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New Dremel Multi-Max MM20 and MM40 deliver more power
to help consumers tackle their home improvement to-do lists

Dremel MM20 MM40
Dremel Multi-Max MM20 and MM40

MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – September 8, 2011 — Dremel® is taking its oscillating tools up a notch. Two new, high-performance tools, the Dremel Multi-Max™ MM20 and Dremel Multi-Max MM40, allow users to tackle a wider array of oscillating applications with increased tool power and capabilities – making any task on a do-it-yourselfer or remodeler’s to-do list that much easier to complete.


The Dremel Multi-Max MM20’s 2.3 amp motor is more powerful than the Dremel brand’s current oscillating tool, enhancing tool performance and allowing for faster, more precise cuts in a wide variety of materials. With a variable speed range of 10,000 – 21,000 oscillations per minute, the MM20 allows DIYers to power through their to-do lists with detail, precision and optimal performance.

The best-in-class Dremel Multi-Max MM40 boasts a 2.5 amp motor that delivers quick, efficient cuts, rivaling current top-of-the-line competitors at a fraction of the cost. Users also benefit from the tool’s innovative Quick Lock™ accessory change system that quickly and securely facilitates accessory changes without a hex wrench or other equipment, eliminating any worry or frustration over losing the tool’s screw and washer. The MM40 operates between 10,000 to 21,000 OPM and offers a soft-start feature that minimizes abrupt starts and provides a feeling of control as the tool ramps up to the desired speed. Electronic feedback also ensures users can power through the toughest applications.

Both tools feature strategic vent locations and an improved fan design, enabling the MM20 and MM40 to run cooler and more smoothly than other oscillating tools, making handling over an extended period of time more comfortable than ever. An extended length 7-foot rubber cord allow users to handle both tools with ease while cutting, sanding, scraping, grinding and removing grout in their homes or workspaces. The MM20 and MM40 also boast a new line of cutting accessories with expanded cutting width and depth that enable users to cut through more material in a shorter amount of time. These enhanced blades make precise cuts through tough materials such as hard woods, framing lumber and 2x4s, while continuing to utilize the brand’s Quick Fit™ accessory interface, making accessory changes twice as fast as similar oscillating tool systems.

“The Dremel Multi-Max MM20 and MM40 tools deliver exactly what I’m looking for from an oscillating tool,” said expert craftsman Chip Wade, of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal: The Block” and “Designed to Sell.” “Not only are they fast and powerful, but they’re comfortable to use and easy to afford.”


The No. 1 area that homeowners would most like to update (30%) in 2011 is their kitchen*, according to a recent Dremel survey of American homeowners. However, bathrooms top the list as the No. 1 area homeowners actually plan to include in their 2011 home improvement project lists (36%)*. Both the Dremel Multi-Max MM20 and MM40 tools are a great resource for crossing these popular projects off consumers’ to-do lists:

Regrout shower/bath area

No one wants to spend time in a bathroom that permanently appears dirty. In fact, nearly half of consumers (48%) choose do-it-yourself projects to help them clean or freshen up a space*. Regrouting your old bath or shower area is a quick and easy way to give your bathroom a facelift:

  1. To protect your shower/bath area, line the edge of the tile or work area with tape. Then, insert the MM501 1/16-Inch or MM500 1/8-Inch Carbide Grout Blade into the Dremel Multi-Max tool and secure. Set the tool to medium to high speed
  2. Slowly guide the blade into the grout. In smooth, even motions, push the tool along the grout line to begin removal. Depending on how hard the grout is, more than one pass may be required. If needed, rotate the blade to get into tight corners – remember to unplug the tool before changing the blade
  3. Keep the blade parallel to whatever ledge you’re working with, allowing the tool to meet the wall at a right angle. To avoid scratching, do not allow it to rest on any ledges. To control plunge depth, use the carbide grit line on the blade as an indicator. Do not plunge beyond grit line to prevent harming the backer board. When finished, dust off edges of your tile and remove the tape
  4. Apply new grout to the desired areas and allow to dry

Turn wooden cabinet into decorative glass-front cabinet

Americans who live in a home that is fewer than 25 years old are significantly more likely to want to change the décor (44%)*.  Remodeling kitchen cabinets to feature a glass front is a great way to add a little pop to the room:

  1. Detach cabinet door from cabinet. Attach the MM480 Cutting Blade to a Dremel Multi-Max. Plunge the blade into cabinet door along outer line edge of the raised panel portion you wish to remove. (Recommended: Use the side of the panel or any molding as a straight edge. Follow trim line to maintain a straight, even cut)
  2. Working slowly, continue to carefully plunge the blade along all four sides of the interior panel until it is free from the door. Then, remove the wooden panel from the door
  3. Working from the interior side of the door, use the Dremel Trio™ with TR800 Straight Edge Guide and a TR654 Straight Router Bit to rout a recessed edge to place a glass panel into. Making multiple passes with an increased cutting depth to achieve the required depth is recommended
  4. Attach the MM14 Hook and Loop Pad and 240-grit MM70W Wood Sand Paper to the tool. Sand along cut lines to smooth any rough spots
  5. Turn over the cabinet door and insert glass panel into groove. Attach the glass panel to back of cabinet door using silicone adhesive or mirror mounting hardware. Once the adhesive has dried, reattach cabinet door to cabinet

The Dremel Multi-Max MM20 and Dremel Multi-Max MM40 will be available at most hardware and home improvement centers nationwide in September and November, respectively. The MM20 will retail for a suggested retail price of $99.99 USD and $119 CAD, and the MM40 has a SRP of $139.99 USD and CAD.

For additional editorial information and high-resolution images, please visit the Dremel newsroom at www.dremelnewsroom.com. For more tips on “Tackling America’s To-Do List” and to view project videos featuring Chip Wade, visit the brand’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Dremel.

About Dremel

Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. The Dremel brand’s leadership in design and manufacturing has made it the top selling rotary tool in the world, a reflection of the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of high-performance rotary tools and rotary tool attachments and accessories, specialty tools and an oscillating tool and oscillating accessories, delivering the perfect solution for almost any job. Regardless of what the task may be, users quickly realize they can depend on the Dremel brand to provide the satisfaction of a job well done.

For information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit us at www.dremel.com or call Dremel at 1-800-437-3635.


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*According to a recent Zoomerang survey of 500 American homeowners conducted by Dremel.

Editor’s Note: Dremel® is a registered brand name and is used as an adjective to describe the products made by the Dremel brand.


Allison Bradley, Olson PR


John Hauter, Dremel