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Dremel tips .... speed control
Michael Williams' recent post on his new Dremel reminded me of
a tip for all of you (like me) who have a non-variable-speed
Dremel (or Sears etc.) drill ...
Often the fixed-speed drills are just too fast for certain jobs,
but a regular (cheap) variable light dimmer switch makes a fine
external speed control, as follows:
Lamp Dimmer Switch $5 (or less)
Plastic Electrical switch/socket mounting
box (regular household type) $0.50
Cheap plastic switch faceplate $0.40
Cheap 6ft. two-pin extension cord $1.50
Splice the dimmer into one side of the two-wire extension cord
mount inside the switch/socket box w/faceplate, and you have
a speed control for less than $8. Takes 15-30mins to build.