View Full Version : Dremmel Pricing.

05-28-2007, 07:58 PM
So I have discovered that I actually need a dremmel. :(

I've been getting around it with the drill press and grinding bits... but it's time to purchase one.

What is a good price for one? Also, what are good brands? I've heard that battery powered ones can have issues and are not as powerful. Is this true?

I'm looking to spend around $30 or less on one. Is that possible?

Another thing, what type of dremmel bit would I need for an aluminum trigger frame. I need to create a channel for the eye wires to go down so that the trigger frame fits flush with my body... instead of pinching the wires and having a slight lift to the front of the frame.

Thanks guys. :)

05-28-2007, 08:16 PM
$30 is going to get you a cheap, used Dremel. The one I use is multi-speed and cost me about $100 for the kit I got, came with a ton of bits and attachments. I have the 400 XPR and its great.

To do the channel I would probably use a grinding wheel. Similar to this:

If I were you I would definitely save a little more money and make the investment in a nice Dremel, like the 400 XPR I have. Dremels are so versatile its worth the investment. Also, don't get a cordless Dremel. The batteries don't last very long and you'll find yourself spending a lot of time on a job just because you'll be waiting on the battery to recharge.

05-28-2007, 08:57 PM
i bought the 400XPR Workstation package. it came with everything i could possibly ever need (and one or two things i won't) i love it. it's deffinetly a workhorse of a dremel. it's better to buy the nice one, then have to buy a cheap one 3 times due to them crapping out on you. also, NEVER get the cordless ones.

05-29-2007, 05:20 AM
Cant remember what I paid, but the last Dremmel I got was the Lithium-Ion one and I love it. No cords are a plus and the batteries last a long time. I still have a very old corded one as a back up though.

05-29-2007, 06:33 AM
well i bought mine from menards...it's the 4.8v cordless model...it's in dale earnhardt jr red with his number on it...it was clearenced so i got it with 6 or 8 bits for 18 bucks :)

I'll call and see if they have any left for you.

05-29-2007, 08:07 AM
I'm going to stop by Home Depot today and find out their pricing on dremmels. Probably going to go to a couple other places too.

The thing is, I don't plan on using the dremmel too much. Just a few projects here and there. So I can't justify spending $100 on one.

Oscum Guy
05-29-2007, 11:06 AM
i like the brand 'dremel'. you canb get some cheap and they are very good and reliable. yes and use the grinding wheel.

MR2 Woodsballer
05-29-2007, 01:01 PM
I bought a MultiPro 7.2 volt. Mine is blue and black if you buy a good cordless one the batteries will last forever. It is reasonably priced especially if you only use one every so often. (like me) The cord dremels are worth the money and have more power but the cordless are more versitle. Mine came with a carrying bag and kit. Here is a link: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=94788-353-7700&lpage=none

05-29-2007, 01:46 PM
I use the 400 XPR with the snake extension, almost as good as cordless, with the extra power the corded ones have. Regardless, get the mega accessory kit (#698). It's a 220 piece bit set that has everything you will need for a while.

05-29-2007, 01:46 PM
Oh wow. I didn't even think about checking Lowes. They are all over my area.

Oscum Guy
05-29-2007, 02:58 PM
we bought a nice corded one from lowes that came in a carrying case w/ lots of bits for $40 form lowes.

05-29-2007, 03:56 PM
Maybe thats what I'll do then. That's more in my price range. :)

Thanks everyone.

05-31-2007, 05:45 AM
Do you have menards? like lowes or home depot...they have large corded house brand kits for like 30 bucks.

05-31-2007, 10:00 AM
I don't think we do... I've never seen one in my area and I don't feel like driving really far to find one lol.

05-31-2007, 12:45 PM
What about a harbor freight i got one for like 20 buks it worked fine. it was corded tho

05-31-2007, 03:09 PM
I'm looking for a corded one. We have Bargan Depot... wich is basicly a Harbor Freight.

05-31-2007, 06:34 PM
Alright, well what I found today is that Lowes has the best pricing on dremmels and dremmel kits (and this is over Walmart).

The one I'm going to get is a $49.78 kit that has 50 peices and comes with the corded 5,000 - 35,000 RPM 300 series dremmel.

06-01-2007, 09:56 AM
that should be great for you then. i was thinking of getting the 300 but decided to get the whole workstation kit.