I'm still shopping. Was going to install the Simplex locks today, but the
How important is flex wand? Variable speed?
They have one with lithium ion batteries, 10 point something volts. Or stick
with corded plug in? I've got an inverter 300 watts in each vehicle, so I
can run a 120 watt dremel out there.
Any one got experience?
Flex wand comes in handy but can be awkward at times. Variable speed is a
I use a corded model with my mobile inverter (I frequently work at houses
with no utilities so I needed the mobile unit).
The locks were supposed to get installed today, Wed, August 25. The customer
delayed. I think he's a serious customer. But he owns his own business, and
got busy with that.
The gent at Lowe's says the variable speed is a great feature, often slower
or faster speed is needed. for example, cutting plexiglass (he said faster)
or masonite (he says slower).
Unless you're going to use it often, don't go cordless. I had a cordless
(no removable battery) dremmel years ago and every time I went to use it, it
was dead. I sold it.
I now have a corded one.
Just get the basic one. You don't need all the attachments - it's a waste
of money. The main things you'll want are cut-off wheels (and maybe some
I also have a Makita 9.6 volt "chainsaw sharpener" for times that I need a
cordless. It's weak though. There's some kind of circuit breaker that
trips momentarily when it heats up. It's a PITA, but you get used to it.
What I like about it is that it uses the same batteries as my drill and care
opening light, so I've always got (at least) one charged up .
Oh yeah, definitely get the variable speed. When I said get the basic one,
I was referring to sets. Don't bother with the sets with a gazillion
As far as the flex cable... I can see where they might come in handy in a
few situations, but I've gotten by so far without ever needing one. save
your money. Don't by one until/unless you need it.