Clint Harp and Dremel Unite Forces on a Mission to Make

Waco's favorite woodworker shares vision with Dremel on maker resurgence

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MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – July 21, 2017

Dremel, the beloved brand of tinkerers, artists, builders, techies, engineers and more, announced today it is uniting forces with well-known Maker, Clint Harp of "Fixer Upper" and "Wood Work," to launch the brand’s Mission to Make – a charge to inspire the Makers of today and tomorrow. With a Maker Movement well underway within the country, Dremel teamed up with the famed Waco, Texas woodworker to encourage those on the sidelines to realize anyone can be a Maker.

"I want to inspire people to try something new, to tackle an idea they've seen or to dream up something new entirely and share it with the world," said Harp. "There's no doubt we're seeing a renaissance. People are getting back to their roots and working with their hands to create."

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Dremel, which offers a full line of versatile, easy-to-use tool systems, announced its Mission to Make at the Haven Conference, a DIY and home blogging event in Atlanta this weekend. The brand acknowledges the Maker Movement is much larger than one brand or person.

"For the past 85 years, Dremel has been empowering creativity," said John Kavanagh, president of Dremel. "We believe that making brings people together – inventors, artists, hackers, hobbyists. With today's technology and the ability to share what you're making in real-time and across the globe, we're inspired by the ingenious creativity amongst Makers. Our Mission to Make shines a light on all that's happening and we hope it inspires future Makers, both young and old."

Beyond the launch of Mission to Make, Harp will encourage the movement through a series of social posts and additional cross-promotion with the Dremel brand. Dremel is the first tool company the celebrity woodworker has partnered with since his projects like attention-grabbing tables and elaborate doors began gracing the airwaves a few short years ago.

"Dremel believes anyone can be a Maker, and when I look at the world, all I see is possibility," said Harp. "We can all wake up and do that thing that seems impossible. We can try. It's not about the project. It's about so much more."

Additionally, the Dremel brand is partnering with three other Makers: Jamison Rantz of the Rogue Engineer, Amy Bell of the Positively Splendid and Amy Stringer-Mowat of American Heirloom. These Makers of varying skillsets and passions will tackle several missions throughout the 2017 calendar year with some of the brand’s products including the Dremel 4300, the Hatch Project Kit and the Dremel 3D40.

Since 1932, Dremel has powered Makers by producing ingenious tools, applications and accessories to meet their ever-evolving needs. To track the Dremel brand's Mission to Make, use the hashtag #MissiontoMake or follow the Dremel brand's social properties via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Dremel

Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool in 1934, the Dremel brand has been helping Makers with its full line of versatile, easy-to-use tool systems that deliver the perfect solution for almost any job. From our Dremel rotary tools, Multi-Max™ oscillating tools, Ultra-Saw™ and Saw-Max™ multi-saws, and Fortiflex™ flex shaft tool to the Idea Builder™ 3D printer, Makers have come to know and trust the brand to complete their projects. Combining compact size, ergonomic design, precision and versatility with a wide range of highly engineered accessories, Dremel tools can be used to accomplish numerous applications in a variety of materials.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, IL, Dremel celebrates 85 years in business and maintains its commitment to innovation and quality. Regardless of what the task may be, the Dremel brand is dedicated to empowering Makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment.