The nice people at Dremel sent me their new Dremel 4000 to review. I have so many projects in my head that this tool would be perfect for. I didn’t know where to start. This little tool has some serious versatility. It can cut, sand, etch, route, carve, clean, polish, sharpen and grind. WOW!
My first project was to cut down some wrought iron garden stakes that I had gotten from a friend a few years ago. I had lined three of them up and used them as a headboard. But that was two headboards ago and we have since moved on.:-) I didn’t want to throw them away because I knew they’d have potential if I could ever figure out how to cut them. Enter Dremel stage right!
Since I am a total nerd I read all the materials that it came with, watched a bunch of youtube videos and watched the entire Dremel DVD that came with the tool. I wanted to be prepared, equipped and ready to go. There is just so much to learn about this tool. It can literally replace so many other tools in my arsenal.
I used the 426 Fiberglass Reinforced Cut Off Wheel which is suitable to cut metal.
Can I just tell you how fun it was to watch sparks flying everywhere? I felt like a power tool pro…but then I looked down and realized it was a tiny handheld rotary tool. About 10 minutes later it looked like this…
Then I sprayed it with Krylon’s Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint…
I will say it is a bit intimidating looking at all the accessories and attachments that you could purchase. But Dremel touts “We are only a phone call away.” And I can attest to that. I called them twice and their customer service department is super helpful.
I am sure you will hear the word “Dremel” a lot in the near future on this blog.