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Forum topic by Sanderguy777 posted 04-10-2015 03:47 AM 864 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2015 03:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question carving tool router carving shaping

Anybody know of some cheap 1/8” shaft router bits that would work in a Dremel tool? I am getting the plunge router accessory so I need some bits… But I don’t want to break the bank either. The Dremel brand bits are like $30 bucks for six. For that kind of money I could get a set of real router bits!

I have some high speed cutters, would they work as bits or would they burn the wood?


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#1 posted 04-10-2015 12:28 PM

So i am known as a bit of a dremel nut. At one point i owned 4 dremel tools. In college i was in a club that would use them a lot and we would go through the bits a lot because the tools would fall off the table and break the tools or just wear out. I found this website below. I mostly used reinforced cut off wheels and sanding drums from them. They dont last as long as the dremel brand but if you dont mind changing them a bit more often its cheaper in the long run. I think its worth it because instead of taking just the right depth of cut and going slow i go fast and take big cuts but they dont last as long. takes about the same amount of time.


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#2 posted 04-10-2015 01:04 PM

- jshroyer

Thanks for this, jshroyer.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#3 posted 04-10-2015 02:25 PM

I am not sure about their prices but you may also want to try Stewart McDonald

Let us know what you think.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 04-10-2015 09:31 PM

Thanks, I think that Widget Supply is where I’ll get them. McDonald is a bit over my price point, but their jigs snd attachments look very cool and if I ever want my Dremel to look like a Lie Nielson, I will go there!!

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#5 posted 04-10-2015 10:47 PM

For the cut off wheels, go with the fiberglass reinforced ones.. they last WAY longer. I tried cutting out some seat pedestals in a VW once and went through a dozen of the normal ones and about a half a dozen of the ‘premium’ ones on just one pedestal. I got tired of changing them out every couple of minutes (or having them break), so I bit the bullet and bought a 5 pack of the fiberglass reinforced ones. It only took one to cut out the other pedestal with more than 3/4 of the wheel still left when I was done. I used that disc for almost another year before having to replace it and am only on my second one now. YMMV.


-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#6 posted 04-11-2015 03:23 AM

Why didn’t you use an angle grinder? Or did that not fit in the space?

I used my Dremel for a while on stuff like pipes and things, but then I got an angle grinder….. I hardly touch the Dremel for cutting stuff anymore.

I have the fiberglass wheels, but they are not the EZ-Lock kind. They are the ones that use the screw mandrel thing. I like them better than the EZ-Lock ones cause you get more cutting depth and they are cheaper, too.

I expect to get it in about a month or two cause it has to get shipped, but I got an imitation Multi Max tool for $15 at Woodcraft the other week. I have never used one but I think that is a really cool tool that is very versatile. Besides, who can complain about a 15 dollar tool that can do anything?

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