First things first – this is a Dremel Attachments guide & list.
Dremel attachments are different to Dremel bits as they are not necessary to operate a Dremel rotary tool – they are only required for specific tasks.
If you would like to read more about Dremel bits, you can read the bit guide & list here.
Back to this guide – this Dremel attachments guide & list is designed to give you the answers to the following questions:
What are Dremel attachments, and which are the most popular and useful
What are the most popular and useful Dremel attachments used for
Where you can find the best Dremel attachments for doing specific tasks
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Dremel Attachments Guide & List: Everything You Need To Know
One of the most popular Dremel attachments is:
But, there are many others, and you should get one that suits your use.
A note before we get to it:
ALWAYS check compatibility of an attachment with your model of Dremel rotary tool before purchasing. You can do so at the Dremel website
1. What are Dremel attachments, which are the most popular/useful, & what are they used for?
Dremel bits are necessary for operation of the Dremel rotary tool.
There are many bits like cut off wheels, cutter bits, grinding stones, sanding bands + much more, that are tightened to the chuck or collet to perform different bits with the tool.
Dremel attachments on the other hand are not always necessary, but make doing some tasks much much easier, and in most instances – vastly increase quality of work, or just what you can do with the rotary tool in general.
So, what are some of the most popular and useful Dremel attachments, and what are they used for? Let’s have a look:
Dremel 4486 MultiPro Keyless Chuck
Great for a tool like the Dremel 4000 that has the EZ twist system which allows tool free bit changing, but still operates on collets.
The keyless chuck allows you to change bits tool free, and collet free.
So, if you are using bits with different shank sizes, e.g. 1/8 and 1/16 inch, changing bits will be much easier and quicker.
Dremel 220-01 Rotary Tool Work Station
A drill press, and tool holder, for small and hobby type jobs.
If you’re drilling plastic, thin wood, and thin metal, this attachment is optimised for those tasks.
It’s not however for medium to heavy duty jobs, or thick and hard materials.
Dremel 225-01 Flex Shaft Attachment
A flexible shaft and pen-like handpiece you fit Dremel bits into.
This attachment is lightweight and gives you a great flexibility and range of motion to perform detail tasks like carving and engraving.
Dremel 575 Right Angle Attachment for Rotary Tool
Turns your Dremel into a right angle tool.
Good for getting into tight places and for cutting perpendicular to surfaces (at a right angle).
Dremel 2500-01 Rotary Tool Multi-Vise
A very lightweight vice for thin and soft materials – definitely not for medium or heavy duty tasks.
Use this attachment for securing materials you are working on, or for freeing a hand that might be holding material you are working on.
Dremel A679-02 Attachment Kit for Sharpening Outdoor Gardening Tools
For sharpening lawn mower blades, garden tool blades (shears, hoes, and shovels + more) and chainsaws.
Although, if you have grinding stones, they can also work for bringing back the edge on blades.
Dremel 335-01 Plunge Router Attachment
Turns your Dremel tool into a small/light cutting plunge router.
Good for surface routing/hollowing/inletting, and for smoothing or shaping the edges of plastic and wood.
Battery For Cordless Dremel Rotary Tool
You generally get a battery with most Dremel cordless rotary tool kits.
But, a spare lithium ion battery for example can be very handy for those who drain their primary battery quickly, or are away from a power source or charger for a number of hours.
2. What are the best Dremel attachments for specific tasks?
Read more in the following guides:
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