The Ultimate Dremel Bit Guide

The Ultimate Dremel Bit Guide

In this video, I show the most common Dremel and rotary tool bits you will come across. This will serve as a guide for what the different Dremel bits are used for.

I will also include some of the more uncommon bits I have used that you will not find in the standard accessory or bit kit.

All these bits can be used with most of the Dremel models, but some rotary tool models will not be powerful enough to use the bits to their full potential.

But if you have the more powerful Dremel models like the Dremel 4000, 3000, 8220, 8260, 8250, 4300 you should be able to use all of these bits to their full potential.

Models with less power, for example, the Dremel LITE or Stylo+ 2050 will have some trouble with using bits that requires some torque to do their job. For example when cutting metal.

Links To Bits In The Video (Amazon Affiliate Links):

The Dremel I Use (Dremel 4000):
Collet Set:
Keyless Chuck:
401 Mandrel:
402 Mandrel:
EZ402 Mandrel:
Routing Bits:
Wood Engraving Bits:
561 Multi-Purpose Cutting Bit:
Ez544 Wood Cutting Wheel:
Kutzall Burrs:
Sanding Drum 1/2″:
Sanding Drum Value Pack:
Sanding Disc:
Small Metal Cutting Disc:
Large Metal Cutting Disc:
Grinding Stones:
Tungsten Carbide Burrs:
Aluminum Cutting Bit:
Metal Drill Bit:
Wood Drill Bit (not shown in video):
Polishing Pads/Buffs:
Nylon Bristle Brush:
Metal Brush:
Abrasive Buff:
Diamond Bits Coarse:
Diamond Bits Fine:
Diamond Cutting Disc:
Serrated Saw Blade:
Plastic Cutting Disc Ez476:
562 Tile Cutting Bit:


00:00 – Intro
00:16 – Collets/Keyless Chuck
00:38 – Mandrels 401, 402, Ez402
00:57 – Routing Bits
01:23 – Wood Engraving Bits
01:39 – 561 Multi-Purpose Cutting Bit
02:09 – Ez544 Wood Cutting Wheel
02:39 – Kutzall Flame Burr
03:07 – Sanding Drums 1/2″ And 1/4″
03:54 – Sanding Disc
04:24 – Metal Cutting Discs/Wheels
05:26 – Grinding Stones
05:54 – Tungsten Carbide Burrs
06:28 – Aluminum Cutting Bits
06:58 – Drill Bits
07:21 – Polishing Pads/Buffs
07:47 – Nylon Bristle Brush
08:00 – Metal Brush
08:27 – Abrasive Buffs
08:47 – Diamond Bits
09:11 – Diamond Cutting Disc/Wheel
09:30 – Serrated Sawblade
09:58 – Plastic Cutting Disc Ez476
10:30 – 562 Tile Cutting Bit

Disclosure: The links in this description are affiliate links, meaning I get a commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links, at no further cost to you.

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  1. Tom BaNeS on August 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Also they sell the EZ 1/2 sanding drum . Soooo much easier to replace sanding sleeves. I forgot I had mine yesterday when working with the sanding drum.

  2. vrajesh gandhi on August 18, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks- nicely explained

  3. Donna Mealy on August 18, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Thank you for going through all these. I am learning about my Dremel but have a hard time finding videos that give purpose as well as pros and cons for each tip. Really glad to know I’m not the only one who breaks those stupid cut off wheels so easily! 😊🦋

  4. Lars JJ on August 18, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you! 🙂

  5. Duane Degn on August 18, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    The EZ544 Wood Cutting Wheel is really useful. I wasn’t sure I needed it but I use it all the time now.

  6. raincatchfire on August 18, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    The thin cut ez disc came apart when I tried to cut through a 1/16th inch thick piece of metal! (like the center metal ez connector came apart from the cutting disc part) So don’t use them on metal or else they just fall apart. But the green METAL ez disc cut through the metal pretty well.

    Whenever I use disc cutters of any kind with the dremel, I always stand perpendicular to the spinning disc. You should imagine the disc as an infinite plane that you should never intersect with! And also keep your chest and face back as far as possible!

  7. Desaturated System on August 18, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    This was so to the point and easy to understand. Great video

  8. ratgreen on August 18, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    I’m here because I want some better alternatives to cutting wheels. I’ve used cheap china 402 wheels but they either explode or the mandrel undoes itself (not matter how hard you tighten and use loctite) as soon as you put any load on it. I love EZ speed clicks but they are so frigging expensive when you are going through them. I try to go as slow as possible to make them last longer but still go through them too fast, there too expensive. I use them for cutting sheet metal body parts in tight areas on rusty cars where a normal angle grinder cant reach. I’m looking for alternatives but everything is made for air tools, and I dont have a compressor nor the space for one, nor the ability to make that much noise late at night.

    I’m gonna try buy some 50mm discs, that have a 10mm bore, and just use a shaved down m10 bolt with a nylock nut as a mandrel

  9. Triedzi Dono on August 18, 2023 at 6:22 pm

    Most of theses jobs are better done with the old tools.
    There is an over obsession with rotating tools, as much as there is to have batteries.
    A saw & a brush can’t be beaten for cutting.
    Have a dremel, but use it once in 5 years if that.
    Odd tool, no power.

  10. Chris James on August 18, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Great video. What rotary tool would you recommend for grinding down a metal door strike plate so my door properly latches?

