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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 07:49   #1
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Everise Variable Speed Rotary Tool Review

Can this 23 rotary tool match the legendary Dremel without breaking the bank?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...-tool-review/1
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Old 2nd Aug 2011, 08:13   #2
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LOL... Talk about timing, I was searching for a Dremel or something to do some small mods to my CM690... U guys read my mind... lol
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It's exactly the same tool sold with a number of brands. It gets the job done, but is noisier and not as refined as the real thing. Also the bits that come with these cheapo tools are largely rubbish, so if you're on a tight budget, get one of these tools, but use higher quality Dremel cutting disks etc.

My 2cents.

(for the record I own the 4000, 300, Trio and also a generic rotary tool identical to this one...)
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I love my Dremel kit... It looks like these bits can be used with a Dremel which could save on cost? Not that the Dremel stuff is that expensive.
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Have you tried unscrewing the black plastic protector thingy between the tool and the collet?
On my dremel-clone it revealed the typicel thread for the flexible shaft.
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Personally i would never use any of the cheapo knockoffs ive tried a couple and they are just not up to par. When it comes to tools its always better to pay a bit more and get tools that last for years. My 400D is an awesome piece of kit that i couldnt live without. So if you ask me id say -Dont be cheap get the real deal
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I've had a few of those cheaper ones. They usually don't last long and are very weak.

Also dremel is way overrated! Check out the Proxxon IB/E instead.
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I never got the hype of these tools. What can they do that you can't do with hammer and chisel or hacksaw and butter knife? Tsk.

(yes I just haven't used one..)
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Jeez you know you're on a geeks site when it starts reviewing rotary tools....Still I'm interested and thanks!
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I have a sudden urge to try and spray my kinda-similar ugly, gray dremel knockoff lime green now....
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Have you tried unscrewing the black plastic protector thingy between the tool and the collet?
On my dremel-clone it revealed the typicel thread for the flexible shaft.
Yep, we mentioned this in the review - sadly this thread wasn't compatible with the Dremel Flexible shaft we have.
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Sweet! Looks like buying custompc is not needed anymore given that pretty much all reviews in the mag end up on bit-tech the minute the mag gets superceeded with the following months.

Its a good review though so ill try not to derail too much.
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Jeez you know you're on a geeks site when it starts reviewing rotary tools....Still I'm interested and thanks!
We'll take that as a compliment!
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Bought a similar one (as a previous person mentioned, they make this model for multitudes of brands)
6 months of sporadic use: dry solder joints caused unit to fail.. resoldered myself.
6 more months - motor burnt out.

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Bought a similar one (as a previous person mentioned, they make this model for multitudes of brands)
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Then again, atleast mine came with a 3 year warranty, so what's the big deal?
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Miight pick one up for occasional use as my dremel is at the other end of the country.
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Jeez you know you're on a geeks site when it starts reviewing rotary tools....Still I'm interested and thanks!
They're amazing for case modding... and it doesn't hurt that you can justify the purchase to the missus (or mister) as a valuable tool for the entire house... Show the wife you can polish jewlery and cupboard trim... WIN!
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I never got the hype of these tools. What can they do that you can't do with hammer and chisel or hacksaw and butter knife? Tsk.

(yes I just haven't used one..)

Try doing this with a hammer, chisel and hacksaw......
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5599/800s19.jpg
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Can we see pictures of the tests?

The review seems more like an evaluation of the device based on the accessories and feel vs it's ability to actually perform? Do you not also need a reference product to be able to assign a value?
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I never got the hype of these tools. What can they do that you can't do with hammer and chisel or hacksaw and butter knife? Tsk.

(yes I just haven't used one..)

Try doing this with a hammer, chisel and hacksaw......
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5599/800s19.jpg
And its beautiful... Great work
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