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About the Issue
It’s November, which means the holiday season is officially upon us! This month we’re keeping your holidays stress-free by helping you find great gift ideas with a Holiday Gift Guide, and prepping your home for holiday guests with five home improvement projects that are sure to impress.

Table of Contents 1   Feature Story
The Dremel Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for 2012
  Table of Contents 4   Giveaways/Promotions
Multi-Max MM20 Tool
       
Table of Contents 2 Featured Facebook Fan
Meet Joe Mannes, Dremel-Raised and Dremel-Proud
Table of Contents 5 DIY Projects
Dremel Weekends
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Table of Contents 3 Featured Project
Three projects to prep you and your home for guests during the holidays

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Feature Story
The Dremel Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for 2012

The holidays are just a few short weeks away and we’re here to spark some ideas for your gift list this year. We’ve put together our top picks of Dremel tools, accessories and attachments for just about anyone you need to shop for. Our must-have tool for any crafter or hobbyist on your list is the new Dremel 8220 rotary tool, but for the person who already owns a rotary tool, we’ve created a list of our other popular Dremel products to round out your shopping list.

For the Pinterest Pinner:
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration. For the person on your list who loves creating new projects with their rotary tool, here are two rotary accessory kits that will inspire them to try different techniques, and share their creations with friends and family on Pinterest.

689-01 Carving/Engraving Mini Accessory Kit 689-01 Carving/Engraving Mini Accessory Kit ($13.99) – Carve intricate details, etch glass, stoneware, terra cotta and more! Contains 11 genuine Dremel accessories for most every engraving, etching, or intricate carving need.
EZ688-01 EZ Lock™ Cutting Kit EZ688-01 EZ Lock™ Cutting Kit ($23.99) – Contains 10 EZ Lock cut-off wheels and a EZ402 mandrel. Includes: 4 metal-cutting wheels, 3 thin-cut wheels and 3 plastic cutting-wheels.


For the Home Handyman:
If the handyman or woman in your life has all the basic tools for fix-ups around the house, the holidays are a good time to help them take their tool arsenal up a notch. And, we’ve got the perfect suggestions.

Dremel Saw-Max™ Dremel Saw-Max™ ($129.99) – Making cuts with a saw can be a very daunting task. At one-third the size and weight of a traditional circular saw, the Saw-Max takes the intimidation out of cutting and enables easy, one-handed operation even when doing detailed work in tight spaces.
Dremel Multi-Max™ MM20 Dremel Multi-Max™ MM20 ($99.99) – Wood, drywall, carpet, soft metals and more. The Multi-Max can cut through a variety of materials while also removing grout, sanding, grinding, and scraping. It’s an incredibly versatile tool that will accomplish many tasks with ease and comfort.


For the Jack-of-All-Trades:
We’ve all heard the saying “jack of all trades.” Well if that describes anyone on your list, finding the right gift can be a challenge—but we’ve got you covered.

Dremel Multi-Max Accessory Kits Dremel Multi-Max Accessory Kits ($29 - $39) – A Dremel Multi-Max Accessory Kit is an essential gift for the Dremel Multi-Max owner. There are four different kits to choose from, and each includes a variety of accessories.
Dremel Trio Dremel Trio™ ($99) – Thanks to the resurgence of the Shabby Chic design trend, refinishing and distressing furniture pieces has become a popular hobby. For those on your list who have a knack for breathing new life into furniture and décor, the Dremel Trio will allow them to tackle multiple materials and planes without switching tools.


Stocking Stuffers
You’ve taken care to hang the stockings on the chimney, but you’re completely stumped on what to stuff them with. Fortunately there is no shortage of accessories and attachments for Dremel tools. The Accessory Fast Finder on Dremel.com can help you select the best accessories and attachments for every Dremel tool, project and material. The best part? Most Dremel accessories cost $15 or less.

For more gift ideas, visit Dremel.com or your local hardware or home improvement center.

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Featured Facebook Fan
Meet Joe Mannes, Dremel-Raised and Dremel-Proud

Joe Mannes


Dremel 395

Joe Mannes and his mother’s original Vintage Dremel 395

Joe Mannes is an active member of the Dremel Facebook Community, and he loves to help other Dremel owners with their projects and tool-related questions. Joe traditionally uses his Dremel rotary tools, accessories and attachments for “case-modding,” where he engraves, drills, etches, and generally modifies steel and aluminum computer cases.

