Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mama’s got a brand new tool

Well hello! I’m so glad you like my little memo board as much as I do – totally worth the eight month wait, eh?

You may know by now I’m a tool FREAK. I may have a few of them. Alright…A LOT of them. I have something like 35 screwdrivers – because you never know just the one you’re going to need.

I’ve gotten rid of most of the extra STUFF around here lately…but my tools stay. Even the extra 34 screwdrivers. :)

Step away from the tools.

There’s one in particular I’ve been wanting to try forever. I’ve see bloggers talk about it, and drooled. Seen pictures of what it did, and drooled. Seen the results…DROOL.

And so when I got an email asking if I wanted to try out one of my own, I may have squealed, did a little dance, responded superfast and tried to act cool. When it came in the mail…I finally got to drool over my own:

Dremel multi-max

Ahhh. Just look at it. Isn’t it fantastic?

It’s came with a few little attachments that I had no clue what to do with at first:

But I’m doing searching online, and so far, from what I’ve seen, this little attachment cuts like buttah:

I’ve found a few ways to use the Multi-Max, and I just gotta say…Dad, don’t be jealous. I’ll totally let you come help me do some projects with it. ;)

OK…I’ll let you borrow it.

It’s super precise, so you can cut through drywall, trim and flooring:

Dad and I have a project coming up that will require all of the above. Can you guess what it is? :)

It cuts through grout to repair tiles:

And I know just what I’m using this attachment for:

The Muliti-Max is going to make the project I have in mind take half the time. YIPPEE!

And my favorite part, and the reason I wish I had this years ago:

This baby get’s into corners, crevices, weird angles – I have SO many uses for that one!

So, while it’s charging up, and trying to decide what I’m going to tackle first:

Do you have a Dremel tool? If you do, know someone who does, or if you’ve seen a project it came in handy for…please let me know! If you’ve blogged about it, I’d love to see what you did.

I got video of the Nate Show segment, but the cat was meowing through half of it – you know how they are. :) So I’m going to try it again and I’ll post that and the latest giveaway winner tomorrow!

HOLLA!

43 comments:

  1. Cool dremel! I saw one recently and was tempted...though I am pretty sure there are other more basic tools I need before I go gettin' fancy with a dremel!

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  2. So excited to see what you do with this! I've always wanted one.

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  3. Lucky girl!I really want one of these for sanding in tight angles and what not.I hope to get one for Christmas. I can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  4. OMG! That's one of the options on my list for Santa this year. It's also half price on Black Friday but I'm not sure I want to deal with the crowds. I am so happy for you (and maybe just a little bit jealous). I can't wait to see what you and your new BFF come up with!

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  5. We have a Dremel Multi Max! We bought it for a pain-in-the-keester floor project and it made our lives SO much easier. Love it and have used it many times!

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  6. I now have SERIOUS DREMEL ENVY! I have a small dremel tool I use for wood carving and glass etching and it doesn't even compare to this. So cool!!

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  7. Ooh sweet! I have just recently klepto'd my brothers and my dad's dremel (depending on who doesn't need it at the moment).

    They cut like butta. BUTTA!

    Used it to slice into some old molding I needed to remove:

    Cutting Molding

    and it came in super duper handy for my kitchen island re-do:

    Kitchen Island Redo


    You'll love it!

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  8. wow, so lucky. nope no dremel over here, I wish. One day I hope.

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  9. We own one and love it! We've used it for several projects, but most recently to cut the door jams/casings when installing our hardwood flooring upstairs. Made our life so much easier.

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  10. You are so lucky! I keep trying to steal my dad's Dremel. I am sure if I look hard enough he probably has two hidden in his garage. I have to buy all new hand tools, the drawer-fulls of them spilled in our military move and somehow didn't make it to our new house. I am thinking dad can indulge his tool obsession on me for Christmas gifts.

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  11. I bet that was just the way cats applaud. ;)

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  12. Oooh, squeal! Lately, you've been reading my mind - it's freaky!! I'm redoing my front porch coach lights (exactly like yours!!) and I've had the Dremel on my Christmas wish list for months!

    Can't wait to see how you use it next!

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  13. Squeel.....as soon as I saw Mamma's got a brand new tool my heart started racing and my handss started shaking. I lllloooooove tools. Especially power tools that are multi functional. I may have to sell my plain Dremel on Craigs and get me one of these! I hope I don't sound like a freak but you love what you love? Congrats!

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  14. I have a dremel, its an older version with not all the great attachments. I'm so jeal!

    I used it for making stained glass windows. It is great for cutting metal and great for around the house.

    If there is a project that needs to be done, the first thing I grab is the Dremel.

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  15. I have a dremel, its an older version with not all the great attachments. I'm so jeal!

    I used it for making stained glass windows. It is great for cutting metal and great for around the house.

    If there is a project that needs to be done, the first thing I grab is the Dremel.

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  16. Oh I saw one of these at a recent craft show!!! I dragged my son by the booth 4 times just to stare at it! Maybe in my near future???

    You could try this project:
    http://dittledattle.blogspot.com/2010/11/fresh-cedar-monogram-wreath.html

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  17. Wow, that looks like a great multi-purpose tool!

