Having a trusty rotary tool can help you do a lot of things for all your DIY projects


You can use it as a sander, engraver, cutter, and all sorts of stuff for woodworking. Let’s get into detail.

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Ways to Maximize the Use of Your Dremel Rotary Tool
1. Fix a Door Latch


A great way to make sure latches fit is by using a Dremel rotary tool. A metal carbide bit can help to ensure a great fit or even a repair for doorknobs.

This is especially useful when changing door latches. Not all doorknobs and latches have the same size, some are smaller than the others.

2. Use It As a Sanding Tool

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Sanding tight spaces such as windowpane corners shouldn’t have to be a daunting task when you use a rotary tool. Just attach a sanding bit and you’re good to go.

This will take a few minutes and now you’re ready to repaint.

3. Make Your Saw New Again

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Attach a stone bit to sharpen saw blades. Always be mindful of safety and wear safety glasses if you plan to do this. Besides saw, you can also sharpen other blades such as lawnmowers.

4. Wood Carving Projects

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The Dremel rotary tool can be used for wood carving and wood art as well. With just a simple attachment this rotary tool can become a routing tool as well.

5. Benchtop Grinder


Besides its normal use in carving wood, you can also use it as a benchtop grinder. All you have to do is attach the motor to a radiator hose clamp and an angle bracket mounted to a bench.

Now it can be used to sharpen tools like a drill bit.

6. Stripped Screw Solution


Don’t you hate it when screws go loose and couldn’t take it out? Use a cutoff bit to grind a new slot for your screwdriver to fit.

7. Not Only For Wood

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A carving bit is not always for wood or metal, it can be used to perfect leather projects you have in mind like this case for your accessories.

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8. Tile Cutter


A rotary tool can also be used as a tile cutter, and better yet, a tool to create shapes and curves. Bathroom customization and update can be a difficult task but not with this tool. It will work like a charm.

9. Pumpkin Carver


Something to keep in mind since October is around the corner. Rotary tools can be used to carve pumpkins and even make perfect shapes for eyes, noses, and mouths. Just use a small grinding attachment.

10. Upcycle Old Furniture

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With a simple sanding bit, you can now sand old furniture for new upcycling projects. Now you can turn old chair legs to a new towel rack.

11. Fix a Dishwasher Rack


Mount a wire brush onto the rotary tool and scrape off the rust from vinyl. Continue with the tool until you scrape the rust off before you add a fresh coat of paint.

12. Use It as a Polisher

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By attaching a polishing bit, you can use a rotary tool for polishing and cleaning old steel and chrome accessories such as pocket watches, compasses, or even jewelry.

13. Glass Engraving

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Glass art or glass engraving shouldn’t be hard if you attach an engraving bit to your Dremel. Now you can customize glasses in your home and put names on it.

14. Drill Holes


This rotary tool can be used as a drill as well. Just attach a drill bit to it and you can punch through wood like gypsum boards or drywall.

15. Last Resort for Repairs


For stuck nuts to rusty and sticky pipes, using a rotary tool to decimate metal could be the last thing on your list, but can work to finish off a mess.

Watch this video from Celtic Dreams on their own review of the Dremel 3000 rotary tool:

Using the Dremel rotary tool can help you with a lot of stuff for all your DIY projects at home. From pallet projects for your garden to fixing things for your bedroom or bathroom to creating woodworking projects like tables and cabinets, it will be one of the most useful tools you can get your hands on.

Do you have other ideas on how to use your rotary tool? Share it in the comments section provided below!

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