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Proxxon 38481 Professional Rotary Tool IBS/E

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  • Comes with 6 high concentrically steel collets, 1/32-, 1/16-, 5/64-, 3/3-2, 7/64-, 1/8-inch
  • 34 industrial quality bit and cutters and blow-molded storage case
  • Ideal for grinding, polishing, cleaning, cutting and engraving
  • High-revving motor has full-wave electronic speed control
  • 5,000-20,000 rpm,110-120 VAC, 60HZ, 1/8 horsepower, 9 inches long, 1.3 pounds
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Proxxon 38481 Professional Rotary Tool IBS/E + Proxxon 28622 Micromot Flexishaft 110/BF for use with Proxxon Rotary Tools + Proxxon 28606 MICROMOT Drill Stand MB 140/ S
Price for all three: $237.95

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Technical Details
Part Number 38481
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions13 x 8.1 x 4.4 inches
Item model number38481
ColorGreen
Power Sourceac
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentscase
Warranty DescriptionLimited Warranty of Proxxon Power Tools for home use. Prox-Tech, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser only that all Proxxon consumer power tools will be free from defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Seller's sole obligation and your exclusive remedy under this limited warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or misrepaired by persons other than Seller or Authorized Service Station. This limited warranty does not apply to accessory items such as circular saw blades, drill bits, router bits jigsaw blades, sanding belts, grinding wheels and other related items. Damage to the product resulting from tampering, accident, abuse, negligence, unauthorized repairs or alterations, unapproved attachments or other causes unrelated to problems with material or workmanship are not covered by this warranty. Any implied warranties shall be limited in duration to two years from date of purchase. Some states in the U.S. and some Canadian provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event shall seller be liable for any incidental or consequential damages (including but not limited to liability for loss of profits) arising from the sale or use of this product. Some states in the U.S. and some Canadian provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, sol the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
  
Additional Information
ASINB001FWXEO6
Best Sellers Rank #26,032 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2003
  
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Product Description

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Featuring a variable-speed motor and a stabilizing, ball-bearing assembly, the Proxxon IB/E Professional Rotary Tool is ideal for a wide range of hobbies and professional projects. Lightweight, quiet, and capable of high torque even at low speeds, this well-balanced rotary tool includes 34 accessories that can be used for grinding, polishing, engraving, and more.

The IB/E Professional
Rotary Tool Offers:
  • Electronic speed control.
  • 34-piece accessory kit with industrial-quality bits and cutters.
  • Variable-speed motor that operates between 5,000 and 20,000 RPM.


A handy storage case is included.


The Proxxon IB/E Professional Rotary Tool is lightweight, quiet, and capable of high torque even at low speeds. View larger.
Ideal for a Wide Range of Hobby Projects
With an electronic speed control and 34 industrial-quality bits and cutters--including six, triple-slit steel collets covering 1/32-inch to 1/8-inch (1.0 to 3.2 millimeters)--this versatile rotary tool is the ideal addition to any workshop. It can be used for a wide range of projects that require intricate detail work like carving, etching, or engraving.

Variable-Speed Motor for Multiple Uses
The IB/E features a variable-speed motor that operates from 5,000 to 20,000 RPM and performs with high torque even at low speeds. The IB/E can be used for extended periods of time at low speeds for projects that require brushing and cutting, or at high speeds for heavy-duty jobs that require grinding and milling.

Quiet, Vibration-Free Operation
The IB/E features a quiet 1/8-horsepower motor that is specially balanced for minimal vibration, allowing you to use it comfortably and with stability, even while working on intricate details at maximum speeds. The streamlined die-cast aluminum head supports the exact positioning of the ball-bearing assembly. With a slim form and weighing just 1.3 pounds, the tool is easy and comfortable to handle.

What's in the Box
Rotary tool, 34-piece accessory set, six triple-slit steel collets, and storage case.




1. Ball-bearing spindle of ground steel, with lock-button for rapid cutter changes.
2. Streamlined die-cast aluminum head for exact bearing seats and optimal stability.
3. Quiet 100-W motor with continuously variable speeds between 5,000 and 20,000 RPM.
4. Complete with six triple-slit steel collets covering 1/32'' to 1/8'' (1.0-3.2 mm).