As a long-time Dremel rotary tool user — he first learned to use the tool with his mother’s original, 1970s-era Dremel 395, that he began using at 9 years old and continues to use today — we asked Joe to share his top tip for keeping his Dremel tools operating like new.

“No joke—I swear by compressed air, the same cans of cleaner you use for computers and other electronics. When used as soon as you are done with your Dremel tool for the day, a good air-cleaning will help keep your rotary tools in top condition. Taking a few minutes to blow any dust out of the air vents will save you lots of energy costs and possible frustration with your tools.”

Joe now proudly owns the Dremel 4000 and 8200 rotary tools, along with numerous attachments and accessories, including a Dremel WorkStation, Multi-Vise, Mini Saw 90-Degree Angle attachments, and Flex Shaft.

“I am, by far, not done buying stuff for my Dremel family of tools. It’s in my blood, and there’s nothing I can’t do with the lot of them.”

Thanks for being a lifelong fan of the Dremel brand, Joe!

And if you’re on Facebook, please check us out!

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Featured Project
Preparing for the Holidays

Gearing up for the holiday season? Here are three projects to prep you and your home for guests during the holidays.

Add a wall-mount range hood unit Sparkling Stovetop: Don’t be afraid to show off your kitchen while you cook this holiday season. Just grab your Dremel 4000 rotary tool, 404 Nylon Bristle Brush, 422 Felt Polishing Cone, 421 Polishing Compound and any rag you use around the house to get your stove sparkling like new!
Repair or replace grout Recessed Lighting: This easy project adds a stylish and sophisticated touch to any room in your house, but looks especially warm and welcoming in the kitchen as guests gather for the holidays. All you need is your Multi-Max™ MM20 tool, the MM435 Drywall Jab Saw attachment, lighting fixtures, a dust mask for yourself, and (of course) a few light bulbs.
Update Kitchen Tile Wine Bar: This project came to us from Erik in Cary, IL. Erik enjoys the sense of accomplishment of completing quick fixes around the home, and we think this beautiful wine bar is a chic addition to any dining room that will keep your home fully stocked for any holiday gathering!

To build your own wine bar, start with your Multi-Max™ MM20, Dremel 4000 rotary tool, and Dremel Saw-Max™ tool, and click here to find out which attachments you’ll need. Head to your local Lowe’s or Home Depot store to find the supplies below, and soon enough all you’ll need is a personal bartender.
  • 1" x 3" Plank
  • 1" 1/4 Round Molding Strip
  • Drill Driver and Wood Screws
  • Primer and Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic White Paint
  • Finishing Nails


Happy entertaining!

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Giveaways/Promotions
Multi Knife

Dremel Multi Knife

Check us out: This Old House Top 100!

The Dremel MM430 Multi-Knife is featured as one of the “Best New Home Products of 2012.” A complete list of the “TOH Top 100” can be found at www.thisoldhouse.com - Top 100 and on newsstands, beginning November 2.


Reminder:

Dremel Weekends
Embellish your empty wall space with weekly inspiration from Dremel Weekends. Sign up now just in time for Dremel Weekends November Projects and don’t forget to enter the Dremel Weekends Twitter Sweepstakes!


Congratulations

The five winners of October’s giveaway, who will receive a Dremel 8220 Cordless 12VMax High-Performance Rotary Tool are Michal Hofkin, Palm, PA.; Jamie Stabl, Lewis Center, OH; Lynne Bertucci, Hudson, MA; Joe Hoist, Point Marion, PA.; and Mary Kern, Toledo, OH.

Thanks to all who submitted entries!

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.


Multi-Max MM20

Dremel Multi-Max MM20

Giveaway: Multi-Max MM20 Tool

Just in time for gifting, we are giving away the Multi-Max MM20. To enter to win, send us an email and tell us who you’d like to gift the Multi-Max MM20 for a holiday present, and why. With your message, include your name, shipping address (no P.O. boxes) and home phone number in the body of an email with “Multi-Max MM20” in the subject line. We’ll pick five winners at random and announce them in the December newsletter.

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