  11. Even Berg Mathisen on August 18, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    Great video👍🏼🥳

  12. Peter 99 on August 18, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    I can see that the Drexel was really designed for wood because with metal such as steel it has limited use which I found out on purchase quite quickly but none the less it still has it’s uses in metalwork.

  13. Bob McL on August 18, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Very useful video. I would like to know the correct applications for the grey-blue stones and the red-brown stones. Thanks!

  14. CaptainRScott on August 18, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    What about guards + dust removal as it happens devices

  15. Nan S on August 18, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you. I haven’t used mine in many years. I forgot what bits did what.

  16. Unity Tira on August 18, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    I’m new in this equipment to do a wood carving work. Your introduction on the type and function of the bits is a great resource and help in my understanding and experience in the craft I want to learn. Thank you so much. Blessings

  17. Lucy Chillery-Watson on August 18, 2023 at 6:30 pm

    So far… Great!

  18. catherine martina on August 18, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    Are the engraving bits only for wood or can they be used on metal?

  19. Al Kaholic on August 18, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Dremel should pay you for finishing their job for them! Having recently bought a Dremel, the bits are soooo confusing.

    Excellent video thanks.

  20. The Crafter on August 18, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you! I really needed this video

  21. Mango Brudi on August 18, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    bought a offbrand dremmel the other day and thought it cant be that complicated but this helps a lot

  22. wanda gerling on August 18, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    As much as this guy disses the accessories really not sure why he uses a rotary tool. One of the worst videos I’ve ever had the un-privilege of partially watching

  23. J. Hall on August 18, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    The metal wires on the metal wire disc brush will shoot out all over – aggressively. Even tho I wore goggles, I had wire shards embedded in my face as well as in my clothing. I had to remove the wire from my face with tweezers (of course), but to think if those went into my eye… not good. Do NOT use the wire brushes unless your entire upper body is protected. I’m surprised Dremel hasn’t gotten sued over this. EVERYONE complains about it. To use the tile cutting bit – you’d have to use water – running constantly over the tile.

  24. Mutant The Great on August 18, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    I also found out the hard way that the saw discs are not that great after it kicked back and proceeded to run across my thumb at 10,000 rpm.

  25. Captain Ron on August 18, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Great info! Thanks.

  26. Whu Dhat on August 18, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    thanks man, I’m going to try to cut a slot in a domed sex bolt head so I can use a slotted screwdriver to keep it from spinning instead of tightening. unfortunately all I have is the exploding metal sanding discs and some really scratched up eye pro, wish me luck lol

  27. Alex Wealthyman on August 18, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Hi, I just bought the Dremel 8241 to cut a 3/4" thick x 1.5" long cast iron . It’s my 99 Ford expedition pitman arm that I need to replace. What disk should I use?

  28. greyfox91310 on August 18, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    A very interesting video ! I am wondering which bit would you recommend for working with plastic and resin miniature ? Thanks !

  29. A H on August 18, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Thx man!!! Helped me allot 🙂

  30. angel Rodriguez on August 18, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the video buddy just what I needed to watch

  31. Michael Fairchild on August 18, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    You missed the newer version of the mandrel for the sanding drums EZ SPEEDCLIC SC407.

  32. Tee C on August 18, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Great presentation! Thorough but not overwhelming. I like the examples of the different bit in use. I appreciate the honesty of admitting when there isn’t a lot of experience using a specific bit. Well done!

  33. Scott on August 18, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    I noticed that some of the cutting discs had a "this side up" sticker on them. Which way is considered "up"? When you’re putting it on, "up" is with the Dremel pointed away from you, but when you use it, the Dremel points towards you.

  34. Jorgen Sandstrom on August 18, 2023 at 6:56 pm


  35. MovieMakingMan on August 18, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you!

  36. Сергей Гусарченко on August 18, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you ❤

  37. AIDA SOTO on August 18, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    You help me a lot thanks very much

  38. Casting My Net on August 18, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    Wow! Thank you! I"ve been wanting to know this for many years!

  39. Nathan Burk on August 18, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    What felt bit would I use to get an ano off titanium

  40. CampingforCool41 on August 18, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you for making this video. I’m a total beginner and overwhelmed by all the different types of bits. I plan on giving wood carving a go 🙂

  41. atomicmartini on August 18, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Your smaller “cutting” wheel is really more of a “grinding” wheel.

  42. ggolds5 on August 18, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    HI , Can you tell me what the best cutting tool or grinding tool to use for an old hard porcelain clock. I need to cut a piece of the back of the clock and I’m not having a lot of luck with any of the bits I’m using. They really aren’t cutting through easily or quickly.

  43. Gina Safi on August 18, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    Thank you so much! This video has helped me understand a lot of pieces that i have and don’t know what they’re for😂

  44. Gary Searle on August 18, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing

  45. Sal on August 18, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you.

  46. pete Ty. on August 18, 2023 at 7:09 pm


  47. John Roberson on August 18, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    You tell me this is thorough, but it’s all bits

  48. PX Primary on August 18, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks for this video. I recently received a Dremel and I’ve been considering "attachments" (bits) I’ll need to purchase. The generic "kit" that you find in most stores and comes with 70 or so items is mostly junk.

  49. Yusuf Sahin on August 18, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Hey. Do you recommend 8220 or 4250. I will be working with wood mostly and ı dont think they will take a long time.

  50. Steve Coleman on August 18, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    When using cutting disks it’s much safer to use the right angel attachment.