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Forum topic by pete4242 posted 03-31-2014 11:19 AM 1931 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pete4242

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03-31-2014 11:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router resource tip question

Hi,

Since that’s my first post, I will take a minute to present myself first.

I am fairly new to woodworking, still practicing on developing my skills. As I am working at home on my spare time – mostly evening time, I am not able to use power tools because of the noise they make… I am using hand tools exclusively so far.
The projects I did: workbench, couple of boxes to store tools and a shelf for the kitchen and few jigs – might not be much but I am very proud I got so far. Now I have a long list of further projects including a crib for my daughter (though she is 10 month already)!

Here are some pictures of the projects I did:

With folding legs, I got the plans here- I have amended a lot this table since, but I don’t have newer pictures

My first attempt with finishing, used minwax polycrylic


...and my workspace… the maid’s room!

As much as I am enjoying working with hand tools (and getting much better with it), at times I feel the need to move faster with certain projects so I can get to the next one :)) I am thinking of adding a Dremel, mostly for accuracy and not just speed… and less noise than the regular power tools (??)

Researching the capabilities of this tool, came across a lot of negative reviews specifically on the routing capabilities of the Dremel. As far as I know a router goes to about 35k rpm, Dremel too. Now they also have these new bits carbide tipped with ball bearing. The Dremel 4000 is equipped with electronic feedback apparently to keep the speed consistent under load.
Why can’t this Dremel compare to a full router? Is it the size/stability? Am I missing something?

How loud is it? like the regular router?

I will be posting other projects as I go, specially the crib (I have few questions on the joinery).

Appreciate any comment/advice,

- pete


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#1 posted 03-31-2014 05:18 PM

Those carbide bits have a 3/16” shank. The Dremel 4000 takes 1/8” shank bits. The router bits are too small for anything but the smallest projects. It just won’t do what a full size router will do. I have one and they are noisy; not too much at low speed, but screaming at high speed. BTW, you do nice work.

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 07:34 AM

Thanks MrRon.
Yes, I relooked and these bits are meant to be used with the Trio max and not the rotary tool. I guess i will be dropping this option.
I have a plunge router in fact but I have never used it till now. I just have to find a suitable timing in the day to be noisy at home :)

It’s just the accuracy and speed of the power tools versus hand tools that makes it very tempting for me.

- pete

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