Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NHModelmaker Well made, will last forever, versatile, quiet, just a tad too big
Used for making models. I used a Weecher for years. It was light as a pencil but kept breaking. I'd disassemble it, rewire or solder, bypass the switch, etc. Finally died. This is the best replacement I could find. I've used it for about 10 hours. It's solid and dependable, very well made, professional quality, and sealed so it won't fill with clogging dust. The transformer is like a brick, but that's good because it stays put, doesn't skid around. The curly cord is plenty long and no trouble. The drill is well-balanced, weighs about as much as a small crescent wrench, with the weight in the middle, but a tad heavy. It's long, too. Compare to that 5" action figure. You can't "cramp up" on the nose because of the tail weight, but maybe just as well. I kind of lay it across my (big) hand and work lightly. Not sure a woman could use it for long or accurately. The hand chuck is a marvel, fast and simple, and holds any Dremel bit. It's quiet. Pricey at $95, but it'll probably outlive me. You turn it on by spinning the drill. The minimum speed is wicked fast, so fine. Dial is safer because you're unlikely to bump it on while changing chucks. Comes with some bits (subset of what's in the pic) and many chucks, and a cool green case you'll probably never use. Weechers are too flimsy and a Dremel is too big and unwieldy for models, so Proxxon looks like the only way to go.
October 18, 2015