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About the Issue
April showers bring May flowers! If you haven’t begun tackling your home improvement to-do list, now is the time. With two new tools and projects for your home, the Dremel brand has you covered.

Table of Contents 1   Feature Story
Woodworking With Veteran Robby Anderson
  Table of Contents 4   Featured Project
Cut and Make Wooden Signs
Table of Contents 2 What’s New at Dremel
Introducing the Dremel 8100 & 8220 Rotary Tools
Table of Contents 5 Giveaways/Promotions
VersaTip Tool
Table of Contents 3 Getting to Know Your Tools
VersaTip™ Tool
Table of Contents 5 DIY Projects
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Feature Story
Woodworking with Veteran Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson
Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson uses his Dremel rotary tool for power carving.

In a previous issue we shared the story of Robby Anderson, a retired Dremel product demonstrator and expert wood carver. Anderson started carving wood gunstocks at the age of 13 using an X-ACTO® knife and chisel. In 1956, his mom brought home a Dremel rotary tool and Anderson was hooked.

Today, Anderson is a master power carver who gives back by teaching his craft and techniques to military veterans working with the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization to teach servicemen and women how to carve gunstocks, antlers, jewelry boxes and other items using a Dremel rotary tool. He estimates he has worked with thousands of wounded warriors on their craft since he began teaching power carving.

When asked what inspires him, Anderson pointed to introducing those he teaches to the lifelong enjoyment carving provides, along with the opportunity for income. “Many soldiers have disabilities that prevent them from taking full-time work,” said Anderson. “But by learning to carve, men and women returning home from war without the use of their legs can still go into business for their self and enjoy a hobby for years to come.”

Anderson’s goal is to teach the next generation of soldiers by enlisting “CIs,” or “Carving Instructors,” who will travel the country and teach other veterans how to carve. “Inspiring others to share their craft, whether it’s wood carving or pottery or painting, is important to me,” said Anderson. “It’s a great way for anyone to give back and help those who have given so much to our country.”

To learn more about the work of Robby Anderson, please visit Facebook.com/KeystoneWoundedWarriors. To give power carving a try, check out this wood carving tutorial.


What’s New at Dremel
Precision and Power in Two New Tools

8100 Cordless 8VMax Variable-Speed Rotary Tool

8100 Cordless 8VMax Variable-Speed Rotary Tool

8220 Cordless 12VMax High-Performance Rotary Tool

8220 Cordless 12VMax High-Performance Rotary Tool

Forget giving dad another tie this year for Father’s Day. Give him something he’ll actually use. Beginning June 1, Dremel introduces two new cordless rotary tools that offer precision and power when cutting, sanding, polishing, grinding, and so much more.

The Dremel 8100 Variable-Speed and Dremel 8220 High-Performance Rotary tools provide users with greater control and the ability to work effectively on a broad array of materials and projects.

8100 Cordless 8VMax Variable-Speed Rotary Tool
  • Variable-speed motor enhances precision and versatility.
  • Compatible with most current Dremel rotary attachments.
  • EZ Twist™ Nose Cap with integrated wrench allows for fast accessory changes.
  • Classic pencil grip nose cap and 360-degree grip zone for a comfortable grasp.
  • Kit includes 21 genuine Dremel accessories, battery and charger.

8220 Cordless 12VMax High-Performance Rotary Tool
  • Features a high-performance motor that boosts power for demanding applications.
  • Next generation 12VMax lithium-ion battery delivers peak performance.
  • Compatible with all standard and high-performance Dremel rotary attachments.
  • Drives the full range of Dremel accessories and the EZ Twist™ Nose Cap makes accessory changes faster.
  • Available in both a standard and premium kit with accessories, attachments, battery and charger.


Getting to Know Your Tools
VersaTip Multipurpose Tool

VersaTip Multipurpose Tool

VersaTip™ Multipurpose Tool

If you’re looking for a tool that could be called a jack-of-all-trades, let us introduce you to the VersaTip Multipurpose Tool, a tool that can handle leather crafting, stencil cutting and soldering by simply switching the tip. The VersaTip tool comes with five replaceable, interchangeable design tips for maximum versatility, and features a high-efficiency bronze core heating element to heat the tool quickly.

The VersaTip tool offers superior burning and soldering capabilities, perfect for:
  • Wood burning
  • Leather crafting
  • Stencil cutting
  • Soldering
  • Hot-knife cutting of foam, plastics and rope
Keep reading in this issue for the chance to WIN your own VersaTip Multipurpose Tool!


