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Faq | General

Yes, there are differences between the US and European tools. The range of products is different, but also the technical specifications can differ worldwide (for instance the voltage is different worldwide). Please refer to the country website for exact product programs and specific product details.

At www.dremeleurope.com you can find the link to Spare Parts catalogue to consult part numbers. To obtain spare parts please contact your local hotline.

Please check our product manuals which are downloadable under the “downloads” area on our website and are included in the product kits. You can also refer to the Quick Start Book for some general hints and tips, this can be downloaded from the download area on the website.

The Dremel catalogue is available for download on www.dremeleurope.com

There are 2 options to glass engrave using Dremel tools: Dremel engraver (290): The Dremel engraver works with strokes and comes in a kit with a Carbide engraving tip. Select one of five depth levels on the tool and start engraving. Dremel multitool: For fine engraving use a diamond wheel point accessory. There are 7 different sizes and shapes. When filling in a design we suggest the use of Silicon Carbide Grinding Stones which are available in 6 different sizes and shapes. For further information about our products above please go to accessories section at www.dremeleurope.com

By using the “Dealer Locator” on our Dremel websites you can find a list of the nearest dealers and the best route to reach them. We also have a list with Online dealers.

Go to the “Accessory finder” application located under accessories on www.dremeleurope.com

Multi-Tools | General

There is no fixed answer to this question. The runtime of a cordless tool depends on the battery type (NiCad or Li-ion), the type of application (e.g. light polishing or heavy cutting) and the tool model (Stylus,7700, 8000 and 8200). We have designed our tools in such a way that the average battery life of each tool is matched with the most frequent type of applications for each model.

Comfort grip is an anti-slip surface on the body of the tool that provides better tool-control, improved comfort and easier handling

The Dremel rotary tool is a complete system that ranges from the tool to the attachments to the accessories to the storage cases. Each of these system elements are very important in not only providing a very diverse opportunity of applications, but assures that your project can be completed quickly and easily

Cordless rotary tools work just like corded rotary tools, only at lower speeds. The Dremel 8200 12VMax Lithium-Ion Cordless, however, delivers the same speed and performance as a corded rotary tool!

1. It uses state of the art Lithium Ion battery technology a. Lithium ion batteries hold their charge 6 times longer than Ni-Cd batteries while in storage. This means that the tool will always be charged and ready when you need it. For example, if you let a Ni-Cd battery sit for 4 months it will have lost its entire charge. If you let a lithium ion battery sit for 4 months, it will have over 85% of its original charge remaining. b. Lithium ion batteries have no memory effects. Standard Ni-Cd batteries must be fully drained before recharging, otherwise they start to experience shorter run times. Lithium-Ion batteries can be recharged at any time without ever damaging the original charge capacity or run time. c. Lithium ion batteries are light weight. The ergonomic design, comfort grip housing, and lightweight design of this tool all help deliver an extremely comfortable tool.

The Dremel 8200 Lithium-ion cordless rotary tool has a top speed of 30,000 rpm and will deliver the same performance as our corded rotary tool. The 7.2V Cordless and 4.8V MINIMITE have maximum speeds of 20,000 rpm and 13,000 rpm, respectively. (Our corded tools run at speeds up to 35,000 rpm.) Some accessories, like high-speed cutters, will perform more effectively at speeds faster than 15,000 rpm. The accessories likely to fall into that category are: high-speed cutters, router bits and cut-off wheels. These accessories will work at lower speeds, but not as well.

No, we don't recommend any of the batteries or chargers be interchanged. The battery packs are designed to work with the appropriate tool and charger.

A new battery pack comes uncharged. It accepts only about 80% of its maximum charge capacity with its first charge, or, after prolonged storage, it will also require additional time on the first charge. However, after several charge and discharge cycles, the batteries should be up to full charge capacity and delivering maximum performance.

A: The battery will last for hundreds of charges. We do recommend that you leave the battery discharged during prolonged periods of nonuse. Run the battery down completely prior to recharge. Don't leave the battery in the charger constantly. Once the battery is charged, remove it from the charger. The run time on the battery is a little different. Different speeds mean the battery could easily run down faster on the higher speeds. Other factors that will affect the run time are going to be the force put on the tool and the overall load of the work. Under simple grinding applications, a low speed can last up to 30 minutes. On high speed, it is about half that. If carving through a piece of wood with a high-speed cutter, expect the run time to be less. That's a tougher application and the charge will wear down more quickly.

The battery pack is the most expensive part of the tool.

No, there is no wiring inside of the tool to support either of those power supplies.

It’s difficult to tell that by simply looking at the pieces. If your battery is not accepting a charge, we would recommend sending the tool, the battery, and the charger in to us. We’ll evaluate all three pieces and help resolve your problem as quickly as possible. That takes the guess work out of it.

