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    Default Hand held rotary tool

    I have no idea whether this will be the jewellery tool of the decade or a complete waste of time and money but just picked this up from Aldi
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/ferrex-12v-ro...02157380653401
    passing the info on in case anyone else interested
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    If it’s very noisy it’ll be like the 20 Dremel. I bought one with a view to using for the odd stone setting, turned it on, couldn’t tolerate the noise and vibration, turned it off and it’s been in its box in the cupboard for about 18months

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    Seems quiet, though I haven't done any actual stuff yet, just pressed buttons and so on.
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    Quiet would be brilliant. I reckoned between the noise and worse the vibration of the dremel it was harmful in the long term.My really expensive foredom micromotor which was a gift doesn’t meet my needs. Not visiting supermarkets much so will speak to OH

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    The proof of the pudding. We're waiting to hear how it performs, Wendy.

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    Yep waiting to here how it goes, I have unfortunately purchased a couple of Aldi products in the past

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    I’ve found their cheap micrometer perfectly adequate but I do find the batteries seem to run flat very quickly. Not sure I’d have much faith in their electrical bu5 some of their workshop sundries are good.

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    It's on the website too
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearlescence View Post
    It's on the website too
    I had a look today and it’s out of stock. I’m needing my black chocolate so OH will take a wee trip for me tomorrow. 9 miles to the nearest and not really needing a food shop but tools......

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    There was a jeweller who did a pretty thorough review of these (I think it was last year) and her conclusion was that they're not a bad bit of kit for the money and certainly just as good if not a tad better than higher priced and differently branded versions.
    I do not need one, I repeat - I do not need one! (Quite happy with my cheapo manicure micromotor but as we all know the lure of a cheap but effective tool is strong).

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