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Posted 2/18/2011 11:06:50 PM
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I have the Dremel 4000 and I am a novice with the tool
I want to know if I can engrave/etch in metal sheets?
I already have the # 107 Engraving tip

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Posted 2/20/2011 12:42:25 PM
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I work for an industrial steel manufacturer, and they just bought one for the shop, but I think it was the actual engraving tool. I'm not sure what the difference is, but the 4000 is supposed to be able to take all (or almost all) the bits that are out there, so maybe you can find the engraving bit. The 4000 is going to be a bit heavy for that, but I saw a handrest at Home Depot just a couple hours ago, looks like it might work for that too.

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Posted 2/26/2011 6:12:47 PM
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Hey, Whisper. I just bought mine a couple of days ago. It came with the engraving handle attachment you're talking about. Although I haven't actually used it yet, I did fit it to the tool just to get the feel of it and it was a very positive, "in control" feeling. I think I'd feel confident using it to etch script with.
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Posted 2/26/2011 6:20:34 PM
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According to the User's Manual, your #107 engraving cutter will work best on steel at a speed setting of 9-11 thousand rpm...and softer metals at a speed of 12-17 thousand rpm.

As usual...practice on s**** first if that is an option.
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Posted 2/26/2011 6:23:04 PM
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I had no idea that "s_c_r_a_p" was a dirty word on this board! Live and learn!
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