Hi, i am wanting a dremel rotary tool, for christmas, but which one? which one does everyone else use? which one do you like? any feedback would be well appreciated. Thanks
Topic by HTF | last reply
About a week ago my dremel stylus broke and I havn't really done anything about it. I have no warranty and it's almost a year old (christmas present). I think that it's the base that's broken, but I can't be positive, I think this because it won't charge. Does anyone know where I can get another base for less thatn 20 or 30 dollars?
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
Where can I buy attachments for a Dremel 200 Rotary Tool. I know it is an older model and I've already tried search engines. Anyone know anywhere online or in a store where I can buy drill,saw,and grinding attachments (specifically larger ones)? All help is appreciated. -E
Question by DELETED_explosionist | last reply
I have a Dremel tool that is a few years old. the other day it quit working, I was using it heavily. I checked the brushes they looked fine. I opened it up and everything looks OK the motor/ shaft are connected and spin. The only thing I noticed was what looked like a thing strand of solider on the one side near the brush. Any ideas?
Question by denkeeper | last reply
I just got a cordless dremel for my birthday. It's a 10.8v cordless and I was wondering if it holds it's charge well. I might want to take it back and get a corded one if it doesn't. I had a cordless drill and it lost it's charge all the time and wasn't that powerful, it stunk, that was a while ago though and the newer generation of cordless tools might be better. Any personal experience would be helpful.
Question by threadbare | last reply
Quick Question: I was using a Dremel Rotary tool yesterday with one of the rough sanding bits. While I was using it, the tool slipped off the edge of the wood I was sanding and landed on my middle finger, stupidly, I wasn't wearing gloves like usual cause' I was in a hurry and had left my gloves on the upper level of the house. Anyway, I got it off my finger and turned off the Dremel immediatly and it slowed down fairly quick. Now, I got a small wound on my finger, not bad, but I wanted to ask if I should be worried about it being infected since the dremel bit probably had wood dust all over it.
Topic by LoneWolf | last reply
Hi I was using my Dremel with a saw attachment cutting wood half way in the Dremel just stopped. The spindle rotates cleanly I have checked the fuse etc which is fine There were noises at all love my Dremel helps me a lot in my hobby repairing and repanting Model buses cash a little shirt so I can’t just go out and buy a new one
Topic by Gefcon | last reply
I have the old gray version of the dremel rotary tool, and I see now that they have now made it chunkier looking and black. I have noticed a general tendancy in commercial products that with an upgrade in image comes a downgrade in performance. How do these new dremels hold up? are they as powerful/durable as the old ones?
Topic by 8bit | last reply
Hi, I just got my Dremel yesterday (multipro 285 for Â£20) it ROCKS but I thought it would be good to have a forum topic for people to post tips/tricks about using their Dremel that they have pivked up/ made up.Mine is this (Its in pdf format) but basically it is a way to use you dremel to quickly "Desolder" pcbs (~5 minutes or less per board!). Wht you do is put on a coarse (~60 grit) sanding drum and go over the back of the pcb. It is very dusty but afterwards the components just need a small pul with some pliars and your done.
Topic by josh92176 | last reply
Http://au.dremel.com/html/started/started_fr.htmlI saw this in "Lowes" yesterday and I'm planning on buying it. I'm just not sure if it is worth it or not. I'm actually hoping that this will speed up the process of cutting shapes into steel tubing.The steel tubing I'm cutting is about 2mm thick. Does anyone here have Dremel? If so, please, what are your comments on it? Is it a good tool to cut steel? How long does it take to cut through steel tubing?
Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist | last reply
I think that you guys (instructables) should make a guide on dremel care, hacks, fixes, and projects (emphasis on projects) i just bought a dremel and i love it but i want something to do with it. please consider this -kieran eglin (qballcat)
Topic by qballcat | last reply
Would it be Possible(practical) to substitute a Dremel for a drill in one of those presses where you add your own drill? (Which I can't seem to find the presses, that I'm talking about online. Although I know they exist.) Found one, and it seems to be used with a dremel. (I think.)