There may be some charge on your battery from the factory. It will be minimal. Place it in the tool and let it discharge completely. Then charge it for a full 24 hours. After the full 24-hour charge, place the battery in the tool and discharge it again, completely. Now recharge the battery for three hours. The battery should be fully charged. We do recommend that you always discharge the Ni-Cd batteries completely prior to recharging and then recharge for no less than 3 hours. The light on the Lithium-ion battery charger will turn off when the battery is fully charged.

The light on the Ni-Cd chargers stays on as long as there is a connection between the battery, the charger and the electrical socket. When the connection is broken, the light goes out. The light on the Lithium-ion battery charger turns off when the battery is fully charged.

If you anticipate long periods of nonuse for your tool it's best to unplug your charger and battery pack from its power source. Unplugging the charger will extend the life expectancy of the charger and the battery pack.

We do not recommend leaving the battery in the charger continuously. The heat is not good for the life of the battery

The 7.2V Cordless MultiPro Tools do have an optional 1-hour charger. For more information, call us at 1-800-437-3635.

Multi-Tools | Corded Multitools

Dremel 200-Series, Dremel 300-Series, Dremel 3000-Series and Dremel 4000

The differences in the tools are performance and versatility. The 200-Series is the entry level dual speed Dremel multitool with which you can do basic DIY and hobby craft tasks. The 300-Series is the variable speed all-rounder and the 4000 is the top of the line high performance multitool with which you can use for the more demanding task.

Yes. All Dremel attachments and accessories which are available in your country work on these three tools. If you have an older Dremel tool or an older type of attachment, it might be that you need an adapter to connect the tool and attachment. You can see here if you need an adapter. Adapters can be ordered via Dremel customer service.

Motor brushes work like oil in your car. The motor brushes are located in the brush holder, under the brush doors on each side of the tool (please check your tool instruction manual for more details). The brushes should be checked every 50 hours the tool has been in use. If the brushes are shorter than 3mm, they need to be changed. After changing motor brushes, the tool should be “run–in” at maximum speed for 5-10 minutes with no load. This will seat the new motor brushes.

The 3000 is the next generation rotary tool. It has more power, improved handling and it comes with the innovative EZ Twist nose cap. We have integrated the wrench in the nose cap of the tool so you do not need a separate wrench anymore when changing accessories.

Yes. The new EZ twist nose cap has been designed to fit all our current rotary tools.

The Dremel 300 Series rotary tool has been designed to accept most current Dremel attachments; except for the Dremel XPR Planer, XPR MultiSaw, and 2217 Tool Holder. However, attachment models 212, 231 and 330 need a universal adapter which is available free from Dremel Customer service, 1-800-437-3635.

The Dremel 400 Series rotary tool was designed to use the PL400 Planer and MS400 MultiSaw attachments. The Planer is a 2 1/4” wide guide with a “special fluted” bit that removes about 1/64” of material with every pass. The MultiSaw has a reciprocating action using any jigsaw blade on the market. Its 3/8” blade-stroke allows you to cut many materials and thickness based on your blade length. These two attachments can ONLY be used on the Dremel 4000, 400 Series and 8200 rotary tools which offer the enhanced performance necessary to use the attachments effectively. Attempting to use the Planer or MultiSaw attachments with the 300 Series, Variable Speed MultiPro or any other Dremel or competitive rotary tools – will damage the rotary tool.

The 300 Series rotary tool uses the same accessories and collet system as the current Dremel 400 Series XPR, MultiPro or other previous rotary tool models. The accessory shank (stem part of an accessory) sizes range from 1/32" to 1/8". The collet, a slim aluminum tube with small slots, holds the shank portion of the accessory and will be tightened inside the collet when you tighten the black collet nut on the end of the 300 Series rotary tool’s output shaft. Use the wrench, provided in your 300 Series rotary tool kit, if you cannot firmly tighten with your fingers. For harder work load applications (i.e. routing, tile cutting, etc.) please always use the wrench to assure proper tightening.

No. When trying to use a variable speed controller attached to the 300 Series rotary tool, the two variable speed switches will work against each other and the variable speed switch on the 300 Series will eventually burn out; making your tool inoperable.

We back our tool with a FOUR YEAR warranty against manufacturing defects

No. Neither the motor nor the bearings in the rotary tool require lubrication. They are considered maintenance-free parts. We do recommend taking compressed air to blow air through the front and rear air vents to get rid of any excess dust build up inside your 300 series tool.

