The Dremel Multi-Max lets you cut through a variety of building materials quickly and easily, especially wood.
To install a new floor vent, we'll use the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool and the MM440 Wood Flush Cutting Blade. First mark your template on the floor. Now set up your tool by inserting the
Wood Cutting Blade. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder. Now plug your tool in. Start the blade at medium speed for optimum control to make the initial plunge cut into the wood. Once the blade is in the wood increase the tool to the maximum speed
then guide the blade along you marked line towards one of the corners. Make sure to angle the tip of the blade in first and then push forward. Repeat on all sides. When finished cutting pry up the wood with a screwdriver. Do not use the Multi-Max blade as you may damage it. Sweep the area clean and now you're floor vent is ready to be set in place.
Old storm windows tend to be rich in character but poor in condition. With a few Dremel tools and accessories, restoring windows can be an easy task.
For this project we'll be using a Dremel 3000 rotary tool and the Multi- Max MM40. We'll use a selection of accessories that'll be addressed as they're used. Rotary tools and a Multi-Max can be used to remove old weathered and cracked window glazing. Rotary tools work best in curved and detailed areas and Multi-Max is great for larger straighter and flatter areas.
Start by removing glazing from straight areas with a Multi-Max and an MM452 wood drywall in metal saw blade; we're using the MM40. Work the blaze away from the frame using the #452 blade to simultaneously cut and pry the glazing. Glaze may break off in big pieces or require more detailed cutting depending upon its condition. Use a rotary tool and a carving bit to remove glazing from more countered area. Here we'll be using the Dremel 3000 and a #115 high-speed cutter. Remove glazing with the cutter sides, not the tip. Work with the tool at a medium speed, increase the speed if the tool chatters. Several passes may be required to remove all the glazing. When you're finished with the glaze, strip the window of its paint. Use a Multi-Max tool to sand away flat expanses of paint changing from a cutting to sanding accessory is a cinch with the quick lock equipped MM40. Set the tool to a medium speed and begin sanding paint away with a low grit count sanding sheet. Use a rotary tool to strip paint from the areas that are more difficult to
access. Aggressive sanding in paint removal is best accomplished using coarse grit sanding bands fitted to an EZ Drum Mandrel. The EZ Drum eliminates the need for a wrench during sanding band changes. It also allows you to work with the top of the band closer to a perpendicular surface more so than you could with previous sanding metals. This is because it doesn't have a compression screw and its top. Use EZ discs for less aggressive surface sanding. These discs work with the EZ402 Mandrel and are usually most controllable when using a right angle attachment.
Here are some additional thoughts on restoring old windows. Watch out for glazing points as they may knick or damage the cutter. Rotary carving works best when moving the tool in the opposite direction of the rotation. Taking the edges of the window panes will reduce the risk of scratching and avoid downward pressure as this may crack the glass.
Watch as the Dremel Multi-Max and MM501 Carbide Grout Blade remove old grout around a bath tub to be replaced with clean grout for a refreshed look.
The action of the Dremel Multi-Max coupled with its uniquely shaped grout blade makes it the perfect solution for repairing a baths surround.
For this project we'll use the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool and MM501 one-sixteenth inch Carbide Grout Blade. Begin this project by inserting the carbide grout blade into the tool. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder. Set the tool to medium to high speed then guide the blade into the grout. To protect your tub we recommend that you apply a line of tape around the top edge of your tub first. You can also tape the tile for added protection. In smooth even motions continue to remove the grout on all sides.
Depending on the hardness of the grout a few passes may be required. If needed the blade can be easily rotated to get into tight corners. Be sure to unplug the tool before changing the blade. Remember to keep the blade parallel to the tub ledge, do not allow it to rest on the tub to avoid any scratches. This also sets the blade to a right angle at the wall. Put the blade in the grout and with a smooth motion you'll prevent tiles for being nicked. To control plunge depth use the carbide grit line on the blade as an indicator. Do not plunge beyond the grit line as you could damage the backer board material. When you're finished dust the area, remove the layer of tape and whipe clean with a damp cloth. Start your line of cualk working from the corner's first. Once a smooth bead is all that's left, wet your finger and smooth out the caulk. Let it set for the recommended time and your bath is as good as new.
