Dremel Detail Abrasive Brush Review
Sanding is one of the most popular applications of a Dremel rotary tool. Dremel has come out with a new line of Detail Abrasive Brushes that make detail sanding a breeze! These new Dremel accessories provide just the right amount of abrasion to perfectly sand and restore odd shaped surfaces.
Dremel Detail Abrasive Brush Features
These new accessories expand on the EZ Lock-compatible rotary tool accessory line and are also compatible with the Dremel 402 and EZ402 mandrels. What makes these brushes unique is that the flexible bristles are impregnated with the different grid strengths. As you use the brush and wear down the rubber brush material, new grit is always on the surface providing for a consistent and predictable sanding action; it is like having a built-in polishing compound. With the narrow width, the Detail Abrasive Brushes will fit into intricate spaces and also make it easy to sand contoured shapes without having to worry about damage to your work piece.
To give these a try, we loaded up the course 36 Grit into our rotary tool and went to town on sanding on our work piece. We quickly noticed that we had good results when we had our tool set at about 10,000 RPM (Dremel recommends using these sanding accessories 15,000 RPM and below). A lot of pressure was not required to remove the finish and there was minimal sanding marks left in the wood below. We think the key to using these Detail Abrasive Brushes is to match the abrasive grit to the task you have to do so that you don’t damage the material. To help with keeping things easy, different colors are used for each grit level. The brown brush (EZ471SA) contains 36 grit and is best used to remove light rust from metal or steel. The white brush (EZ472SA) contains 120 grit and works well to remove light paint from wood. The red brush (EZ473SA) contains 220 grit and is ideal for removing tarnish from brass for example.
With the leadership that Dremel demonstrates in the rotary tool market, we like when we see new products from them. The Detail Abrasive Brushes are a fantastic addition to their already very extensive line of accessories. For our performance rating we gave these tools a 9/10 because they really do a fine job at completing a specific task. For our value rating we gave them a 6/10 since they tend to be a little on the pricey side and there is only three grits available at this time.
Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of high-performance rotary tools, benchtop products, specialty tools, accessories and attachments.