Oi, Manly men - Dremel or Proxxon? Page 2

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  • catterz 26 Oct 2012 00:49:20 8,763 posts
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    sport wrote:
    This thread is going one way.
    What do you know? It didn't.

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  • mal 26 Oct 2012 02:13:46 22,340 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    /awaits mal
    /waves

    I just picked up a Lidl own-brand craft drill type thing the other day - should still be in stock in most stores. Never owned a dremel though, and never heard of proxxon, so can't compare to those - not that I've actually got round to trying out my new purchase yet for that matter.

    For that matter, Lidl also have massive compressors in at the moment, but as far as I've noticed, only pneumatic chisels to go with them, rather than rotary craft tools and the likes. Now, a pneumatic chisel is a tool for a real manly man.

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  • Psychotext 26 Oct 2012 04:31:14 53,849 posts
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    Dremel. The latest cordless one is ridiculously good.
  • stryker1121 26 Oct 2012 05:27:37 667 posts
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    I was damn certain OP was talking about hard-on drugs.
  • elstoof 26 Oct 2012 09:42:49 6,631 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Proxxon is the German version of Bosch. To be fair, they haven't heard of our shitty, substandard engineering there either.
    Bosch and Proxxon are both German.
  • Carlo 26 Oct 2012 09:45:27 17,948 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    I ...like the ...power, the way it feels 'wild' when its roaring away. Like it's just waiting... to fuck... so it can take a finger.

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  • MightyMetalMonkey 26 Oct 2012 12:28:18 600 posts
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    Dremmel plus this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dremel-26150220JB-Workstation/dp/B0012RQG94/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351250847&sr=8-1
  • MetalDog 26 Oct 2012 12:58:37 23,708 posts
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    @MightyMetalMonkey
    It was reading the reviews on that very bit of kit that led me to consider Proxxon a possibly better alternative, as it goes =)

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  • MetalDog 26 Oct 2012 13:02:41 23,708 posts
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    guts wrote:
    Dremmel is part of the Bosch company, which is a big name in power tools. I've never heard of Proxxon, but I deal mainly with construction/building machinery. Another good bit of all round kit is the Fein multi master. Check out our prices at www.lakedalepowertools.com
    That looks a bit big for the stuff I'm working on. Mostly figures on a roughly 1/6 scale, the base would be the only bit big enough to warrant something like the Fein there, I reckon.

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  • MetalDog 15 Jan 2013 11:16:55 23,708 posts
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    Update:
    I now have a Proxxon. Time will tell whether it has staying power but it is both quieter and generally less alarming than the Dremel. It also has an on/off power switch and a speed dial, which I like much better than than the combination sliding switch on the Dremel. It's one heck of a lot less noisy too. I reckon the Dremel is still handy to have for jobs that need a lot of power, but the proxxon is infinitely better suited to small projects and fine work.

    Now all I need is more free time/less inclination to blow hours of my life on video games.

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  • Psychotext 15 Jan 2013 11:18:42 53,849 posts
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    But you asked for the opinion of manly men... you didn't say you wanted it for frilly embroidery and cake engraving.
  • MetalDog 15 Jan 2013 11:20:34 23,708 posts
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    Don't make me look for your name in the multiple manly moisturising, shopping and shaving threads.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • Murbal 15 Jan 2013 11:25:55 21,928 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Don't make me look for your name in the multiple manly moisturising, shopping and shaving threads.
    You're far more likely to find it in the night vision goggles and dogging threads. He's that manly.
  • Psychotext 15 Jan 2013 11:34:29 53,849 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Don't make me look for your name in the multiple manly moisturising, shopping and shaving threads.
    I shave with a Dremel, and I shop for spare cutting discs regularly as my hide blunts them in no time.

    Any moisturising comes solely from the grateful tears of the damsels I rescue.

    Edited by Psychotext at 11:34:52 15-01-2013
  • Ultrasoundwave 15 Jan 2013 11:39:01 3,267 posts
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    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

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