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Freqently Asked Questions

  • Q: How does the Cutting Guide attach to the tool?

    A: First, unthread the housing cap from the end of the tool. The Cutting Guide will thread onto the tool where the housing cap came off.

  • Q: Can the Cutting Guide fit older tools?

    A: This attachment threads onto the end of most Dremel rotary tool. However, if you have an older tool without threads or with different threads, it will not thread onto the older styles. We do not have a way to safely adapt it to fit.

  • Q: Can I use the Cutting Guide with the grout removal bits (#569 and #570)?

    A: The Cutting Guide is designed to maintain your depth straight on. The Grout Removal Guide does that at an angle. The grout removal bits are designed to work at a similar angle. They can work at angles that are a variation from the guide, but will work best at the specified angle.

  • Q: Can the Dremel Chuck (#4486) be used with this attachment on the tool?

    A: We recommend using the collet and collet nut. It will lock down on the accessory more effectively and safely in this more aggressive application.

  • Q: The bit isn't cutting straight. Why?

    A: The accessories used with this guide are very aggressive. They are also spinning at 35,000 rpm. The cut of the accessory will be rough and the cut could be difficult to control, depending on the material. Remember, with the tool spinning at 35,000 rpm, the greatest success will be found if you simply let the speed of the tool do the work and guide the tool. Be aware of the fact that wood will have grain and the grain can interfere with the cut. Both tile and drywall are tough materials, so there will be resistance to the cut. Before working on any work piece, try your application on scrap. Practice cutting a straight line with the same material. Don't expect it to be perfect without taking the time to get comfortable with the application and the material. The tool and accessory alone do not perform the work, your guiding hands will direct the tool.

  • Q: What is the best direction to cut, clockwise or counterclockwise?

    A: Always move in a clockwise direction when cutting with any spiral saw, unless you are cutting out for an electrical box in drywall. Then we would recommend going in a counter clockwise direction with the Drywall bit. It has a guidepoint on it that will travel around the electrical box. By moving counterclockwise, the guidepoint will stay tighter against the electrical box.

  • Q: Can I use the Cutting Guide as a router or use with router bits in it?

    A: Yes, it is possible. It's a guide that helps manage depth and stability. The Router Attachment is similar. However, routing straight down the center of the board would be pretty tough without the edge guide supplied with the Router Attachment.

  • Q: Can I use the Cutting Guide on plywood and scroll something out?

    A: The multipurpose cutting bit (#561) with the Cutting Guide can be used on plywood. It will work on plywood up to 3/8" thick. Keep in mind that the cut will be rough, so there is going to be finish work required.

  • Q: Can I use the Cutting Guide Attachment on fiberglass?

    A: The multipurpose cutting bit (#561) in the Cutting Guide Kit will work on fiberglass, such as a fiberglass boat.

  • Q: Why do I need this guide?

    A: To maintain depth and stop the tool from ripping into the material, the guide is necessary.

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