Create Wooden Signs with the Dremel Trio

Create Wooden Signs

Featured Project
Cut and Make Wooden Signs

This month’s featured project strikes the perfect balance between function and décor. Whether you want to draw passersby into your store, add something special to your kids’ rooms, or tell neighbors to beware of your dog, wooden signs can lend a personal touch to any wall. There’s no need to pay for a professional sign when Dremel has the perfect tools to do it yourself. The Dremel Trio™ and Dremel Multi-Max™ can cut, sand, and rout your wooden creations with efficiency and ease.

To get started, you’ll need:
Model 6800 Dremel Trio
  • Model TR800 Trio Circle Cutter/Edge Guide
  • Multi-Purpose Cutting Bit #TR 561
  • #TR 432 120 Grit Sanding Band
  • #TR654 ¼-inch Straight Routing Bit
  • #TR618 Chamfer Routing Bit
Model 6300 Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool
  • Hook and Loop Pad MM11
  • MM70W Wood Sandpaper
  • ½-Inch Board
  • Pencil
  • Number Stencil

Create Wooden Signs with the Dremel Trio

Use a Dremel Trio or Dremel Multi-Max to create Wooden Signs

  • Step 1: Grab your tools. The Model 6800 Dremel Trio can be used as three different tools for this project. The Model 6300 Multi-Max adds the final touch by sanding the finished product.
  • Step 2: Hold the shaft-lock button in while rotating the collet nut until the shaft-lock engages. Loosen the nut with the wrench. Insert the Multi-Purpose Cutting Bit as far as possible. Re-engage the shaft-lock and tighten the nut. (Repeat this step when changing to the sanding and routing accessories.)
  • Step 3: Clamp the board to a sturdy work surface and use the Dremel Trio with the Straight Edge Guide to cut the board to the desired length. For best results, mount the guide on the right side of the tool. Set the foot’s depth so that 1/8 to a 1/4 of an inch of the bit’s tip extends through the bottom of the board.
  • Step 4: Keep the Trio running to cut scallops at the edges of the board. Change to the 120 Grit Sanding Band and set the Trio to a medium speed. Clean up any rough edges after cutting.
  • Step 5: Change to the Chamfer Routing Bit. Run the Trio at a high speed and take a few passes around the edges of the board, removing only a portion of the total amount of material you want to remove at a time.
  • Step 6: Center the stencil on the board and trace the appropriate numbers. Insert the Straight Router Bit and begin routing out the numbers. Work from the inside-out. Make several passes while adjusting the foot’s depth as you go to remove the bulk of the material from your design. Then finish the details.
  • Step 7: Use the Dremel Multi-Max to sand the sign’s surface with Hook and Loop Pad MM11 and Wood Sandpaper MM70W.
  • Step 8: Paint or stain the sign and apply a finish as desired.
We love to see finished projects! Share photos with us via Facebook.


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Share your ideas and feedback with us for the chance to win one of three prizes. What do you like about the Dremel eNewsletter? What could you do without? Take the 2012 eNewsletter Satisfaction Survey so we can deliver the content that best suits your interests. After you complete the survey, you’ll be entered to win a Dremel tool. We’re giving away your choice of one Dremel MM20 Oscillating tool, one Dremel 4000 rotary tool or one Dremel Saw-Max to three lucky survey takers. Just click here to share your feedback—it takes less than 10 minutes. Thank you for your feedback!


VersaTip 1550 Tool Kits

VersaTip Multipurpose Tool

VersaTip™ Multipurpose Tool

At Dremel, we’re all about versatility. That’s why we’re giving you the chance to win the tool of all trades. This month, we’re giving away five VersaTip 1550 Tool Kits to help you tackle whatever projects summer throws your way. To enter to win this multipurpose tool, send us an email telling us which project you would tackle first with the VersaTip 1550. With your one-sentence answer, include your name, shipping address (no P.O. boxes) and home phone number in the body of an email with “VersaTip 1550” in the subject line. We’ll pick the winners at random and announce them in the June newsletter.


Speaking of giveaways, the winners of last month’s giveaway have certainly put their Dremel tools to good use! From using their tools to create pinewood derby cars, sailboats, shell crafts, and more, these users have demonstrated many projects Dremel’s extensive tool lines can tackle. The five winners of April’s giveaway who will receive a MM386 Multi-Max Universal Cutting Kit are Brian Mitchell, McChord Field, Wash.; Janet Kluever, East Falmouth, Mass.; Greg Hammill, Salem, S.C.; Lee Blacklidge, Felton, Del.; Ted Roberts, Shawnigan Lake, B.C. Canada.

Thanks to all who submitted entries!

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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.

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