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dremel 400xpr for modeling
militaryman1225
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011 - 02:26 PM UTC
is the dremel 400xpr any good for modeling? the lowest it goes is 5,000RPM. every were i read the mini-mite has 10,000RPM. do i use the 400 or the mini-mite? (i would have to buy the mini-mite)
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 04:43 AM UTC
the 400 is good.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 05:20 AM UTC
I've generally hesitated to use my Dremel tools on models. Always afraid I'm going to melt plastic rather the remove it. What's everyone else's experience?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 05:34 AM UTC
I had to go out and buy a dimmer switch before I could feel safe about not melting things. Even so, it's still touch and go.
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 04:26 PM UTC
I have several Dremels. All variable speeds. Try working on scrap plastic to get the hang of its use. You will be impressed by its usefulness.
wizard179
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 11:44 PM UTC
I have a non-Dremmel motor tool. It's variable speed with a minimum of 10K RPM and I slightly melted an F/A-18 canopy polishing it at th lowest speed. I am looking at getting a Dremmel with a 5000 minimum.

If you get one let us know how it goes!

Cheers
Damian