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Everise Variable Speed Rotary Tool Review

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V3ctor 2nd August 2011, 08:13 Quote
LOL... Talk about timing, I was searching for a Dremel or something to do some small mods to my CM690... U guys read my mind... lol
Jipa 2nd August 2011, 08:42 Quote
It's exactly the same tool sold with a number of brands. It gets the job done, but is noisier and not as refined as the real thing. Also the bits that come with these cheapo tools are largely rubbish, so if you're on a tight budget, get one of these tools, but use higher quality Dremel cutting disks etc.

My 2cents.

(for the record I own the 4000, 300, Trio and also a generic rotary tool identical to this one...)
mpr 2nd August 2011, 08:51 Quote
I love my Dremel kit... It looks like these bits can be used with a Dremel which could save on cost? Not that the Dremel stuff is that expensive.
Xir 2nd August 2011, 09:09 Quote
Have you tried unscrewing the black plastic protector thingy between the tool and the collet?
On my dremel-clone it revealed the typicel thread for the flexible shaft.
[WP@]WOLVERINE 2nd August 2011, 09:15 Quote
Personally i would never use any of the cheapo knockoffs ive tried a couple and they are just not up to par. When it comes to tools its always better to pay a bit more and get tools that last for years. My 400D is an awesome piece of kit that i couldnt live without. So if you ask me id say -Dont be cheap get the real deal
andersson.j 2nd August 2011, 09:17 Quote
I've had a few of those cheaper ones. They usually don't last long and are very weak.

Also dremel is way overrated! Check out the Proxxon IB/E instead.
Digi 2nd August 2011, 09:20 Quote
I never got the hype of these tools. What can they do that you can't do with hammer and chisel or hacksaw and butter knife? Tsk.

(yes I just haven't used one..)
sotu1 2nd August 2011, 09:40 Quote
Jeez you know you're on a geeks site when it starts reviewing rotary tools....Still I'm interested and thanks!
DarkFear 2nd August 2011, 09:59 Quote
I have a sudden urge to try and spray my kinda-similar ugly, gray dremel knockoff lime green now....
Combatus 2nd August 2011, 10:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xir
Have you tried unscrewing the black plastic protector thingy between the tool and the collet?
On my dremel-clone it revealed the typicel thread for the flexible shaft.

Yep, we mentioned this in the review - sadly this thread wasn't compatible with the Dremel Flexible shaft we have.
andrew8200m 2nd August 2011, 10:15 Quote
Sweet! Looks like buying custompc is not needed anymore given that pretty much all reviews in the mag end up on bit-tech the minute the mag gets superceeded with the following months.

Its a good review though so ill try not to derail too much.
Combatus 2nd August 2011, 10:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
Jeez you know you're on a geeks site when it starts reviewing rotary tools....Still I'm interested and thanks!

We'll take that as a compliment! :D
confusis 2nd August 2011, 11:02 Quote
Bought a similar one (as a previous person mentioned, they make this model for multitudes of brands)
6 months of sporadic use: dry solder joints caused unit to fail.. resoldered myself.
6 more months - motor burnt out.

Word of warning :)
Jipa 2nd August 2011, 11:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by confusis
Bought a similar one (as a previous person mentioned, they make this model for multitudes of brands)
6 months of sporadic use: dry solder joints caused unit to fail.. resoldered myself.
6 more months - motor burnt out.

Word of warning :)

Then again, atleast mine came with a 3 year warranty, so what's the big deal?
Risky 2nd August 2011, 11:27 Quote
Miight pick one up for occasional use as my dremel is at the other end of the country.
mpr 2nd August 2011, 11:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by sotu1
Jeez you know you're on a geeks site when it starts reviewing rotary tools....Still I'm interested and thanks!

They're amazing for case modding... and it doesn't hurt that you can justify the purchase to the missus (or mister) as a valuable tool for the entire house... Show the wife you can polish jewlery and cupboard trim... WIN!
[WP@]WOLVERINE 2nd August 2011, 11:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digi
I never got the hype of these tools. What can they do that you can't do with hammer and chisel or hacksaw and butter knife? Tsk.

