Shopping Guide: 8 Must-Have Tools For Upcycling
The art of upcycling is taking the world by storm. And rightly so. Creating new furniture and objects out of old, used things is as satisfying as it is sustainable. All you need is an inspiring upcycling idea, some old materials, a few helpful tools and a bit of time. Not sure where to begin? Let Dremel’s ultimate shopping guide to upcycling help you on your way to your next upcycling success story.
Upcycling is all about adding dandy details to everyday objects to make them shine. Whether you’re engraving squares of slate to create personalised coasters, or sanding wooden crates for an upcycled BBQ Side Table, a Dremel® Lite is the perfect tool. This lightweight, easy-to-handle Multi-Tool has soft cladding for a comfortable grip and four speed settings, giving you full control over any light-duty upcycling project. It’s lightweight, cordless and USB-chargeable, so you can take it anywhere you like. Thanks to the EZ Twist Nose Cap you won’t even need a wrench when changing accessories.
Dremel® Multi-Tool 8220
Exciting, easy upcycling ideas can range from pocket-sized projects, like decorating a pebble, to large designs. How about giving unused clothes hangers a new lease of life as a coat rack? Upcycling used objects into furniture is especially rewarding. Your trusty Dremel Multi-Tool (8220) will do all the hard work for you. It’s precise yet powerful, cordless for use in any location and has a versatile range of attachments and accessories. Whether your project requires cutting or drilling, sanding or polishing, with Dremel anything is possible.
Making big and bold statements when upcycling requires powerful tools. Whether you’re reusing timber, metal, stoneware or pieces of plastic, a sturdy saw will come in handy when cutting thick materials to size. With Dremel’s compact saw, the DSM20, you benefit from precise straight, plunge and flush cuts in materials up to 20 mm thick. The edge guide will help you stay straight for perfect parallel lines. Go on, make something sensational and revamp your home, garden or office. How about this contemporary coffee table, made from reclaimed wood?
Multipurpose Set (687)
With this multipurpose accessory kit in your toolbox, there’s no end to your DIY, craft and upcycling options. Inside the reusable storage box you’ll find 52 of Dremel’s best-selling bits, from grinding stones to sanding bands and polishing wheels. Combine your trusty Multi-Tool with the Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone 9.5 mm (952), and grinding metals will be a doddle. Or attach the 19 mm Bristle Brush (403) for easy deburring and cleaning. No matter what materials you’re looking to upcycle, there’s a Dremel accessory to help you out.
150 pieces Dremel® Multipurpose Accessory Set (724)
Do you want to go all out on your next upcycling project? By teaming up your Multi-Tool with Dremel’s incredibly versatile 150 pieces Multipurpose Accessory Set (724), you’ll have a one-stop DIY workshop at your disposal. Whether it’s cutting, grinding, cleaning or carving you’re after, just pop in the appropriate accessory and you’re ready to upcycle. You can engrave delicate glass objects, smooth broken china for use in jewellery or upcycle an old chair into a chic towel rack. The possibilities are endless.
Dremel® Line & Circle Cutter (678)
If your upcycling project involves cutting straight edges or perfect holes, Dremel’s Line & Circle Cutter (678) is the attachment to have. It’s quick and easy to attach without the need for extra tools. Its depth adjustment feature helps you to set the correct cutting depth for your project. The circle diameter has a range of 1.9 to 30 cm, allowing for a multitude of solutions. How about giving an old suitcase a new lease of life as a pet feeding station. With Dremel, you can make it happen.
Dremel® Multi-Vise (2500)
One of the easiest, sure-fire ways to upgrade your upcycling skills is by using a vice, such as the Dremel® Multi-Vise (2500). As soon as you clamp either your object or your rotary tool into its jaws, you increase not only your precision, but also your safety and comfort. A vice keeps your object or tool steady while you cut, carve or drill, preventing it from slipping and causing damage. Furthermore, the Dremel® Multi-Vise allows you to rotate the clamped object 360°, giving you the opportunity to find the perfect working angle when executing your upcycling ideas.
Dremel® Multipurpose Cutting Kit (565)
Did you know that Dremel’s Multipurpose Cutting Kit (565) not only provides practical home improvement solutions, but is a favourite of craft lovers too? Thanks to the excellent visibility through the Cutting Guide window, you have full control over your cuts, even the tiny ones. The different bits can cut into a variety of materials, from drywall and fibreglass to vinyl siding. If this all sounds too much like DIY to you, don’t worry. The kit is just as suitable for crafting wooden animals out of driftwood, or any other easy upcycling idea that might take your fancy.