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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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A trip past the tool section at local Bunnings and a router stand to hold a Dremmel type tool came to notice. Can these be used in intricate routing work? Are they a viable unit for detail work?. Have they enough grunt to work at all cutting into a hard wood?.
Can you get small bits for them and I wonder what size shaft they would be. I 'm sorry if these questions seem silly but being unfamiliar with them I'm intrigued.
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Hi Albion

1/8" and 3mm shank bits are available. Dolls house makers use them for miniature work.
Proxxon do something similar. The Dremel is probably 1/8" and the Proxxon 3mm.

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Thanks for your reply Peter.
I do have a small Ryobi Hobby Tool CRT150K rated @ 130w.
Its got a flex cable option and some small abrasive stones.
I have used this with a small drill bit but its got no grunt and I would never of thought of a router type use for it...... Never to old to learn something each day mate.
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Before i got my cnc machine i used to use my dremel for intricate routing work that i did on necks of my guitars, so you can use them for routing work with a special router base that you can buy, but they are only designed for light work not to be confused with say a makita 1800watt machine.
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