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Howdy folks,
After reading from many customizers about how handy a Dremel is, I decided to purchase one. I got the Dremel Stylus. So, I opened it, read the manual, and.....NADA! I have no clue how to use it, in relation to making custom figures. So it has sat in the box for months now, unused, as I continue to make figures the same way I always have: with knives, glue, plastic, paint, and elbow grease.
So, I ask you, what's it good for?!!!?

thanks in advance,
Chris aka tommyx

Posted by tommyx
on Friday, May 13, 2011
User Comments
Automatauntaun -
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thank you Blayne. In retrospect he grasped answering the question Rather then just telling you how much we like it :]
he's a meticulous kinda guy. But he couldn't be more right. The add on parts also have no instructions. You can look them up online but by saying expatament he could not have been more right. I have found it's the best way. Also
I want the stylus! I have the big old fashion dremel. Let me know how the stylus works!
The engraving part(s) again are the best. I use them for making tunnels for revoltech bits ,pegs holes, ECT.
And I recently etched lines into a cable arm with the smallest wood engraving bit( a small cylinder with teeth on it). After some sanding the channles turned out amazing! You can see the arms in my WIPS in the link at the bottom of my comment. It's the last page. But just play with the dremel. And you will end up being pleased.
blaynescott -
Friday, June 3, 2011
Use it like a very small, specific drill.

http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotom ... tylus.html

The 'bit' (the stuff you put into the end) is held on by a 'chuck', which is held in pace (and grips the 'bit') with another piece that you'll take on and off more times that anyone should count.

I find the dentist drill circle-bit is good for hollowing out wrists, heads, etc, the cyllinger one is good for edging detail into plastic or sculpt, or for flat surfaces - essentially anything you could do with a whittling knife on plastic, you can do in seconds without messing up your hand with a dremel.

Experiment with it, and in a few weeks you'll start to find new uses for it.
Automatauntaun -
Monday, May 16, 2011
I would get the carving engraving kit. I use them for things like pitting lines in. hallowing out areas for sculpting and the sanding kits for wearing away things. its the best.
mega_star_andro -
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I went a while without one but they are way more handy than giving your hands cramps from sanding and less dangerous than heating and cutting with knives. I use mine on joints for paint rub problems and for cracking torsos, watch my vid in the video tutorials section, it shows me using it, and I'm wearing safety goggles and you should too, lol
Darththomas -
Friday, May 13, 2011
Man, I'd be lost without my trusty dremmel. I use it for all sorts, sanding down joints, sanding out the insides of pieces so I can insert others into them, sanding sculpt, cutting parts both big and small, buffing sculpt for a nice smooth finish, the list goes on and on and on.........now you have a dremmel, use it, if you're reading this and don't have a dremmel.....get a dremmel. Really...........get a dremmel

Note : there are other rotary tools available, it doesn't have to be a dremmel but..........get one!!
pock63 -
Friday, May 13, 2011
A Dremel tool is a customizers best friend. You can use it for sanding off large parts of a figure, or grinding off small parts, or for drilling wholes in the figure(which is very useful when making joints from scratch).
bobtheodd -
Friday, May 13, 2011
Fast sanding and grinding, as it eats though material easy and quickly. You can do without, but it does come in handy.
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