3 Stars By Edward Arguello on 2015-12-26
EZ545 is better
I used this diamond wheel to make cutouts in tiles on a backsplash. It worked okay, but took a lot of time. The diameter is too small and it wore out too quickly. I had also purchased an EZ545 diamond wheel and mandrel, which was so much better! It cut through the tile very quickly and I was wishing I had started with it. In summary, spend the extra and get the EZ545.
5 Stars By WanJae on 2017-01-23
Can Cut VERY Tough Stuff
I used this disc to cut the outer race of a bearing from a wheel hub. (There was no way to otherwise get a tool on this bearing and drive it out properly -- I was salvaging someone else's "work".) Ball bearing assemblies are made out of VERY tough stuff. The diamond wheel cut through, although it did take time. The disc was more or less sanded smooth when I was done, but it was a worthy sacrifice to save a hub that cost almost two hundred. I'm happy to keep a couple of these in my Dremel box.
5 Stars By chas on 2018-06-01
Cut tile and rusted bolts on rusted toilet flange
Allowed me to replace a toilet flange which had rusted out. I needed to trim some ceramic tile to get the replacement in (a split flange fit over a PVC stub end). I also used it to cut out some rusted bolts. To cut ceramic tile, score the surface and then use a hammer and chisel to knock off the rest of the tile. Fortunately, it didn't require a good appearance as I free handed the arc. First time the Dremel was good for something.
3 Stars By Robert A Turpin on 2016-06-11
I ordered this 545 based on measurements quoted in the ...
I ordered this 545 based on measurements quoted in the discription... I also assumed the 545 would be similar or equal to the EZ545 I had used before. The actual measurements of the EZ 545 are a Diameter of 1.508" with a thickness of .024".. The measurements of the 545 actual are .875" Diameter and a thickness of .020".... Not what I thought I was going to receive. Will have to wait and see how it performs compared to the EZ545...
5 Stars By Michael Wiegand on 2014-01-09
Screaming piece of hardware
I just love blowing money on stuff like this when it turns out to be an awesome asset. I use this to cut carbon fiber with my dremel and it is insane. Before my first cut, I was super leery but after cutting into a 1.7 MM piece, it was obvious this thing wasn't even phased by it. I then moved onto 2.4 MM and ya, no problem whatsoever. This thing is insane, plus diamond sprinkles? Hell, even if u don't use it it's cool to look at. Love it. Buy it. Wait no longer..
5 Stars By Gadget Geek :) on 2007-09-16
Very Worth While Tool
I bought one of these on a whim and I have been very happy with it. I doubt I will buy any more regular cut off wheels.
I have so far on my first blade done the following with out any noticable wear.
Custom cut 25 tiles.
Cut glass Jars in half the long way.
Cut a lock open.
Cut a Peach Pit in half
Cut open 2 Quartz Geodes
Made cuts in Shale, Slate and Limestone.
The only thing I noticed is that a variable speed Dremel is best. Depending on the material the blade will slow down and spark if it is spinning too fast.
4 Stars By Surveyor on 2016-09-30
A small cutting wheel
A small cutting wheel. I have quite a bit of wheels from sanding to shaping but my variety of cutting wheels was limited. I thought to give this wheel a try. The cost of this one wheel is about equivalent to what I paid for a whole kit. Nevertheless, this is a piece I was looking for, in order to complete a task. So far, so good.
3 Stars By Reader on 2015-02-19
Tiny wheel - maximum cutting depth about 1/8th inch.
One thing you need to know before purchasing this wheel is that it is tiny. The maximum cutting depth is about 1/8th inch. It might go an additional 1/16th inch, but barely. This limits its usefulness to cutting very thin materials.
4 Stars By Blake on 2016-09-17
I ended up using this to make a nice straight score
Did what it was expected to do. However, I ended up using this to make a nice straight score, then use a hand tile cutter to finish the break. Definitely would take too long to try to cut all the way through tile.
5 Stars By PotterGrl on 2015-05-29
This is the second one I've bought. They work wonders at grinding unwanted glaze off the bottoms of my pottery (I'm a potter), or the unwanted drips close to the foot of the pot. Other bits would either take forever or wouldn't work at all, these cut like butter ;) My husband needed to use it for getting a fused hose off of our hose bib.....it worked wonders, but I needed a new blade after that ;)