In recommendations for sanding, one reads that a Dremel tool should be used.

This appears to be a recommendation for a particular brand, rather than for a particular RPM, or torque.

Is a Dremel tool superior to an ordinary drill because the rpm can reach 4000+ (whereas a drill might be around 1500), because the Dremel is miniature whereas a drill is bulky/heavy and unwieldy for finer work, because the sanding tools are sold in fixed-size diameter that fit the Dremel, or for a combination of the above?

The project in question is catching car rust when it's still tiny, before it spreads.

  • You have a lot more control with a dremel on small spots.
    – Moab
    Apr 7 '18 at 19:45
  • Like putting up a picture hook with a 14lb sledge.. :) :)
    – Solar Mike
    Apr 7 '18 at 20:26

Dremel may be being used as a generic term like hoover, kenwood or landrover...

But the higher speed and precision are the two characteristics that are good for (very) small areas of rust.


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