(yes I just haven't used one..)


Try doing this with a hammer, chisel and hacksaw......
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5599/800s19.jpg
zr_ox 2nd August 2011, 12:17 Quote
Can we see pictures of the tests?

The review seems more like an evaluation of the device based on the accessories and feel vs it's ability to actually perform? Do you not also need a reference product to be able to assign a value?
V3ctor 2nd August 2011, 12:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by [WP@
WOLVERINE]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digi
I never got the hype of these tools. What can they do that you can't do with hammer and chisel or hacksaw and butter knife? Tsk.

(yes I just haven't used one..)


Try doing this with a hammer, chisel and hacksaw......
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/5599/800s19.jpg

And its beautiful... Great work :)
Yemerich 2nd August 2011, 12:26 Quote
@ Wolverine: Hadooooouken!

@sotu, this site was born a casemodder site. Just look at the original writings under the names in the foruns. They go from "what's a dremel" (rotatory tool) to multimodder.

@article Really nice article! Too bad I live so far away to appreciate more those kind of articles.

Anyway, I had my dremel since it was single speed only. 37k RPM but with little torque. It still works. But recently, I had acquired a B&D RT *something* And I HIGLY recomend it! It is quieter, more torque and fully compatible with dremel accessories. And the grip is better too. The only complaint is that the RT is a little bit heavier...
Combatus 2nd August 2011, 12:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by zr_ox
Can we see pictures of the tests?

The review seems more like an evaluation of the device based on the accessories and feel vs it's ability to actually perform? Do you not also need a reference product to be able to assign a value?

Unfortunately we didn't take any photos of the tests but there is more to the review than just listing the accessories. We used pretty much all of the accessories to see how up to the challenge they were on our test subjects - these included a steel case, rusty metal bar and lengths of steel rods and acrylic.

We also state how well the device cooled itself and how it was to handle both in normal tasks and more detailed work. We've actually looked at a number of the tools recently in our lab and we've got plenty of experience with using Dremel's models - we used these as references for the scores - hopefully they'll become clearer as we review more rotary tools!
BLC 2nd August 2011, 12:37 Quote
I actually bought one of these a while ago for some light work on some small plastic boxes. I can't say what it's like for heavy duty/long term use, but it seems capable enough. The accessories may leave something to be desired, but at least you can use dremel accessories (even if you can't use attachments such as flexible shafts).
Waynio 2nd August 2011, 12:54 Quote
First thing that came to my mind was I wonder if it lasts longer than a Dremel in my hands :D but at £23 thought I'll have to buy 1 but then seen a user review on the maplin site & it aint good, guess I'll get a Dremel & flexishaft instead, when I dremel I spend hours at a time so has to be up for the punishment I put them through :D only reason I want another is for getting into engraving after seeing wolverine do his latest work, soooooo awesome .

Got an air powered one though & that keeps going forever without any heat issues (in fact it freezes your hands while using it :D) but it needs the trigger holding down the whole time so too uncomfortable for a lot of work, I always used to not use a flexishaft which I hear helps prolong the life of them so that's another bit I'll have to get at the same time, I've got through many dremels .
Waynio 2nd August 2011, 13:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
Anyway, I had my dremel since it was single speed only. 37k RPM but with little torque. It still works. But recently, I had acquired a B&D RT *something* And I HIGLY recomend it! It is quieter, more torque and fully compatible with dremel accessories. And the grip is better too. The only complaint is that the RT is a little bit heavier...

Ah cool, I'll look into that, thanks for the tip Yemerich ;).

Cool to see mod tools making it into articles also :D. Nice on the cheap part so I'd guess good for someone new to using a rotary tool, might help them make their mind up if a rotary tool is for them without blowing a lot more on a good model I mean £23 is less than a new game :D.
edzieba 2nd August 2011, 13:38 Quote
I've got the same tool (same moulding, different colour and brand), but mine came without the various bits and with a flexible shaft. It's not perfect, but the shaft is useful for things I can't get my Proxxon into.
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