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Old 4th June 2015, 07:46   #1036
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If you want a life time supply of dremel accessories, get Dremel 704 kit. Along with that, a Dremel multi chuck 4486 too which will kinda complete the collection (this is not really necessary if you have separate tools for drilling purposes. I just got it to add to my dremel collection) of accessories for the rotary tool. There might be more accessories available but these should take care of almost all dremel cutting, shaping, cleaning, polishing needs. The smaller kit next to 704 in the pic came with the dremel tool, so did the extension shaft.
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My vote: corded.

I had a pro hang-up motor with flexible drive and foot control.
Is the foot control pedal available in India ? It could be used as a dead man switch while using power tools like angle grinders. I inquired about it in the tool shops / Bosch dealer here in Trivandrum, but no luck. Heck, then they don't even keep the dust extraction guards for angle grinders. Reason, no one has asked for it till date

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I have the Dremel 4000. Upgraded from the Dremel 200. I also got the vice along with a few other accessories. One of my best investments as far as DIY tools are concerned.
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I have the Dremel 4000. Upgraded from the Dremel 200. I also got the vice along with a few other accessories. One of my best investments as far as DIY tools are concerned.
Any idea which is the cheapest dremel model that comes with a variable speed control. The Dremel 200 has only 2 fixed speeds
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Any idea which is the cheapest dremel model that comes with a variable speed control. The Dremel 200 has only 2 fixed speeds
The Dremel 300. I don't know about the current prices but in 2012-13 when it was introduced in India, I had got it for 3500/- or so. Don't remember the exact pricing but was under 4000/- Definitely has variable speed control.
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Is the foot control pedal available in India ? ...
Yes it is. Very commonly used with sewing machine motors. Check in industrial supply shops - it will be available.
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I am using a Singer sewing machine motor with a Singer Foot pedal as a small fixed grinder on my work table for many years. The foot pedal works well with the machine motor. The foot pedal switch can also be bought separately from Singer.
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Old 5th June 2015, 11:48   #1043
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Was trying to remove roof rails today and assumed star set would do the job, but realised that it requires spline set. Got this set from the neighbourhood hardware store for ₹300.
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looking for a decent benchvise to buy. what size/cost/material(machined/fabricated/drop forged/)/brands should i look at. can i get hold of a used one from somewhere?

any pointers/info would be helpful.

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looking for a decent benchvise to buy. what size/cost/material(machined/fabricated/drop forged/)/brands should i look at. can i get hold of a used one from somewhere?

any pointers/info would be helpful.

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Depends on what you need it for. The best place is Delhi's Chawri Bazar area. You can see and evaluate hundreds of designs and sizes there. If you have a strong table, then the 5" size is the best. You get ones with interchangeable jaw liners - smooth, serrated and hard rubber ones.

I bought a 5" one (width of the jaws) more than 40 years ago, and it is still going strong.

http://www.swanmachinetools.net/apex-vices.html
http://www.tolexo.com/venus-sbv-benc...xed-based.html
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Old 11th June 2015, 18:44   #1046
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Painted my workbench and installed the vise.

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For safety reasons (when using the angle grinder), I shifted the workbench to a storage shed outside the house, which I plan to convert into my DIY workshop.
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Very nice

I would use bolts with larger heads, and even put even larger washers under them, making a larger area to spread the forces.

I suggest also that you make covers for the vice jaws. The steel jaws may mark steel itself, and will mark or even damage softer materials. For my small jewellery-bench vice, mostly used for holding silver, I made simple caps by bending some copper sheet: side flaps kept it in place.

My current small vice came with rubber jaw covers. It is a hard rubber, but the small amount of give helps when holding small pieces.
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I need some advice about drilling holes in brick walls.

I have a 550 watt 13mm drill. And I want to use it to drill through a single brick thick wall. A 25 mm hole size is desirable. Can I do it with this drill?

If yes, what size drill bit should I use? Do I need to drill a pilot hole first? Someone recommended a diamond core bit..

I'm also told that oversize drill bits are available for 13mm drills.

Thanks in advance.

Dr. Singh.
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I need some advice about drilling holes in brick walls.

I have a 550 watt 13mm drill. And I want to use it to drill through a single brick thick wall. A 25 mm hole size is desirable. Can I do it with this drill?

If yes, what size drill bit should I use? Do I need to drill a pilot hole first? Someone recommended a diamond core bit..

I'm also told that oversize drill bits are available for 13mm drills.

Thanks in advance.

Dr. Singh.
If it is only a brick wall then you can easily drill through it with a 13mm drill. You will need a drill bit with 25mm carbide head and 13mm or smaller shank. Preferably get one that is 300mm or longer. I have a 20mm carbide, 450mm long drill. With my 45+ year old Wolf drill it goes through a brick wall easily.

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My drill and long masonry bits. The largest one is 20mm x 450mm. The smallest one is 6mm
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My drill and long masonry bits. The largest one is 20mm x 450mm. The smallest one is 6mm
Damn, that is one HUGE and solid drill! And looks like a vintage one. Where did you source it from?
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