My 91 year old father has to live with me, and his favorite hobby is to SLEEP. So needless to say, I can do my soldering and otherwise tasks, but when it comes time for me to use the rotary tool Dremel, it is like I have to schedule that in the short time-frame for when Rip-Van-Winkle decides to be awake.
This stupid Dremel is actually so loud, I am annoyed. It is actually louder and more annoying than the wet-dry shop vac, which cause my ears to RING when I use that in a bathroom. I looked around at the hardware store, and it looks like most of the other options are all built the same way - I can clearly see the SIREN FAN inside of a housing connected to the motor. If anyone has actually seen an air-raid siren klaxon horn from a firehouse, you would know it does resemble the same construction as the cooling fan on a Dremel.
I look for other options, and it seems either I get stuck with a quiet and lame thing that barely has power to sand a stick of butter -OR- I have a bomb-siren that is powerful enough to do body-work on a 1950 Cadillac with 14-gauge sheet metal. I am sure they make a happy-medium tool somewhere that cost as much as a mortgage payment.
Recently a great idea came to me. The women at the nail salon use rotary tools all the time, and it does not sound like an auto-body shop in there. They have these nice fine tools, with foot-switches and dials and knobs (and some of the KNOBS in there are better than others, if you know what I mean...)... Anyway..... I am trying to figure out, why if a nail salon rotary can be so quiet - why the hell a Dremel has to be THAT LOUD ? What is the malfunction here? I do not see the stupid klaxon siren fan in the nail salon rotaries.
Unfortunately, they are mostly too expensive for me to buy & try. Then, I go to youTube reviews and to receive my punished by the worst collection of people reviewing "manicure file" ever. Long winded explanations about how the tool is so cute and how they feel - with ZERO technical explanation.
Does anyone here know anything about these tools, and can give me some real actual technical information, or have experience with the actual power grade of the tool? Will I actually be able to polish some metal tools, clean corroded circuit boards, carve fibre/plenum PCB material - or is the motor that same tiny weak "engraver" 3v one that bogs down if I have a wire brush chucked-up and place that against wood?