A Dremel is a popular brand-named rotary tool. Dremel makes many different styles of this type of tool as well as many different types of bits that perform different tasks. Practicing with your Dremel and each of your bits will allow you to become comfortable with and proficient in the way the tool works. Cutting and carving metal with your Dremel is possible with the proper bits and knowledge of how each tip should be used.

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Dremel makes a popular, high-quality rotary tool.

Step 1

Lay the iron onto a flat surface. Use your speed square and carpenter's crayon to draw the desired design.

Step 2

Slip the cutting head bit into the Dremel. Hold the lock button on the neck of the tool and tighten the retaining nut to secure the bit in the tool. Place a cutting disc onto the head of the bit. Slide the retaining screw through the disc and into the hole in the head of the bit. Tighten the screw with your small screwdriver while holding the locking button on the tool.

Step 3

Cut around the outline of your design with the cutting disc on your Dremel. Take your time and cut through the metal a bit at a time. Replace the disc as needed.

Step 4

Remove the cutting bit from the Dremel. Install your grinding cylinder. Lock the retaining nut with your wrench.

Step 5

Smooth the edges of the metal carving with the grinding cylinder on your Dremel. Go slowly and grind away any sharp edges caused by the cutting disc.