Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 11 Apr 2016.
Promises no more cable tangles.
Man I still own the original Dremel, I feel so old and in the way...
Anywho... are they seriously still selling these with the collet instead of a chuck? That was the first thing I switched out on mine.
Yep, mine is still going strong - don't really see the need to change it.
As do a lot of people - why bundle it for free when people are willing to cough up for one?
I have a Dremel 300 which I got a few years ago and it's still going strong. Such a fantastic little tool, especially for case-modding and other related projects; it's so versatile but really packs a punch too.
I can't say I mind the bundled collet and spanner system as I'm used to it, however I see that Dremel now have the SpeedClic mandrel (also bearing the EZ branding) that is required to use many of their newer attachments. I'll see how long I can survive without getting one...
They use it as a means to convince you to splash out on the higher-end models: the Dremel 3000 uses the traditional wrench and collet with a few SpeedClic accessories included in the bundle, the Dremel 4000 uses an EZ Twist Nose Cap so you don't need the wrench any more, and the 4200 uses a lever-based EZ Change system.
The speedclic mandrel is ok - useful for quick-changing reinforced discs. You have to shop around but you can grab the discs on special deals.
TIL of a Dremel chuck.
Seems so obvious now, thanks lads
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