your question:

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=EZ545

I suggest you make a tour through all this Dremel site using the above buttons. You will find very interesting reading material. Good luck.

Enrique

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Posted 3/1/2009 10:27:48 PM
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Dremyfan (3/1/2009)
I guess this link into Dremel Attachments&Accessories will answer your question:

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=EZ545

I suggest you make a tour through all this Dremel site using the above buttons. You will find very interesting reading material. Good luck.



Hi Enrique,
Thanks.
The above page (EZ545) does not open due to an error.

However There is no problem with the following page
http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=545

For the benefit of other viewers i have copied below an extract from this page. It seems that the 545 cannot be used to cut steel.

"The 545 Diamond Wheel is completely coated with fine diamond particles for working with hard materials. Designed to be long lasting and not lose its shape or break, it provides smooth, fine cuts. Great for cutting, sawing and carving of hard materials, such as marble, concrete, brick, porcelain, ceramics, hard epoxy and soft and hard wood."

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Posted 3/1/2009 10:53:58 PM
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Hi Enrique,
I managed to open the following page:

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/AttachmentsAndAccessories/Pages/AttachmentsDetail.aspx?pid=EZ545[/url]

EZ545 EZ Lock 1-1/2" Diamond Wheel
Under the 'features' tab, it shows:-
Material : For Cutting Metal


Unfortunately it does not state the type of metal that it can cut.

It seems that EZ545 differs from the 545 although both are diamond coated wheels.

I would like have the views of anyone with practical experience with these wheels.
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Posted 3/2/2009 3:04:49 PM
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Yes, that's best. Please share your information with us if you get from somewhere else. Thanks

Enrique
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