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Does anyone know who makes a rotary tool that is better built than Dremel? Their junk just does not hold up, been through several of the Dremels and none last very long, they are apparently cheaply made, use one a few times and bang it dies.

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Proxxon would be one.
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Bob; what are you using it for?
Have you considered pneumatic die grinders?
You can't kill' em. You do however need a decent sized compressor.

https://www.kmstools.com/air-tools-1...ders-10050200/
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look to an electric die grinder...
I have Metabo, Bosch and Sioux...
tough units..
all of them...

http://www.toolbarn.com/shop-by-cate...s/die-grinders

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Rotary Tools by Foredom Electric Co | Power Flex Shaft Rotary Tools

What type of work are you doing with them? The foredom tools are very popular with the power carvers.

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Use mostly to cut off small machine screws with a cut off wheel. I had one die after about 15 or 20 minutes of very intermittent use. I just find them poorly made junk. One the gears broke the motor still ran just the shaft would not turn, another went up in smoke. None of them had more than a couple of hours of very intermittent use, maybe 5 minutes at a time. My grandson has killed a couple, he used his a little more heavily than I do, but again they are just junk.

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Use mostly to cut off small machine screws with a cut off wheel. I had one die after about 15 or 20 minutes of very intermittent use. I just find them poorly made junk. One the gears broke the motor still ran just the shaft would not turn, another went up in smoke. None of them had more than a couple of hours of very intermittent use, maybe 5 minutes at a time. My grandson has killed a couple, he used his a little more heavily than I do, but again they are just junk.
Absolutely; go for a die grinder for that application. As Stick pointed out there's some excellent electric ones, as well as the air type.
They're designed for commercial usage.
Bosch will stand behind their tools!
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Part of that equation is the cut-off wheel that you use. The super-thin wheels that Dremel offers ore OK for light or very
precise work (as precise as hand-held allows) The fiber wheels do a much better job, and are a bit larger to start off with. Are
you using as much of the machine's capability as possible, i.e. using the highest speed you can for the purpose? Dremels
don't like to run at lower rpm's if they can help it.
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IDK... I have 2 of the 4000 Dremels, one for home use and one I use at work, and my work one is about 6 years old and it gets used alot. The one I have at home, I've had for about 4 years and it also gets used a lot. Now the first one my company bought me was the small Dremel. I think 200. That one didn't last long. But my 4000 have been work horses. I had my work one so hot one time, deburring gear teeth, that I had to hold it with a rag, and it's still going!!
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