How to Use a Dremel to Drill Holes

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How to Use a Dremel to Drill Holes
A Dremel is a useful household tool. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

A Dremel is a high-speed rotary power tool used for a multitude of purposes. The many different bits make the Dremel highly versatile. Many different professions and hobbies use this tool. The Dremel comes in both battery-powered and corded models with speeds ranging from 3,000 to 37,000rpm. The Dremel is ideal for drilling holes.

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Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Dremel
  • Dremel drill bits
  • Safety glasses

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  1. 1

    Measure and mark the selected material.

  2. 2

    Unplug the Dremel and attach the appropriate sized drill bit.

  3. 3

    Begin drilling the material with the Dremel set on a slow speed. Hold the Dremel perpendicular to the material at all times. Once you start the hole, you can increase the speed to quicken the drilling process.

  4. 4

    Clear accumulated dust and excess material.

  5. 5

    Repeat this process for the remaining holes.

Tips and warnings

  • You can start the holes using a smaller bit. Some engraving bits can make small starter holes that will ease the process.
  • Always wear safety glasses when using power tools.
  • There are many different drill bits available. Be sure to choose the appropriate bit for your material.

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