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Old 4th May 2009, 19:12   #76
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You need to have a thicker skin and be more persistent with them. What you said is true for any town in India. More the business you do with them, more pally they are; go in with a long BoM, and they will even polish the stool with their sleeves and serve you tea.

Sure, dedicated DIY sections / shops - where we can pick and choose, touch and feel - would be really convenient like we get abroad (Supermarkets, IKEA, and the like). In India, I have so far only seen Home Town and Spar in Bangalore have sections like that - and even that is woefully inadequate, both in terms of range as well as salespersons' knowledge.
+1 to above.

I have been to Metro also in search of some tools but they are equal bad. You have to go around Ranigunj here in Hyderabad to find some decent tools.
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Im looking for a good quality set of precision screwdrivers. Main purpose is DIY laptop repair.

Unable to find any good quality ones locally, most of the shops sell 100 rs wala sets which are horrible.

Please suggest a place to buy.
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Im looking for a good quality set of precision screwdrivers. Main purpose is DIY laptop repair.

Unable to find any good quality ones locally, most of the shops sell 100 rs wala sets which are horrible.

Please suggest a place to buy.
Check with any reputed Hardware store, I mean the shop which sells household hardware, not the computer one.
if you wish you can buy the chinese one, Iam using one and its not that bad for Rs.150/-

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Old 17th June 2009, 11:57   #79
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Default Bosh stall in Spar - Oasis mall - Koramangala

Hi , I thought this might be of some interest for many who visit this thread.

I took snap of few tools being sold at Spar, Oasis mall Koramangala - ringroad.

BoshTitanium plus tool bit set - Rs.1299/-
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117 piece Drill and bit set - Rs.1199/-
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Dremel Engraver - Rs.3899/-
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Another set of drill bits at Rs.600/-
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Dremel Glue gun is priced at Rs.3000/-
Skill drill at Rs.1999/-

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How much was the Dremel 300 set?

Does anyone know who services Dremel in India? The speed control of my Dremel has gone kaput.
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Old 17th June 2009, 22:45   #81
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Speed control in dremel is a simple contact changer mechanism. In my 7.2V 10K/20K rotary tool, the speed control switch changes the contact to make parallel or series connection out of 2, 3.6Volt output from battery pack. For high speed it puts the cells in series to make 7.2V and for low it puts them in parallel to make 3.6. It ensures no loss of power while controlling the speed.

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Old 18th June 2009, 13:48   #82
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In the new ones, yes.

Unfortunately I have a 1998 direct-from-mains model in which speed is continuously controlled 0-x0000 rpm. There is a custom pot, a narrow strip of carbon resistor over which the control lever wipes a contact. That blessed resistive strip is kaput! :-( Works either at <100 or >x000 rpm, that also only when I keep the lever pressed rather hard.

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Ah, 1998 model !
Not sure, may be cleaning the carbon strip carefuly might help. If that pot carbon strip is wornout then you might have to replace it with a new one with same rating. Some of the old televisions used to come with slide type volume control. Do not know even dremel can give the replacement parts. So you will have to do a DIY for a must have tool of DIY-er (Hope you do not need to use a dremel to do that! hmmm... you can take mine in that case)
Does dremel/Bosch repair it in Blr? not sure about this also. I will ask them when i visit Spar outlet next time. Sorry I misplaced the prices i noted for 300 series. Whatever it is, it is worth though.

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Hi , I thought this might be of some interest for many who visit this thread.
I took snap of few tools being sold at Spar, Oasis mall Koramangala - ringroad.
Thanks for the info Shyam! Looks like you are doing a great marketing job for Spar. Half of the stuff from you pics are already sold out.

Picked up the Bosch Drill Tool Kit from there for Rs.3500

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How much was the Dremel 300 set?
It costs Rs.2999
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There is a custom pot, a narrow strip of carbon resistor over which the control lever wipes a contact. That blessed resistive strip is kaput! .
Did you try that CRC stuff that is available at every electronic store?
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Errr... CRC? Was ist das?
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Nice selection of tools; the Bosch kit looks like a nice buy.

Dremmel should be serviced by Bosch as it is part of their group.
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Thanks for the info Shyam! Looks like you are doing a great marketing job for Spar. Half of the stuff from you pics are already sold out.

Picked up the Bosch Drill Tool Kit from there for Rs.3500

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It costs Rs.2999
That seems to be a complete kit. Happy DIY-ing

I posted them just for the benifit of other members here, no commercial benifits ot interest connected to that.
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Any Ideas guys where can I pick up a Dremel kit in kolkata?
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Jaguar, Thanks for the pricing and the PIC, I'll be buying the drill kit sometime later for sure.
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