What would you do with a Dremel tool?

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What would you do with a Dremel tool?
santa at crimbo graciously brought me a variable speed, 100 piece Dremel tool. Now what to do to the 7 with it. No suggestions of tearing apart the motor just now please as it only has 6500 miles on it... Current thoughts are: 1) clear up intake throats, per 7 websites to increase smoothness = more power 2) clear up exhaust exits, per 7 websites to increase smoothness = more power What would you alter, and why if you have such a tool Steve Metalic Black SV-VHPD click here to see our 7 and rallye pictures....
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Steve A dremel isn't up to the job of clearing up intake and exhaust throats and you shouldn't be doing this with the head on the engine as filings can get into the cylinders. Dremels are good for rounding off the ends of small bolts or for rounding off holes in ali panels etc. If you need to do any major fettling then a compressor and air tool are best. Roy
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I find the dremmel very usefull for fine finishing when porting K heads, particularly usefull unshrounding the valves and finishing around the valve seats. Compressed air tools would be very messy blowing grinding dust and aluminium particles everywhere. I find that a very cheap electric drill that revs around 3500 rpm to be the cheapest and easiest tool to use. Rob
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i'd definitely be removing any parts to be modified / enhanced so dust isn't an issue. the new dremel goes to 10,000 rpm so it has speed, but i guess not the umph... keep the suggestions coming gang... Steve Metalic Black SV-VHPD click here to see our pictures....
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I too received this beautiful beast for Christmas... Sorry, that should have read: I too received this type of Dremel from my beautiful beast for Christmas.. Thanks Karen So far it's: Cut a hole in the side for the headers. And ground the edge smooth. Drilled holes for cable supports where the Black-n-Wrecker is a bit big to get in. And polished one front tooth (which has since hurt). But worry not, it will find it's own uses, a Dremel is for life, not just for Christmas Mark My Caterham Silver Jubilee No. 7 is for sale But it's OK, I've got another
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Polishing teeth with a downsized Black and Decker - sounds a little Jackass TV

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Modify a few beemer drivers.
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w1scb, If your Dremel only goes to 10,000 rpm then take it back - it should rev to 33,000! SteveP
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Dremel must be doing their marketing convincingly well. Someone buys it as a present believing that it is a "must have, cant do without" article and then the recipient has to ask what to do with it
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it is 33K rpm missus learning what tools i had in america years ago and don't have in uk is leading to investments being made that directly benefit *ME* Steve Metalic Black SV-VHPD click here to see our pictures....
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Well you could always lend it to Leslie Ash's Plastic Surgeon - his current set of tools are obviously crap My tool collection contains 1 Dremel and 2 Minicrafts - all absolutely invaluable. The smaller of the Minicrafts is the least powerful but most useful as it can get in just about anywhere other tools can't (including my Black & Wrecker ) I used the larger of the Minicrafts to clean and smooth the head ports on the Crossflow this summer. I didn't have the Dremel then (bought it in B&Q sale last week ) but it makes up for being more bulky than the Minicraft by having a bit more oomph. Last job was polishing an antique letter flap for my new front door with a miniature cotton mop - brilliant. And the little emery drum wotsits get used for all sorts. Have fun Crudders