dealsrotary tool kit - 80 piece set for $6.99 with…

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I have one of these. It's only good for small stuff. it has about one tenth the power of a dremel. You can only use very light pressure before stalling the motor. But the accessories are nice.

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Harbor Freight taught me several lessons about how expensive cheap tools can be. Every no-name powertool I've ever bought from there has had to be replaced.

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A $7 tool from Harbor Freight sounds like a lousy idea, but then, it could be a great test to see how you like such tools before diving in on a $600 tool later. I'm getting into woodcarving, I may get this just to see if it'll help me carve eyes on pieces that I do with knifes. Good find!

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Northern Industrial Rotary Tool Kit — 30,000 RPM FREE SHIPPING for $29.99 is a lot better tool. worth the few extra bucks. Mine works great.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200199024_200199024

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@wdaczar I think I saw something like this at Harbor Freight too. But for $7, I was looking at this item more for the replacement bits than for the tool itself.

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@susanrm: By the way, what sort of coupon code is that? Is it for just this item, or three bucks off whatever, or a percentage off something? Just wondering if I should consider any other grinders while I'm at it, or if the code is specific to this grinder.

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its nice to know that you can buy 7 at this price.. but don't you dare try to buy 8.. thats TOO GOOD of a deal

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Everytime this deal comes up we say how mych it sucks.
But they have a $15 set that works a lot better.

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@wdaczar: I got Northern's $60 set(RP2145CK) a couple of years ago, put it through some tough, long projects and it performed flawlessly. One of the things it comes with is a 2nd, smaller rotary tool that resembles this one from Harbor, and it's a good little tool, IF you remember that it's a little tool. It's best point is that it's 12V DC, so I can, with an adapter, run it off the car's lighter(or car battery).
This one from Harbor is also DC, so the same should be true, making it really handy!

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@tobadyougotsacked: sometimes you don't want that extra torque.. so i can see a viable use for a low powered model.

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Best rotary tool I've purchased: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=proxxon&tag=googhydr-20&index=tools&hvadid=3576660501&ref=pd_sl_4z1m17mhe3_e

It completely outclasses a Dremel (made in Germany) and it doesn't lose torque even when cutting through 1mm steel (modding computer cases).

$7 for a rotary tool scares me, though you won't be doing anything serious with it.

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@deraj828: It's specific to this item. I got a Clipper magazine in the mail yesterday and typed up the deals I thought were the best here, sharing the codes in the coupons. I also checked to make sure they worked first. See the efforts I make for you people??

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This would be GREAT for filing your fingernails - the fake ones of course.

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I bought this same item last week for $10 from harbor freight. The above people are right that the motor is very weak and will stall if any real pressure is added. Also it is a pain to switch out the tools, there are 3 different size heads that you must unscrew the top and place a new sized head on it. ( Cutting wheel and sander uses different sized "poles" and require different heads to be screwed on ) I see this being a problem in the future when you start loosing pieces. I will be returning the one I got and going for a better quality, but for a starter tool this will be great.

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i own a dremel but i need more bits, anyone know if the bits here are descent quality??