Dremel Tools Help Speed Up Home Fix-ups in 20 Minutes or Less

Everyone’s got a “honey-do” list of things that never get done...from sticking doors to grimy faucets, it’s easy to procrastinate on a project that’s too time consuming or too much of a bother.

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., July 28, 2005 – Everyone’s got a “honey-do” list of things that never get done… from sticking doors to grimy faucets, it’s easy to procrastinate on a project that’s too time consuming or a bother. With a Dremel tool, nagging household chores become effortless and trouble-free.

“Dremel tools can tackle all projects, big and small,” said Andrea Ash, director of marketing communications for Dremel. “Sometimes, it’s the household fix-ups that matter most. Dremel helps make those improvements quick and easy for every homeowner.”

Fixing a sticky door is no longer a hassle with the Dremel 400 Series XPR. Using the Dremel XPR with the XPR Planer attachment, it is easy to quickly plane the sides of a sticking door. Leaving the door on its hinges, pass over the edge of the door that it too close to the doorframe. Each pass with the Dremel Planer takes off 1/64”, ensuring a smooth and uniform surface. The Dremel XPR Planer Attachment has a 90-degree fence guide and features a high-speed steel rotary cutting bit that produces a smooth surface free of milling marks on doors up to 2¼” wide. The Dremel XPR Planer also allows users to perform planing tasks on other materials including: hardwood flooring, laminate counter tops, cabinet doors and more. The Dremel 400 Series XPR retails for $79-149, and the Dremel XPR Planer attachment is available for an additional $20 (it is included in the $99 and $129 Dremel XPR kits).

No one likes the unsightly hard water deposits that are left on sink hardware over time. Using the new Dremel 300 Series or Lithium-Ion Cordless, it’s quick and easy to clear the grime away. First, clean loose deposits that have collected along the faucet bases and handle stems using the your Dremel with a carbon steel brush (such as #428). Keep in mind to use the least aggressive brush that will work for your hardware. Also, remember that some faucets, especially brass faucets, have a lacquer finish, which may require polishing rather than using brushes – be sure to review the instructions on the care of your faucet. Next, secure the faucet screen in the Dremel D-Vise and clean it using a #403 bristle brush to improve water flow. The Dremel 300 Series Rotary Tool (SRP $49-$69) will be available in September 2005 and the Dremel Lithium- Ion Cordless (SRP $69-$79) is available in stores now.

For this project, there are a variety of brushes that can be used. Bristle brushes # 403, 404 and 405 can be used for cleaning and polishing and can be used with a cleaning compound. Carbon Steel brushes # 428, 442 and 443 are versatile brushes for removing rust and corrosion, polishing metal surfaces, deburring and blending surface junctures and cleaning electrical components. Another option are Stainless Steel brushes # 530, 531 and 532. These brushes do not cause “after-rust” when used on corrosive-resistant materials like pewter, aluminum and stainless steel. Be sure to use brushes that will work best with your sink hardware.

About Dremel

Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. The Dremel brand’s leadership in design and manufacturing has made it the top selling rotary tool in the world, a reflection of the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of high-performance rotary tools, benchtop products, specialty tools, accessories and attachments, delivering the perfect solution for almost any job. Regardless of what the task may be, users quickly realize they can depend on Dremel to provide the satisfaction of a job well done.

For information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit us at www.dremel.com or call Dremel at 1-800-437-3635.