Motor brushes work like oil in your car. The motor brushes are located in the brush holder, under the brush doors on each side of the tool. The brushes should be checked every 50 hours of tool use. If the brushes are smaller than 1/8", they need to be changed. After changing motor brushes, the tool should be “run –in” for 5-10 minutes with no load. This will seat the new motor brushes.

This is normal because the brush that is on the side that is grounded will wear down more quickly.

The soft grip on your rotary tool should be simply wiped off using a damp cloth. Do not use any abrasives or hard detergents/chemicals or you will damage your soft grip.

The 300 Series rotary tool has high speeds of 5,000 – 35,000 rpm. High speed, when coupled with the right accessory, is what makes the rotary tool so useful. The best results generally happen when taking a less aggressive, more frequent pass. Too much pressure on the spinning accessory and the work piece can damage the accessory and the work piece. If the accessory is not producing the desired result, we would recommend adjusting the speed, or trying an alternative accessory.

No, unfortunately due to the high speeds, these speeds are not applicable for screw driving applications. The only results you will get are stripped screw heads. It’s better to use a cordless screw driver or the “old fashioned” hand screw driver.

No. Our accessories have flutes, i.e. High-speed cutters, and are designed to move in a “clockwise” direction that the rotary tool rotates in. Reversing the direction of the rotary tool will make most of the accessories “in -effective”.

The 300 Series rotary tool is double-insulated, which is similar to being grounded. Therefore, you only need to plug your rotary tool into a standard outlet or with an approved extension cord. Please consult your 300 Series Owners Safety and Operations Manual for further information.

Multi-Tools | Cordless Multitools

Dremel 7700, Dremel 8000 and Dremel 8200

Yes. The 7700 has a 7.2 volt rechargeable NiCd battery pack. The 8000 and 8200 both have 10.8 volt rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery packs. The advantage of Lithium-Ion batteries is that they keep their electrical charge much longer and they do not have the so called “memory effect”, so you can charge the battery whenever you want.

Both the 8000 and 8200 have 10.8 volt Li-ion batteries. However, because the motor of the 8200 is bigger and the electronics are a bit more clever, the performance of the 8200 is higher than the 8000. Roughly, the all-round performance of the 8000 is the cordless equivalent of the corded Dremel 300-Series and the high performance 8200 is the equivalent of the corded Dremel 4000.

Dremel batteries will last for hundreds of charges. We do recommend that for the Dremel 7700 you run the battery down prior to recharge. Don't leave the battery in the charger constantly. Once the battery is charged, remove it from the charger. This way the battery keeps in optimal condition.

There is no fixed answer to this question. The runtime of a cordless tool depends on the battery type (NiCd or Lithium-Ion), the type of application (e.g. light polishing or heavy cutting) and the tool model (Stylus, 8000 or 7700). We have designed our tools in such a way that the average battery life of each tool is matched with the most frequent type of applications for each model.

No, we don't recommend any of the batteries or chargers be interchanged. The battery packs are designed to work with the appropriate tool and charger.

Multitools | Accessories

It is an innovative system developed by Dremel which allows you to easily change accessories within seconds using 3 simple steps: Pull, Click and Twist. This method eradicates the use of any additional tool or wrench. The accessories can be recognised by the SpeedClic logo. Speedclick SpeedClic assortment

There are 2 methods of attaching accessories to the multitool: Collets: There are 4 different collet sizes (0,8 / 1,6 / 2,4 / 3,2mm). Accessory shanks have 4 different diameters that will require the use of one of the collets. Your Dremel tool will have been supplied with the 3,2mm collet. If you purchase an accessory with a smaller shank you need to also purchase the proper collet size. The collets can be purchased as a set including all collet sizes or as individual collets. Multichuck: If you have the Multichuck (4486) you don’t need to use collets, the multichuck fits all Genuine Dremel accessories with shank sizes from 0,4 up to 3,4mm. It works like a regular drill chuck and you don’t need to tighten it more than hand tight.

There are four different sized collets available for the rotary tools - 1/8", 3/32", 1/16" and 1/32". A collet is a slim aluminum tube with small slits in the sides and an outer end, which is slightly larger than the shank that can be used with each collet. When the chuck cap is threaded onto the end of the tool, over the collet, the fingers of the collet (slots) close around the shank of the accessory and hold it into place.

In most instances, the 1/8" collet will meet your needs. With the exception of the smaller shank (3/32" shank) engraving cutters and the diamond wheel points, our accessories are all on a 1/8" shank.

Check them at 50 hours of use on the tool. If the carbon is less than 1/4 inch in length, replace both.

We only recommend using it down to 1/32".

No. It's maximum size is 1/8".

No, it will burn out the switch on the variable-speed tools and two speed tools.

The shank is the portion of the accessory that is actually inserted and held in the rotary tool.

