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About the Issue
In addition to sharing some great new project ideas for putting your Dremel® Multi­Max™ and Trio™ tools to use and introducing you to one of Martha Stewart’s favorite Dremel rotary accessories, we’re giving you two opportunities to win free Dremel tools, attachments and accessories. Read below for inspiration, then grab your Dremel tools and try something new this month.

Table of Contents 1   Feature Story
Home Improvement Made Easy
  Table of Contents 4   Featured Project
Installing Recessed Lighting
Table of Contents 2 What’s New at Dremel
New MM820 Assist Handle Provides Extra Support
Table of Contents 5 Giveaways/Promotions
Dremel Trio Giveaway AND
Win $500 of Dremel Tools and Accessories
Table of Contents 3 Getting to Know Your Tools
Dremel Chuck
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Feature Story
Home Improvement Made Easy with the Dremel Multi­Max

Cutlery Caddy When Allison Hepworth was a little girl, she was often recruited to assist her father in what seemed to her to be every DIY project under the sun. From constructing a deck to rebuilding an entire car engine, Hepworth, her father and their trusty Dremel rotary tool were the perfect team to accomplish any project.

Now, married with a home of her own, Hepworth’s passion for DIY projects has only grown. After starting her blog, House of Hepworths, in 2007, the support she received from fellow DIYers further encouraged her to tackle even more DIY projects. Four years later, she completes an average of 10­12 projects per year, often borrowing her brother­in­law’s Dremel 7700 7.2V Cordless MultiPro rotary tool for many of the project steps.

“As I grew older, I developed a love and appreciation for building and fixing things myself,” Hepworth said. “I hate paying money to have someone else fix something for me, so if I am capable of doing it myself, I will. The skills I learned from my dad are invaluable.”

Most recently, Hepworth added a cutlery caddy to her kitchen counter to help organize pots and pans. With the help of her 6300 Dremel Multi­Max and the quick­cutting MM440 ¾­Inch Wood Flush Cut Blade, the project took just 20 minutes to complete.

“The Multi­Max was able to fit where no other tool could,” said Hepworth. “In addition to being the perfect size and fit for the project, it was also so easy to use. I’ve tried to think of another tool I could have used for this project, but I honestly can’t think of any.”

The idea for the project came during an IKEA shopping trip when Hepworth noticed a pot rack mounted on the side of one of the kitchen cabinets in their show room. She felt the caddy’s easy organization was exactly what her kitchen needed. Since her cabinet molding interfered with the placement of the rack, she simply used her Dremel Multi­Max to cut out a small square of the molding where she then screwed the caddy into place. Now, rather than having to dig through her collection of pots for the item she is looking for, she hangs her most used pots on her cutlery caddy for easy access.

Now that she has her Dremel Multi­Max, Hepworth says the list of home DIY projects she plans to complete has grown “as long as her arm.” From cutting tile in her kitchen to replacing her floors, Hepworth is gearing up for a busy summer season. To follow her on her future DIY endeavors, visit her blog at House of Hepworths.


What’s New at Dremel
New MM820 Assist Handle Provides Extra Support
for Dremel Multi­Max

MM820 VideoThe new MM820 Assist Handle, now available at online retailers, offers Dremel Multi­Max users enhanced grip and comfort for extended oscillating applications, such as sanding, grinding or grout removal. The two­piece handle is easy to use and can quickly be removed when it is not in use or when working in a tight area. It repositions the weight of the oscillating tool into the palm of your hand for a prescribed second hand position offering more balance and control. It is lined with soft grip for additional hand comfort. The Assist Handle retails for a suggested price of $19.99, and can be purchased on, and by calling the Racine Service Center at (800) 437­3635.


Getting to Know Your Tools
Dremel Chuck

4486 Chuck Last month, all “The Martha Stewart Show” audience members were treated to a new Dremel Stylus™ complete with one of Martha Stewart’s favorite Dremel rotary tool accessories: the 4486 Dremel Chuck.

The Dremel Chuck replaces the need for a collet and collet nut and is a great solution for projects that involve switching between multiple Dremel accessories with varying shank sizes. While the majority of Dremel accessories have a 1/8­inch shank, there are a few exceptions: diamond wheel points, rubber polishing points, small engraving cutters and small drill bits. The Dremel Chuck is ideal for projects that involve these alternatively sized accessories, such as drilling a series of different size holes or engraving in glass or wood with varying detail. The Dremel Chuck allows users to quickly change out accessories without worrying about also changing the collet and collet nut for different shank sizes.

