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Posted on Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:18 pm
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Hello all, been a while (I hate it when life gets in the way) but *I am back to playing with rings and fund an interesting thing at Home depot the other day. Has anyone ever attempted to cut aluminum rings with one of these
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Skil-3-6-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Power-Cutter-2352-01/202690991 ?
I realize that it would be useless for anything other then aluminum but I find that I work in aluminum a lot.

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Posted on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:29 pm
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Haven't attempted it.
Would not attempt it.

I suppose you COULD build a jig to safely cut a coil with it... But maaan, it screams bad idea to me... Sorry Sad Not the answer you were looking for, I know...



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Posted on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:37 pm
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meh no biggie, you know just always looking for ways to make things a little easier.

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Posted on Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:53 pm
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From the sellers website:
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Cuts through hundreds of materials including: carpet, plastic packaging, fabric and leather, paper and cardboard, vinyl flooring, wallpaper and more


My guess is that "more" does not include Metals.

Save your money and get a Dremel or similar tool.

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Posted on Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:14 pm
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I have one of these. I bought it on the cheap at a garage sale, thinking I could cut wood with it. It has very little torque, spins pretty slowly, and will definitely not work for metal (I was disappointed, too). It's made for thick cloth and plastics. It would probably work for leather, too.

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Posted on Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:36 pm
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It is definitely worth its money if you got it at a garage sale. Just store somewhere.


But for God's sake people!

Get a Dremel !!!

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/tools/Pages/CategoryProducts.aspx?catid=2013

For heavy work, I would advise you to spent like x2 as much and get a construction site grade rotary tool.

Like Bosch:
http://www.bosch-professional.com/gb/en/multi-rotary-tools-2492994-ocs-c/


Dremel will over-heat, specially in hot climates. In Greece, with 40 C temperature, it will get too hot hold in like 1 minute.


There are also Proxxon rotary tools, but those are for model-builders. In theory they will work for jewelry, but will probably have trouble in armour.

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Posted on Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:10 am
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i like dremels too. forsaking all else i use them to file my toe nails.

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Posted on Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:17 pm
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Ah, yes! Dremels do indeed work well for Dragons! Coif LoL

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Posted on Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:07 pm
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So it's a weak dremel in a hand held plastic jig?
Still not down on the idea, a different motor and blade in this configuration could indeed be useful. I like other people are sceptical about it's va-va-voom! But the principle is a sound one.

An over blade T handle (with a sturdy splinter guard) would be quite useful as a dremel attachment. There are ideas here.

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