Product Description

The Proxxon Professional Grinder is the smoothest and most powerful hand held rotary tool we have ever tested. The quality of this tool is exceptional. This tool has features not found on other rotary tools

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Customer Reviews

Great tool, and it feels solid in your hand.
Cory Soto
Sometimes you save money by spending a little more up front, this is one of those cases!
MrGagget
Vibration can also come from bad attachments.
Stefan Brunner

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143 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Stefan Brunner on March 27, 2009
I bought the Proxxon instead of the Dremel. The Proxxon is very quiet compared to the Dremel which is screaming loud at high RPM. The Proxxon appears to be extremely rigidly built unlike the Dremel. It weights about a pound and has about the dimensions of the 300 Series Dremel. You can change the speed from 5k to 20k RPM and the motor is wave controlled to maintain its speed under load - unlike the Dremel which slows down under load. It comes with a set of drills and milling bits as well as cutting wheels. I also bought the drill stand MB 140/S and vice MS 4. The bits appear to be well priced. Notice that Amazon sells many of the bits in kits (as noted in the product descriptions) while most other places sell just a single package of the bits. Dremel bits should fit as well but I did not try this. I am intending to use it for regular repair jobs around the house. The only bad thing I noticed is that the case does not keep things in place when you carry it and you better put the bits in a little baggy instead of the included bit holder. I bought the Proxxon because this unit is regularly used for industrial applications over many hundred of hours while many people reported that they fried several Dremel units at simple jobs like cutting into dry wall.

A small rotary tools is extremely versatile and you can do a lot of things with it like drilling, grinding, sanding, polishing, milling, cutting (sawing), engraving, or routing in many materials like ferrous metals, precious metals, stone, glass, plastic, or wood. There is a bit for every material and job. Most bit kits are useless as they include a lot of cheap tools such as sanding disks. Buy the right bit for the right application. You do not need many different bits. Cheap bits wear out immidiately and are a waste of money.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By J. Couture on November 12, 2008
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I am using this power tool as the spindle of my computer controlled router. The runout and vibration are so low I am able to mill my own circuit boards. My old Dremel is not of the same quality and I can not recommend Dremel over this tool ... if you are in the market for a multi-tool this is the one to buy.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By M. Wright on January 6, 2009
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I purchased the Proxxon professional model to replace a Dremel that I had burned up trying to make small cuts in some engineered wood flooring, which is tough stuff. The Proxxon handled it quite well. Lots of power, didn't overheat and kept going through the job, which took several minutes for each cut. It is well-balanced, tool change is easy and it takes all of the Dremel tools as well as the Proxxon tools. The Proxxon tools are good tools, but the selection is limited compared to all of the different tools that Dremel offers. Accessories are also a little harder to find, but on-line searching will locate what you need.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Z. Hester on June 12, 2010
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I own a range of power tools from home-/hobby-grade to professional-grade. Very rarely, I run into a tool that's priced to be accessible to the home user, but provides quality at a professional level. This is one of those rare tools.

Certainly, this tool is more expensive than Dremel's competing products, but it's almost unfair to compare this tool to anything Dremel makes. I have owned a lot of Dremel products, and I was considering purchasing the Dremel 4000 to use as a spindle for a homemade CNC PCB router. I had no previous experience with anything Proxxon makes, so it was a bit of a leap of faith. I'm more than happy I bought the Proxxon.

The Proxxon IB/E is 30% more expensive than the Dremel 4000, but you get about 200% more tool for your money. The tool is built with far better precision. The plastic parts of the body feel like a serious power tool, and the aluminum nose that supports the bearings makes the whole thing feel indestructible compared to other tools in its class.

You can run the Proxxon at its highest speed setting, and it's far quieter than the Dremel running at its lowest. A quieter tool isn't just beneficial to the operator's hearing. A quieter tool is also an indication of fewer wearing surfaces inside the tool (brushes, bearings, gears, etc). All Dremels I've used sound like they're actively trying to destroy themselves. The Proxxon sounds like other tools that are far more expensive.

From the perspective of a student of CNC machining, the Proxxon excels at my use as a milling spindle. Even if it wasn't a more precise tool (the most important aspect), the noise level and separate power switch puts this tool way ahead of the pack.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By eli on January 7, 2009
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I have owned a couple of dremel rotary tools, a craftsman, and a black & decker, and this is by far the most powerful and smoothest operating rotary tool of any that I have owned to date. The upper rpm range is much higher than any of my previous tools and would actually cause vibration in the Proxxon due to the shaft of the mandrel flexing because it was sticking too far out from the collet(moving the attachment closer to the tool usually solves this problem). Also, make sure the attachment you are using is well balanced. Definitely worth the few extra bucks over the competition.
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