When using the Dremel Chuck, be sure to insert accessories as far as possible into the tool before pulling back out only slightly for smoother operation.

Because the Dremel Chuck is larger than a collet, it will not work with all Dremel attachments, such as the 565 Multipurpose Cutting Kit, 1453 Chain Saw Sharpening Attachment or PL400 Planer. We do not recommend using the Dremel Chuck with more aggressive applications like routing or using spiral cutting bits, and it should never be used to interface an attachment onto a tool.

Still have questions? Contact the Dremel Experts at (800) 437­3635 Monday through Friday between 7a.m. and 6p.m. CST, or send us an e­mail.


Featured Project
Installing Recessed Lighting with the Dremel Trio

Cutting Drywall When combined with the TR800 Circle Cutter/Edge Guide, the Dremel Trio offers an ideal solution for cutting drywall to install recessed lighting. It eliminates the need for a pricey and single­use hole saw and can accomplish both plunge and circle cuts from a comfortable angle.

In addition to the tool and circle cutter attachment, you’ll need a TR561 Multi­Purpose Cutting Bit.
  1. Mark a circle on the ceiling where you’d like to position your light. Plunge a straightened coat hanger up through the hole, then head to the attic to find the hanger and check your clearance.
  2. Put on a dust mask and safety goggles, as drywall can be dusty. Use the Dremel Trio to enlarge the hole made by the coat hanger.
  3. Make a second plunge just inside of the circle circumference, then cut out to the circumference until the circle cutter’s pivot pin drops into its waiting pilot hole.
  4. Let the tool guide you clockwise to complete your cut.
  5. Once you’ve completed the circle, turn the tool off and remove the drywall plug.
  6. Following all electrical safety rules, install your new lighting and lighting fixture.
For more tips and to view a video demo, visit the project video page.


Dremel Trio Dremel Trio Giveaway

We’re challenging you to try something new this month. Whether it’s a new project using your Dremel tool, going rock climbing or eating a vegetable you’ve been avoiding, when want to know what you’re planning to tackle. Send us your one­sentence answer in the body of an e­mail along with your name, shipping address (no P.O. boxes) and home phone number with “Trying Something New” in the subject line. From all respondents, we’ll pick five winners at random to receive a new Dremel Trio and announce their names next month.

Win $500 of Dremel Tools and Accessories

Medal Congratulations to Carl Taylor of Westbrook, Maine, who was recently awarded $1,000 in Dremel tools and accessories simply for registering his Dremel Trio last year. He’s already looking forward to trying out the Dremel Multi­Max, which was included in his prize package, to pry up a stuck­down linoleum floor this summer.

“I’m ecstatic,” said Taylor. “It’s the first time I’ve won anything based on a simple registration of this kind. It’s fantastic.”

Register your new tools now and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of two $500 Dremel tool and accessory prize packages that the brand will give away in early 2012. Register online here or mail your product registration form to Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes, 1800 W. Central Rd., Mount Prospect, IL 60056.

In addition to the chance to win a Dremel prize pack, there are a number of benefits to registering your tools. Registered tools allow you access to your product registration history should any of the following events occur:
  • Insurance claims due to fire, floods, natural disasters or theft
  • Provide history for covered repairs during the product warranty period
  • Notification in the unlikely event that a manufacturer’s defect results in the recall of the tool you purchased

Thank You

Thank you to all of our readers who participated in the 2011 eNewsletter Satisfaction Survey. We are reviewing your comments and feedback to ensure we’re continuing to meet your Dremel needs with each issue. Five respondents, chosen at random, received their choice of a 6800­01 Dremel Trio™ Tool Kit, 8300­01 Dremel Multi­Max™ Cordless Kit or 8200­2/28 12VMax Lithium­ion Cordless Rotary Tool Kit. The winners were: Eric Klings, Freehold, NJ; Dino Seaford, New York, NY; Sam J. McMurry, Southlake, TX; Karyn Gorman, Madras, OR; and Paul Biedka, Hamilton, NJ.

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