Should I Own a Dremel?


Every Do It Yourselfer should have a tool bag of the basic must-have tools. Screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, among others, that are needed to take care of the projects around your home. Adding a Dremel to your list of tools can be very helpful, whether you’re making repairs around the house or enjoying your favorite hobby.

The Dremel is a small and versatile, yet powerful tool with a long list of attachments that provide you with endless uses. From cutting all types of material, to sanding, to cleaning you will find a use for it on almost any project you are doing.

The tool can be used to cut thru, etch, clean up or finish pretty much anything from wood, metal, tile, drywall, plastic and more.

What Kind of Projects Is it Used For?

A Dremel tool being used on a glass bottle project.

I mentioned the Dremel tool is functional and versatile and I meant it. With just a simple swap of accessories, you won’t believe the array of projects that can be done with one handheld tool. According to the their website, the rotary tool can be used for carving, engraving, cleaning, polishing, cutting, grinding, sharpening, routing, sanding, and the list goes on.

The Dremel website is a remarkably helpful guide when deciding which accessories you’ll need for your projects. Simply select the project you’ll be working on and the website will guide you toward the accessories required. Not only are there all sorts of accessories for a Dremel tool, but there are also a range of attachments that will change this simple rotary tool into, as Dremel puts it, “The only tool you’ll ever need.” The pocket-sized hand tool that looks like a simple rotary tool can change itself into a tile cutting tool, a routing tool, a garden tool sharpener, or a dust blower. Don’t forget, Dremel has more tools besides the rotary tool, so there will be a whole different series of attachments for those mechanisms, expanding your horizon even more.

How Does it Work?

A Dremel tool taking off rust from a metal pipe.

What draws so many customers to purchase a Dremel tool is not only the fact that it’s a tool of many uses, but that it’s a simple, straightforward tool to use. Dremel requires no other tools to change out the attachments and accessories besides the small wrench that’s included. A simple press of the button is all that’s needed to release the attachment. To attach another, simply insert and tighten it with your wrench. It’s as simple as that. According to Dremel, the rotary tool uses a “high-speed and low torque” method which provides “control and precision” to all your projects. Dremel has a multitude of videos that will show you how to work your rotary tool; we recommend watching those as well as reading the instruction manual to make sure you are taking each step carefully.

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Awesome Uses For a Hot Glue Gun

Hot glue guns are an awesome tool for the DIYer. They can help you put all kinds of crafts together. The glue dries almost  instantly, it just needs to cool to room temperature.

When doing wood working instead of spending hours waiting for wood glue to dry, use hot glue that dries in minutes along with the wood glue that will make the strong bond.

Hot glue will hold things like paper and ribbon together permanently. Some products it will not hold on to for a long time or if too much pressure is applied.

To protect the surface you are working on use a silicone work mat, where any glue you spill on the mat will come right off.


Use extreme caution when working with a hot glue gun as it can cause severe burns.

The hot glue gun is very useful on hand when woodworking and doing DIYs. Here are some interesting ways to use hot glue, which you might not have thought of!


Hot glue from a gun isn’t the strongest bonding glue, but you can use stronger glue on an item and some hot glue to keep it in place until the strong glue cures.