Old versus new


Old versus new

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Yesterday while working on a lawnmower, my ancient Dremel died. Bought it new as a 36 piece kit in May of 1989 for $36...yes I do have the reciept! I have worn out several sets of motor brushes, and the commutator has even been dressed and cut because of grooves and wear. While right in the middle of a job, I decided to purchase a replacement tool. Found the model 300 in a kit for a good price. I came home to resume my project, and after just a few minutes use, the tool was red hot and smelled burnt. After allowing a cool down, the motor would not run unless you applied pressure to the switch. Called the store and was told to bring it back for exchange. Before returning to the store, I decided to open my original old tool to see why it stopped after 20 years. Found inside is a rubber coupler which had broken, so I headed back with my new defect and the coupler from my old one. I exchanged the new one for another plus I picked up a 6 inch piece of clear soft tube. I replaced the coupler with the clear tube, and it works great, plus my new model 300 works flawless as well. It does seem to run slightly warmer than my old one, and my only complaint is that the kit box is made so cheap. My old box had actual hinges where the new one does not. Also had the little tray with the holes for each bit, where the new one has such a wonderful design that all of my bits are thrown loosely into a small white box that fits into the tool case. With the price of the tool, and the solid quality of the tool, why not give us a better case, even if it means going up another $10 in price! Some of my bits were expensive enough that I would gladly pay the extra for a case to protect them!
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It is not that quality is not acheiveable in this day and age,it is just undesireable. Cheap is in my friend because if it makes it one day past the warranty,guess what, it is time to buy an new one.

It's like buying a revel at the icecream bar.Open up the pack and what do you find? A revel that is half the size of the ones made in 1960 at ten times the price. I figure if I make it to the age of 85 and buy a revel, all I am going to get is the wrapper and the stick.

Get used to it  -- cheap is in.



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