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Canonbury offer both the cordless dremel drill and the corded one. Not sure if it is the stylus type but looks like they have a choice of several ones. They were very popular in Australia when I was out there.
I have been using these for years and when one dies and you go to purchase another the new styles
are out ! They still make the smaller style ones but the latest ones have ( bad description I know ) a secondary handle which gives you whole new toy to get used to !!
I'm a Stylus fan too ......the downside is a] does not take a replacement battery and b] I contacted Dremel direct and the Stylus is [sadly] no longer made! As you stated other Dremels available but not as versatile in speed or style. The Stylus is still available from most footy suppliers, and you can buy it on Ebay from the USA.
I invested in two, and switch between the two........
I daresay this won't be of help, but..... keep an eye open at your local Lidl, when it is available (maybe once a year for 3 or 4 days), they do a cracking drill along the Dremel lines (different shape) which has served me well for a few years now for £10. Yes, that's right £10.
I finally bought a cordless dremel 8200 and added a cable drive. It is certainly not as mobile a tool as the stylus, in fact it is quite a clumsy thing really. However it has a much higher torque and the battery is separate so can be replaced if necessary.
In summary, you win some [torque] you lose some. [manouverability]
You are mistaking revs for torque. High revs are meaningless without at least a reasonable amount of torque
maybe - I am not technically minded.
What I do know is that cordless drills are unhealthy because (apart from the torqu/rev issue) they have no dust-extraction facility.
If I have had a day with lots of og/ox/om nails to deal with I can still smell nail dust at 7.00.pm at night. And that is with a mask and dust extractor. Goodness alone knows what it would be like if I had neither of those.
There is now some research out that suggests that some mycotic nails shouldn't even be drilled - I will have a look for it, (unless someone can find it in the meantime.)
At the end of the day they are your lungs and you have to do your own risk assesment.
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I received this from a someone who received it from a H&S expert in podiatry! there are some fungal nails which you should never drill, even with a mask and dust extraction, ONLY do nail surgery on!
Basically of they are inhaled they are difficult if not impiossible to treat therefore causing major lung problems?
Scopulariopsis is a large group comprised of a number of species commonly found in soil, decaying wood, and various other plant and animal products. In indoor environments Scopulariopsis is found on damp walls, cellulose board and wallpaper; wood; floor and mattress dust. Species of Scopulariopsis has also been isolated from carpets, hospital floors, swimming pools; wooden food packing, shoes and wood pulp. Scopulariopsis species are sometimes encountered growing on meat in storage.
A number of species of Scopulariopsis are of importance in the medical field, having been implicated in infection of nails. Many species of Scopulariopsis can liberate arsenic gas from substrates containing that element; this may be noticed as a garlic-like odour. In the past, there have been a few serious poisoning incidents
Aspergillus is a fungus whose spores are present in the air we breathe, but does not normally cause illness. However an individual with a weakened immune status may be susceptible to aspergillus infection.
Aspergillosis<http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/aspergillosisframeset.html> is a group of diseases which can result from aspergillus infection and includes invasive <http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/aspergillosisframeset.html> aspergillosis, ABPA<http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/abpaframeset.html>, CPA<http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/aspergillomaframeset.html> and aspergilloma<http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/aspergillomaframeset.html>. Some asthma patients with very severe asthma may also be sensitised to fungi like aspergillus (<http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/safsframeset.html>SAFS). <http://www.aspergillus.org.uk/safsframeset.html>
Alternaria- The spores are known to be prevalent sources of allergens in the atmosphere, generally causing symptoms associated with respiratory problems. Such symptoms include allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Several studies have shown associations between Alternaria and severe asthma.
Fusarium infections are rare but devastating infections caused by this common fungus. It is more commonly known as a fungus that destroys crops. However, immunocompromised patients are increasingly at risk for contracting an infection
Although reported to be rare in our studies we have routinely come across these fungi on hands, airborne contaminants and on nail dust
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