How to Replace the Sander Bands on a Dremel Tool

eHow may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. Learn more about our affiliate and product review process here.

Things You'll Need

  • Replacement sander bands

  • Dremel kit

Sanding discs are available in coarse, medium and fine grits for the Dremel. You can use the sanding discs for model making and cabinetry. A drum is also available. The drum sander is good for shaping wood, smoothing glass, sanding inside curves and other tricky sanding. Sanding bands fit onto the drum and are available in fine 120-grit and coarse 60-grit grades only. The kit comes with one-half inch diameter drum on a 1/8-inch shank. A ¼-inch shank is also available. The 3/8-inch, ¼-inch and 1-inch diameter bands are optionally available.


Step 1

Loosen the screw at the end of the drum sander tool. This will contract the drum.

Video of the Day

Step 2

Slide the old sanding band off.

Step 3

Slide the new sanding band on.

Step 4

Expand the drum by tightening the screw again.


Video of the Day

Report an Issue

screenshot of the current page

Screenshot loading...