Which dremel tool works best as a light-duty saw for cutting? Is the cordless minimite sufficient?
I will be using it to build dollhouses and dollhouse furniture, and I need a tool that can cut wood up to 3/8″ thick and that can cut in the middle of the wood. I’m not at all familiar with power tools and have no idea what attachments, if any, would be necessary for this type of job.
Suggestion by carlcampbelljr
For My R/C Airplanes I use a Variable speed dremel with a flexshaft. That in conjunction with the router base are perfect for 1/4 inch birch plywood. (I have also used it to carve 1inch oak planking. I would have to stay away from the cordless / Rechargeable’s as they dont have that great of a usable life. maby an hour or so.
Suggestion by david s
I would recommend the drill bit. They offer these in many different styles.
Suggestion by T squared
I agree – stay away from cordless, they lack in horsepower and battery life, I like the flex shaft with variable speed peddle for control, you can buy accesory box with variety of buts to try and use what works for you.
Suggestion by Ever Wolf
Personally I’d invest a bit into a “ROTO ZIP” tool. It’s more substantial, hand held, can be effective in details to a degree, and won’t be as likely to be ineffective on those larger cutting issues.
I’d have both tools. I would stay away from Craftsman, B&D, or any off brand. Certainly the investment in the various bits is as important as the tool itself, but my rational for owning both pieces of equipment is to save wear and tear on the smaller of the two.
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What is a good tool for cutting thin boards of wood?
I want to make an acoustic guitar and ive got it all planned out except for one part- how to make the body so thin. Im making the guitar out of padauk wood which is uncommon for acoustic guitars to be made of. So i cant seem to find a guitar kit with it already cut out(for a reasonable price..). So i would appreciate if someone could tell me the tool needed to cut wood so thin. I basically need a way to turn something like this…
into something like this…
That first piece is about 3/4 of an inch think and they need to be cut as thin as 1/8 to 1/10 of an inch. The tool also must be able to shave wood that is about 10 inches wide. The guitar only calls for 7″ but i plan on making more things(including an acoustic bass which requires a much larger body). Really i dont need a specific tool of all those dimensions, i just need to know the name of the tool that will get the job done and ill find the right one myself after some research.
Suggestion by dude
you need a band saw.
Suggestion by Bolt Thrower
you will need a planer to make that wood thin.
Suggestion by TSW
Instead of buying the tool. it would be cheaper to take the wood to a lumber yard that has a mill shop and have them plain the wood to your specs. They have the larger plainer.
Builder 30 years.