is the 3000 strong enough for stone carvings?


is the 3000 strong enough for stone carvings?

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I've been trying to get my hands on a 300 dremel for a while, or specifically this; www.bunnings.com.au/dremel-130w-30-piece-corded-rotary-tool-kit_p6280040]



I have a few projects for it but one specifically I am worried about, soapstone or general stone carving, this the 3000 strong enough, I assume it is, I just wanted to check.



Are there any specific bits I should be using for a job like stone carving?
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I understand that soap stone is generally about the softest stone and that you can carve it using many of the same tools that you use on wood; for example, a wood rasp. I would expect that any of the high speed cutters would work. That said, I expect that Tungsten Carbide Cutters and diamond to simply last longer.



Be sure that you use suitable eye protection and also wear a mask so you are not breathing in the dust.



I have not done a bunch of carving, but, especially if you will be doing a bunch of carving, then I highly recommend that you get the flex shaft attachment. I was just using mine last night attached to the 4200. Much easier to hold a light shaft than the entire tool.



If this is all that you will do, then consider something like the Dremel 9100 Fortiflex



http://www.dremel.com/en-us/tools/pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=9100#.U1sa8TkmfmE



Also available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dremel-9100-21-Forti-Flex-Stationary-Precision/dp/B00G5R4E9K



I have never used the 9100, only the Foredom, but, at home, I wanted to have access to a standard Dremel and the standard Dremel has a nice warranty so you are probably pretty safe there.


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