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Is there a easy to follow guide to what accessory does what?


By Sorel - Saturday, July 22, 2006

Bought a Dremel 400 today and am very unsure as to what accessory does what?  I can not believe there isn't a 'spotters guide' included.  I am obviously missing some vital bit of info -

PLEASE help a very confused beginner. 

My first project is to be neatening a large hole bashed into chip boarding flooring by our 'Emergency Plumber' yesterday.

By Drahcirl - Monday, July 24, 2006

Sorel, welcome to the world of Dremels, bud! Nothing you can't do here!

I downloaded these two pics for my wife a few years back. I've spent the past two days searching but I can't find them on the web anywhere, so everyone understand that these are NOT my pics.

These are big, but they're worth saving if y'all want to. They might not be here if you ever need to look for them again later.

Also, at one time, there was a color code that the Dremel mounted stones went by. Those are the little grinding stones in your bits box. Each color was for a diff compound. That no longer holds true. There are so many aftermarket bits makers out there using so many diff colors, there's no way to be sure anymore. Your best bet is the "grain gauge". That's a simple rule whereby you always try the finest grained bit on the finest grained stuff. Ie, DON'T try to polish glass with a coarse orange stone! Use a diamond bit or a silicon carbide etc. Common sense and all.

I hope these help you!


By k2gw - Tuesday, August 1, 2006

A chart of all the current accessories can be found at


By k2gw - Tuesday, August 1, 2006

My first project is to be neatening a large hole bashed into chip boarding flooring by our 'Emergency Plumber' yesterday.

A coarse sanding drum followed by a fine sanding drum would probably the best to start with.

By Drahcirl - Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Exactly, K2.

Depending on the size of the hole and if it'll be visible, you might want to use a foodcan with a piece of sandpaper wrapped around it to do the final dressing. It's an old carpenter's trick.

A Dremel makes a totally terrific holesaw etc for opening up plywood for plumbing, recessed lighting etc, but the usual compass idea relies on it being the one that makes the round hole. Compasses don't tend to work too good when there's no center in the hole to punch the point into Wink