See how to remove vinyl flooring with the Dremel Multi-Max
Removing a section of old vinyl flooring is much easier thanks to the Dremel Multi-Max. To show you how much easier it is we'll demonstrate with the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool and a MM600 rigid scraper blade.
Begin by inserting the blade into the tool, tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder plug in the to start set the tool to a medium speed. Begin by working the blade between the sub floor and the vinyl flooring. When removing strong tacky adhesives grease the scraper blade surface with petroleum jelly or silicone grease to reduce gumming up. Look for a natural scene in which to insert the blade if one can't be found we suggests scoring the old flooring first with a utility knife. When enough is cutaway you can use your free hand to pull the old flooring out of the way. Now use the blade to cut away the glue along the line between the sub floor and the vinyl flooring as you rip away the old pieces. The Dremel Multi-Max helps you repair remodel, and restore with ease.
See how to remove glued down carpet with the Dremel Multi-Max.
Ripping up glued down carpeting is a tedious and time-consuming task especially in a small confined space. But thanks to the Dremel Multi-Max the once nearly impossible is now possible. To demonstrate this we'll fit the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool with an MM600 rigid scraper blade.
Begin by attaching the rigid scraper blade. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade to the holder. Plug your tool in. Before working with the tool we suggest scoring the carpet first with the utility knife to create an access point. When removing strong tacky adhesives grease the scraper blade surface with petroleum jelly or silicone grease to reduce gumming up. Set the tool to medium speed and begin working the blade between the floor and the carpet. When enough is peeled away you can use your free hand to hold the old carpet out of the way. Now use the blade to cut away the glue along the line between the floor and carpet as you pull up the old carpet. The Dremel Multi-Max helps you repair, remodel, and restore with ease.
A Dremel Multi-Max is the perfect tool for removing grout and thin set while replacing broken floor tiles. The MM40 tools quick lock accessory change system makes this simple process even smoother
For this project we'll be using a Dremel Multi-Max MM40, an MM500 one eighth grout removal blade and an MM920 carbide rasp. This project can be performed using any Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool.
Start by removing the grout that surrounds the broken tiles using the grout removable blade with your tool running at high speeds. Wear gloves when working around broken tiles, shards can be quite sharp. Be careful not to knick or damage surrounding good tiles. The angle of the grout removal blade can be changed to work in corners or against a wall. A depth control attachment can be used when removing grout from a heated floor to avoid cutting heading elements. The grout removal process should free most of the broken tile. Remove pieces as they come free. You'll next grind away the thin set from under the tiles so the replacement tile
won't be higher than those surrounding it. Remove thin set using a carbide rasp. And accessory change is a breeze with the quick lock accessory change system. Remove thin set until you expose the sub-floor. The triangular shape of the rasp accessory allows you easy access to corners. Vacuum the removed thin-set as you work so you can monitor your progress. After removing all the thin-sets test fit your new tile.
Here are some additional thoughts on removing broken floor tile. In some instances denser tile will call for a chisel or mini pry-bar to help lift the broken tile.
Whether you're stripping and refinishing furniture or prepping the new piece for stain, the Dremel Multi-Max is a great sander.
To demonstrate we'll use the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool with the MM70W wood sandpaper assortment. Start with the #120 grit paper and finish off with the #240 grit paper for a smoother finish.
Begin by attaching the MM11 sanding pad on the holder and tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the sanding pad. Now affix the #120 grit wood sand paper to the pad. Plug the tool in and set the tool to medium speed and with the sanding pad flat to the wood begin sanding. Always move the pad in the direction of the grain. The triangular shap and beveled edge of the Multi-Max sanding pad allows for complete and easy access to the surface you're sanding, especially when you need to get to those hard to reach hedges and corners.
The action of a Dremel Multi-Max coupled with its uniquely shaped grout blade makes it the perfect solution for removing old grout.
