Drill that is like a rotary tool.

I love my rotary tool, but sometimes it is just to fast. SOme plastics just melt, spewing hot plastic all over the place and some woods burn. A drill would work better, but the body does not handle as well as the rotary tool, plus I can't attach basic tools. So is there a drill that comes in a rotary tool body?

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LinuxH4x0r9 years ago
I use a drill press. You could attach a flex shaft to it if you wanted.
NachoMahma9 years ago
. Get a variable speed rotary tool. My VS Dremel works great.
BoomGuy (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Can't find one slow enough. Right now my tool is a single speed B&D. I attach to a speed control and the slowest I can get isw still too fast. I can't be certain but I am pretty sure thaqt at slowest it is around 5000-600.
. Then a flex-shaft on a VS drill, as suggested by others, is probably your best bet.
caitlinsdad9 years ago
Get a flexible shaft attachment for your drill. The drill should be mounted/strapped to something solid like your workbench. You would need a footswitch or something to control the on/off for the drill though, and a safety shutoff. Good luck.
BoomGuy (author)  caitlinsdad9 years ago
I didn't know they made flex shaft for drill. i have a couple of burnt out rotary tools, and it would be easy to cut the top of the body, put the spindle in a drill and put the top over the srill. Then I could attach a flex shaft, but I can't think of a way of clamping the rotary casing top to the drill.
They make flex-shafts for rotary tools. I think NachoMahma (below) was right. You want a good quality variable-speed rotary tool. Some of the more expensive flex-shafts have addition step-downs to deal with the overheating problems you describe.
BoomGuy (author)  caitlinsdad9 years ago
Cool. You got that in fast.