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Forum topic by Sawkerf posted 11-20-2011 10:36 PM 1037 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2011 10:36 PM

I’ve had the Dremel Multitool for a couple of years and found it to be very useful during cabinet installations. Except for running really hot, it’s been a great addition to my aresenal.

A few weeks ago, I noticed that it wasn’t cutting very well and decided that I needed a new blade. The new blade didn’t help much, but I noticed that the power head was a bit loose, so I tightened it up. Wow, what a difference!! It cuts like it did when I first got it!

I thought I would pass this along to anyone having problems with their Multitool. Check the tightness of the power head if you think that it just isn’t working as well as it used to. You might be pleasantly surprised.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#1 posted 11-23-2011 05:27 AM

Has it always run hot or is it just getting hotter over time?

If it is getting hotter over time it may be worth checking the wear on the brushes.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 11-23-2011 06:10 AM

It’s always run hot. That’s the only really annoying characteristic about it. I think that the head might have loosened when I loaned it to a guy cutting some hardwood flooring. If it went thru several hot/cool cycles, it might have caused the power head to loosen.

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