How To Use a Dremel Router

A Dremel Router is a rotary tool.  Since it is hand-held, it can allow you to accomplish a number of projects.  All you have to do is find the appropriate attachment.  On top of depending on it as a router, you can also use it to drill, saw, and even sharpen tool.  

Here are your guidelines:

  • Dremel Router and a router bit.  When you attach a router bit into your Dremel Router, your primary intention is to use it as a hand-held tool.  You may target projects involving large standing pieces or anything that can’t be laid down for normal routing.  The router bit is going to allow you to create beautiful decorative edges. You can easily attach a router bit into your Dremel Router.  Simply insert it right above your rotary tool.  Refer to your manual on how you can properly tighten your rotary tool.  Generally, you are expected to push and release the shaft lock’s button.  You can find it right on the tip of your rotary tool.  It is positioned close to the opening where the router bit is normally inserted.  You can move your Dremel Router according to your desired pattern.  It is obviously no big deal.  You can finish your project in no time.
  • Dremel Router and a plunge router. This combination works wonderfully if your project involves a flat wood. Insert a plunge router into your Dremel Router the same way as described above.  However, once you have placed your Dremel Router through the attachment, check out the end of the battery.  It should stick up.  On the other hand, the shaft lock’s button should face forward. Proceed by bringing out the mounting nut.  It is included in the plunge attachment kit.  Place it right above your Dremel Router.  Note that the space inside your plunge router is a bit limited.  So, use your hand first in putting in the screw.  Then, you can get the wrench to tighten everything.  By the way, the wrench is also included in the kit.

You can modify the actual depth of your cut.  Simply place your plunge router right on the piece that you plan to handle.  Then, look for the adjuster nuts.  You can easily see them.  They are close to the hand grip.  Make sure to turn both of them – the upper and the lower nuts.  Turn them until you reach your intended depth.  After that, go back to the hand grip.  Turn it to loosen it.  You have done it properly when the plunge router touches your piece.  Your next task is to access the release button.  Push it down.  Then, hold it.  That should prompt the depth stop to reach the base of the plunge router.  Eventually, you can go back to the depth stop.  Twist it until you get to match your required measurement.  You can repeat the previous steps so you can achieve multiple depths.  If your goal is to concentrate on a single depth, just feed the plunge router.  That should permit you to form your design.


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