No, the maximum size shank that can be safely held in the high-speed rotary tool is 1/8". We don't have any kind of an adapter.

Try not to force the tool. Let the speed of the tool do the work. Forcing the tool does a couple of things; it forces the bit into more material than can be processed adequately and it creates even more heat than simply letting the tool move the accessory through the wood. Guide the tool through the design and work. Watch the depth. While forcing the tool may cause the accessory to burn, going too deep into the wood will not only cause the accessory to burn, it will smoke the wood as well. It is better to take a second conservative pass than it is to take so much that the accessory burns. It is often difficult to know what an accessory tolerance is, as it is impossible to know what the density and grain of a wood will be. If the grain is strong or sap is heavy in the wood, there will be even more heat than usual and an accessory could burn from the heat of the excess debris and trying to get through the material. Keep in mind that many router bits are actually constructed of tungsten carbide. These router bits are constructed of high-speed steel. They are not designed to rout on really hard or brittle material.

The tile bit should not get RED hot when it's getting through the tile. It is critical to the life of the bit that the initial hole in the tile is made via a 45-degree angle. The glaze is tough, so it needs to be worn away. That's why we recommend going through at an angle. If the accessory bit is spinning for a long time in the same spot, it will get red hot. The speed and the ceramic tile will create an intense heat that could cause the bit to get very hot. Guide the accessory bit through the material. Keep it moving. If the bit does actually get red, remove it, stop the tool and let the bit cool off. If the bit burns repeatedly, it will not be able to cut.

They are thin and are designed to provide a very fine cut in metals. But they are a very delicate accessory. They can break if you twist them when they are moving full speed. Be sure to wear saftey glasses when using this and every accessory.

"Emery impregnated" indicates that the emery polishing substance is placed right into the rubber point. These bits will work on a variety of metals and plastics. We recommend trying them first on a small piece of the same material being polished.

If you have a variable-speed tool, select 1 on the MultiPro and 5 on the Professional. These are the slowest speeds. If working in plastic and acrylic is your primary application, we would recommend working with the additional control of the Professional Tool, or considering a single-speed tool with an independent speed control, like the Foot Speed Control (#221). A single-speed tool with independent speed control will allow the tool to go even slower than the slowest speeds on the variable-speed tool.

Bristle brushes are ideal for cleaning in tight areas. For example, car venting and corners where grout can get the dirtiest can be easier to clean with a bristle brush. The bristle brushes also work nicely for applying polishing compound that can then be worked in with a clean felt or cloth polishing point.

The diamond accessories are usually used for fine precision grinding on hard materials. Making the head of the accessory larger will make the accessory difficult to use in tight or small, defined areas.

Dremel offers the Model 546 Rip/Crosscut Saw Blade which is to be used in conjunction with Model 670, Mini Saw Attachment. The blade is 1 1/4" in diameter and has 48 teeth. It works great on all wood and wood-like materials.

If you're having trouble finding them, purchase them directly from us by calling 1-800-437-3635.

Compact Tools | Multitools/Attachments

Yes and no. All Dremel attachments can be connected to Dremel multitools. But not all combinations of tool and attachment will work optimally. You can see here which tool will work with what attachment.

Older attachments like the plunge router, router/shaper table and drill station have a different way of connecting the tool to the attachment. If you have one of these three attachments you can order an adapter at your local customer service. With this adapter your attachment can connect to your new Dremel multitool. You can see here if you need an adapter.

Yes. An extension or larger table can be made to work with the Shaper/Router Table. Complete instructions and illustrations are available in the owner's manual.

We make nine different router bits including a six piece router bit set. If you can't find what you're looking for online, in a major home center or hardware store near you, you can purchase directly through Dremel by calling 1-800-437-3635.

The router bits are very sharp. They work on a variety of woods, but several factors alter their effectiveness. The speed at which you are routing will make a difference, so generally, don't force the tool through the wood too quickly. Another cause can simply be the kind of wood being used. Soft woods are fibrous and the fibers can break, causing a ragged appearance. Hard wood is more dense an more likely to produce a smooth cut. There may be some finish work on routing. For example, on more fibrous woods some sanding may be necessary. Try using a flapwheel, a finishing buff, or even our Contour Sander. They are all designed to help make short work of finish sanding.

Certain circular cuts can be made using the edge cutting bracket. Radii from 1-11/16" to 4" can be done. Remove the edge guide and attach the edge guide bracket to the guide rods. Use the finishing nail provided as a compass point. Set the edge guide bracket for the desired radius. Place the nail through the hole in the bracket and place the nail at the center of the desired radius to be cut. (The nail needs to be pounded into the subject material to act as a compass point). Once secured the router will easily make a circle.

