|About the Issue
As we head into one of the biggest DIY seasons of the year, the Dremel® brand is pleased to announce several new products to help you tackle fall projects, including an upgrade of the brand’s most popular rotary tool. Don’t miss our exclusive Q&A with the Dremel Group Product Manager behind this tool upgrade, as well as a chance to win a new Dremel Trio™ to jumpstart your home improvement projects.
Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool
General applications for the Dremel 3000 rotary tool include carving, engraving, routing, grinding, sharpening, cutting, cleaning, polishing, sanding and drilling. The new tool also features the Dremel brand’s first EZ Twist™ nose cap design, including an integrated wrench that allows the nose cap to be used to tighten accessories and eliminates the need for a separate wrench.
With a more efficient fan design and side vents, the Dremel 3000 has lower noise and vibration for a more comfortable tool experience over extended periods of time. The tool also features a trumpet-shaped nose cap for a pencil grip hold and an integrated hanger bail that is out of the users’ way.
Additionally, the Dremel 3000 is compatible with all Dremel accessories and attachments, except the high-performance PL400 Planer and MS400 MultiSaw Attachments, so users can use the full functionality of the Dremel rotary tool system. From sharpening lawn mower blades to routing decorative designs into wooden cabinets, the Dremel 3000’s new symmetrical, industrial design offers users a clear solution for all DIY, hobby and craft needs.
The Dremel 3000 will be available beginning in September 2011 at most hardware and home improvement centers nationwide for an SRP of $55 to $75 USD and $69 to $89 CAD.
Dremel 3000: An Inside Look
Dremel: Why did the Dremel brand decide to create the Dremel 3000 rotary tool?
Gavin Jerome: The existing 300 Series had been in the market for six years and was due for an upgrade. Even though the 300 Series has excellent user satisfaction, we learned about key tool improvements derived through extensive user research and wanted to incorporate those into the new Dremel 3000 rotary tool.
D: What’s your favorite aspect of the new tool?
GJ: The new EZ Twist™ nose cap is fantastic. The new design features an integrated wrench that allows the nose cap to be used to tighten accessories and eliminates the need for a separate wrench. You’ll never have to search for a lost wrench again!
D: Where did the Dremel brand first get the idea for the new EZ Twist nose cap?
GJ: We credit this idea internally to Dremel engineer, Walter Bernardi. He came up with this idea during a series of tool tests he was doing on another project. Rather than having to look for a wrench every time he wanted to make an accessory change, Walter used the nose cap to tighten the accessories, making the new feature the ultimate convenient addition to the new tool. Other individuals responsible for the Dremel 3000’s great new features include Dremel project leader Scott Novotny and Dremel project engineer Eric Hlinka.
D: What would you say is the ideal project for the Dremel 3000?
GJ: There are many ideal projects for the Dremel 3000. The tool is incredibly versatile with a new, symmetrical design and can be an integral part of hundreds of projects. The tool gives a surprising amount of control as well as performance. It can comfortably cut through different materials such as metal, wood and tile with the EZ Lock™ Cut-Off Wheels available. It is also perfect for optimal control when carving or engraving.
What’s New at Dremel
Multi-Max Accessories, Trio Router Bits, EZ Lock Sanding Discs
The Dremel MM480 Wood Flush Cut Blade for Multi-Max™ is a high carbon steel blade ideal for wood cutting applications like installing flooring or wall trim. This new cutting accessory can be used on wood, plastic, drywall and other soft materials, and enables the user to make flush cuts as thick as the width of a 2x4.
The Dremel MM482 Wood and Metal Flush Cut Blade for Multi-Max is a new, high performance cutting blade with the longest life and fastest cut of all Dremel bi-metal blades. It’s designed for cutting wood, drywall, plastic and soft metals, making it perfect for cutting baseboards and doorjambs when installing flooring. The wide 1-1/4-inch blade is also compatible with all Dremel oscillating tools, and can be used for both precise cuts and plunge cuts up to 1-5/8-inch deep.
The Dremel brand is introducing three new carbide router bit sets compatible with the Dremel Trio this September. Featuring the maximum performance and durability of carbide, each set offers either three or five high-speed, carbide bits for detailed cutting and routing. The TR750 set features three straight router bits for grooves, dadoes and rabbets; the TR770 set is a five-piece starter set ideal for making decorative edges; and the TR780 is a five-piece specialty set for making rabbets, grooves and rounded corners. From adding a decorative edge to inlaying wood, the new carbide router bit sets are must-have accessories for any Trio user.
EZ Lock Sanding Discs
For all of your rotary sanding needs, the Dremel brand is adding three new sanding discs to the EZ Lock family this fall: the EZ411, EZ412 and EZ413. By eliminating the screw placement on top of the accessory, the new EZ Lock Sanding Discs allow for innovative, flat sanding with Dremel rotary tools. These new discs also last twice as long and remove twice as much material as regular Dremel sanding discs. At 60 grit, 180 grit and 240 grit, the collection of new discs is the perfect match for sanding any flat surface or edge.
New accessories will be available beginning in September 2011 at most hardware and home improvement centers nationwide for an SRP ranging from $4.99 to $18.99.
Prevent Flooded Gutters
Follow the project steps below, or view a demonstration from Wade on www.Facebook.com/Dremel.
Step one: Start by measuring the length of the gutter.
Step two: Insert the EZ402 Mandrel into the Dremel 3000 and attach the EZ456 EZ Lock Cut-Off Wheel.
Step three: Clamp the gutter guard down to the table and begin cutting, being sure to follow the line.
Step four: Snap the cut gutter guard onto the gutter. Be sure gutters are clear of debris before attaching.
Want to get additional project advice from Wade? Visit the Dremel Facebook page and leave a comment on our wall – Chip will be stopping by to weigh in.
Join us for a #DremelDIY Twitter Chat with Chip Wade!
The Dremel brand spokesperson and expert craftsman Chip Wade will be hosting a Twitter chat on Thursday, August 25 at 8:00 p.m. CST to discuss all things DIY and home improvement. From the top projects on your to-do list this year to insight on our new fall tool releases, be sure to join in on the conversation for expert tips, answers to all of your burning DIY questions and a bunch of great Dremel giveaways. Tune in Thursday night with the #DremelDIY hashtag – we look forward to chatting with you!
Dremel Trio Giveaway
Congratulations to our five lucky eNewsletter readers who won July’s Dremel Multi-Max™ Giveaway: Debra Pope, Arlington, TX; Michael Hamel, Roslyn Heights, NY; Dean Hjelle, Fergus Falls, MN; Becky Beasley, Richton, MS; Kenta Hood, Nashua, NH . In last month’s issue, we asked Dremel fans to share their favorite summer vacation spot. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry!
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