Dremel Attachment Guide – All Attachments Explained

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The amount of Dremel attachments on the market is insane. If you need to do something with a Dremel, it is a safe bet that it has an attachment for exactly that job. In this article, you will get familiar with all the Dremel attachments and which ones you need to get the job done.

Throughout this article, you will see a number in the headings. This is a product number that Dremel uses to make it easier to look up different Dremel tools, attachments, and bits.

So if you want to read more about an attachment I mention in this article, just search “Dremel + product number ” on youtube or google to get more info.

1. Flex Shaft #225-01

The flex shaft is basically a stylo for your Dremel. It attaches to your Dremel motor that you can hang up on a stand or a nail. Now you only have to handle the weight of the flex shaft while doing your work. Which is so much lighter than the Dremel.

The Flex Shaft attachment is a great way to make the Dremel more versatile. Using a Dremel without the flex shaft for a prolonged period of time can make your wrist hurt. The flex shaft reduces the wrist from getting tired so you can work for longer and the experience will be a lot smoother.

I highly recommend this attachment if you are going to use your Dremel for detailed work or in longer intervals.

Most Dremel attachments are compatible with the flex shaft. Compatible with Dremel models: 4300, 4000, 400, 3000, 300, 398, 395, 200, 285, 100, 275, 8220, 8200, 800.

2. Mini saw #670

The Mini Saw attachment is basically a tiny saw for your Dremel. It can be compared to a small portable version of a miter saw or a tiny jigsaw.

It attaches directly to your Dremel, has changeable blades and even a blade guard. The Mini Saw attachment is useful for doing small cuts in wood, laminate, and other wood-like materials. I

t is not designed to be used on any kind of metal,  It can only be used for light and small cuts, so it is not the tool for doing heavy-duty jobs. If you are doing DIY work where you need to do quick small cuts, this tool might be for you.

3. Plunge Router #335-01

The Plunge Router Attachment for the Dremel does what the name says. It converts the Dremel into a plunge router.

With the Dremel plunge router, you get a small and cheap plunge router that you can actually do some decent routing with. The plunge router is simple to set up. Just adjust the edge guide and insert your Dremel into the plunge router and you are ready to go.

The Dremel can do both plunge cuts and shape-up edges. It uses routing bits with a shank size up to 1/8-inches (3.2mm). Normal plunge routers use bigger shank sizes so their bits can probably not be used when routing with a Dremel (unless they are 1/8″ of course.)

Fits model 275, 285, 395, 398; 100, 200, 300 and 400 Series; 3000, 4000, 4200, 8200 and 8220

4. Right Angle Attachment #575

The right-angle attachment is a cheap and very useful attachment for the Dremel. It gives you a lot more versatility when using your Dremel.

It gives you the ability to do 90-degree cuts on flat surfaces, get into tight and “hard to get to” spots, and increase visibility when working. Contrary to the name it can be used at all angles.

This is a must-have for most Dremel owners. And I can promise you that you will find this useful to have in your Dremel arsenal. Check out this video if you are not yet convinced of the usefulness of this tool.

5.Multi Vise #2500-01

The Dremel Multi Vise is not really an attachment for the Dremel in particular as the other attachments on this list are. You can use this tool for many other things than just the Dremel.

The Dremel Multi Vise comes with three main parts and three main uses. You have the clamp, a Dremel holder, and a vise part to secure the clamp to the table to make it into a vise.

The Dremel Multi Vise can be used as a clamp that can rest firmly on the table. It can be used to hold the Dremel in a stable position while using it. And it can be used as a normal vise for everything you would use a vise for.

The Dremel Multi Vise is a highly versatile tool with a lot of uses and is usually a good addition to your work area. 

6. Dust Blower #490

The Dremel Dust Blower removes dust as you are using the Dremel. Just thread the attachment on after the collet and it is ready to use.

Dust build-up can be an annoyance when using the Dremel, the dust blower removes the build-up of dust so you get a clearer vision of what you are doing. The Dremel Dust Blower is especially helpful if you are doing wood carving and engraving.

7. Router Table #231

So we have already discussed the Dremel Plunge Router for doing routing with the Dremel. The Dremel Router Table is different as it is more focused on routing straight edges, slots, and grooves.

The Dremel Router Table is a good tool for routing straight edges, the table has a guide so that you can simply lead the piece of wood from start to finish. The Dremel Router table can also be used to cut slots and grooves accurately with the same guide.

The Dremel router table bits use a shank size of up to 1/8-inch.

If I were to choose between The Dremel Router Table Vs The Dremel Plunge Router I would go for the Plunge router because it has more versatility when routing. Both of these are good for routing, but only when doing small and detailed cuts. Dremel has a lot of different bits for Routing in all kinds of shapes for your woodworking projects.