If you're routing a harder wood like oak, and your depth requirement exceeds 1/4", you will find greater success by making a second pass through the same channel routed. If you're working in a softer wood like pine, depths of up to 3/8" should be possible without difficulty.

The router bits are constructed of high-speed steel, not carbide. Thus, they can heat up and burn the wood if you try to force them to take too much material too fast. Softer woods tend to have more sap which can add to the heat. Hard woods are simply more dense and may require two, shallow passes with the bit instead of one deep pass in order to get a good cut.

If you are routing a decorative edge on the surface, the attachment will work best with a piloted router bit like #615. The pilot on the bit (a pilot is a guide section or bearing on the end of the router bit designed to follow the edge of the wood) works to follow the exact edge of the wood while the cutting is taking place. Piloted bits will not work down the center of the material to rout a channel. The pilot will burn off. If routing a decorative edge, use the attachment without the edge guide. If you are routing a straight channel or line 2-3 inches from the edge of the work piece, use the edge guide and a straight router bit, like #650, #652 or #654. The guide will keep your line a consistent distance from the edge.

No, it isn't the same. The Grout Removal Guide is offset to achieve the proper grout-cutting angle and has guides to help keep attachment between the tiles.

The accessory bit will break if it is forced through the grout. Spinning at high speeds, the accessory bit will get very hot. The debris will also be hot. If the debris remains in the grout line, as the tool is forced through the grout, excessive pressure and heat mixed can cause the accessory to snap.

The age and hardness of the grout being removed will factor in, along with the depth of the removal and the speed and force at which the tool is moved. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the accessory: - Grout Removal is a high-speed application. Don't force the tool through the grout, just guide it. - Trying to remove too much depth in one pass will put so much pressure on the tip that it will break. Take about 1/8" in depth and if more removal is required, move through the grout line a second time.

The Grout Removal Attachment threads onto the end of all Dremel rotary tools with a threaded nosepiece (the majority). However, some older rotary tool models have no threaded nosepiece or different threads. As a result, it is not possible for it to fit onto some of the previously manufactured tools. We have not found a safe way to adapt that fit to the older tools.

To maintain depth and stop the tool from ripping into the material, the guide is necessary.

The multipurpose cutting bit (#561) in the Cutting Guide Kit will work on fiberglass, such as a fiberglass boat.

The multipurpose cutting bit (#561) with the Cutting Guide can be used on plywood. It will work on plywood up to 3/8" thick. Keep in mind that the cut will be rough, so there is going to be finish work required.

Yes, it is possible. It's a guide that helps manage depth and stability. The Router Attachment is similar. However, routing straight down the center of the board would be pretty tough without the edge guide supplied with the Router Attachment.

Always move in a clockwise direction when cutting with any spiral saw, unless you are cutting out for an electrical box in drywall. Then we would recommend going in a counter clockwise direction with the Drywall bit. It has a guidepoint on it that will travel around the electrical box. By moving counterclockwise, the guidepoint will stay tighter against the electrical box.

The accessories used with this guide are very aggressive. They are also spinning at 35,000 rpm. The cut of the accessory will be rough and the cut could be difficult to control, depending on the material. Remember, with the tool spinning at 35,000 rpm, the greatest success will be found if you simply let the speed of the tool do the work and guide the tool. Be aware of the fact that wood will have grain and the grain can interfere with the cut. Both tile and drywall are tough materials, so there will be resistance to the cut. Before working on any work piece, try your application on scrap. Practice cutting a straight line with the same material. Don't expect it to be perfect without taking the time to get comfortable with the application and the material. The tool and accessory alone do not perform the work, your guiding hands will direct the tool.

We recommend using the collet and collet nut. It will lock down on the accessory more effectively and safely in this more aggressive application.

The Cutting Guide is designed to maintain your depth straight on. The Grout Removal Guide does that at an angle. The grout removal bits are designed to work at a similar angle. They can work at angles that are a variation from the guide, but will work best at the specified angle.

This attachment threads onto the end of most Dremel rotary tool. However, if you have an older tool without threads or with different threads, it will not thread onto the older styles. We do not have a way to safely adapt it to fit.

First, unthread the housing cap from the end of the tool. The Cutting Guide will thread onto the tool where the housing cap came off.

The cutting part of a chain saw blade is the top of the tooth and not the inside curved portion close to the bar. Be sure to lift up on the attachment to sharpen the underside of the top part of the chain saw tooth. Lifting upward during sharpening will provide a superior cut and high satisfaction.

The gauge measures the distance or space between the guide and the stone. The screws that hold the clamp and guide together actually thread into elongated holes. The holes are elongated so the guide can be adjusted. The amount of play is about the difference between side 1 and side 2 of the gauge and placing the stone with no gauge requirement.

