What can you do with the Dremel rotary tool

The Dremel multi-purpose rotary tool is the staple tool of many toolboxes worldwide. It achieved its deserved fame due to the unimaginable versatility. The only thing limiting the Dremel rotary tool is the number of attachments and there are hundreds of them. The Dremel company was the one who originally came up with the concept of a rotary tool and they are still the best at what they do.

Powered by a small rotating engine, the Dremel rotary tool is a handheld machine that can be easily used by anyone. It has various uses and going over all of them would take forever but here we will describe some of the most common ones.

Sanding

You can easily sand large surfaces using the Dremel rotary tool. The process is much easier than sanding with sandpaper and isn’t as tiring. You will notice the difference when after a day of work there will be no muscle pain in your arms. For sanding with the Dremel rotary tool you will need appropriate sanding bits, i.e. a drum and a sanding band. The sanding band is covered by sandpaper-like material and comes in different grits. The coarse grit is used to even out large indentions and shape the material while the fine grit finishes off the sanding process and makes the surface completely smooth.

Cutting

This one might not be so intuitive but the Dremel rotary tool can actually be used for cutting various surfaces. To do so, you will need to purchase additional Dremel metal cutting wheels. They are often made from stainless steel so that they are able to cut even through the hardest metals. You can also use it on wood, aluminum, and plastics. These Dremel metal cutting wheels are an excellent tool for many DIY home projects.

Sharpening

You can use sharpening stone attachments to grind and sharpen various tools and knives or shape such items as bathroom tiles. You will need to remember, however, to choose the proper attachment for the material you are intending to grind. The grinding stones are available in two common materials: hard green silicon carbide bits and slightly softer orange aluminum oxide. Both can be used for grinding glass or ceramic tiles, but for steel you should only use the orange ones. The green stones are perfect for grinding aluminum.

Engraving

The Dremel rotary tool can also be used for decorative purposes. Due to its small size, it is easy to control and is perfect for completing jobs that require precision. There are several different attachments meant to be used for engraving and carving that come in various designs. They can be used on wood, metal, and glass surfaces to add your personal touch to any project you are working on. Any craftsman will be happy to receive these engraving bits as a gift. And because they are so easy to use even people who don’t work with power tools very often will have no trouble using this Dremel tool.