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 used a 932 bit grinder to smooth the rough cut edges.
Then I sprayed it with Krylon’s Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint…
and it became usable decor in my home again…
The Dremel retails for $79.99 which I think is a fantastic price for all that it can do. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It is very non-threatening and easy to use.
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.
I LOVE wrought iron and I think what you did with that piece is just gorgeous!
I look forward to seeing what else you can find to use the tool with!
The wrought iron is very pretty! I just dremeled some holes in raw eggs to drain and decorate! I love dremels!
I got two different sanders for Christmas this year and my brother tried to convince me to return both and get a Dremel. I was a bit intimidated at the time. Good to know you liked it. I'll put it on my birthday list!
great wrought iron piece!
i personally think dremel should give you one or two or ten of these to give away. and THEN, i think random.org should randomly select me to win one. it looks great!
what a wonderful and absolutely striking upcycling!!
Do you ever do tutorial videos for you tube
I would love to watch this process!
Thank You so kindly for sharing this and Sparks Away!!
OMW! I want one of those so bad. Your new art work looks gorgeous…right now (as posted on my current blog posting) I don't know if it would help me much with my current projects that I'm overloaded with, but I still want one for all those projects that I'm HOPING to do:)
Great posting Beckie! Have a fun spring day! xo rachel
I've used my Dremel to remove the old grout when I re-grouted my shower, amongst many other things. We also regularly use it to grind our dog's nails. 🙂
Those look great in there!! So glad you were able to resuse them somewhere else and didn't get rid of them!
I am with you all the way… don't know how I could ever live without my Dremel. Thanks for spreading the word – everyone needs this amazing tool in their box! Oh, and I love your piece on the wall – the contrast with the red and black is just beautiful. And everytime you look at it, you will always see those glorious sparks, reminding you it is YOURS, and yours alone!
Love my dremmel!!!! It's what my in-laws gave me for Christmas a few years back!! They get me tools every year for Christmas!! I haven't used mine in this house yet…thanks for reminding me, now I'm looking around to see what i can repurpose!!
wow! fabulous job! I don't have one of those…hmmmm
have a great weekend!
ps I agree with Lil Eskimo!
Oooohh!! A dremel would be handy… Maybe that'll be on my b-day list.
LOVE your red bathroom BTW! My favorites color… 🙂
What that turned out great. Love what you did. My husband has the dremel and uses all the time. I might have to give it a try myself.
Your iron piece turned out fantastic. Love the paint. I have wanted one of the Dremel tools forever, glad to hear you like yours.
I use my dremel to make easter decorations (http://cornercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/03/egg-decorations.html)!
Now I'm on the look out for some wrought iron, this is SO pretty!
Love, love, love this! It love scrolly iron pieces, especially when they are unique. Awesome! Great job!
I like your work very much!!!!
Love it! You are soooo good!
Oh yeah…I need one of those.
Thank you so much for sharing with us. I have been planning to buy one of these for my husband (and me too of course!) and it was great to hear your opinion, because I wasn't sure which one to get. I think we will soon own the sister of yours, though! 🙂
I just bought the $79.00 kit myself. I am almost overwhelmed by everything, but like you, I am reading all the materials. Good post.
"It can literally replace so many other tools in my arsenal." So, when you say "literally"…does that mean you're giving the other tools away? 😉