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Which most have tool to buy ? Only have 100 euros Answered

Hi all,
I'm starting a little workshop/workbench but don't have a lot of funds. What ultimate electrical tool should I get first ? (under 100 euros) I was thinking about Dremel.. but not sure how many times I'll use it :)

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Flintlock
Flintlock

9 years ago

I was in your situation, and I bought a Dremel.

Have not regretted it.

Like Honus and Kiteman have said, it comes in handy in the strangest of situations (he!!, I use it to trim my nails, although highly not recommended), it's great for small projects, and it is powerful.

Although I would do a bit of research if you plan on buying a different rotary tool besides one that is Dremel branded. I've had some that pooter out within a few uses, and others that are still in my kit. Just look at some online reviews before purchasing.

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Honus
Honus

9 years ago

Dremel- hands down the winner. You'll be surprised how much you'll use it, especially if you get a few attachments for it. The other tool I use an awful lot is a small scroll saw- it's great for cutting small pieces of plastic and wood. A cordless drill is also very handy to have.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

+ lots.

It doesn't have to be a brand-name Dremel, but a rotary tool is a huge help, especially with one of those flexible neck thingies. Mine came from B&Q (a UK DIY chain), and is starting to wear out, but it's done a lot of miles.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Almost forgot - other massively-useful power tools are a glue-gun, soldering iron and a cordless drill/screwdriver.

Then (depending what jobs you plan to do) save up for a stand for the drill, jigsaw, grinder or sander, scroll saw, circular saw, bench saw, router, laser cutter, 3d printer ....

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Honus
Honus

Reply 9 years ago

Don't forget the Sawzall- the favorite tool of the home remodeler! Then there's the MIG welder, angle grinder (which I use a lot)...

A soldering iron and glue gun are great additions. I bet for 100 euros you could get a used rotary tool, soldering iron, glue gun and maybe a drill/driver. That would be a great starting point for a maker.

A Foredom with flex shaft is also a great alternative to a Dremel and they last forever. I've used the same one all day long every day for over 13 years at my work and it's still going strong. I tend to destroy quick change handpieces every 2 years but the #30 handpieces with a standard drill chuck are very robust.