Top Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Cutting Guide Attachment?

The Cutting Guide Attachment is designed to help the user maintain depth while using Dremel spiral saw cutting accessories like the 560 (drywall), 561 ( Multipurpose), and 562 (ceramic wall tile).

What’s the difference between the Dremel the 7700, the 7300, and the 7000?

The key difference is that the 7700 (7.2 V) and 7300 (4.8 V) both come with rechargeable ni-cad battery packs. The 7000 works on alkaline batteries that you supply.

What is a Dremel 3D Idea Builder?

The Dremel Idea Builder Printer (3D20 & 3D40) are high quality 3D printer that goes above and beyond to mentor users through the 3D building process and introduce users to methods for turning their ideas into reality. The Dremel 3D Builder builds in 3D which means instead of putting ink onto a flat surface like in regular printing, it builds up material in three dimensions to create an object. It heats plastic filament and then draws it out in very fine layers.

What is the difference between the Dremel 8220, 8100, and 8050?

The 8220, 8100, ad 8050 all share some similarities, but the 8220 kicks control up a notch or two over the 8100 and 8050. They are all powered by lithium ion power, the 8220 is a 12V Max battery pack that is removable from the unit, the 8100 is an 8V Max removable battery pack and the 8050 is a tool contained 8V max battery. They all use the same collets, and can also work with our keyless chuck. The 8220 can work with our older high performance attachments. The 8220 features a speed slide that is separated from the on/off switch. The benefit for any user is that when you find that sweet spot for speed, they will be able to get back to that pretty quickly. The on/off switch on the 8220 also locks out the collet or shaft lock mechanism. That means when the tool is on, you cannot accidentally push or activate the collet locking mechanism and damage the tool.

What's the difference between the Dremel 4200 and the 4000?

The Dremel 4200 features a unique method of quickly changing the same shank size accessory – called EZ change. it is supported with a different nose on the tool and a different style collet. This feature allows the user to release or pull back on two small levers on the housing of the tool to loosen and remove or insert the accessory, and pull forward toward the nose of the tool to tighten the accessory and hold it in place. The feature is designed to save time and effort when users are switching from one accessory to the other with the same shank size. The model 4000 uses our standard collets held in place by a collet nut that threads onto the tool.

What is the difference between the 565 MultiPurpose Cutting Kit, 566 Tile Cutting Kit and the Circle Cutting Guide?

These attachment really work with the same basic accessories. The Circle Cutting Guide has a pivot point on it that will allow you to make a circle in your material or you can quickly convert the guide to be used to cut or channel a straight cut from the edge of the material. The Multipurpose Cutting Kit and Tile Cutting kit are not the same - while they help you manage the depth, cutting a circle with either of these two is done free-hand. The difference between the 565 and 566 are the accessory (bits) that come with the guide. The guide is the same in each of those.

What is the difference between the Grout Removal Attachment and 565 MultiPurpose Cutting Kit and the the 566 Tile Cutting Kit?

The Multipurpose Cutting Kit and Tile Cutting kit are not the same as the Grout Removal Attachment. The Multipurpose and Tile Cutting Guides are flat and manage depth at best when flat against the material. The Grout Removal Attachment is angled to accommodate smoother, more efficient removal of a fine grout line. You can also using the Cutting Guide or Tile Guide in different directions. For the greatest success with grout removal, we recommend only PULLING this attachment - never push it. Pushing this attachment in the material will damage and/or likely break the grout removal bit.