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|tool name=Dremel 4000
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|machine name=Dremel 4000
 
|image=Dremel 4000 with bits.JPG
 
|image=Dremel 4000 with bits.JPG
 
|synonyms=multitool, "moto tool";<br>DE: Bohrschleifer, Feinbohrschleifer,<br>Kleinbohrmaschine, "Mini-Bohrmaschine"
 
|synonyms=multitool, "moto tool";<br>DE: Bohrschleifer, Feinbohrschleifer,<br>Kleinbohrmaschine, "Mini-Bohrmaschine"
 
|type=power tool
 
|type=power tool
|access=upon [[Rotary Tool Introduction|introduction]]
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|access=upon [[Rotary Tool Introduction]]
|location=[[Metal Workshop|metal workshop]]
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|location=[[Location::Metal Workshop|metal workshop]]
 
|material=[[wood]], [[plastics]], [[metals]], [[Material:Stripboard|stripboard]]
 
|material=[[wood]], [[plastics]], [[metals]], [[Material:Stripboard|stripboard]]
|tutors=[[Lukas]], [[Mitja]]
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|tutors=[[Tutor::User:Lukas|Lukas]], [[Tutor::User:Mitja|Mitja]]
 
|similar=[[drills]], [[Disc Grinder|disc grinder]], ''Einhandstabschleifer''
 
|similar=[[drills]], [[Disc Grinder|disc grinder]], ''Einhandstabschleifer''
 
|manual=[https://www.libble.de/dremel-4000/p/423544/ Libble.de] (also in the box)
 
|manual=[https://www.libble.de/dremel-4000/p/423544/ Libble.de] (also in the box)

Revision as of 21:32, 13 June 2019


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Dremel 4000

Dremel 4000 with bits.JPG
Synonyms: multitool, "moto tool";
DE: Bohrschleifer, Feinbohrschleifer,
Kleinbohrmaschine, "Mini-Bohrmaschine"
Type: power tool
Material: wood, plastics, metals, stripboard
Location: metal workshop
Access Requirements: upon Rotary Tool Introduction
Manual: Libble.de (also in the box)
Tutors: Lukas, Mitja
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.

Bits

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)
    • also work great with stripboard
    • not suitable for aluminum (too soft, clogs up the disc and can cause dangerous overheating)
  • 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.

Other Useful Accessories