How to Cope With a Dremel Tool


Dremel rotary tools can be used to make coping cuts on baseboards and crown molding. Dremel attachments hold the proper coping angle and shave the ends of trim to fit against each other in corners. The Dremel tool makes accurate coping cuts swiftly. Use a Dremel rotary tool to make your coping jobs quick and seamless.

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Vise
  • Dremel planer bit
  • Dremel planer attachment
  • Eye protection
  • Place the smooth end of a planer bit into the chuck of the Dremel. Twist the small chuck firmly around the bit by hand.

  • Put the planer attachment on over the planer bit. Tighten the attachment cuff around the threads on the dremel tool.

  • Mark the baseboard or crown molding with a pencil to indicate the location of the fitted cut. Secure the trim in a vise with the top side up. Put on safety glasses or goggles.

  • Place the planer attachment against the side of the trim to set the planer bit at a 45 degree angle against the corner edge. Hold the Dremel tool in one hand and pinch the grip on the planer attachment with the other. Depress the trigger on the Dremel and run the exposed planer bit over the corner of the trim from the top down. Keep the planer attachment against the trim to maintain the cutting angle. Run the bit over the corner until the cut meets the mark. Each swipe with the planer bit removes 1/64 of an inch from the trim.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not allow the spinning rotary tool to contact any part of the body.

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