Obviously, the stones are different sizes. That puts each stone in a slightly different spot in relation to the guide on the tool. To eliminate that gap, spacers are needed to make up the difference.

Dremel® offers three different size sharpening stones that can be used with this attachment. We have a 5/32" stone (#453), a 3/16" (#454) stone and a 7/32" stone (#455). These stones are sized in the same way that an actual sharpening file would be sized. When in doubt, refer to the specific owner's manual for your chain/chain saw. They will be able to provide the proper recommendation for the size stone/file you will need to successfully sharpen your chain.

This attachment works on all Dremel rotary tools with a threaded nosepiece (the vast majority). On the older tools the threads are different or do not exist. Unfortunately, we do not have a safe way to adapt this to older tools.

How does the Chain Saw Sharpener attach to the tool?

The Right Angle Attachment is available through major home centers and hardware retailers. Visit our Where to Buy page for a list of stores in your state. This attachment can also be ordered at (800) 4 DREMEL, 800-437 3635.

The Right Angle Attachment fits onto the end of all Dremel rotary tools that have a threaded nosepiece. It threads onto the nose of the tool, replacing the housing cap. We have not found a safe way to adapt it to fit the previously manufactured models without a threaded nosepiece.

After the first 20-30 hours of use, and then again every 10 hours, put a thin coating of Dremel Flex-Shaft lubricant on the core. After removing the core of the flexible shaft from the casing, wipe it with a rag. Then place a small amount of lubricant on your fingertip and run it lightly up and down the core. Remove any excess lubricant. Remember, too much lubricant will cause the handpiece to get terribly hot under normal use. Dremel Flex-Shaft Lubricant is part number 990952 and it is available through the Dremel service center by calling 1 800 4 DREMEL.

The #4486 chuck will fit the Flex-Shaft.

No, The 1/2" handpiece that is on this Flex-Shaft is permanently mounted. It cannot be replaced with an alternative.

No. Keep in mind that the tool is driven by the motor of the high-speed rotary tool and speed creates heat and friction and number of other factors that play some role in dictating safe limits. A longer flexible shaft won't necessarily mean better. It could wear more quickly, run much hotter, and have a greater propensity to breaking.

We include the driver cap. Remember, the driver cap is the nut with the square hole. You can see the square hole when you hold the nut up to the light and look through the opening. You need the driver cap to "drive" the cable of the Flex-Shaft. If you have a rotary tool, you already have a collet nut and collet. It comes on the end of the rotary tool. To make the Flex-Shaft work, you need to remove the housing cap (the threaded part of the nylon housing), the collet nut and then the collet from the rotating end of the rotary tool. The chuck cap and collet will be put to use on the end of the handpiece. The driver cap (nut with a square hole) goes on the end of the rotary tool where you removed the collet nut, collet and housing cap.

It looks like a six-sided nut, but instead of a circular opening, the opening is a small square (best seen if you hold the nut up to the light). This square opening drives the core of the Flex-Shaft, which is squared on the end.

This attachment will not work on many of the older, discontinued tools that do not have a threaded nose piece. It does thread onto the end of the majority of Dremel rotary tool models. Of the older rotary tools without a threaded nose piece, there unfortunately is no way to safely adapt this attachments or modify the tool.

It doesn't necessarily have to hang, however, the rotary tool that is driving the Flex-Shaft should rest ABOVE the flexible shaft. For example, if you were working underneath a sink and you were using the Flex-Shaft to cut a pipe, if you rest the tool on the floor and try to use the Flex-Shaft in an UPWARD position, it will probably disengage.

The Flex-Shaft Attachment is ideal for getting into tighter areas, providing more control for the user and taking the weight of the rotary tool away from the user's hand. If you were doing fine engraving, this could provide that extra control and lessen the fatigue one could normally feel if the project was a little bigger. If you were doing work on an engine, where things can get pretty tight, the Flex-Shaft might be just what you need to get in there.

It is necessary to remove three items from the nose of the rotary tool: The housing cap. The collet nut. Hold down the collet lock button and remove the collet nut. The Collet, found below the collet nut. You should have three pieces in front of you from the end of the rotary tool. In the packaging with the Flex-Shaft, there is a nut with a small square hole in it. (It's easier to see the square hole if you hold the nut up to the light.) Again, holding the collet lock down, carefully thread the driver cap onto the bare metal threads of the rotary tool where the collet and collet nut were removed. To make the Flex-Shaft functional, the collet needs to be placed in the end of the handpiece on the flexible shaft, the collet nut threads onto the end of the handpiece. To be able to tighten the collet nut onto the end of the handpiece, press the shaft lock button in the handpiece of the Flex-Shaft. This will stop the threaded area from turning as you tighten the accessory you want to use in the handpiece.

