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 Post subject: Burned out my Dremel cutting my case
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:14 pm 
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I guess I am a hardcore computer geek now. Installed 12" x 19" window kit after cutting into a $230 Silverstone case--I must be nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Burned out my Dremel cutting my case
PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Burned out my Dremel cutting my case
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:40 pm 
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It might just need its brushes replaced.


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 Post subject: Re: Burned out my Dremel cutting my case
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:50 am 
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Agreed. Motors generally don't stop working and it's the brushes that literally wear out. Way back when while working at a manufacturer, we were always rebuilding the grinders. If it wasn't the brushes, it was the shaft right off the pinion that broke (as they're designed to do). The Dremels have both brushes and a sacrificial grove on the shaft to save itself. Dremel recommends changing BOTH brushes at 50-60 hours or at 1/8" left, which ever comes first.

If it's not the brush, I'd say it's the motor's overload...but I don't think the little Dremel motor has them. Either way, be careful trying to "hog" out material with a Dremel hand tool. They're just not cut out for heavy work (no pun intended). If it was a big window, a band saw blade handle and a straight edge (2x4) gets the big work done and you can finish off with a rotary tool.


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 Post subject: Re: Burned out my Dremel cutting my case
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:04 am 
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Guide for changing the brushes etc?

Think might be coming due for that soon...


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