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Can a dremel cut through and shape an allen wrench, or should I use an angle grinder?

I've been wanting to get a dremel for a while now as I could use it for so many projects; however I don't know if it could handle a task like this.  Does anyone here know if it could, or should I just get the angle grinder.  I really don't want to get the grinder because I'm not too sure if i'd ever use it for anything else.

I've attached an image of what I'm making for a reference.



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Kryptonite3 years ago
It'll defintely cut through, but it might take 10-15 minutes if the dremel's only a cheapy.
Spaceman Spiff (author)  Kryptonite3 years ago
Where should I get one? I was planning on getting one on black friday so that I might be able to get a good deal on the tool and a grip of bits for it.
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Spaceman Spiff (author)  seandogue3 years ago
Thanks, I'll check that out. I think I'll get a diamond disk too.
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+1.
The number of times something's flown up and hit me in the eye is amazing, I'm some what paranoid now, but better paranoid than blind.
seandogue3 years ago
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It's worth trying the fiberglass cutoff disks as well, to see which you prefer. Those don't cut as fast, or as thin a slot, but don't shatter as easily... and sometimes that's enough to make the whole job go faster.
lemonie3 years ago

Yes it might, but think beyond this one job.
A grinder has much more power to "eat" things, but a Dremel has many tools for more precise jobs. After the Allen wrench what might you want to do?

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. +1. Either tool will do the job. What projects do you have in the pipeline? Unless you have some heavy grinding ahead of you, the Dremel will probably be your best bet for DIYing. But it all depends on what type of projects you take on.
caarntedd3 years ago
Absolutely. I've used one to cut bearings.
Burf3 years ago
Yep, a Dremel with a cut off disc will handle the job easily. I have used mine to do it several times to nip off the end of a worn allen wrench.