How to Use a Dremel to Drill Holes

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Things You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • Dremel

  • Dremel drill bits

  • Safety glasses

A Dremel is a useful household tool.

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 37,000 rpm. The Dremel is ideal for drilling holes.


Step 1

Measure and mark the selected material.

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Step 2

Unplug the Dremel and attach the appropriate sized drill bit.

Step 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.


Step 4

Clear accumulated dust and excess material.

Step 5

Repeat this process for the remaining holes.


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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