Disgusted!!


Disgusted!!

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ihatedremel
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I recently (stupidly) paid over $180aus for the dremel 4200. The body does what it is supposed to... ie spin, oh and it looks nice.. that's were my praise abruptly ends. The bits are highway robbery over priced, paid $28aus for one routing bit. I noticed I could buy six varied bits for a hand router machine of what looked to me to be better quality from a supposed lesser brand. The bits all fall apart or fail even when used as directed (I'm not an idiot) Could not cut more than a few mm each pass. The attachment is pathetic, moving of my measurement each time I tighten the screw and moves unless you crank it tight, which then leaves grooves in the plastic. Not only that if I set the router at zero the bit is actually inside the guide??? All the included bit seem to disintergrate even at the slightest touch.. one broke while is wasAngry holding it between two fingers!! I tried to route a 10mm channel in SOFT pine, three 3mm and one 1mm pass later I noticed due to the weak plastic of the guide my settings had slipped and ruined a customers job.. (replaced at my expense) The grinding stone bogged up first time I used it, cutting disk (metal) had a fair amount of trouble cutting 1.2mm aluminum, would have been better off using my hand dentures! I want my money back!!!!! I have pictures!!

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There is little doubt that you are not satisfied with Dremel but I have used their products for many years and have never encountered the problems that you have experienced and seriously doubt your claim that they all failed.  I agree that the guide graduation is unreliable but that is the same for any tool.  Once you set it for the operation it should be fine and I say that because I used it often for creating signs.  If there is one concern that I might have is that with the collet for the 4200 it may not hold a router bit as securely as the regular collet used with other dremels.  You are however correct in stating that the bits are excessively pricey but I guess that is because that is what the market will bear.

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I have found that going to a Sears store they have after market bits and accessories that can be used with Dremel tools as well as their craftsman rotary tools, Dremel far out performs the Craftsman rotary tools but the craftsman accessories are much better priced. Check them out.
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I love the consistent speed with no bogging down. Ordered a 3/32 colet which is on back order. Dremel is just as upset as I am that they are having problems with the supplier. Once I receive it...it will be as good a product as my 732 1/4 inch unit I believe. Had that one for 20 years


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