For this project we'll use a Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool and an MM501 one-sixteenth inch carbide grout blade. For thicker grout lines you can also use the MM500 which is a one-eighth inch growth blade.
After the grout blade is inserted, set the tool to a maximum speed for harder set grout or medium for softer. Guide the blade into the grout. Keep the tool at a right angle to the surface so as not to knick the tile. In smooth, even motions continue to remove the grout. Depending on the hardness of the grout, a few passes may be required.
Here's some more thoughts on removing grout. To control plunge depth, use the carbide grout line on the blade as an indicator. Be careful not to plunge beyond the carbide line so as not to damage the backer board. To extend the life of the blade rotate the blade position to make use of the unused grit surface. It's better to adjust speed than your pressure. Harder grout it may take more passes.
See how to cut drywall for an electrical outlet with the Dremel Multi-Max
If you're doing electrical, the Dremel Multi-Max is just the tool to cut drywall for a light switch or electrical box. For this project will use the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool and an MM450 wood and drywall saw blade.
After deciding where the box should be placed trace the area needed to be cut with the actual box itself. Then attach the blade to the two at a right angle as shown. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder. Plug the tool in and set the tool to maximum speed. Plunge the blades straight in then work the blade in the desired direction of the cut, beginning at one of the corners. When needed rotate the tool to reach into the corners. Repeat this for all sides. When you're finished cutting pop out the remaining drywall and set the box into place. With the Dremel Multi-Max this project is now completed with ease and precision and with minimal dust.
See how to install a new door casing using the Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool System
Cutting a baseboard without removing it is easily done with the Dremel Multi-Max. For this demonstration we'll need the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool and an MM440 wood flush cutting blade.
Begin by marking the area that needs to be cut then insert the would flush cutting blade into the tool. Tighten the screw down with the allen wrench provided. Be sure to set the blade at an angle so you can cut all the way down to the floor. Now plug your tool in. Your initial plunge should be at the top of the baseboard and then you'll be working the tool down to the floor. Start the blade and a medium speed for optimum control. Once the blade is in the wood you can increase the tools speed to maximum.
As you approach the bottom of the baseboard to avoid cutting the floor you'll need to turn the tool to line up the blade parallel to the floor, go back up to make sure the board is cut all the way through. Now remove the cut baseboard clean the area and set your new casing in place. Here's some more thoughts on installing a new door casing. Let the speed of the tool do the work if you feel too much vibration in the tool it's a sign that you may be applying too much pressure. To protect the flooring you can set down a piece of cardboard first.
In many woodworking projects flush cuts are needed. To demonstrate how easily they can be done with a Dremel Multi-Max we'll be cutting valves on a chair. For this project we'll fit the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool with an MM440 Wood Flush Cutting Blade.
Begin by inserting the wood flush cutting blade into the tool. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder. Plug the tool in and set the tool for maximum speed. Keeping the blade flat to the surface, push the tool away from you in a forward motion until the cut is complete. Repeat this process until all of your dowels are cut. Using the correct technique, the Dremel Multi-Max Wood Flush Cutting Blade produces the true flush cut in wood with no marring and burning and can cut it down up to one in a quarter inch in diameter.
See how to use the Dremel Multi-Max to flush cut to install flooring
Flush cutting to fit flooring is hard to achieve with most power tools thanks to the Dremel Multi-Max you can flesh cut door jams up to one in a quarter inches deep.
For this demonstration we'll be using the Dremel Multi-Max osciallating tool and an #MM40 Wood Flush Cutting Blade. n this project we're installing a tile floor but the same goes for installing all flooring.
Begin this project by inserting the would flush cutting blade into the tool, tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder, now plug the tool in. Set a spare tire on the and begin working the blade through the door jam with the plunging actions letting the speed of the tool do the work. If you feel excess vibration you're pushing the tool too hard. Once through the door jam remove the tile you were using as a guide and then remove any excess material. Now your tile is ready to be set in place. Make sure the area is free of dust and debris and double check to make sure the tile fits. Now you're ready to apply thin set and lay your tile.
