Dremel Tool Speed


Old 02-20-05, 07:06 AM
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Dremel Tool Speed

I have a Dremel tool whose variable speed is no longer working. The tool either is off or at full speed, when you turn the variable speed switch on.

I was told to go to Radio Shack and they would have a Rheostat that I can put on the electrical cord to control the electricity to the unit. They had no idea what I was talking about.

Someone also told me there is a Rheostat unit that I can plug into a outlet and then the tool.

Anyone know of such of a thing or I am better off just buying a new Dremel.

Thanks, Mike Marmer
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Old 02-20-05, 07:18 AM
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Places like Rockler have plug in rheostats for routers.
Something like that may cost as much as a new Dremel though.
Old 02-21-05, 06:31 AM
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I'm pretty sure you could just order a new rheo from dremel.

The plug in ones for routers and such are about $20.
Old 02-21-05, 06:33 AM
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Dremels are low power users. I have seen homemade controls made using a dimmer switch.
Old 02-21-05, 08:00 AM
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True that, a dimmer switch should work, but they are only slight less expensive ($8-$12) than the premade router speed controller, plus you will still need other parts to complete it.

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