Compatible with Dremel 8220 cordless rotary tool and for use with corded models 100, 200, 3000, 4000, 4200 and 4300

8. Workstation  #220-01

The Dremel Workstation is a great and versatile addition to your Dremel kit. The main use of it is to convert your Dremel into a mini drill press. But the work area can also be turned 90 degrees and be used as a way to keep your Dremel stationary while doing your work.

Even if you have a drill press, the Dremel workstation can be useful. The Dremel can hold drill bits that are tiny and have smaller shank sizes that most drill presses cant use. The Dremel also has a faster rpm maxing out at 35000 rpm, this makes it great if you want to create a hole into a glass with a diamond bit.

But there are still some downsides with the Dremel Workstation. The base of the Dremel Workstation is light, so light that it might feel a little flimsy. This is easily fixed by screwing it to a piece of solid wood and clamping it down.

The other negative thing about the workstation is that a Dremel can not use shank sizes above 1/8-inches (3.2mm), this means that you are stuck to using small drills and attachments. And can not drill large holes as a drill press could.

Compatible with dremel rotary tool models 100, 200, 275, 285, 300, 395, 398, 400, 800, 3000, 4000, 4200, 8100, 8200, 8220

9. Sharpening Kit #A679-02

The Dremel Sharpening Kit is used for sharpening all kinds of tools like chainsaw chains, garden tools, lawnmower blades, knives, woodworking tools, and much more.

It is a simple to use sharpening kit which allows for effective sharpening of your tools. A great advantage of using a Dremel for sharpening is the small size of the sharpening stones and attachments.

This gives you the ability to easily sharpen tight spots and curves which might be a challenge when using conventional sharpening methods. Dremel has many different types of sharpening stones in many different sizes and grit. So use the one that best fits your needs.

10. Dremel Multi Chuck #4486

The Dremel Multi Chuck makes it easier to change bits in your Dremel. When using the Dremel Multi Chuck you can change bits without using a key or wrench and you do not have to use a collet.

It can take bit and shank sizes from 1/64-inch (0.4mm) to 1/8-inch (3mm). This is the attachment I recommend everyone to get as soon as they get their Dremel. It makes life so much simpler not having to use the key every time you need to change a bit.

Just simply press the lock button and hand turn the chuck and voila, the bit is ready to be changed. So do yourself a favor and get this. It will save you a lot of time, and eliminate the hassle of locating the key every time you need to change a bit.

Compatible with Dremel tool models 4000, 400, 3000, 398, 300, 285, 275, 200, 100, 8220, 8200, 800, 780, 770, 7700, 750

11. Grout Removal Kit #568D

The Dremel Grout Removal kit is used exactly for what the name suggests, it is used to remove tile grout.

Using the Grout Removal Kit is actually a very efficient way of removing tile grout. The attachment has a guide that guides your Dremel alongside the tile as the bit breaks up the grout, you can also adjust the depth of the cut so you can decide if you want to cut all the way through the grout or just a part of the grout.

A great tip for using the Dremel Grout Removal Kit is to take your time and move slowly. Cutting grout is not a job done quickly and if you rush it you might end up damaging your tiles.

12. Shield Attachment #A550

The Dremel Shield Attachment is used to protect you from sparks, dist, and other materials when using the Dremel. It can be especially useful when cutting metal because sparks will come flying in the direction of the cut.

This greatly reduces the range of sparks and will catch them. The Dremel Shield is also great for when a bit breaks. For example, the small cutting discs #409 for the Dremel has a tendency to break into pieces while using it.

These pieces will come flying everywhere. The Dremel shield will protect you to an extent from these kinds of things hurting you.

13. Detailers Grip #A577

The Dremel Detailers Grip is used to enhance your grip when using the Dremel. It will improve your accuracy when doing detailed work like etching and engraving glass.

The Dremel will also be easier to handle and will cause less strain on your wrist. Since the weight is shifted from your fingertips to the palm of your hand you will have much more tool control when precision is required.

14. Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit #565

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The Dremel Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit is a guide that helps you keep the Dremel perpendicular to the surface while cutting. This tool is mainly used for routing and cutting, but keep in mind that this attachment is used freehand. So you have to have a steady hand when using it.

The Multi-Purpose Cutting Kit has a window that helps you see what you are cutting, which is fairly important if you ask me. But I find this window to be a little bit too small and it can sometimes be hard to see what you are cutting.

Are Dremel Attachments Universal?

Most Attachments for the Dremel rotary tool are universal. An attachment that fits Dremel 4000 will also work with Dremel 4300, 3000, 8220, and so on.

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