Thanks for the tip, Ross. I called Sears Friday afternoon (10/24) and the
unit is indeed on sale. The salesman didn't know much...
I asked about warranty: one year. Two years: extra $7. No flex shaft. So...
read the "rest of the story" in another message...
I just love a happy ending! ;-)
At 09:20 PM 10/23/97 -0400, RossOvercash wrote:
>Sears has one on sale at the moment. It comes with an assortment of tools
>and the extension cable. I really am sold on Craftsman products...the
>warranty is excellent and you can usually purchase an extended warranty for
>a few bucks. Every time I have needed service or replacement it has been
>truly no questions asked. I prefer the variable speed models. As for the
>tool assortments. Look at what is provided and what you know you will
>use...I have found that I usually only use about 50% of the
>tools/accessories in a set such as this, but the individual tool/accessory
>cost is usually higher so......
>Safety Fast !!!
>Ross Overcash, 74B, NAMGBR 2-1172, Ayer MA
>From: Carol <email@example.com>
>To: shop talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Thursday, October 23, 1997 12:20 PM
>Subject: [Non-MG] Dremel tool
>>I wish I'd known about Dremel tools when the Dremel King, Ray Gibbons, was
>>here to advise me, but... I defer my question to the rest of the info pool
>>on this list...
>>I am going to get a MotoTool (aka Dremel). Period. I'm getting one. You
>>can't talk me out of it! ;-)
>>I will use it with car stuff, and with redoing a couple of antiques I have
>>around here. (No, not him!!!) I also just realized that it will aid in
>>making odd parts fit into computer systems that I put together for odd
>>clients. (use a 286 case for a pentium system --- talk about a security
>>I can spend about $38. I can spend $59. I can spend $79. They come cordless
>>and corded. The rpms are variable or fixed or 2-speed. The rpms vary from
>>10,000 to 30,000. They come with few tools to having a complete set-up that
>>includes the flexible dealie, 105 tools, a nice case, and a booklet
>>entitled "175 Ways to Use Your Dremel Tool".
>>Ryobi also has their model (2-year guarantee vs. 5 years) and Black and
>>Decker has one now, too. I'm not sure all three brands share the same
>>tools... probably do...
>>Obviously, the simple decision to "buy" has become clouded. I'm confused.
>>Do I really need a 105-piece tool set? Can I put the thing in a shoe box
>>for a case? Won't the cordless version be less powerful in the long run?
>>I've never used one of these things, but I can see the possibilities. The
>>little tools are sort of expensive ($3 and up) on an individual basis, so
>>maybe the extra tools are a plus. I dunno... The variable speed may not be
>>all that great because you'd have to keep your finger on something to keep
>>it going. My delicate, fat fingers are sorta' short. The tool is chunky.
>>That's a consideration: hand-fatigue.
>>Any ideas out there?? Remember: working on the un-bought MGA, getting
>>grunge out of niches in antique hardware, remodeling computer cases... and,
>>of course, other un-thought-of uses... Bang for the buck is the goal here.