Dremel 3000: Thoughts on the new tool


Dremel 3000: Thoughts on the new tool

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The Dremel brand would like to hear your thoughts on the brand new Dremel 3000 http://www.dremelnewsroom.com/epks/SawMax_Dremel3000/dremel3000.html. Many of the enhancements made to this tool were requested by users themselves - have they met your needs for a best-in-class rotary tool? Please share your thoughts here.

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First, I want to say "thanks"; I won the 300 in your monthly give away. I own, at last count, four Drfemel rotary tools...all 300...don't ask LOL! I must say the 3000 is an improvement.

So far, the quick change nose collet has performed flawlessly. I've been using the add on collect you can buy seperately. I never did upgrade my 300 series to the 4000 I didn't like the feel. The  3000 captures that pencil grip very well. The specs say the 3000 is slightly less powerful than the 300. Can't prove it by me. It is way WAYcooler running than a 300.

Think this is a winner.

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Hi, Got a 3000 for Christmas, my 1st dremel tool. I'm slowly using each of the tools. It came w/a cutting guide. I purchased a sanding guide and have ordered a vise from amazon. I'll get a router table next. When I watch the how to videos on your sight the 3000 is never refered to. I'm assuming that the 3000 will work when the 200, 300, 400 are refered to. Is that right? Looking froward to making some childrens doll furniture for the grand kids.

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Hi - this is Beth from Dremel Customer Service. I am really thrilled that you have purchased so many of the attachments for your 3000 ... everything will work with it. The 3000 actually was the upgrade from the model 300, so yes... anytime the videos refer to a "300", you can automatically know that this will apply to the 3000 as well. I will forward this information onto our source in hopes that in the future when more videos are produced, we'll make sure we denote the 3000! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Dremel Customer Service Dept. at 1-800-437-3635, Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, CST.

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SmileSmileSmileHi, I just purchased the Dremel 3000 today and so far loving it. I just made my first spoon pendent and it is great. I will be making spoon rings too, but I will need a ring mandrel and I also need some strengh to bend the spoon. This is a great product for other craft items too. My sister has a Dremel also, but not sure which # it is and she hasn't used her's as yet. Wait til I show her what I made. Maybe we can get together and make bird houses and the like. Thanks for letting me share. Huggies, Fay
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Back in the early 80's I got a Dremel for my birthday.Don't remeber the model,only that it came in a yellow plastic case.I used and abused it basically.I even sat one day and ran it full blast for hours nonstop, knocking all the paint off a bicycle frame.I remember this thing got so hot I had to wear gloves.Have done other countless things it was probably not designed for, but it never complained.When I joined the US army and was stationed over seas, my younger brother snagged it .That was over 25 years ago.He still has it and, it's still going.

Now that's Quality.Back in those days we swore by Dremel .



It's seems much different today.



Still living overseas I recently purchased a brand new Dremel 3000,

from a german hardware store.Got it home,opened the box, and it didn't even run.So much for this units quality control.Went back and exchanged it.The second unit ran sporadically for 2 or 3 minutes then quit.Another return to the store and the salesman started acting like I was at fault.We opened,at the store,4 more units.From the 4 opened ,2 ran sporadically before one quit,and a third ran full speed, with no regulation.The 4th one ran fine, so against my better judgment I accepted it as a replacement.



It's been a couple of months since, and with approximately 15 hours run time,it died last night.The rpm became unstable, it got hot and was stinking.I pulled the brushes out and found they were chipped and broken badly around the edges.I opened the unit and found the crumbs down around the armature,with burn marks where the windings have been damaged.The running back and forth because of defective products is not worth my time and effort anymore.I chucked it in the corner.



Now a little background about me.I work quality control for companies importing electronic products from Asia.Mainly China and South Korea.I have seen some good products,but mostly crap coming out of these countries.Products right out of the box that don't work, work a little then quit,products that work fine during our 48 hour testing period,and then work 15 minutes at the customer before breaking.

And quite truthfully, in my honest, educated opinion,the Dremel 3000

bears all the hallmarks of being produced somewhere in Asia.After having gone through 6 brand new units to find 1 that worked,even if only 15 hours,is typical of Asian quality control .Someone really needs to tell whoever is in charge that quality control don't mean "if it don't work,pack it up anyway". Or do the defects get put aside for shipping to Europe?



All in all,I'm not impressed with the Dremel 3000.It was a waste of time and money.I'm a firm believer in buying quality tools,buying them once and having them for a lifetime.The Dremel 3000 doesn't fit that category.
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****o, this is Beth from Dremel from the U.S.A.  First off, I have to say, I was quite surprised to have read your message in relation to all the trouble you are having with your model 3000.  Seeing you are oversea's, and undoubtedly with a 220V tool, the tool would need to go to a service center in Europe vs here in the States.(where ours are 120V)  (I have to wonder if you had sent an email actually to the European portion of our website?) This is where you should be going.  I would suggest contacting them.  You can either write or call them (the number is on the website for the country you choose).  I am also going to send a private email to you as well with other information and this will require me getting some additional and private/detailed information from you.  Dremel wants to be able to assist you, but we have to go through the proper channels that handle the right voltage of tools okay?  Thank you.

-Beth at Dremel
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Quite bummed that the Dremel 3000 cannot use the wire brush accessories such as 428, 442, 530, 531 535, 536 or 537.



Yes, i now know it is written on the back of the box in small print. But as a previous owner of a dremel rotary tool, didn't see a need to proof read entire box. Had no idea that for whatever reason, Dremel would create a tool that would not accept all of its shanks or collets. The 3000 is a variable-speed rotary tool from 5,000-32,000 rpm. Settings 2 and 4 are both low enough speeds for doing brass, copper, pewter, aluminum, etc.



SO WHY NOT? Angry
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****o, this is Beth from Dremel.  I'm sorry for the confusion that you have stated about how the wire brushes can't work on the model 3000... this is not correct.  They CAN work on the this model.  They just can't be run in excess of 15,000 RPM.  Sorry for the confusion... but you are good to go... ENJOY!  (If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to call our Dremel Customer Service on our toll free phone number of 1-800-437-3635, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, CST).

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I really love my Dremel 3000, which is why I am so gutted that today it has suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason - just like my 300 did, which is why I bought the 3000 in the first place. Any suggestions what I can do?


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