Dremel - which one to buy?

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Dremel - which one to buy?

I am thinking of buying one to help with jobs both car and general DIY while having lots more time at home  

Is any Dremel model better than another?

Corded or cordless?

Kit or drill plus selected tools?

Comments and advice appreciated and thank you in advance

Martin

 

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There's a good discussion in the archives.

I find cordless much more convenient, but I'm not doing prolonged jobs.

The Lidl and Aldi models seem to work well.

Jonathan

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Many thanks JK

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Martin, as you can see in Jonathan's link, I eventually chose Sabrecut.  It has generally been very good but if I have one criticism it is lack of power, which is probably due to it being cordless.  In hindsight, I might have chosen the corded mains variety.  The kit doesn't have any miniature circular saw blades, which are handy but they are readily available on Amazon.

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Thank you David I am going to have a good look at the suggestions both in the thread and your comments 

Keep well

Martin 

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I've got a corded Dremel and have been surprised at how often I use it. Chainsaw sharpening being the main one but it gets used for little jobs such as taking sharp edges off the end of protruding screws. It did develop a fault where one of the fine wires in the coil snapped but I was lucky and found it so was able to fix it. Quite a common problem apparently as there are a few You Tube videos on the subject. I don't know about other brands but it is basically an electric motor in a handle so there might not be too much difference in brands.

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You can get parts to repair genuine Dremels.

Jonathan

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I have a corded version which is great although there are times when the independence of a cordless version might be more convenient.  I do find the stiffness of the power cable a bit of a hindrance at times.  If you need to get into tight spaces, the flexible drive is really useful.  Lidl occasionally have sets of about 40 cutting and grinding accessories which can be really useful and very cheap.

Paul