Faq | General
Yes, there are differences between the US and European tools. The range of products is different, but also the technical specifications can differ worldwide (for instance the voltage is different worldwide). Please refer to the country website for exact product programs and specific product details.
At www.dremeleurope.com you can find the link to Spare Parts catalogue to consult part numbers. To obtain spare parts please contact your local hotline.
Please check our product manuals which are downloadable under the “downloads” area on our website and are included in the product kits. You can also refer to the Quick Start Book for some general hints and tips, this can be downloaded from the download area on the website.
The Dremel catalogue is available for download on www.dremeleurope.com
There are 2 options to glass engrave using Dremel tools: Dremel engraver (290): The Dremel engraver works with strokes and comes in a kit with a Carbide engraving tip. Select one of five depth levels on the tool and start engraving. Dremel multitool: For fine engraving use a diamond wheel point accessory. There are 7 different sizes and shapes. When filling in a design we suggest the use of Silicon Carbide Grinding Stones which are available in 6 different sizes and shapes. For further information about our products above please go to accessories section at www.dremeleurope.com
By using the “Dealer Locator” on our Dremel websites you can find a list of the nearest dealers and the best route to reach them. We also have a list with Online dealers.
Go to the “Accessory finder” application located under accessories on www.dremeleurope.com
Multi-Tools | General
There is no fixed answer to this question. The runtime of a cordless tool depends on the battery type (NiCad or Li-ion), the type of application (e.g. light polishing or heavy cutting) and the tool model (Stylus,7700, 8000 and 8200). We have designed our tools in such a way that the average battery life of each tool is matched with the most frequent type of applications for each model.
Multi-Tools | Corded Multitools
Dremel 200-Series, Dremel 300-Series, Dremel 3000-Series and Dremel 4000
The differences in the tools are performance and versatility. The 200-Series is the entry level dual speed Dremel multitool with which you can do basic DIY and hobby craft tasks. The 300-Series is the variable speed all-rounder and the 4000 is the top of the line high performance multitool with which you can use for the more demanding task.
Yes. All Dremel attachments and accessories which are available in your country work on these three tools. If you have an older Dremel tool or an older type of attachment, it might be that you need an adapter to connect the tool and attachment. You can see here if you need an adapter. Adapters can be ordered via Dremel customer service.
Motor brushes work like oil in your car. The motor brushes are located in the brush holder, under the brush doors on each side of the tool (please check your tool instruction manual for more details). The brushes should be checked every 50 hours the tool has been in use. If the brushes are shorter than 3mm, they need to be changed. After changing motor brushes, the tool should be “run–in” at maximum speed for 5-10 minutes with no load. This will seat the new motor brushes.
The 3000 is the next generation rotary tool. It has more power, improved handling and it comes with the innovative EZ Twist nose cap. We have integrated the wrench in the nose cap of the tool so you do not need a separate wrench anymore when changing accessories.
Yes. The new EZ twist nose cap has been designed to fit all our current rotary tools.
Multi-Tools | Cordless Multitools
Dremel 7700, Dremel 8000 and Dremel 8200
Yes. The 7700 has a 7.2 volt rechargeable NiCd battery pack. The 8000 and 8200 both have 10.8 volt rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery packs. The advantage of Lithium-Ion batteries is that they keep their electrical charge much longer and they do not have the so called “memory effect”, so you can charge the battery whenever you want.
Both the 8000 and 8200 have 10.8 volt Li-ion batteries. However, because the motor of the 8200 is bigger and the electronics are a bit more clever, the performance of the 8200 is higher than the 8000. Roughly, the all-round performance of the 8000 is the cordless equivalent of the corded Dremel 300-Series and the high performance 8200 is the equivalent of the corded Dremel 4000.
Dremel batteries will last for hundreds of charges. We do recommend that for the Dremel 7700 you run the battery down prior to recharge. Don't leave the battery in the charger constantly. Once the battery is charged, remove it from the charger. This way the battery keeps in optimal condition.
There is no fixed answer to this question. The runtime of a cordless tool depends on the battery type (NiCd or Lithium-Ion), the type of application (e.g. light polishing or heavy cutting) and the tool model (Stylus, 8000 or 7700). We have designed our tools in such a way that the average battery life of each tool is matched with the most frequent type of applications for each model.
Multi-Tools | Accessories
It is an innovative system developed by Dremel which allows you to easily change accessories within seconds using 3 simple steps: Pull, Click and Twist. This method eradicates the use of any additional tool or wrench. The accessories can be recognised by the SpeedClic logo.
There are 2 methods of attaching accessories to the multitool: Collets: There are 4 different collet sizes (0,8 / 1,6 / 2,4 / 3,2mm). Accessory shanks have 4 different diameters that will require the use of one of the collets. Your Dremel tool will have been supplied with the 3,2mm collet. If you purchase an accessory with a smaller shank you need to also purchase the proper collet size. The collets can be purchased as a set including all collet sizes or as individual collets. Multichuck: If you have the Multichuck (4486) you don’t need to use collets, the multichuck fits all Genuine Dremel accessories with shank sizes from 0,4 up to 3,4mm. It works like a regular drill chuck and you don’t need to tighten it more than hand tight.
Compact Tools | Multitools/Attachments
Yes and no. All Dremel attachments can be connected to Dremel multitools. But not all combinations of tool and attachment will work optimally. You can see here which tool will work with what attachment.
Older attachments like the plunge router, router/shaper table and drill station have a different way of connecting the tool to the attachment. If you have one of these three attachments you can order an adapter at your local customer service. With this adapter your attachment can connect to your new Dremel multitool. You can see here if you need an adapter.
Compact Tools | Dremel Multi-Max
The Multi-Max accessory screw uses a 5mm hex wrench.
