Dremel Accessories Guide & List: Everything You Need To Know

This is a guide about Dremel Accessories & Bits.

Below, we provide more information on:

– What Dremel accessories and bits are

– The different types of Dremel accessories & bits

– What Dremel accessories and bits are used for

– Where you can find the best accessories/bits for doing specific tasks 


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Dremel Accessories Guide & List: Everything You Need To Know

Dremel bits come as individual bits, but also in accessory kits.


Popular Individual Accessories/Bits

Dremel 561 Multipurpose Cutting Bit, Medium (on Amazon)

Dremel 105 Engraving Cutter, 1/8″ Shank , Gray (on Amazon)


Popular Accessory Kits

One of the common accessory kits available from Dremel is the:

Note that other brands offer accessories and accessory kits other that Dremel too.


Dremel Bit Compatibility With Different Tools

Make sure you check Dremel accessory and bit compatibility with different Dremel tools.

Check the Dremel bit or tool product description, and the Dremel website, for information on compatibility.


Different Types Of Dremel Accessories & Bits, And What They’re Used For

The different Dremel accessories/bits:

– Come in different shapes and categories to perform different tasks

– Are made of different materials to work on softer or harder surfaces


The different categories and materials of Dremel accessories, and what they’re used for are:


Sanding Accessories

– Sanding drums

Holds the sanding bands


– Sanding bands

Used for shaping and smoothing


– Sanding discs/wheels

Rough smooth and shape wood or fibreglass, or remove paint from metal


– Flap wheels

Use as a finishing sander after heavy sanding


– Other sanding accessories 

Also, sanding pads and other bits like finishing abrasive buffs, carbide shaping wheels, and detailed abrasive brushes for shaping, sanding, smoothing, detailing surface prep on materials including but not limited to wood, fibreglass, metal surfaces, glass, aluminium, plastic etc.


*Note on sanding accessories

Sanding accessories have different grits – 60 is coarse, 120 is fine and 240 is coarse.


Cut Off Wheels

There are many variations of cutting wheels – but these are some of the main ones:


– Cut off wheels and shaping wheels

Cut and shape metal, wood, and plastic


– Fibreglass reinforced cut off wheels

Increased durability – for cutting metal, wood plastics and ceramics


– Premium metal cutting wheels

For metal

And, EZ cut off wheels for a range of uses


– Diamond wheel

Cutting, sawing, carving, sharpening and filing hard materials, including marble concrete, brick, porcelain, ceramics, epoxy and hard woods


Cutter Bits 

– High speed carbide cutters and cutting bits

Shaping, hollowing, grooving, slotting, inlaying, and making tapered holes in soft metals, plastic and wood


– Drywall cutter

For drywall


– Multi purpose bit

Cut wood, plastic, fiberglass, drywall, laminate, and aluminum and vinyl siding


– Tile cutter

For cutting tile surfaces


– Grout removal cutter

For grout removal


– Diamond points

For fine detail work, cutting, engraving, carving, touch-up and finishing.

Use on wood, jade, ceramic, glass, hardened steel, semi-precious stones and other hard materials


– High speed tungsten carbide cutters

For shaping, smoothing or removing material from especially hard substances, like cast iron, nonferrous metals, and hard woods


– Structured tooth tungsten carbide cutters

For fast cutting and material removal of fiberglass, wood, plastic, epoxy, rubber, laminates, particleboard and ceramic tile


– Rip/crossout blades


Router Bits

– Different shaped router bits

For routing, inlaying and mortising in wood and other soft materials


Carving, Engraving & Etching Accessories

– Carbide engraving cutters

For engraving, carving and routing on wood, fiberglass, ceramics, jewelry, soft metals & more


– Diamond wheel points

Fine detail work, cutting, engraving, carving, touch-up and finishing.

Use on wood, jade, ceramic, glass, hardened steel, semi-precious stones and other hard materials


Drilling Accessories

– Drill bits

For drilling wood, plastic, soft metals & other soft materials


– Glass Drill bit

For drilling glass



You might use drill bits with a drill bit lubricating/cutting oil.


