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Have you seen the May issue of Popular Science magazine? Be sure to check out the 10 "Must Have" products for the month. Referred to as the "Kitchen Drawer Dremel," the new Dremel Stylus is featured as a sure bet for your home this spring.
New Dremel EZ Lock Mandrel System

Gone are the days of replacing rotary tool mandrel screws and searching for a screwdriver. Here are the days for quick, effortless accessory changes. From crafts and hobbies to woodworking and DIY projects, the new Dremel EZ Lock™ Mandrel System allows you to focus on the project at hand with time to spare.

The Dremel EZ Lock makes accessory changes as easy as pull, twist and release. The one-piece mandrel design eliminates the need for the screw and a screwdriver, simplifying the process of changing cutting wheels and making it easy to quickly cut through a range of materials from metal to plastic.

To learn more about the new Dremel EZ Lock due in stores this June, click here. Or view the  new EZ Lock Mandrel System in action.

Can I use a Dremel to install a door latch?
   ~ James McWilliams, e-mail

Yes.  To install a door latch, we suggest the #335 plunge router attachment and the #650 1/8" straight router bit.  With the router attachment and the appropriate bit, you will be able to route out the area necessary for the latch to rest properly.  The router will help maintain depth for consistency.  To begin, use the latch as a template to draw the pattern on the wood.  The Plunge router attachment works with most Dremel models including the Dremel 300 Series and the Dremel 400 Series XPR.

To order, contact Dremel's customer service team at 1-800-437-3635, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Replacing a Gutter Corner

As warmer weather approaches, there is no better time to turn to your Dremel tool for home maintenance projects.  Replacing a gutter corner is one sure way to help prevent damage to your home.  By clearing debris that has collected during the fall and winter months, you can help keep water draining and prevent wear and tear on your gutters.

Following are some steps to replacing a gutter corner on your home or garage:
  • Step 1 – Grind centering holes in the rivets that hold the gutter in place with the #945 grinding stone. Next, drill out the rivets with the #150 drill bit.  We recommend using the Dremel 10.8v Lithium-Ion Cordless Rotary Tool at 25,000 rpm.

  • Step 2 – After removing the old corner, clear away the old sealant with the #121 high-speed cutter. Recommended speed: 25,000 rpm.

  • Step 3 – Position the new corner and drill holes for the pop rivets. When drilling, try to use the same holes from the old gutter corner.

  • Step 4 – Use a pop-rivet tool to install new, color-matching rivets. Then apply sealant to the joints (sparingly) so water doesn't become trapped.
To learn more about project safety and for a complete list of the gutter project supplies, visit

Have a project that showcases the control and flexibility of your Dremel tool? Want to show off your handiwork? E-mail a digital image of your project and a brief summary of how you made the piece (250 word maximum, please!). If we select your project to showcase, we'll send you the new Dremel Stylus!

Purchase any Dremel 400 Series XPR or Dremel 10.8v Lithium-Ion Cordless between May 1, 2006 and June 30, 2006, and receive a bonus EZ Lock Starter Kit.  Featuring the new EZ Lock Mandrel and 5 reinforced cut-off wheels, the EZ Lock Starter Kit will make any project as easy as 1-2-3.  Be sure to pull-twist and release now! Click here for the Bonus Redemption Offer.

Dremel will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2007, and we are looking for Dremel users to give us a year's worth of projects — big and small — to showcase the many uses for rotary tools. Send your project ideas via e-mail to, or via regular mail at Dremel Million Uses, c/o JSH&A, 2 TransAm Plaza Drive, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.