Compact High Speed Rotary Hobby Tool and 90-Piece Accessory Set £7.99 at Maplin
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Compact High Speed Rotary Hobby Tool and 90-Piece Accessory Set £7.99 at Maplin

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Found 12th Feb 2011Made hot 12th Feb 2011
Just bought one of these - cheapest I've seen them anywhere. Some stock still available in various stores. If ordering online and adding items so that total is over over £10 use code secret1 for £1 off or secret 3 for £3 off £30.

* Drills, cuts, sharpens, cleans, polishes and engraves most surfaces
* Ideal hobby and craft tool
* 12,000rpm single speed motor
* Spindle lock to easily change accessories
* Includes 90 of the most popular accessories for multipurpose use
* Supplied in a handy carry case

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here is the direct link

was mine not good enough for you?

Here is my clickpic
http://images.maplin.co.uk/full/n29hh.jpg

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Edited by: "neal" 12th Feb 2011

Sounds like a lot of kit for £7.99 - good deal! Heat added

Does it run straight off the mains or is it rechargable?

Original Poster

morpheus

Does it run straight off the mains or is it rechargable?


Mains only

i have one of these its of no use to man nor beast as the motor dies a death at the slightest amount of pressure!!!

any reviews on this item, always wanted one

Would this cut through 7mm of plywood?

Looks ok for occasional light use

gensha

i have one of these its of no use to man nor beast as the motor dies a … i have one of these its of no use to man nor beast as the motor dies a death at the slightest amount of pressure!!!



Thanks, was wondering if the motor was upto the job.

I'm guessing that this is no where near as good as a Dremell

Re this vs dremel, the dremel has a selection of 15k rpm or 33k rpm, or mine certainly does. Potentially that makes it slow work to get through harder materials, eg steel

Bought one of these a year ago. Well worth it for £7.99 although I'd only consider it for light usage - it wont worry a £50 dremel.

This looks like a tool I've got (though mine was bought in China) and it's high speed but pretty gutless. It works OK if you don't put much pressure on it - these kind of tools are designed to take lots of very small cuts very fast - but to be honest I normally get out the proper Dremel when this thing won't get the job done. It's very small and light though, which is why I sometimes don't get the Dremel out first. One bonus (assuming this is the same as the one I have) is that it's 12V, rather than 240V and runs off a transfomer or a car battery, which is handy if you need one of these away from the mains.

Original Poster

CurlyBen

This looks like a tool I've got (though mine was bought in China) and … This looks like a tool I've got (though mine was bought in China) and it's high speed but pretty gutless. It works OK if you don't put much pressure on it - these kind of tools are designed to take lots of very small cuts very fast - but to be honest I normally get out the proper Dremel when this thing won't get the job done. It's very small and light though, which is why I sometimes don't get the Dremel out first. One bonus (assuming this is the same as the one I have) is that it's 12V, rather than 240V and runs off a transfomer or a car battery, which is handy if you need one of these away from the mains.


Correct - 12 V, tool lead plugs into a transformer, no doubt there's a car lighter adaptor out there. I've used it to cut and drill plastic today and it's fine as long as you take your time and as you say don't put too much pressure on.

i also have one of these and agree with the comments in regards to it's power. I mainly use mine for R/C Aircraft modelling (epp) which it has been ideal for.

Looks like a Minicraft one I bought years ago, good little tool too.
Great price here if it is the same kind of thing.
I still ended up getting a Dremel tho, this one is fine for some jobs (especially model/craft stuff) but that bit too light I found or more household or motorcycle/automotive work.
Edited by: "Gixxerman001" 13th Feb 2011
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