Topic by kojimagtr | last reply
Can anyone help me clean my dremel bits? I recently bought a grinding set for my dremel to use on my Traxxas car. After using it on the plastic chassis most of my grinding and sanding bits are covered in plastic. The reason is because the plastic heats up when I use it and the plastic melts onto the grinding stone. I thought of maybe using a lighter to maybe melt the plastic off but it just burnt the plastic and a bit of the stone. It's not that the bits are expensive, I can afford $2 but the gas to go the hardware store is just too much for a couple of bits. I would just use my bike here and there, but it just becomes a hassle go over there every hour. Thanks
Question by halo99 | last reply
Instructables is partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, to host four google hangouts during July! I will be hosting the hangouts along with a representative from Dremel. Come join us and talk about the Instructables build night program and Dremel tools. Details below. Dates July 9th , July 16th, July 23rd, and July 30th. All events are 6pm PST. Anyone is allowed to attend. You do not need to be participating in the build nights to sign up. **We will have a bonus event on August 27th that will be a show and tell for projects created during the Dremel build night. Sign ups for this will happen later in the month. How to Join We can only have 8 people join each hangout. It will be first come first serve with priority given to people participating in the Dremel build night. If you are part of a makerspace, fab lab, student group, library, or other making group we encourage you to have multiple people hang out from one computer at one location. Sign up using this google form. Since we are tight on space, please only sign up if you are absolutely sure you can attend the hangout. We will have 2 people in the wait list for each night so if you sign up and end up not being able to attend please send me an e-mail so I can notify the wait list.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
Recently at the end of 2016, I acquired a Dremel Micro cordless rotary tool from a garage sale/yard sale for about $20. I used it maybe 3 - 4 times until it didn't want to hold a charge for long. Basically when I put it on the charger, the LEDs scroll top/down indicating it is charging but after a minute or two they stop their normal scrolling sequence and they all stay lit up, which isn't even mentioned of in the manual. The fuel gauge battery indicator shows up red meaning it's near its battery life. At this point, I'm considering either to salvage the motor or buy a new battery for the dremel (which are 2 Sanyo 14650 batteries that are soldered onto a circuit board inside). I'm just wondering is there something that I have failed to do that would make the dremel not hold a charge? Thanks in advance!
Topic by TXVisual | last reply
I recently bought a 8220 dremel with 2 battery. even in the 3 weeks I have had it I have noticed the battery to be a bit annoying. Using a bench power supply can i just set it to 12v 5amp and run it off that?. Any large risk of it frying something important? I am happy with the tool its just that I often forget to charge.
Question by TypeNameHere | last reply
I'm looking to buy a Dremel online. I know which one I want, it's the 4000 3/34 on Amazon. Is there anywhere I can get it cheaper?
Question by MeGusta | last reply
Im looking for a new dremel and i am undecided between the 400 and the 300. while the latter is cheaper, are there any good reasons to get the 400 over the 300 such that the added cost will pay for itself in functionality/durability? cheers
Question by poiki | last reply
Hey ppl u all knw dremel is a must tool for many of the DIY projects and case modding...so can u plz help me 2 find one in my city...bangalore,india
Question by krsna1988 | last reply
So I just bought a nice Dremel, meaning my crappy 15 dollar Harbor Freight rotary is worthless. Since I won't be using it for rotary projects anymore, any advice on what I can use it for? I'm thinking something along the lines of the drill to lathe conversions I've seen, but I doubt it has enough power for something like that..?
Question by rozmusway | last reply
Hi you all, Firstly, English is not my natural language, so please bear with me I bought some time ago a Dremel clone, Kinzo X-power mini grinder, (image atached below), and I am wondering if someone have this tool, or if you know if the original Dremel chuck will fit on this one These are the chucks I've seen http://www.ebay.es/sch/?_nkw=dremel%20chuck&clk;_rvr_id=707068506358&mfe;=search and this is my dremel clone Thanks in advance
Topic by Apolo8
I use a dremel-clone. It has a set of grinders of three colors: blue, red-orange, and pink, the three in the same set. I can't see differences in hardness, but it must be differents, so... Can you help me in what color use in which task? Thank for your time!
Question by infob | last reply
Which do you guys think is better? A die grinder is cheaper, but dremel is brand name, everybody's got a dremel.Lowes has a nice die grinder kit, for only $25. I'm sure dremel bits would work in that, and if not, I can make an adapter for it. They also have a nice dremel set, but that's for $90.I don't intend on getting one immediately, but I've been meaning to get some sort of a rotary grinder, the 8 inch disk one is a little bit too big for some stuff.
Topic by cvxdes | last reply
I was working with my Dremel the other night and I noticed my not-working Crybaby out of the corner of my eye and started thinking that it would be a perfect speed controller for my dremel. I think I'm gonna tear it apart and see what it looks like inside and see maybe where to go from there. Probably would like it to have a footswitch somehow that will turn it off or when it is pushed all the way in it will turn off. Just an idea. If anybody has some suggestions or maybe could build it and make an instructable that would be awesome.
