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My first dremel.
on July 31, 2008
I have always wanted a Dremel tool, so this seemed like a good kit to start out with. The 55 Accessories does not mean 55 different kinds, there are as much as 5 as some of the accessories, so there's only a choice of about 12 to use.
I got this for two specific tasks that I could not do with any other tools, and the included accessories were enough to get them done.
Task 1: Hedge trimmer with hardened steel blades. Supposedly it never needs sharpening, but after 5 years it has become dull. I used the Aluminum Oxide sharpening stone, and the 8 speed, and a little finesse, and it is cutting better than it did before I sharpened it.
Task 2: I had several nail heads/screw heads in wood work that were not flush, and always bothered me. I used the cutting wheel, and it took care of them pretty quickly. Minor burns on the hardwood floor from hot pieces of metal falling off, so make sure you put something non-flammable underneath.
This is a useful tool for small spaces where you can't get a regular grinding wheel, saw, angle grinder, or drill to fit.
As you own it, expect to buy more accessories.