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
I am going to get a dremel tool soon and i was wondering if the stylus is any good. can you cut stuff with it. small pipe plastic etc.? is there any other dremel that you think is better. i will be doing light projects and also some others that require cutting. will it hold up? thanks ~josh
Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 | 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
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
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 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
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'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
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
I want to engrave a design into a block of aluminum with my Dremel. It needs to be about 1/16" deep and 1/16" wide and consists of curves and lines. What is the best bit to use?
Question by JamesRPatrick | last reply
I use a Dremel-clone, and it has two kind of polishers; the white felt ones and this two other type: Looks like hard rubber, and I used it to burnish steel to clean some grinding marks. It works, but I'm not sure: 1 - Must I use the polishing powder like with the felt ones? 2 - Why they have two colors, green and blue? Have they different hardness? Thanks for your time!
Question by infob | last reply
I just got a dremel on Monday. I've been testing it out with the different bits I got with it. I just used the No. 107 engraver bit to practice engraving on some scrap wood. I used the right collet (3/32) and didn't tighten it too hard. I have a dremel 4000. I wanted to use the multipurpose cutter bit so I unscrewed the the collet nut and expected to be able to slip the bit out, but I couldn't . I couldn't even get it out with pliers. PLEASE HELP ME!
Question by Cobalt59 | last reply
Once again - a great many thanks to Instructables and the event sponsor Dremel for this awesome opportunity! Our members had so much fun on Build Night. They sent us five Dremel 4000 rotary tools, and three MultiMax MM30 Oscillating tools, along with an awesome variety of attachments and bits! What an awesome gift! I structured this Build Night as a challenge. We provided basic building materials, like wood, PVC, metal, foam, fasteners, wire, glue, tape, etc. to the participants. I laid out the tools on a table, and gave a brief explanation and safety overview. I told them to split up into teams, and that they would have three hours to come up with a project, document it and write an Instructable to submit once the project was complete. When I said "go!" there was no hesitation. I was so impressed with the excitement and creativity of the group. We had about 20 people show up, they split into about 6 six groups... and immediately started working on their projects. About 45 minutes in, I made an announcement - that they would get one trip to the hardware store... I was surprised again, at how little they needed... They were resourceful enough to use the materials at hand! Halfway into the Build Night, the projects began to materialize... We had a group of guys who made a marionette, we had this really neat Pan Flute Box, a crossbow, a maze, a floating can coozie, and a couple of other small projects on the side. Everyone did pretty well to make it to the three hour mark, and cleaned up after themselves (amazing!!! :) what a great group!) Then over the course of the next few days, the Instructables started to come into my inbox... I'm still waiting on a couple, so I will post these ASAP. Everyone had a great time, and it got our shop buzzing with activity! Thank you again Instructables!! and Dremel!! You guys rock! <3 Tiffani @ TechShop Chandler
Topic by coercionette
A woman asked me to look at her sewing machine. The motor was dead. A new foot control did nothing. A dealer seemed disinterested in looking at it for repairs, but wanted to sell her a new machine for $700+. Attached is a photo of the commutator from her machine's motor after I cleaned it up enough to run again. After 15 years of use there was so much oxidation and contamination from brushes arcing that an Ohmmeter showed infinite resistance (open circuit) across the commutator, unless readings were taken on the brighter copper colored portions of the commutator. (The brushes are still good.) Then I got reasonable readings, indicating there was actually an unbroken circuit across the armature coils. Removing shrouds and getting to the motor was the most difficult part. Then I turned the motor by hand while I held 500 grit sandpaper on the commutator until it was clean and bright. The motor runs like new again. The owner is very happy. (I made this fix as a favor, not to gain income.)I had expected something like I found in a Dremel tool that quit working. With an Ohmmeter I found a break in the circuit between the field coil and a terminal pin. (I was able to bridge the broken connection and the Dremel workes again.) Another sewing machine did not run, and the problem was found to be a bad electronic circuit board no longer available. That machine had to be replaced.But, sometimes somethng so simple as a very dirty commutator is the only problem and is easily cleaned so the machine works perfectly again.
Topic by Phil B | 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'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
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
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