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Old January 4, 2013, 12:02 AM   #1
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Dremel for case prep?

Has anyone seen an adaptor that allows you to put your case prep bits and tools in a Dremel? I don't like how a 90 degree handle of a drill feels when doing those tasks. Is there a straight handheld drill motor that anyone has used?
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:06 AM   #2
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Just google up Dremel tool chucks. Anything you could chuck up in a small drill will work.
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Old January 4, 2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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Dremil tool is high speed but low torque. You may get it to work, but if you apply much pressure, it may not work for long. I use dremil tools for everything from wood carving to polishing feed ramps to sharpening lawn mower blades; however, I understand the limitations of this small tool.

A drill motor is designed for heavier loads. Ideally you would find some way of securing the drill.
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Agree. The Dremel is the wrong speed/torque combination. What you want is an straight handle electric screw driver. Low speed and high torque. Fit it with a hex bit chuck (a cheaper one can be had if your tools don't need a 3/8" capacity).
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:16 AM   #5
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understand it's not an answer to you question, but I use an RCBS case prep center... allows me to do a couple jobs at the same time, since it has multiple heads
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Old January 4, 2013, 10:28 AM   #6
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You can secure your drill motor by wrapping a length of nylon webbing around it and clamping in a vise, or by screwing drywall screws into a piece of wood.
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Old January 4, 2013, 11:01 AM   #7
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Far too high-speed...
Case prep is done by hand, or variable speed drills/screwdrivers on low rpm settings ( same a "case prep centers")

You're gonna risk removing too much material in a nanosecond at those speeds...
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Old January 4, 2013, 02:28 PM   #8
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An electric screwdriver is a much better tool to do this fairly slow &with a bucket load of torque. Just get whatever one you like & a 1/4" chuck adaptor to hex shaft from Lowes or Home Depot.
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Old January 4, 2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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I use a B&D cordless screwdriver , with a Lyman case prep kit . Works like a charm ! The Dremel is definately not the tool for the job .
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