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Posted 12/30/2008 12:50:56 PM
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is there a tool for cutting granite? i tried the diamond blade and it burned out pretty fast. any suggestions will help 



Bryan




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Posted 12/31/2008 3:02:02 PM
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If nobody comes up with an answer to your question I would call Customers Service. Click at the top to get their free numbers or email. In the meantime you will find some near answers in the following link: Look into "Miscellaneous"

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/customerservice/faq/Pages/FAQ.aspx

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Posted 12/31/2008 3:19:53 PM
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Bryan, in the above I meant to say: look into 'Drilling' and later into 'Miscellaneous'

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Posted 1/2/2009 3:42:43 PM
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Well as far as using granite, you have to remember it is one of the hardest stones of all. It will surely overwork not only your dremels motor, but also any tips that you might try on it.

I am currently beginning small scale statue type pieces with the dremel, utilizing whatever stones that work best. I am no pro, but can tell you that even if engraving is what you are after, then going to a local marble/tile shop and aquiring a piece of softer stone is what you may try first.

I so far have used marble. There are many different types, but marble itself is alot more workable than granite by far. You can even go to these tile shops and ask to look at their s**** bins. They will more times than not give these pieces to you at no or at small cost...

Using the dremel diamond based tips are the best for engraving I find. Although if you want to carve and shape, believe it or not, The little sandpaper drums that come with most all kits, work magic on marble.. There are the aluminum oxide stones also, but they seem to get glazed over quickly from the stones ultra fine dust, becoming almost un-usable at some point.

I hope this helps. I wish I had webspace so that I could post the few Alien chesspieces I have done thus far from travertine marble.

I surely need a better camera also since the detail is hard to see..

Steve.....
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Posted 1/7/2009 10:26:30 PM
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i find the reinforced carbon bits at 35k rpm's slice through granite like butter without much wear on the disk
also steve you may wanna check into setting up a myspace account since they offer free picture hosting and you can design your profile page all around your carvings more or less


happy dremeling
Ash
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