The Dremel Multi-Max is just the tool to remove old unsightly caulk, quickly and easily. To demonstrate this we'll fit the Dremel Multi-Max with an MM610 flexible scraper blade. Use masking tape to reduce the risk of scratching the porcelain and the tile.
Begin by inserting the flexible scraper blade into the tool. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder. Plug the tool in and set it at a low-speed. Now insert the blade inbetween the wall and the caulk. With the flexible scraper make sure that the screwhead does not make contact with the surface during the scraping process. This can be accomplished by making sure that tool is at an angle to the blade. A 30 to 40 degree pitch is recommended. You should be able to see the blade flex during the breaking process. Now work the line between the sink in the lower edge of the caulk. Peal away the remaining caulk. Wipe the area with rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining residue. Remove the tape and your sink is ready to be re-caulked. The Dremel Multi-Max flexible scraper blade makes this task safer and faster compared to traditional methods.
In many remodeling projects old pipes often get in a way and need to be flush cut to the wall. To demonstrate this we'll fit the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool with an MM422 Wood and Metal Cutting Blade. Begin by inserting the Wood and Metal Cutting Blade into the tool. Tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the blade in the holder. Plug the tool in and set the tool to its maximum speed.
Keeping the blade flat to the surface it's important not to force the tool during the plunge cut. If you experience a strong vibration in your hand during the plunge cut, this indicates that your applying too much pressure. Back the tool out and let the speed of the tool do the work. Push the tool away from you in a forward motion through the pipe until the cut is complete. Using the correct technique the Dremel Multi-Max and the wood and metal cutting blade produces a true flush cut in non-ferrous metals that can cut a copper pipe up to 3 quarters of an inch in diameter.
Many DIYers use the Multi-Max with two hands for extended projects or applications that require greater control. Now these users have told us that they find a more defined position for the second hand. Our new assist handle works with the corded and cordless Multi-Max. It easily snaps onto the front of the tool and thanks to its two-piece design, the handle can be quickly removed when working in tight spaces. The assist handles great for extended applications like removing grout or sanding painted wood. The tools easier to control with soft grip that provides added comfort and with the defined place to put your second hand your hand isn't near the motor or the blade. For comfortable, cppl controlled operation of a Multi-Max the new assist handle is a must have attachment.
Utilizing the sanding function of the Dremel Multi-Max, you can easily free up stuck doors without having to remove the door itself.
To demonstrate, we'll use the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool with the MM70W wood sandpaper assortment. In this case we recommend using the 120 grit sandpaper. If you find that you need to remove more material change out your sandpaper to the 60 grit.
First determine if the door sticking on the top or the side this will tell you where you need to remove material. Begin by attaching the MM11 sanding pad on the holder and tighten the screw with the allen wrench to secure the sanding pad. Then affix the sand paper to the pad. Now plug the tool in and set the tool to a medium speed and with the sanding pad flat to the surface begin sanding with even motions in an area that is sticking Work the sanding pad back and forth checking frequently to see how the door shuts so as not to remove too much material. When you're finished your door should swing freely and easily.
Introducing the Multi-Flex, the first oscillating tool accessory for specialized detailed cutting and finishing applications. The system features patented tension bracket that accommodates various blades for cutting good metal and plastic but you attach the bracket to the tool the arms are pulled apart as you tight-knit which automatically adjust the tension with the spiral blade you can use the tools like a scroll song or hoping so common coping application would be that cutting from boulder the plates then perplexing cut the material cleanly for the pieces fit together without a gap.
For straight cuts use the saw blade it not only works and works. It's also a great for cutting solidify materials like copper pipe. You could even turn the blade around and make a cock fight political forty the multiplex will initially include attention bracket the package will also include four spiral and three saw blades and one carbide wire rafts for general filing or detailed sending of small parts, replacement blade packs but also be available to help users make the most of the altered versatile Multi-Flex.