Compact Tools | Dremel Multi-Max

The Multi-Max accessory screw uses a 5mm hex wrench.

Reduce the speed setting on the tool. We suggest not exceeding a speed setting of 7 (or 18,000 Oscillations Per Minute (OPM) on the Multi-Max tool for this accessory.

The MM300 Multi-Max Universal Adapter allows the owners of other brand oscillating tools to use genuine Dremel brand oscillating accessories on their oscillating tools. The Fein Multi-Master 636 is compatible with Multi-Max accessories without the use of the Dremel MM300 Universal Adapter. You should never try to use other brand accessories on your Multi-Max oscillating tool. Packaging overview

The Dremel Multi-Max is a compact and versatile oscillating tool that's ideal for a variety of projects that involve repair, remodeling, and restoration.

Unlike other power tools, which have a shaft that either rotates or moves up-and-down, an oscillating tool has a fast side-to-side motion. This oscillating motion offers better control, more precision, safer operation, and less dust than traditional tools.

The Dremel Multi-Max is lighter and more compact than most oscillating tools providing better grip, balance, control, and easier access to tight areas. The Multi-Max also brings innovation to the category with features such as the Dremel QuickFit™ accessory change system.

The Multi-Max offers the same compact construction, precise operation and versatility that have always been part of the Dremel brand and the tool is complimented with a full line of sanding, cutting, scraping and grinding accessories.

The Dremel Multi-Max tool only uses Dremel accessories. Dremel Multi-Max accessories are compatible with Fein Multimaster model 636 and Bosch Multi-X model PS-50.

Oscillating tools bridge the gap between rotary tools and traditional power tools. They are better suited for larger jobs than rotary tools and are much more precise than traditional power tools. No other tool system can perform as wide a variety of tasks such as: sanding, cutting, scraping and grinding.

The Dremel Multi-Max can tackle numerous tasks such as sanding wood, removing caulk, removing tile grout, cutting drywall, scraping stuck vinyl flooring, making flush cuts in wood trim, cutting copper pipe, and removing window glaze, to name a few.

A bevel washer and screw are provided to secure accessories to the Multi-Max tool. The washer needs to be mounted with the bevel up to ensure that the accessories do not come loose during operation. If you are still having trouble keeping the accessory tight with the washer in the proper orientation contact customer service to receive a new shoulder washer that will eliminate this issue. Customer service can be reached by calling 1-800-4-Dremel. When using the shoulder washer it should be mounted so that the flat surface of the washer mates with the head of the mounting screw and the stepped shoulder surface of the washer mates with the accessory. This shoulder washer will secure the accessory appropriately. The bevel washer should NOT be used with the shoulder washer. If you are still encountering difficulties please contact Consumer Service.

The Multi-Max accessory screw uses a 5mm hex wrench.

I lost my Multi-Max accessory screw and would like to replace it. What size is it? Can I get an equivalent replacement at the hardware store?

Multi-Max accessories are compatible with the Fein Multi-Master 636 but not the Fein 250 series.

The Bosch Multi-X comes with an accessory adapter, the Multi-Max accessories are compatible with the use of the adapter.

The Multi-Max is similar to the rotary tool, it is necessary to let the speed do the work. The more you push the more difficult the cut becomes. Back off the tool and let the speed do the work.

The blade will have limited use cutting screws and nails, ideal materials for the metal cutting blade include copper, brass and/or aluminum.

This blade will cut through plaster & lathe but the blade life will be limited depending on the consistency of the material and other materials supporting the plaster.

Yes, this is the only Fein accessory that can be used in conjunction with the Multi-Max. This is because the Dremel pad is the same size as the Fein sanding pad. No other Fein accessories (or other competitor’s accessories) work on the Multi-Max.

Please look carefully at the illustration in the instruction manual on how to use the pad. Also, using a lower speed setting could enhance the performance and longevity of the pad depending on the material that is being sanding.

Reduce the speed setting on the tool. We suggest not exceeding a speed setting of 7 (or 18,000 OPM’s) on the Multi-Max tool.

You should also protect delicate surfaces such as tile and ceramic during the scraping process. Using masking tape should be used on any delicate surface.

You can use your rotary tool with a brass brush to clean the gritted surface.

Compact Tools | Dremel TRIO™

No. Due to its unique collet size, the TRIO can be used only with accessories that have been specially developed for this tool. Trio accessories can be recognised by the TRIO logo on the packaging.

No. The Dremel TRIO accessories have a 4.8mm shank diameter which cannot be used in Dremel multitools.

