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Modding Using dremel disks on a driller?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Icy EyeG, 29 Nov 2007.

  1. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I have a Bosch PSB 550 RS driller and I'd like to know is I can (or if it is viable to) use dremel disks on it in order to cut metal or other stuff (plastic etc.).

    Thanks in advance! :blush:
     
  2. HowY

    HowY What's a Dremel?

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    Nope...

    In normal drill's it's be fine just dig up
    an arbor and some disks

    your "driller" is a Hammer Drill (what we call 'em over here)
    so even though you can spin a disk with it you'll not have
    much for control since the radial hammer in the boss
    will keep knocking on the shaft.

    You can use about any rotary tool with disks but success
    is usually around the RPM of the disk and the material used.

    I cut a lot of plastic and soft metals with a disk in a drill press.

    The press cannot spin fast enough to cut heavier metals
    (cases etc.) so for that sort of material a router/dremel
    is needed for a clean cut.
     
  3. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I can turn the hammer off, so that's not a problem. :thumb:
     
  4. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    One thing to be careful of is putting a horizontal load on the drill bearings. It probably won't have much of an impact but over a prolonged period and heavy loads it could damage the bearings in the drill.
     
  5. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    its not great for the drill, and will probably be awkward to hold in such a way that you get a good cutting angle, but if you just need to do it once or twice it shouldn't be a problem. why don't you just pick up a cheap dremel? even if you think you don't need it, you probably do.
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    cheap dremel = $35USD with 250 accessories
     
  7. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I'm having trouble on understanding this, as I'm not English... :wallbash:
    Could you explain it better? :blush:

    Yes, I thought about this, but as you point out, I just want to use it very casually for some simple tasks.
     
  8. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    If you put any weight on the drill, it will damage it. It won't hurt it at first, but it will eventually damage it if used for a long time or with lots of weight.

    Hope I explained that right...
     
  9. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Thanks! I'm having trouble with the expression "drill bearings".... That's why I asked :blush:
     
  10. Gumbatron

    Gumbatron What's a Dremel?

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    I'm not sure what speed that Bosch drill runs at. The Dremel (and other brand) cut off disks rely on a very high rotation speed to work. My guess is that trying to use those cutoff disks at a lower rpm will result in a pile of broken disks.

    Sory to put a spoiler on your plans
     
  11. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    yep. bosch's fastest drill=2500rpm, dremel multipro=35000rpm. the disks are just going to rattle around on whatever you are trying to cut.
     
  12. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I guess I'll invest on a dremel then. :dremel:

    Thnaks for all your answers! :thumb:
     
  13. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Just for clarification the bearings are what allow the drill bits to spin while keep them in place. The type for drills are designed so that they can take pressure from the back for when you're pressing the drill into a material. The drill bearings are not design to take pressure from the side like a cutting disk would require. A dremel is designed for both load types and is the best option. Hopefully this makes more sense.
     
  14. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Perfect! Thank you very much for the clarification! :thumb:
     
  15. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom What's a Dremel?

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    TBH a drill chuck should be fine with the sideload that a dremel disk would put on it, though putting side loads on drill chucks is definitely a :nono: Though the lack of speed on the drill would make using it very bad to use with the cut-off disk. You need the high RPM to make the heat you need for the abrasive cutting.
     
  16. Orlix

    Orlix What's a Dremel?

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    cheap stuff is well.. cheap

    Hello,
    this is my first post here :)
    Just as a watch out. I also bought a cheap Rotary tool for €15. and it lasted a minute a Euro.. 15 min later it was falling appart. I was able to finish the job, but it is now useless. The Dremell 300 you can buy for €69.99. There is a "Sparset" thing here in Germany (spar= saver) that has the cutting guide for drywall, line and circle cutter, and the flexible shaft... for €69 woot! I do not understand the pricing, but tomorrow I am buying one while supplies last.

    Good luck with your purchase
     
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