“ Versatile tool ideal to tackle a wide range of DIY and craft jobs around the home, with over 100 accessories and attachments „
The 3956 is a fantastic model and the Dremel brand is unarguably creator of the best multipurpose rotary tools on the market, making it a difficult product to criticise.
As advertised, with up to 35,000 rpm, this really can tackle any multitude of DIY tasks and hobbies you can throw at it. The range of attachments, both included in this set (+70) and available to buy, are absolutely astounding, making it the real Swiss army knife of the DIY world and great value for money.
Keeping that in mind, much like if you're only interested in owning a knife you shouldn't buy a Swiss army knife with 100 tools, the same goes for the Dremel and its attachments. If you find that you only have one or two specific attachments that you use regularly, for anything other than low impact work, you'll probably need to eventually invest in the real thing as well. It works great on smaller hobbies and crafts but when pushed to do some of the heavier duty work such as a lot of metal cutting and grinding then it can be a slow process and you would do better to invest in something made specifically for that job. Similarly, a great extra that you can buy is a router attachment along with several shapes of router bit. I've found this has worked great on my wood routing projects, but down the line I've had to get an actual router to get the best results.
This is also one of those products that could easily suffer from the bread making machine effect. For the first week you'll find yourself stalking round your home, looking for any job that could excuse a cut and sand here or a grind and polish there, only to find it all too easy to put it on a shelf never to be seen again.
My only other criticism would be that other than a poster, you don't really get any explanation as to specific uses or techniques you should apply when using your attachments. With a bit of common sense you can work out how everything goes together and what it can be used for, but I really think it's lacking a decent booklet to help you along the way. Personally I'd happily pay an extra few pound to have a real guide that gives you tips on how to get the most out of your Dremel.
That being said, I absolutely love my Dremel. There really is something about it that inspires you to take on a "domino effect" of projects just to get full use of its amazing features.Whether you have a real need for the massive range of functions the Dremel has to offer or you simply just want to marvel at the shear joy of the 1000's of expertly crafted parts, this kit will undoubtedly be one of the wisest purchases you could hope to make.
The Dremel 3956 MultiPro is the tool for the job you have not even begin to think about yet. In fact calling it just a tool is to do it an injustice. I have used this device from DIY tasks suchs as sanding down patches on walls and doors to modelling. It really doe shave an attachment for any situation.
In the grey plastic coloured strong sturdy case you get 77 different attachments which will enable your dremel to drill, cut, polish, buff, grind, sand or clean. It even has a tool for sharpening your lawn mower blade and two spring clamps.
The unit itself is powered by a powerful motor that delivers anywhere from 5,000rpm to 35,000rpm. This is done through use of an incremental power selector which gives a smooth and easy transition. It is operates on 1.15amps of power delivered through a 6 ft power cord and weighs a miniscule 18 ounces. A real bonus is the gaurantee which is a ridiculous 5 years. If nothing else taht is a clear demonstration of the quality of the device and it's construction. That and the confidence the manufacturer has in it.
Swapping tools is done with ease, by pressing the shaft lock to ensure the shaft will not move during changeover. You loosed the bolt which holds the piece into place, that comes out and you replace it with the piece of choice. Simple.
It is small enough so as to easily be held and controlled by one hand. However, I have found with regular usage that different jobs require it to be held in different ways. Sanding or polishing can be done with afrim grasp in the palm of your hand. When you need greater control and hand eye coordination for detailing perhaps, then holding as you would a pencil in between forefinger and thumb delivers the best results.
If i'm honest, this is not the sort of device you set out to buy. It is more one you purchase when there is an awkward task you cannot figure out how to do or it requires a ridiculous amount of painstaking effort. However, everyone will have at some stage benefitted from this set. It will be used time and again for different jobs, such is the scale of the kit. With the length of warranty and the way it is constructed, you will be able to rely upon it time and again to deliver the results you require.
I have never felt so much like a kid at Christmas when I was given my Dremel. I immediately wanted to start doing! This handy little tool is able to do almost anything. It is ideal for all those smaller DIY jobs you have left lying around your house just waiting to be done. It is also very useful for using it in making crafts. I have used it to cut Sheep wire fencing to size, sand all those little areas you can never get to, carve features into wood and drill holes. I, however, am just using what suits me.....it can do so much more. This tool is about the size of an electric screwdriver. It is comfortable and lightweight and therefore easy to use with just one hand. Dremel provide over 150 interchangable heads to be used with various types of materials. It polishes, cuts, sands and engraves By buying extra accessories you can turn it into a router or a tle cutter. What versitle tool. They say size isn't everything.....its what you do with it that counts!! A word of warning. I used my Dremel consistently for over a year and eventually blew the motor! Ofcourse it landed outside the guarentee period! BUT, without my Dremel I was lost, so I purchased another one. Well worth £70.
I bought the Dremel just over a year ago, and so far it has never let me down. Be it a hole that needs drilling, or a rough edge that needs to be smoothed, I know that I can whip out my trusty Dremel to deal with the situation. The Dremel unit itself is nothing more than an adjustable speed motor that fits either comfortable in the palm of your hand, or connected to the handy multipurpose and directional flex cord attachment that you can add to the top of it. However what makes this power tool really special is that the guys at Dremel have literally made it a one-stop shop. They have achieved this by making literally hundreds of interchangeable bits that you attach to the head of the Dremel (Steady now!!). For example, I have a bit of rusted, jagged metal hanging of the edge of my wheel arch on my car. Normally this would take ages for me to first chisel the metal down, and then have to vigorously sand it down to a smooth finish, but with the Dremel it is two simple bit changes. First the metal cutting disk to get rid of the unsightly piece of metal itself, and then with a quick screw and tighten I put on the metal sander, and hey presto one shaped and polished wheel arch! Other attachments include drill bits, ceramic polishers, wood saws, and just about anything you could ever need. This makes it the must have tool for all of those big, and little jobs in and out of the house. So if, like me, you have had enough of having to buy nine different tools to do one job, get the Dremel, and you can get all the attachments you need for just a couple of extra quid!
I got a Dremel for Christmas, as I've said I love DIY, and I do make toys for the garden. The Dremel is probably one of the best inventions, for craftwork, and light DIY jobs. The Dremel does practically everything it cuts, saws, sands, polishes and drills. It has a multitude of uses and you can buy extra attachments, like an extension cord, and a tile cutter. I wouldn't recommend the Dremel for doing serious DIY, but for craft work it's excellent. I use my Dremel for a very special hobby I do, but I'm not telling you what it is, as some people may not approve, it's not what you think, I use it to cut very special tools out. Enough said, about that. I would recommend the Dremel to any budding or experiences crafts person, I know I couldn't like without my Dremel.