Engraver Vs. Dremel?
I've been looking for a Dremel recently but haven't had any luck as most brands seem to be out of my price range. I did however find a decently priced "Engraver" listed on the local hardware store's website. I'm not going to use it for much, and what I am going to use it for will be soft surfaces (pumpkin carving mostly). Does anyone know if this would work for what I want? What is the difference between them? Also, does anyone know if you can use dremel bits in an engraver? Any info you can give me is appreciated
As far as I know a Dremel is like a sanding tool... I just had to make a handmade dremel by wrapping sandpaper around a toothpick as my husbands dremel is too big for my clay projects... an engraver I would assume is more like to carve things into something like an engraver would be used to write on metal or such... I have no idea if you can use dremel bits in an engraver though...
I have a Dremel and an engraver. Dremel have a very wide range of burrs, sanding wheels, polishing bits, cutters and a diamond head engraver burr. Burrs can be bought seperately. Most Dremels come with a basic kit.
Dremel bits have have 2 sizes of collet that hold the attachments in so some bits are interchangeable.
You can get base units for a Dremel too to give you a hands free use.
The engraver I have is a 2 phase dentist motor with a snake attachment and a variable speed foot plate. It's good for big jobs but I prefer the Dremel for smaller projects.
The only thing a dremel can't do is bang in a nail!!
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