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Hi Gang,

FWIW,

Had the oppourtunity to try a Ryobi motor tool (it’s similar in
function to the Dremel) the other day. I was pleasantly supprised
by the way it performed. The first thing I noticed was the way it
felt in the hand, the ‘balance’ felt very good. When running,
the vibration & noise level is less than Dremel. The seperate
speed control & on/off switches are located on the e nd of the
unit. It’s possible leave the speed control set & turn the unit
on/off. One of the biggest advantages is the torque provided.
The torque at the slowest speed is almost as great as the full
speed torque. The collet system is similar to the Dremel. It
comes with a 1/8" collet. It’s available in several models,
single speed, 2 speed & multi-speed. It 's also available with
different assortments of accessories. The other very nice thing
about the unit is the price. I purchased a multi-speed unit wi
th a small assortment of accessories for $29.95 at Home Depot. I
haven’t had it long enough to verify its longevity, but from the
way it feels & works, I’d guess it’d outlast most other motor
tools. I have absolutely no connection with Ryobi or any of its’
retailers.

Dave


#2
Had the oppourtunity to try a Ryobi motor tool (it's similar in
function to the Dremel) the other day. I was pleasantly supprised
by the way it performed.  . . . . 

Dave-

Your post couldn’t have come at a better time. I think I burned
up my Foredom last night so will need something right away. I’ve
looked at the Ryobi scroll saws and saw a review on them
somewhere - which was good. I’ll replace my Foredom because I
like the power and the foot pedal, but the Ryobi sounds like a
good thing to have. Thanks

Nancy

@nbwidmer