There are power tools in the house!

by brae  

I recently won a set of Dremel attachments from Mins and have had it in mind to find a Dremel during the usual holiday sales.  April noticed a great deal on Amazon for a 3-tool set including the Trio, a regular Dremel and a Multi-Max oscillating tool all for less than $100.  After applying some rewards points, I ended up with these three tools and a smattering of included accessories for $26.31!  Score!  :D

Here are some close-ups of the box to show you some of what these do.  Cutting and sanding...

Cutting, sanding and routing...

Cutting, sanding, polishing, etc.

Here's a picture of the accessories set I won.

A friend has offered to stop by and show me some tips and tricks, which is perfect for me!  I find it easier to learn by seeing someone else do than by trial and error, especially since my main power tool experience is with a drill.  :O


Comment from: Jane S [Visitor]
You lucky bunny!! ..well great artists need great tools &#59;)
12/04/12 @ 19:05
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Amazing bargain, Brae!
12/04/12 @ 20:07
Comment from: Cactus [Visitor]
Nice! Have fun!
12/04/12 @ 20:28
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
Oh my, you are going to have a blast with this! I love my Dremel.
12/04/12 @ 20:49
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]
Oh, you are going to have fun with these, enjoy!
12/04/12 @ 22:13
Comment from: rosanna [Visitor]
Wow,better than a diamond ring !
12/05/12 @ 06:06
Comment from: Lisa Marie [Visitor]  
I am new to mini making and must confess I am confounded as to how to use a dremel to cut little pieces of wood. I think I understand how when it is attached to the dollhouse. Do you need a table stand or something. Well I am not exactly a "mechanical-type" girl, anyway. Lol. Would love to see a few tips. Congrats on your purchase and your fabulous prize!
12/05/12 @ 07:35
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks, everyone! :D I'm in the same spot as Lisa Marie. I have the tools and I sit and say, "Uh, now what?" :)) I will be able to answer your questions once I have my training sessions. &#59;D
12/05/12 @ 07:45
Comment from: idske [Visitor]
I totally agree with Rosanna; give me tools (and a few lessons...) rather than a diamond ring! :)
12/05/12 @ 10:47
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
What a great bargain and I quite like the look of your Dremel Trio! You must let us know how you get on with them.
12/05/12 @ 11:57
Comment from: Jaz [Visitor]
Oh how cool! Great score on the prices and very handy tools...we want training pictures! lol...Hugs J
12/05/12 @ 12:45
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Once you get a few basics down, you'll think of a million and one more ways to use all those fun little bits and bobs. I strongly suggest getting the EZ lock pieces if they're available to you. I've saved a lot of time going between sanding and cutting. If you ever have a question and your tutor is not available, give me a shout :D
12/05/12 @ 17:03
Comment from: Q [Visitor]
That is totally fantastic, what a great price and excellent after rewards + your win of accessories. I have a rotary tool and my partner has a multi tool but neither are Dremels. Just one of those Dremel tools would be over $150 here in Australia! I would love a router! Kris at 1inch Minis I think has some info on setting up a Dremel as a lathe. Lisa Marie - the dremel has cutting wheels and you use that to cut the wood (It's like having a stab mixer without a cover over the blade)- or get a circular saw attachment with makes things slightly easier.
12/05/12 @ 17:43
Comment from: Chris M [Visitor]  
First, I want to thank you mucho! Yesterday I had a world class terrible day at work and last night I spent hours reading your blogs and looking at your pictures and mulling over your great ideas. You inspired me, but you also lifted me out of the horrible funk I was in. I really needed that, so again - thank you!! Next, I'm pretty sure I was in Diane Almeyda's class with you at the Bishop show last April, but you wouldn't remember me. I seem to recall you sitting at a table at the 2:00 position of the room (if the door was at the six o'clock position). Funny what a small world it is. Finally, that is so wonderful about the Dremel. I use mine for strange, exotic things. If you ever get to take a "drill press" class from Tom Walden, you will be amazed at the things you can make a Dremel do. You can find his info at Again, thanks so very much and congrats on your score!
12/05/12 @ 19:55
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much, everyone! I'm sure I run into a lot of people I "know" from blogs when I am at the mini shows, but we don't know one another by sight. :yes: I'm glad you found a way out of your funk, Chris...I know I've been there, too.
12/06/12 @ 07:18
Comment from: Evelyne [Visitor]
Great purchase, Brae!!! The sky is the limit to your creativity and talent now, I'm looking forward to see what you'll make with them. I love my dremel, I use it all the time. And just to reinforce how great a deal you got, the same 'pack' here wouldn't cost less than $400... &#59;) (I got my dremel stuff when I went to the US in 2010, I'm not crazy to buy them here, and I don't have the money either, lol!)
12/06/12 @ 07:27
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]
When you have had your tutorial take pity on all of us tool challenged individuals and pass over your new skills. I have a Trio and everytime I get it out of the box I have a panic attack!!
12/06/12 @ 15:18
Comment from: brae [Member]
I haven't even opened the box. :))
12/06/12 @ 16:19

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