The accessory screw is an M6 x 1 machine screw that is 18mm long.
Reduce the speed setting on the tool. We suggest not exceeding a speed setting of 7 (or 18,000 Oscillations Per Minute (OPM) on the Multi-Max tool for this accessory.
The MM300 Multi-Max Universal Adapter allows the owners of other brand oscillating tools to use genuine Dremel brand oscillating accessories on their oscillating tools. The Fein Multi-Master 636 is compatible with Multi-Max accessories without the use of the Dremel MM300 Universal Adapter. You should never try to use other brand accessories on your Multi-Max oscillating tool. Packaging overview
Compact Tools | Dremel TRIO™
No. Due to its unique collet size, the TRIO can be used only with accessories that have been specially developed for this tool. Trio accessories can be recognised by the TRIO logo on the packaging.
No. The Dremel TRIO accessories have a 4.8mm shank diameter which cannot be used in Dremel multitools.
You can obtain replacements of these parts from your local customer service.
Compact Tools | Dremel Glue Gun
If you are using a low temp colour or glitter glue stick, the glue may loose its colour pigments. Also, the high temperature will make your low temperature glue too liquid which will also result in a dripping glue gun. Overview of Glue Guns: GG910 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) GG920 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) GG930 - Dual Temp (105 and 165 degrees Celsius modes) GG940 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Overview of Glue Sticks: GG01 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Multi-purpose Glue for use in GG910 or GG930 (High Temp mode) GG02 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) Multi-purpose Glue for use in GG920 or GG930 (Low Temp mode) GG03 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Wood Glue for use in GG910 or GG930 (High Temp mode) GG04 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) Decorative Glitter Glue for use in GG920 or GG930 (Low Temp mode) GG05 - Low Temp (105 degrees Celsius) Decorative Colour Glue for use in GG920 or GG930 (Low Temp mode) GG11 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Multi-purpose Glue for use in GG940 GG13 - High Temp (165 degrees Celsius) Wood Glue for use in GG940
If you are using a low temp colour or glitter glue stick, the glue may loose its colour pigments. Also, the high temperature will make your low temperature glue too liquid which will also result in a dripping glue gun.
Depends on the usage, in general it takes about five minutes before the glue in its chamber cools down. But the Gluegun needs power to heat more glue and refill it's chamber.
Compact Tools | Dremel Engraver
There are only two accessories, the replaceable engraving tips. They are the #9924 carbide tip and #9929 diamond tip. The accessories that fit in the Dremel multitools will not work in this tool.
The carbide point will work well for general purpose engraving in most materials. If you have an application that will require continuous work or is in much more brittle material like glass, the diamond tip is designed to handle harder loads for a longer time. It will provide the same cut but will withstand harder materials and/or longer use on ordinary materials. The diamond tip is not suitable for engraving on steel. Accessory Finder
There is a little screw on the side of the tool where the point meets the housing of the tool. By loosening that screw it is very easy to replace the tip.
Compact Tools | Dremel VersaTip™ & Dremel VersaFlame™
The gas used for the Versatip and Versaflame is regular butane gas. This is the same gas that is used for cigarette lighters. Due to legal matters Dremel does not commercialise the gas. Butane gas can be easily found at traditional tool shops and dedicated tobacco stores. Follow the instruction manual on how to refill the tank.
The Versatip is used for soft soldering applications and pyrography. It’s pen-shape makes it very comfortable to use for precise jobs. It also includes more tips than the Versaflame, so it can be used for broader applications. The Versaflame is used for more general soldering work. It can be used as a soldering iron as well as an open flame stationary torch. Both tools can reach a temperature of up to 1200°C, depending on the accessory used. The difference between the 2 tools is that the Versaflame has a higher energy output, so you can heat-up more material in a shorter time.
Compact Tools | Dremel DSM20
The Dremel DSM20 is an extremely powerful and compact hand-held saw. It allows users to easily perform straight, plunge, flush and miter cuts in a variety of materials.
Yes. The DSM20 currently has five different accessories for you to choose from. These allow the user to cut in a wide variety of materials.
The DSM20 offers a maximum depth of cut of 20mm.
No. The DSM20 is a very unique tool to Dremel, and therefore requires very unique accessories. Other Dremel accessories are also not compatible with the DSM20.
A plunge cut is when you cut right into the middle of the material. This is particularly convenient with the DSM20, since its cutting wheels do not have teeth, but abrasive grit, ensuring a smooth dive into the material. In addition to that, the spring loaded foot helps you to plunge cut into the material precise and safe. Flush cutting is possible with the DSM600 Multipurpose Cutting Wheel. This special accessory is an offset wheel with dome shape allowing you to cut at surface level. A rip cut is a straight cut-off of a piece of material, usually parallel with the grain (in wood).
Benchtop Tools | Dremel Forti-Flex™
Yes. The flexible shaft and the hand piece become warm during use; therefore, the grease inside becomes more fluid. Make sure that the hand piece is not hanging downwards after use to avoid the grease dripping out.
No. To lubricate your flexible shaft use regular ball bearing grease. HINT: in order to prolong the life of your tool, make sure that its flexible shaft is regularly greased.
Replacements of these items can be obtained from your local customer service.
The Dremel Forti-Flex has a fully adjustable chuck interface (up to 4mm) for accessories and so can fit any current Dremel Multitool accessory of any mandrel size without the use of multiple collets. The Dremel Forti-Flex should not be used with Dremel Trio accessories as these 4.8mm mandrels are too big for the Forti-Flex chuck. Dremel Multi-Max, Engraver and VersaTip/VersaFlame accessories are also not compatible.
Benchtop Tools | Scrollstation
This product is no longer available at the current Dremel range.