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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:10 pm

I have received 80 bucks for christmas(to most of you thats hardly anything but its a lot to me)And Im just wondering if anybody had any suggestions of what I could do with it.Im thinking of putting it towards an air compressor which I found very cheaply at a shucks auto supply or I could possibly spend it on a dremel but they are expencive for what they are. I really dont know what to do with it.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:13 pm

Compressor, though a dremel is handy.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:17 pm

Okay so you say compressor.And do you really need the high power dremels that cost like 70-90 bucks or can you do with the cheaper ones
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:24 pm

I got a Riobi rotary kit (dremel) with a whole kit set of about 50 pieces for $100NZD, which is about $75USD. I would imagine you could get it for a bit cheaper in the US.

I wouldn't bother with the cheap $30 ones, just spend the money and get a decent one, not necessarily a dremel (dremel is a brand) as they are the most expensive usually, but a decent brand like Riobi would do.
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:26 pm

I have a dremel like tool made by Tool Shop (I think it's a Menards brand) that works perfectly fine for 30 USD. It does have a cord, but it works good enough for me.
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Unread postAuthor: carter » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:30 pm

are you going to build big cannons if you are go the compressor if your into building small parts breeches etc... dremel
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:35 am

Spend it on.......ME DUDE! :P Just kidding. Look at your shop, see what you have and don't have. Then decide on what you will get most use of, or will have the most fun with. The tool world is a big one, there's a lot of pro's and con's. When it comes to tools, you get what you pay for! Good luck.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:47 am

Dremels are infinitely useful for cutting weird shapes into plastic and metal, it's defenitely worth the investment for a decent one if you do alot of detail work.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:23 am

Okay well my dad said that he wont let me have a compresser.Why,because its my dads way of limiting the size of the cannons. He doesnt like spud guns at all. So last night I went and bought a dremel and I had a 10 dollar off coupon to lowes and I used that and got it for 60 bucks. Then when I bought it they gave us another 10$ off coupon so I went and bought a sprinkler valve and all the stuff for modding it and I got it all for 9 bucks :D So I got a dremel, a really nice one too and a free sprinkler valve
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:43 pm

Very cool, when can we expect a new cannon? :)
It's nice when you don't get ripped off! :P
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