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Dremel

Post by Jack Skellington » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:57 pm

Just wondering if anyone owns or has used the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit? We want something a bit better to make our pumpkins look better than they already do. :wink:

I've seen mixed reviews online, so was wondering if anyone here had any insight on this product.

Sorry if it's been asked before, I only had a quick look on the threads to see if it already had.

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Re: Dremel

Post by iHaunt » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:25 pm

Dremel? What is it?

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Post by Spookymufu » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:56 pm

iHaunt wrote:Dremel? What is it?
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Re: Dremel

Post by iHaunt » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:21 pm

Thank you, Spooky! :D I've never used this kind of tool before. :roll:

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Post by MacPhantom » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:36 pm

I've never tried the kit, but I did try using the router on my Dremel on a pumpkin one year. I got pumpkin bits all over me, and the lines didn't even come out straight. Then I tried my Black and Decker jigsaw, and it worked way better.

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Re: Dremel

Post by iHaunt » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:16 pm

MacPhantom wrote:I've never tried the kit, but I did try using the router on my Dremel on a pumpkin one year. I got pumpkin bits all over me, and the lines didn't even come out straight. Then I tried my Black and Decker jigsaw, and it worked way better.


My grandpa did the same thing to use jigsaw on pumpkins. ;)

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Re: Dremel

Post by Jack Skellington » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:42 am

Thanks for the info. :wink:
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Re: Dremel

Post by jadewik » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:56 am

I have a pumpkin carving dremel. I've used it once... maybe 3-4 years ago? I was not impressed. It's GREAT for detail carving, but it's so terribly messy.

One tip I had read for keeping the tool clean (less scrubbing) was to put it in a sandwich baggie-- poke the part that spins out of the bag, of course. That worked well to keep the tool clean, but it is still a big mess-- it flings pumpkin bits everywhere.

If you want to do detail work, I'd say it works well. I wouldn't use it for the main carving portions.

I used my dremel to do the detail work on this pumpkin:
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Re: Dremel

Post by Andybev01 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:09 am

iHaunt wrote:Thank you, Spooky! :D I've never used this kind of tool before. :roll:
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Re: Dremel

Post by iHaunt » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:52 pm

Well, I only use long kitchen knife and a very few jigsaw knives for carving pumpkins. ;)

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Re: Dremel

Post by Jack Skellington » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:33 am

jadewik wrote:I have a pumpkin carving dremel. I've used it once... maybe 3-4 years ago? I was not impressed. It's GREAT for detail carving, but it's so terribly messy.

One tip I had read for keeping the tool clean (less scrubbing) was to put it in a sandwich baggie-- poke the part that spins out of the bag, of course. That worked well to keep the tool clean, but it is still a big mess-- it flings pumpkin bits everywhere.

If you want to do detail work, I'd say it works well. I wouldn't use it for the main carving portions.

I used my dremel to do the detail work on this pumpkin:
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I will possibly buy one then. If I don't i'll just buy extra jigsaw knives. We only have one at the moment & it's a little worn now.

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Re: Dremel

Post by iHaunt » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:54 am

Some people have good creative how to carve the pumpkins, well.... not me! I like old fashioned way! :D My girlfriend do loves to carve the pumpkins all the time, sometimes I do. ;)

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Re: Dremel

Post by Jack Skellington » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:16 am

iHaunt wrote:Some people have good creative how to carve the pumpkins, well.... not me! I like old fashioned way! :D My girlfriend do loves to carve the pumpkins all the time, sometimes I do. ;)

My wife & I share it out. Last year I did two & she did three. She can do the more intricate ones though. :wink:
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Re: Dremel

Post by jadewik » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:40 pm

This is a dremel... I have one photo of it in a sammich baggie and another of it out of the bag. I got this dremel tool... 2007 at Lowe's for $20, I believe.

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Re: Dremel

Post by Jack Skellington » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:50 pm

Cool! Thanks jadewik! :)
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