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  18. Most women want diamond rings, yet us DIYers are beyond psyched over a power tool... LOL!!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  19. I have total tool envy! I need one of these!

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  20. Those are SO cool! I can totally relate to the drool. . . I have had one on my wish list for a long time, but a new camera before our baby gets here came first. Next up- Dremel for sure!

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  21. I just love your blog! All the ideas you have shared here are just so great and I've many, already, in preparation for Christmas.
    Cool Dremel tool and I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve to work on next!

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  22. Super jealous. I want one....No I need one.
    Best wishes

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  23. I have been bbbbegging for one for three years. BBBEEEGGGGINNNNGG!! Finally the hubby got me one - so I just open the case and stare at it. it's better than diamonds! I haven't used it yet- I just sit and look at it and think of all of the wonderful things I will be doing with it !!

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  24. Hey Sarah...I have a dremel tool and I've used that puppy to death! (well not literally, it's still working...lol) I have used it to cut out wood for an outlet, to cut screws off flush because the heads were stripped, to engrave My name on MY tools (you might want to borrow that idea lol) and so much more. I used it a LOT when I was building dollhouses..it can do such precise cuts! :) LOVE it! So glad you get to play too!

    Have fun, can't wait to see what you do with yours. :)
    HUGS
    Missy :)

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  25. I am drool with you. I wanted one of these so bad, everytime I go to Homedepot I would stop and just stare at one of these.

    Can't wait for you to show us what good use you are going to put it to.

    I'm jealous... :P

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  26. I have three Dremels! A regular rotary, the Multi Max and the Trio. Once you become fully obsessed with the Multi Max may I highly suggest that you find a Trio love as well. I did a project with my Trio where I made some wall panels. Actually I used all my Dremel tools on that one. Check it out!

    How to Make Decorative Wall Panels

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  27. I used my dremel tool to add accents to existing crown moulding.
    Check it out at:
    http://sprwmn.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-little-things-that-count.html

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  28. I have a no-name dremel tool that works as well as the regular dremel. It's very handy. One xmas, i took clear coffee mugs and engraved names my friends names on them. It's great for those of us who have different names and can't get merchandise with our name on it.
    Instructions: Print out the name in the font and size you like. Tape it onto the mug with clear tape, covering the entire paper. Wearing safety goggles and a mask (surgical mask??), use the engrave tool and gently work through the tape and paper. Use the cut paper as a guide to engrave onto the glass. You will probably need to go over it a few times and to make the engraving visible. I recently engraved a clear glass waterbottle with flowers.
    Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you do with your superdremel!

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  29. Hey friend!

    I don't have one, but you have convinced me I need to buy one. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Layla :-)

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  31. I have a Dremel that I got as a Christmas present from my dad a few years ago. My hubby likes to take it all the time for his projects or let various family members borrow it lol. It has all sorts of tiny attachements for fine work. I can sand in tiny places and drill with it. I don't know if it cuts. I will have to look into it. But I tell ya the things I could do with the bad boy you just got. I might be a little envious lol. Time to put on the XMAS list :) Enjoy that baby!

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  32. If that little thingy will get up caulking from around a tub I definitely need one! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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  33. After reading this post and comments I've determined that I'm just at the intermediate tool kit level while you guys are at the "You Rock" level. You're my inspiration!!! - Natasha @ Heart of Decor

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  34. ok...I'm eleventy billion shades of green with envy! I wants one! I'm guessing with that little baby my house would finally get finished...............ok. You can quit laughing now. I know houses are NEVER finished, but you understand what I mean. They should call it a Dreamel!

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  35. Jealous! We really NEED one (not just want :) )

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  36. OMG a DREMEL?@?@ I have serious envy of you, girl!! I can't wait to see all the amazing projects you do with it. :)

    I would LOVE to be able to "product review" a Dremel {hint, hint Dremel!!}7

    I love decorating but honestly I think I love all the DIY home repairs and renovations more.

    Any chance you'll be doing a giveaway for one of these??! :)

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  37. I love my dremel! I have had mine about 2 years now. Its my little helper, wouldnt wanna be without it!

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  38. We are renovating a 1960's home and got one of these - it is awesome! I cannot even tell you how many times we've tried to do a project with our other tools only to go "oh hey - get the dremmel!" and voila - project done in no time! Have fun with it!!!

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  39. How awesome! Thanks for posting this. Reminded me of how my Hubby had mentioned wanting one this past Summer. Hello Christmas Gift!

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  40. We have the Bosch version (called a Multi X) and we have used it to cut everything from styrofoam insulation to difficult corner wood cuts... rough cuts. Super handy. Love it!

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  41. My parents bought me a Dremel (per my request LOL) about 12 years ago. Why? So that I could do my dogs' nails! Seriously! Of course I do a lot more with it, but it totally rocks as a doggy pedicure tool.

    And just last week when my husband couldn't find a bolt cutter to remove a lock from our gate, I used my handy-dandy doggy nail trimmer, I mean Dremel, to cut the lock off. Love my Dremel!

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  42. My Husband just bought me the exact same dremel this past weekend and within 10 minutes of using it on a simple piece of furniture it just died. I took it abck and got another one, have you had any issues with your in the last 4 months since you got yours?

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