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About the Issue
Ah, July. The dog days of summer are here. In this issue, we’re sharing ideas to help you keep busy, from creating whimsical lights for your backyard to sprucing up your home in a weekend. We’ll also introduce you to a fan of the Dremel brand who’s passion for building hot rods keeps his Dremel rotary tool always working. We hope you enjoy!

Table of Contents 1   Feature Story
Dremel and Home Car Builders
  Table of Contents 4   Featured Project
Midsummer Nights: Basket Lights
Table of Contents 2 What’s New at Dremel
The EZ Twist™ Nose Cap
Table of Contents 5 Giveaways/Promotions
Dremel EZ Twist Nose Cap
Table of Contents 3 Getting to Know Your Tools
7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit
Table of Contents 5 DIY Projects
Dremel Weekends
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Feature Story
Hot Rod Hobbyist: Alan Langston Creates Custom Cars That Turn Heads

Alan Langston's Car

One of Alan Langston’s creations.

Alan Langston has a passion for hot rods. He has rebuilt cars since he was old enough to drive. This dedicated hobbyist spends hours restoring and rebuilding muscle cars and street rods, and Alan estimates he has rebuilt more than two dozen custom hot rods over the years. To further fuel his passion, Alan attends car shows, cruise-ins and other events where fans and hobbyists gather to celebrate each other’s work and find inspiration for future rebuilds.

Alan’s work restoring and creating custom hot rods means he interacts with a wide array of materials, including stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, fiberglass and plastic. In a hobby that includes grinding, polishing, cutting, sanding and deburring, the Dremel rotary tool is a must-have for Alan.

“The DIY car builder needs a product that is compact but has the power to shape metal, wood, plastic and even body fillers. We make brackets and gussets, deburr engine blocks and chassis,” Alan says. “The new Dremel rotary tool can fit these needs and is quiet compared to the rest of my power tools that scream in your ears.”

“I also appreciate the convenience of a cordless rotary for small space work, while having the option of a corded rotary tool for those longer, more time-intensive applications,” says Alan.

The new Dremel 8220 High-Performance Rotary Tool is perfectly suited for the custom rebuilder. The 8220 is powerful and precise, providing users with greater control and the ability to work effectively on a broad array of materials and projects. This new addition to the Dremel brand’s line of rotary tools is designed for projects requiring high-performance attachments and premium power.

Currently, Alan is working to restore a 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup, one of only 1,751 made. A work in progress for more than four years, the truck is special to Alan and his truck club, the Early Haulers of Illinois. For many years, legendary Vic Lombardo was the club president. Lombardo stored the ’58 Cameo in his garage for more than 15 years, but passed away before he had the chance to build it. Lombardo’s wife and Alan discussed her desire to keep it within the truck club family, so he was given the truck to build in Lombardo’s honor.

“I build show cars that I find as therapy for my soul. Some people garden, paint, sail; I love building cars and trucks,” explains Alan.

If you or someone you know is a hobbyist and Dremel fan, let us know! They may be featured in an upcoming eNewsletter.


What’s New at Dremel
The EZ Twist Nose Cap

The EZ Twist Nose Cap

The EZ Twist Nose Cap

Kiss your old wrench “goodbye!” The EZ Twist Nose Cap features an integrated wrench that allows the nose cap to be used as a wrench to tighten or loosen the collet nut when changing Dremel accessories, making it quicker and easier than ever before. Because the EZ Twist Nose Cap becomes part of your Dremel rotary tool, you’ll always have your wrench at hand and will save time from ever having to look for it. Re-fit your existing Dremel rotary tool with the EZ Twist Nose Cap and speed-up accessory changes up to five times faster than using the standard wrench.

The EZ Twist Nose Cap
  • Integrated wrench for fast accessory changes.
  • Your wrench is always handy because it’s always on the tool.
  • Can be used on all Dremel rotary tools with a threaded nosepiece.
  • No more lost wrenches.
  • Soft-grip provides additional comfort.


Getting to Know Your Tools
7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit

7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit

7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit

If you avoid trimming your pet’s nails because it’s stressful for you and unpleasant for your pet, you should get to know the 7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit. Trimming your dog’s nails doesn’t have to be stressful for either of you! The rotary action of the Pet Nail Grooming Tool comfortably trims your pet’s nails, making it a much more enjoyable experience than using nail clippers, for both the owner and the dog. The kit includes easy-to-follow instructions so you’ll be done prepping your pup’s nails in minutes, without the stress.

