A: The higher speeds, 4-6 (27,000 - 35,000) are used for the majority of the applications with harder materials. The lower settings are used for softer materials, such as plastics, acoustic ceiling tile and Plexiglas.
A: To change the speed, use the variable speed dial. One is the lowest speed setting, and 6 is the highest.
A: See the chart below for a general guide to cutting speeds for some of the most common building materials. Cutting speed will vary depending on: thickness, hardness and type of material, force applied to the tool while cutting, and sharpness of cutting bit.
10,000 - 23,000
- Foam Board
- Acoustical Tile
18,000 - 27,000
- Vinyl Siding
23,000 - 35,000
- Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
- Wood Composites
27,000 - 35,000
- Aluminum Siding
- Cement Board
- Ceramic Wall Tile
A: See the chart below for the approximate speed in RPM for the speed dial settings.
Speed Dial Setting Approximate Speed (RPM)
A: Just unscrew the black plastic cap that holds the brushes in. Careful, the motor brush is attached to a spring, so it might pop out when the cap is unscrewed.
A: The motor brushes should be replaced approximately every 50 hours. They should be replaced when there is approximately 1/8" (2-3 millimeters) left beyond the spring. It is best to replace both motor brushes at the same time for optimum performance.
A: It is typical that one spring will wear faster than the other due to the nature of electric motors.
A: Lubrication is not required for the Dremel Advantage.
A: No, the attachments for the Dremel Advantage and MultiPro are not interchangeable due the differences in torque and size of the tools.
A: A rotary saw is a high-speed cutting tool that is used to cut a variety of building materials, from drywall to wood, and from plastic to plaster up to one inch thick. It uses special side cutting bits that can plunge directly into the work surface or can cut from the edge of the material.
A: The Dremel Advantage can cut through most building materials up to one inch thick. Harder materials, such as marble, are much more difficult to cut through, especially at greater thicknesses.
A: This button is the shaft lock button used when changing bits. It is not to be used as a stop or brake for the tool.
A: Both the longevity and cutting speed of the bits will vary depending on: thickness, hardness and type of material, force applied to the tool while cutting and plunge cutting, sharpness of cutting bit, and number of plunge cuts made. It also depends on how dull they are allowed to get before they are replaced.
In general, here is some information on bit longevity:
Drywall bits will cut approximately 200 feet of 1/2" drywall.
General purpose bits will cut approximately 125 feet of 1/2" plywood.
Carbide bits will cut approximately 80 feet of ceramic wall tile.
A: Regular drill bits are not meant to spin at the high speeds of the Dremel Advantage and therefore not recommended. They are also not meant for side cutting, like the Advantage Rotary Saw bits.
A: Yes, all of the Dremel Advantage bits may be used with any of the Dremel High Speed Rotary Tools, corded or cordless. They may also be used with the Cutting Attachment for the Dremel Rotary Tools.
A: Yes, but the bit life will be shortened due to the higher torque of most routers.
A: No, the Carbide bit is meant for ceramic wall tile, and cannot cut through floor tile.
A: Yes, there is a 1/4" collet available. It is item number 590, and is available in some retail stores that carry the Dremel Advantage.
A: The Dremel Adevantage Rotary Saw is a discontunued item and is not currently for sale. Please feel free to contact the Dremel Customer Service Center at 1-800-4DREMEL (1-800-437-3635) to see what accessories are still available for this tool.