Topic by oopeydoopey | last reply
I'm doing a project that involves grinding PCB slots off of an aluminum enclosure and making everything fit right - due to the shape of the enclosure it looks like I will need a flexible shaft in order to get into the case. A Dremel seems to be a good tool to use, however I am looking for something that will be able to grind aluminum fairly fast. Dremels, at least with flex shafts, are expensive. I'm looking for around $40, and this seems to fit. Has anyone had any luck grinding aluminum with a non-name-brand dremel? What about Dremel branded accessories vs ebay accessories? Edit: currently the one I'm looking at is this
Question by astroboy907 | last reply
I need a dremel for making a coin ring, www.instructables.com/id/Make_a_silver_ring_for_25_cents/. is there one cheapish, but good?
Question by NatureBoom21 | last reply
20 SPACES AVAILABLE - USA ONLY Deadline to sign up: Monday, June 9. Accepted spaces will be notified by June 11 JULY BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, for our July 2014 build night. We have over $1000 in materials! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (5) Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool (3) Multi-Max MM30 Oscillating (5) EZ686-01 Accessory kit (5) EZ688-01 Accessory kit (5) MM495 Accessory kit We will only be sending the list of tools above. You are responsible for providing materials to use with the tools. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Select a Build Night Host: Each space must pick a host to present a 15 minute tool safety demonstration at the beginning of the build night. Host a Build Night: pick a night in July (any night) to host a project build night using the Dremel tools and kits. You can host multiple build nights during July and August to work on your projects. Post Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Dremel Tools. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. GOOGLE HANGOUT EVENTS We will be hosting Google Hangout events during the month of July to talk about the tool. Stay tuned for a schedule announcement! SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process. YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by June 11 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Dremel materials without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Dremel Project Videos Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build night or this build night you are already on our announcement list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
I've always wanted to purchase a dremel tool, But have heard mixed reviews about different models. So who else better to trust than other Instructable enthusiasts who use them for all their different needs. Obviously multiple use / attachments are a good thing.
Question by cerberustugowar | last reply
I'm considering buying the Dremel 400 XPR to do some wood and metal work. However, reviews online have said that it doesn't fit a router bit. Is being able to use my dremel as a router important, or should I not bother worrying if a dedicated router (a future purchase) might do a better job.
Question by lchi | last reply
I want to de-bure and shape some old dentures,witch bit do i use? dremel nas alot of different corored grinding bits. thanks.
Question by myoldcar3 | last reply
I've heard good things about them and I would like some recommendations. I am also thinking about a soldering iron. Also, if you could, please support your answer with details. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.
Question by DreadFred | last reply
My dremel multipro 395 might have a bad obsolete on-off switch, its red with 5 speeds, can i use the newer blue switch witch is dremel part # 2610912780 ? thanks.
Question by myoldcar3 | last reply
I was probably using my dremel wrong, but my 932 bit has a coating of metal on it after I used it to enlarge a hole. (I ground using the side of the bit). How do I remove this coating of metal?
Question by alfonzo1955 | last reply
In the quest to make things we need tools. Some are expensive and some are not. I found a place to buy tools that is very reasonableNorthern Tool. This link, for example is for their brand of rotary tool. I've used this tool and it meets or exceeds a Dremel's capabilities, and no I don't work for them. I saw some designs for jewelry made from industrial junk and I needed a rotary tool. Since I'm a little short in the cash department right now I explored other avenues. Glad I did.
Topic by Phoghat | last reply
Just a few changes this time around. You'll notice the header - we made it a bit shorter to use less screen real estate, and less ... orange (personally I liked the orange but many found it distracting). The main thing is that we've opened up Guide writing to all Pro users. We're soft-starting this, it's not being announced anywhere but here as yet, so we can start out easy and see how it goes. Guides are awfully useful and we figure more should be better but it's also good to start small sometimes. Also we're starting a new ad campaign with Dremel and there's some special content we had to prepare for that. You'll see it very shortly!
Topic by rachel
(new member) quick question: Instead of buying a dremel rotary tool, couldn't I just buy a drill head that mimics the wheel-cutter attachment.... that you would normally use on a dremel?
Question by trustsushi | last reply
I want to use the dremel jigsaw attachment with my 300 series but i think it is only for the Dremel 400 Series XPR.
Question by Redrockers | last reply
I have made an ashtray out of beer cans, wooden plaques, installed a look on my door and removed fiberglass with it but am at a sort of creative wall.
Question by djperson | last reply