7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit
7300-PT Cordless Pet Nail Grooming Kit
  • Compact and lightweight for easy handling.
  • Quickly, easily, and safely trim your pet’s nails in minutes.
  • Two speeds 6,500 and 13,000 rpm to match the proper speed required.
  • Two-year warranty.
  • 4.8V Cordless Rotary Tool and Battery
  • 3 Hour Charger
  • 407 Drum Sander
  • 408 Sanding Drums (4)


Featured Project
Midsummer Nights from DremelWeekends.com: Basket Lights

Basket Lights

Extend your indoor space outdoors with basket lights.

When it’s warm outside, there are few places more inviting than the backyard on a peaceful midsummer night. Enjoy everything that summer has to offer by extending your indoor space outdoors with an outdoor living room. This season, it’s all about designing an outdoor space with stylish and comfortable pieces that create a relaxing ambiance, but are built to withstand the elements.

One way to create a whimsical outdoor living space is with the glow of a soft light that gives you enough light to read by and makes the space more comfortable. So here’s an idea. Look around your house, rummage sales or a craft store for baskets of different shapes and sizes. Cut a hole in the basket and thread a string of outdoor lights through the hole. Then, hang the lights around the living space in trees, with a lampstand or from your home’s roof. Spray paint the baskets the same color for a uniform look or with different colors for a punch of color.

Here’s what you’ll need:
Step 1 Step 1:
Use your Dremel rotary tool with the EZ409 cutting wheel to slice a hole just large enough for the cord of your light string through. When using the EZ409 wheel (as with most Dremel rotary cutting wheels), set your tool to full speed. Remember to let the speed of the tool do the work and do not apply excess pressure to the portion of the basket you wish to cut. For this project, the tool can be used at full speed (35,000 rpm or Level 10). Make sure your hole is just big enough, but won’t let the light slip through.
Step 2 Step 2:
To secure the basket to the string of lights, string the cord of the light bulb through the hole you’ve cut. Do some shopping in the outdoor section of a home center to find large, low-voltage outdoor string lights that will work best for this project. Hang the lights around the space and enjoy their warm glow.

Do you have an outdoor living space you’re especially proud of? Share photos with us via Facebook. For more outdoor living ideas, visit DremelWeekends.com.


Dremel EZ Twist Nose Cap

The EZ Twist Nose Cap

The EZ Twist Nose Cap

As featured in this month’s What’s New at Dremel , the Dremel EZ Twist Nose Cap saves you from having to search for a lost wrench again. To enter to win a Dremel EZ Twist Nose Cap, send us an email briefly sharing why speed and efficiency are important to you while working on a project. With your brief story, include your name, shipping address (no P.O. boxes) and home phone number in the body of an email with “Dremel EZ Twist Nose Cap” in the subject line. We’ll pick five winners at random and announce them in the August newsletter.


The five winners of June’s giveaway who will receive a Multi-Max™ MM20 are Marcus Fry, Cedar Park, Texas; Stuart Holoman, Raleigh, N.C.; Ann Waters, Mc Neal, Ariz.; Tim Neyens, Dubuque, Iowa; and Rachelle Falcon, Altus, Okla.

Thanks to all who submitted entries!

Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes

Did you know it pays to register your Dremel product? Just ask Robert Roberts of New Hampshire and Joanne D’Amico of California, who won a Dremel Tool and Accessory Package valued at $500 in the 2011 Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes. Protect your investment in Dremel tools. Simply click here to register your tools and you will automatically be entered into this year’s sweepstakes.

The 2012 Dremel Product Registration Sweepstakes and eNewsletter giveaway is open to U.S. consumers only.

Dremel Canada

Welcome to our neighbors to the North! Please visit our new Dremel Canada site, where you can find product information in French and English languages, as well as Canadian retail locations to purchase all your Dremel tools, attachments and accessories.


Visit Dremelweekends.com

Dremel Link
Take some time to spruce up your home this weekend. Visit Dremelweekends.com for this month’s project inspiration and how-tos including ideas for organizing the garage.

Psst … we’re on Pinterest!


Calling All Dremel Enthusiasts

Dremel Link
Do you or someone you know want to give the Dremel brand your input on new product concepts and innovative ideas? Do you live in New York state in either the Rochester or Buffalo area?

If you answered yes to the questions above, email Dremel Customer service and put “Dremel Link” in the subject line to find out how to become a Dremel Link member this year.

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