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    Quote Originally Posted by WC846
    buy a nice used bridgeport..haha..that would make a real nice rotary tool..we could all come over to your house to use it
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    I've burned through about a half dozen Dremels over the years. The flex shaft is handy for some jobs, easily removed when you don't need it. A friend of mine has the Dremel version of the Roto-zip. It came with a flex shaft that uses all the dremel accessories. Looks like that setup would be a lot heavier duty but kinda limited to flex shaft only. The Foredom is a nice professional quality tool, and priced accordingly. If I had the cash I'd have one.

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    For a lot of things I use my whizzer wheel off the air compressor. Since I started building I have become pretty good with it. For the smaller stuff I use my Craftsman rotary tool and also have a cheap flexable rotary tool that I got at one of the local tool shows. I have different accessories in each of them, that way I don't have to keep changing out the bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WC846
    buy a nice used bridgeport..haha..that would make a real nice rotary tool..we could all come over to your house to use it
    Quote Originally Posted by scubadvr
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    Hey guys, buying it's the easy (and cheap) part.

    Tooling and using it's hard. It's amazing how much I can destroy in such little time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winn R
    Hey guys, buying it's the easy (and cheap) part.

    Tooling and using it's hard. It's amazing how much I can destroy in such little time!!
    i've been saving up endmills for years waiting for him to buy one..

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    Hey -- now that's an idea!!

    You think if we start buying 50 cal ammo Jack would spring for one of those Barrett goodies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winn R
    Hey -- now that's an idea!!

    You think if we start buying 50 cal ammo Jack would spring for one of those Barrett goodies?
    i'll see if i can talk him into it..

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    Hey can you use an end mill bit in a drill press and at what rpm?

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    Sure -- at any rpm you want.

    Some will work better than others however.

    For our light sheet metal stuff and with a good xy vice; it'll even work.

    I've seen guys do the upper rails on blanks that way.
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    Very good, thanks for the info Winn R

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