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on October 1, 2013
I've always been into hobbies and DIY but I've twice made the mistake of getting a Dremel type tool without buying an actual Dremel.

One was dremel type copy off ebay(looks like the Draper) and another was the much larger Black and Decker. Neither are as good as these. Dremel really do know how to make a quality device that can run at full chat for as long as you need in a small and manageable package, well balanced, easily reached controls and sturdy chuck. The other two clearly not built from scratch for the intended use not having undergoing as many hours in R&D where they would have noticed the vital vent holes provided are where you actually want to hold the device or that the power cable is to short or that the chuck doesn't hold the bits very well after a few uses or the opposite, wont release the bit.

This '3000' example comes with 'only' 15 Accessories which is enough to tackle a wide range of tasks on the small scale or allowing you to experiment with what works and doesnt work(or just picture yourself as a dentist), the larger kits may suit better but I would advise you think of what your actually going to use it for.
If you know what you need the Dremel for e.g. remove grouting, cut intricate tiles, grind rust off garden equipment or sharpen blades then you can happily just add those items to this and away you go. The large kits have a bit of everything but rarely do you use all of them and often not enough of the type you need though they do look nice :) some items are just in there to tempt you, for example I've never used the drill bits.
The specialist and own brand items do come at a price but again the Dremel parts are superior and work for longer. The copies look the part but can be unbalanced and more likely to shatter. If your hacking away at something and quality of work isnt paramount then replicas bits are okay but its can be a false economy.
Its not quiet a Swiss army knife and wont touch a proper drill, angle grinder or circular saw as some of the marketing material may have you wish, so be realistic.

Summary; buy a proper a wired Dremel and buy it for its core strengths. It is very satisfying to and can put the final, detailed icing on the cake of any DIY project.
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