|Synonyms:||multitool, "moto tool";|
DE: Bohrschleifer, Feinbohrschleifer,
|Material:||wood, plastics, metals, stripboard|
|Manual:||Libble.de (also in the box)|
|Similar (More or Less):||drills, disc grinder, Einhandstabschleifer|
Rotary tools, made e.g. by Dremel or Proxxon, are commonly used by Makers and many accessories and hacks are available.
At the CoMakingSpace, you can use a Dremel 4000 with many accessories.
Most rotary tool bits are designed for very high speeds and would not work well in a drill. The maximum speeds for each type of bit can be found in the manual, but it would be nice to build a more intuitive overview here as well.
- small twist drill bits
- abrasive cutting discs for metals (like a tiny disc grinder)
- sanding drums (ideal for wood)
- wire brushes - never operate above 15000 rpm, these can shoot little wire pieces at you even at lower speeds!
- grinding stones
- polishing pads
- abrasive burrs
- ...and more
There are some generic products on the market which may be of similar quality as the original manufacturers' bits but are much cheaper.