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Dremel Rotary Tool

Power Tools Image 2 Dremel

The dremel rotary tool is a hand held tool with a variety of accessories for cutting, grinding, polishing, etc. In the Maker Lab we have a Dremel 4000, a Dremel Workstation, and various accessories.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and Power Tool Training

Materials: Variety of materials- wood, plastic, metals, etc. depending on the accessory used

Material Fees: We have limited material available in the scrap bin. You can bring your own materials.

Common Terminology: Collet- the sleeve that is located on the shaft of the spindle to hold the accessories in place.

PDF Links

Power Tool Training

Dremel 4000 Manual

Accessory Speed Settings

Video Links

Maker Lab Dremel Safety Video

Dremel YouTube Channel

Dremel Rotary Tool Videos

Manufacture Information

Dremel Website

Dremel 4000 Rotary Website

Dremel Workstation Website

Sample Projects

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for project samples

Photo Coming Soon

Other Resources for ideas include:

Dremel Rotary Project Ideas

Contact Us

Lab Manager: Anne Mahacek
Lab Email:

Santa Clara University
School of Engineering
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Guadalupe Hall, Bldg. 455, 3rd Floor