The Dremel brand continues to expand the capabilities of the Multi-Max system and today we offer the widest range of DIY oscillating tool accessories on the market. Without our universal adapter, these innovated high quality accessories are instantly compatible with oscillating tools from other manufacturers.
The Dremel universal adapter is unique because of it's pin fit design. It makes a secure reliable connection between the tool and the accessory. With the adapter, owners of non-Dremel tools can now take advantage of Dremel tools.
See how to sharpen a chainsaw with a Dremel rotary tool.
To keep your chainsaw in good working condition it should be sharpened regularly and a Dremel rotary tool act as an excellent sharpener. To demonstrate this we'll be using a Dremel 10.8 Volt Lithium Ion tool, the chainsaw sharpening attachment, and a #543 sharpening stone. Be sure to check your chainsaw manufacturers guide for which size stone to use. A Dremel 400 series XPR, 300, 200, or 100 series tool can be used as well. After you're sharpening stone and attachment are in place sharpen all the teeth in one direction with the saw in the same place. Always try to take the same number of passes on each tooth.
Line the tool up with the second 30 degree mark on the attachment and sharpen the teeth the opposing direction. Repeat on all the rest of the teeth. Here's some more thoughts on sharpening a chainsaw. Your chainsaw attachment comes with spacers. The larger pink stones require two, medium orange stones require one and the blue gray stones do not need any. For safety unplug electrical panels before sharpening and remove spark plugs for gas models. Always adjust the tension of the chain based on your manufacturer's recommendation.
See how to clean a car battery connector with a Dremel rotary tool.
A Dremel rotary tool can even help you with your car. In addition to polishing or sanding, your tool can be used to keep battery terminals clean.
For this demonstration we'll be using a Dremel 10.8 Bolt Lithium Ion tool and a #535 or #436 brass brush, depending on the area you need to get into and cleaned up. A Dremel 400 series XPR300 or 200 series tool can be used for this project as well. With the engine off remove the connector and hold in place with a pair of pliers. Now simply begin working away old material until the original shine of the metal returns, working at approximately fifteen thousand RPM. Here's some more things to know about cleaning the car battery connector. Always remove the battery before cleaning the connectors. Brass brushes should not be run at more than 15,000 RPMs. Pushing too hard on the accessories will break the bristles. Let the tips do the work.
See how to remove rust off patio furniture with a Dremel rotary tool.
Keeping iron furniture looking its best is easy with a Dremel rotary tool.
For this project we'll be using the Dremel 10.8 Volt Lithium Ion cordless tool, and an Aluminum Oxide Abrasive Wheel #500. A Dremel 400 series XPR, 300, 200, or 100 series tool can also be used for this project. With the bit in place and the tool running at medium to high speed, begin working away the rust to even passes. Make sure not to wear down one area too much at the time. Also be sure not to use too much pressure using more pressure will not remove more rust it'll just cause the accessory to wear quicker. The aluminum oxide abrasive wheel will both clean and polish at the same time. Continue working overall rusty areas until your furniture is clean. After removing the rust it's best to re-coat with a rust inhibitor or paint.
With a Dremel rotary tool you can cope baseboard trim to fit in corners. To demonstrate this, we'll be using a 400 series XPR tool and XPR planer attachment, a planer bit and the Multi-Vise. You could also use any Dremel high-performance rotary tool to complete this project.
First mark the baseboard trim with how much material you wish to remove. Then insert the planer bit and attach the XPR planner. With the baseboard and the Multi-Vise, work the tool from the top to the bottom following the direction of the arrow on the XPR planer attachment keeping the 45 degree guide of the planer attachment flush to the board. Use one hand to guide the tool from the top of the attachment while the other holds the tool itself. Each pass will remove one sixty four three inches so a few passes may be required. Once complete your baseboard can be put in place.
Cutting Wire Shelving: Dremel 4200
Make custom shelving units by cutting wire shelving to fit any of your closets.
We'll use the new Dremel 4200, EZ Lock Mandrel #EZ402, along with a reinforced cutting wheel #EZ409.
You can also use any Dremel rotary tool compatible with all standard attachments.
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