What mods can you do with a dremel?


#1

Anyone know?


#2

Are you mounting the yoyo in the dremel or attacking it with the bits?


#3

I could do both. Just got a dremel for my b day.


#4

Most I have been doing with my dremel is using it to polish. I did get rid of a burr (on nut for the axel) on that dingo you traded me with one. Probably won’t do much for recessing or reshaping due to torque.


#5

Depends entirely on what you do with the dremel. If you mount the yoyo in the chuck/collet, you can do silicone recesses, satins and polishes, schmoove rings, and even reshapes if you’re good. I’ve even heard of people making a pulley tip for their Dremel tool and mounting it as a miniature lathe motor, in which case you can do just about anything.


#6

That would be my impression as well. Even for polishing I’d mount it in a drill rather than a Dremel.

Dremels are designed as a small, intricate hand tool. Use them for drilling, grinding or polishing small areas that require some exacting moves.


#7

My first mods were done on a dremel. First mod I ever did was sanding down the starburst and cutting an O-ring groove (before ppl used silicone) on a Patriot with it mounted in the dremel and using a mini screwdriver to cut the recess. I in no way recommend doing this but it can be done. But note I only did like 3-4 yoyos this way.


#8

I sanded and sili recessed one of my throws with my dremel…Very Carefully, of course, but still came out decent. It is possible, but start with yo-yos you don’t mind losing, like Duncan Mosquitoes for now.


#9

Yeah, I’ve recessed a yoyo with a dremel…and created a weird response system that works pretty well by accident. I’ve used my friends before.


#10

i think you could make your yoyo smaller. :wink:


#11

I mainly use my dremel to polish. However, if you get the polishing kit, there is a thick grey cloth thing that is really excellent for de-burring string cutting yoyos.