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Weapon of mass Destruction! DREMEL! We need warning labels!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by moeman, May 29, 2012.

  1. moeman

    moeman

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    Ok... I have a couple of fireman's axes that I wanted to polish and then engrave.

    My metal working skills are slightly more advanced than cavemen but not for lack of technology...I have all kinds of electric crap.

    Now for the DREMEL... These puppies have a really bad batting average for me...barely use it and when I do, the chances are that I will do something that will quadruple the time on a project from a mistake I made.

    I HAD the axe-heads looking good until I thought I might be able to grind off some metal flaws with my Dremel... in 30 seconds of time I wasted a previous day of work. Efficient--efficient in destruction. As for doing good--not so efficient.

    Why aren't there warning labels like:


    Attempts to use this device by an unskilled individual or on an item bigger that a pack of cards will result in uncountable man-hours to fix what you F up. Plan accordingly.



    Guys--why don't we just send a bunch of Dremels to Iran's nuclear program? I'm sure it will set them back at least a decade.


    And one other thing--I used a small buffing wheel hooked up to my Rotozip. Did you know that 30,000 rpm on a wheel made to go up to 4,500 rpm can make for some real fun? Things buff out FAST. (I put the wheel on and walked away for a minute to make sure it wasn't going to self destruct first.)

    Anyway--if you are a Dremel star show it...


    -OR-

    If you are like me and wonder why you just don't stick to sanding blocks and emery paper...tell us why.

    -AND-

    Ideas for Dremels? Pumpkin carving? Home dentistry? Divorce WOMD?
     
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  2. alabaster

    alabaster Swollen Member

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    There are warnings about it. They're just found on gun forums mostly....
     

  3. Breadman03

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    I don't have any pictures because I learned about 15 years ago that I make mistakes, and that those mistakes stayed much smaller without the Dremel.
     
  4. mhambi

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    Warnings are for sissies.


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  5. bikerdog

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    This !!!!!!

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  6. txpitdog

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    Hence the origin of the term "like new"

    Dremel tools remind me of what my dad always said when we worked in the garage - "Son, you can do things the fast way or the right way"

    You know, Wagner power painters should come with the same warning or at least something stating "REALLY not intended for indoor use"
     
  7. GMAN12

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    The Roto Zop is my Beast, just trying to cut out for an outlet in drywall.
    This thing has a mind of it's own!
     
  8. fgutie35

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    That is why Dremel sells Dee, Dee, Dee (dummyfied) accesories you can attach to the tool to keep you from making those mistakes.:cool: Like for exaple the attachment to sharpen tools and knives that has a crevice that allows the tool or knive to go in only in a certain angle so the shapened area be consistent.:supergrin:

    I have so much fun with dremels, that most of my budget goes on cutting, grinding, polishing and sanding wheels as well as bits.:supergrin:
     
  9. moeman

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    the Dremel is like the habernero of hand tools...

    go ahead and try...
     
  10. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? Millennium Member CLM

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    The only time I've done more damage than with a Dremel is when a 3.5" hole saw in a 1/2" corded power drill bounced while cutting into a fiberglass dashboard on a new boat. Man, can you gouge the absolute crap out of gelcoat with a runaway hole saw. :wow: :shocked: :upeyes: :steamed: :steamed:
     
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    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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  12. Huaco Kid

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    My Dremel, with it's little cut-off wheels, is the tool that taught me to actually wear safety goggles.

    That tool has almost put my eye out more times than the other 10,000 power tools I've used in my life, combined.
     
  13. Breadman03

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    I completely forgot how much those wheels like low-Earth orbit.
     
  14. Atlas

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    The Dremel is what separates man from the animals.
     
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  15. m2hmghb

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    I like dremels. They can get you good deals on knives and parts.
     
  16. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    (Fixed it for ya!) Still, that was hilarious! :rofl:
     
  17. SFCSMITH(RET)

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    Look, basic skills of manhood include the ability to use the following items correctly:

    10-22
    Dremel
    Sawzall

    When I am king, each and every manchild will receive them at birth and will have to show competence and a given age with each, lest they be recycled.
     
  18. fastbolt

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    They ought to require a waiting & cooling off period ...
     
  19. Janno05

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    When polishing metal sand paper and beer are your friends. Dremels are the spawn of the devil
     
  20. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    I have owned a Dremel for nigh on 10 years, the only thing it has not pooched is polishing with a felt bob.

    I think I have used some cutoff wheels to cut bolts and such, thankfully I still have both eyes. It's like trying to hold a ground squirrel that's high on meth and then giving it a mini hand grenade.