The Way I View EZ Lock


The Way I View EZ Lock

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Don't take offense, I don't want to be rude.



The way i see this EZ lock system: It's the biggest scam in tool maker history. EZ Lock was developed mainly for cutting wheels and we all know how long those are made to last- 1 foot of cutting per wheel at $1 a wheel, isn't cheap. How can Dremel rip of the consumer even more? Make them buy a $10 EZ Mandel that fits $2 a piece wheels!- still only cutting at 1 foot for wheel. But now consumers can switch the used wheels faster, meaning they will use more wheels, and throw away even more money!



Come on it's the 21st century, Dremel can make this wheels last longer if they wanted to.

Don't Buy Dremels From Wal-Mart.





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Walmart $50, Lowes $30!?!
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I don't have any of these and I don't think I'd buy one. They are too costly. I usually break my cutting wheels more than getting good use from them. I like the fibered wheels best, but they cost more than the regular ones. I get more "mileage" from the fibered ones. When using the regular unfibered wheels, I usually have to use two together to really cut anything. I find that the accessories for the rotary tools cost a lot and the rotary tool is a good value price.
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I never thought to use a Dremel because it was cheap; I use it when it is the best and/or only tool to accomplish what I want to do. Try cutting crown molding (coped) for a tin ceiling (for example) with tin snips, and you appreciate EZ lock cutoff wheels in a big hurry. greg
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I like the fibered wheels best

The fiber wheels are the only cutting wheels I have ever used.

I have looked at the other wheel, but have not tried them yet as the fiber work good enough for me.

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I never thought to use a Dremel because it was cheap; I use it when it is the best and/or only tool to accomplish what I want to do.

I feel the same way. If it's the best tool for the job who cares about cost.

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I bought the Dremel EZ mandrel, and the EZ545 diamond wheel. I found that it worked very well. I have cut over 75" of floor tile with the same EZ545 wheel. I really like being able to change the wheel faster and easier than the regular mandrel.
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I guess that's one way to look at EZ-lock, I definitely see the value in it though, and will probably get it in the near future. Especially being able to use it for things like abrassive buffs, polishing wheels, diamond cutoff wheels. Regular cut off wheels were just the first made, probably because they are the most used. The are not phasing out regular mandrels as you can still use easy-lock pieces with a regular mandrel, its just a luxury option if you so choose. If you use it often, it is a good investment in my eyes.
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I definitely agree with you Tardboy21. It's a pleasure for me when I use the EZ Lock, I really enjoy it as it is with writing with a good pen.

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I think that you may be missing the point on the EZ lock system. If you have ever had to rummage around on you work table or the floor for the mandrel screw or, if like myself you had arthritis in your hands, I think that you would appreciate the EZ lock. Lose the mandrel screw and you have to buy a new mandrel and a few of those and you have bought an EZ lock mandrel.  
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I use all dremel attachments and tool bits; I use them continually. I have 4 of the 10 volt units and could not get along without them.



In my opinion, the ez lock is the worst piece of junk that I have ever encountered. If you hold it exactly straight and don't waiver; and don't use much pressure it works pretty well. If you bind it or put any strain on the cut off wheel the center breaks out. I agree that the ez line is a substandard quality item that does not fit the normal dremel service output.



I found that out after purchasing about $100 worth of ez line stuff.



The small screw on wheels work wonders.


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