Compact Tools | Dremel Glue Gun

If you are using a low temp colour or glitter glue stick, the glue may loose its colour pigments. Also, the high temperature will make your low temperature glue too liquid which will also result in a dripping glue gun. Overview of Glue Guns: GG910 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) GG920 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) GG930 - Dual Temp (105 and 165 degrees Celsius modes) GG940 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Overview of Glue Sticks: GG01 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Multi-purpose Glue for use in GG910 or GG930 (High Temp mode) GG02 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) Multi-purpose Glue for use in GG920 or GG930 (Low Temp mode) GG03 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Wood Glue for use in GG910 or GG930 (High Temp mode) GG04 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) Decorative Glitter Glue for use in GG920 or GG930 (Low Temp mode) GG05 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) Decorative Colour Glue for use in GG920 or GG930 (Low Temp mode) GG11 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Multi-purpose Glue for use in GG940 GG13 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Wood Glue for use in GG940

If you are using a low temp colour or glitter glue stick, the glue may loose its colour pigments. Also, the high temperature will make your low temperature glue too liquid which will also result in a dripping glue gun.

Depends on the usage, in general it takes about five minutes before the glue in its chamber cools down. But the Gluegun needs power to heat more glue and refill it's chamber.

Compact Tools | Dremel Engraver

There are only two accessories, the replaceable engraving tips. They are the #9924 carbide tip and #9929 diamond tip. The accessories that fit in the Dremel multitools will not work in this tool.

The carbide point will work well for general purpose engraving in most materials. If you have an application that will require continuous work or is in much more brittle material like glass, the diamond tip is designed to handle harder loads for a longer time. It will provide the same cut but will withstand harder materials and/or longer use on ordinary materials. The diamond tip is not suitable for engraving on steel. Accessory Finder

There is a little screw on the side of the tool where the point meets the housing of the tool. By loosening that screw it is very easy to replace the tip.

Compact Tools | Dremel VersaTip™ & Dremel VersaFlame™

The gas used for the Versatip and Versaflame is regular butane gas. This is the same gas that is used for cigarette lighters. Due to legal matters Dremel does not commercialise the gas. Butane gas can be easily found at traditional tool shops and dedicated tobacco stores. Follow the instruction manual on how to refill the tank.

The Versatip is used for soft soldering applications and pyrography. It’s pen-shape makes it very comfortable to use for precise jobs. It also includes more tips than the Versaflame, so it can be used for broader applications. The Versaflame is used for more general soldering work. It can be used as a soldering iron as well as an open flame stationary torch. Both tools can reach a temperature of up to 1200°C, depending on the accessory used. The difference between the 2 tools is that the Versaflame has a higher energy output, so you can heat-up more material in a shorter time.

With the hot knife attachment tip (#499), it is a combination of cutting and melting through the material.

Dremel® sells all of the tips. Call 1-800-4DREMEL between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST.

Compact Tools | Dremel DSM20

The Dremel DSM20 is an extremely powerful and compact hand-held saw. It allows users to easily perform straight, plunge, flush and miter cuts in a variety of materials.

Yes. The DSM20 currently has five different accessories for you to choose from. These allow the user to cut in a wide variety of materials.

The DSM20 offers a maximum depth of cut of 20mm.

No. The DSM20 is a very unique tool to Dremel, and therefore requires very unique accessories. Other Dremel accessories are also not compatible with the DSM20.

A plunge cut is when you cut right into the middle of the material. This is particularly convenient with the DSM20, since its cutting wheels do not have teeth, but abrasive grit, ensuring a smooth dive into the material. In addition to that, the spring loaded foot helps you to plunge cut into the material precise and safe. Flush cutting is possible with the DSM600 Multipurpose Cutting Wheel. This special accessory is an offset wheel with dome shape allowing you to cut at surface level. A rip cut is a straight cut-off of a piece of material, usually parallel with the grain (in wood).

Benchtop Tools | Dremel Forti-Flex™

Yes. The flexible shaft and the hand piece become warm during use; therefore, the grease inside becomes more fluid. Make sure that the hand piece is not hanging downwards after use to avoid the grease dripping out.

No. To lubricate your flexible shaft use regular ball bearing grease. HINT: in order to prolong the life of your tool, make sure that its flexible shaft is regularly greased.

Replacements of these items can be obtained from your local customer service.

The Dremel Forti-Flex has a fully adjustable chuck interface (up to 4mm) for accessories and so can fit any current Dremel Multitool accessory of any mandrel size without the use of multiple collets. The Dremel Forti-Flex should not be used with Dremel Trio accessories as these 4.8mm mandrels are too big for the Forti-Flex chuck. Dremel Multi-Max, Engraver and VersaTip/VersaFlame accessories are also not compatible.

Benchtop Tools | Scrollstation

This product is no longer available at the current Dremel range.