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How to Use a Dremel Tool

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The Dremel 4000 rotary tool. You might have heard of rotary tools and think they’re the next kitchen gadget. Well that’s not quite right. A leader in rotary tools is Dremel, and this tool has a long history for use with both the hobbyist and craftsman.  This tool has improved and changed over the years. Today you will find some of the best models of Dremel to work with.




The Dremel 4000 utilizes a nut and collar system to hold the tool accessory that is needed. The Dremel is fun and easy to use. Start by getting familiar with the function of the tools switches, buttons and variable speed adjustable wheel.



As with any power tool, disconnect the power source before working or changing accessories, and always wear safety glasses.  Using the collet wrench, place around the collet nut and press the shaft lock button and turn the shaft until it locks in place. Never engage the shaft lock button while the tool is in use. The Dremel 4000 is able to accept four different collet sizes, which match up with the sizes of the shafts on different accessories.  Choose your accessory, match the collet size, place the collet in the tool, place the collet nut over the collet, place the accessory into the collet and tighten the collet nut to start your work.

Now pick up the Dremel tool and see how it feels in your hand. You want to get comfortable using the Dremel. The Dremel tool is designed to move with speed, not brute force, to get the job or project done. When sanding, grinding or cutting adjust the variable speed on your Dremel to your project. When making a cut, make several passes over the material. Let the tool accessory do the work, do not pressure the tool because this can cause the accessory to break. Choose an accessory, insert into the Dremel and start working or having fun. The more you use your Dremel, the better you will get at cutting a straight line, sanding, grinding or engraving. This is one great tool for hobbies and small close in work.


Dremel makes a full line of accessories, cutters, sanders, grinding, diamond wheels, buffing wheels, router bits and more. You can go into your local Home Depot tool department and check out all the different models and kits, or shop on line at

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Posted 2015-06-18T16:47:19+0000  by Ken_HD_OC Ken_HD_OC
What an outstanding line of tools and attachments Ken!

My favorite is the Dremel Door Plane.

In this video, I demo "How To" repair sticking doors ... very quickly.

Posted 2015-06-23T16:43:46+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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