Grinding & Sharpening Accessories

– Aluminium oxide grinding stones

For general-purpose grinding, sharpening & de-burring on metals, stainless steel, castings, welded joints, rivets and rust


– Silicon carbide grinding stones

Grind and etch stone, glass, ceramic, porcelain, gemstones and non-ferrous metals


– Dressing stone

For restoring grinding stones


– Surface prep wheels

Removing surface applications like paint, and removing rust and burrs


– Grit paper


– Rasps


– Grinding stones


– Grinding wheels and EZ Grinding Wheels

For shaping, smoothing, sharpening, deburring, rust removal and general purpose grinding on most materials – including stainless steel 


– Sharpening stone

For sharpening blades – particularly lawn mover and outdoor tool blades


– Abrasive wheels, and abrasive points for grinding

Etching and sharpening on materials including but not limited to glass, ceramic, stone, poercelain, metals, castings, welded joints, rivets and rust etc.


Cleaning & Polishing Accessories

– Polishing wheels & cones

General polishing of most ferrous metals, stones, glass and ceramics


– Nylon Bristle brushes

Light deburring, cleaning and polishing of silverware, jewelry and other precious metals


– Stainless steel brushes

Ideal for cleaning, deburring and surface-finishing items made from stainless steel, aluminum, silver, pewter or other white metals


– Carbon steel brushes

Ideal for cleaning and removing rust and corrosion from items made of brass, copper or other soft ferrous metals-such as tools, door knobs, automobile parts and electrical contacts.

You can also use wire brushes to create an artistic effect on coarse-grained wood


– Brass brushes

For cleaning and surface-finishing items made from gold, bronze, copper or brass


– Abrasive brushes

Cleaning and light sanding on metal, glass, wood, aluminum and plastics – and can easily remove tarnish from brass


– Detail abrasive brushes

For detail cleaning and light sanding. Use on metal, wood, glass, aluminum and plastics


– Rubber polishing points

For removing rough areas, small burrs and scratch marks from ferrous metals

Use some of the cleaning and polishing bits with a polishing compound.



Such as carbon motor brushes (to protect the motor), chucks and collets, drill bits, mandrels, and dressing stones.


EZ Lock Cutoff Wheel and Sanding and Polishing Wheel – for cutting and polishing/cleaning on materials including but not limited to metal/steel, wood, laminates and plastic, glass, aluminium etc.


Accessory Kits (assorted collection of accessories)

General purpose kits, cleaning and polishing kits, cutting, carving and sanding kits


What Are The Best Dremel Bits For Different Uses?

We’ve put together guides of the best Dremel bits for the following tasks if you want to read more:

Dremel Bits For Cutting Metal & Steel

Dremel Bits For Grinding Steel & Metal

Dremel Bits For Engraving

Dremel Bits For Cutting Wood

Dremel Bits For Wood Carving & Engraving Wood

Dremel Bits For Cutting Plastic

Dremel Bits For Routing

Dremel Bits for Grout Removal


Considering Different Dremel Collet & Chuck Systems

Different Dremel models have different collet and chuck systems for securing the bits to the rotary tool.

Understand these systems before buying a Dremel or buying bits.

You can also get a keyless chuck to make bit changing easier.


Some Dremel bits like the EZ bits require their own EZ collets.

And, some bits like a flap wheel for example, need mandrels to be secured to, and secured into the chuck or collet.


Dremel Attachments vs Accessories – What’s The Difference?

Dremel attachments are different to Dremel accessories.

Accessories are usually necessary to operate the rotary tool.

They might include small items that are inserted into the chuck/collet or bit system on the tool, such as bits, wheels, sanding bands, grinding and sharpening stones, and so on

Attachments on the other hand might not be as necessary to the operation of the tool as long as a bit is being used – they might be more ‘add-ons’.

They tend to include larger ‘attachment’ products, like flex shafts, router attachments, chucks, and so on.

You can read about Dremel attachments here.




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