At one time in my life, the Dremel was the only power tool I owned and I used it for everything. It still finds its way into almost any carving or fine-scale modeling project I manage to undertake. Now Dremel has added another bullet to the already extensive accessory-laden gun with the new detail abrasive brush.
Each of the finger-style bristles on the brush has a bit of sanding abrasive embedded in it that wears down as the brush is used up to expose new grit, eliminating the need for abrasive compound. It also negates the need to replace the wheel after you wear the first bit of abrasive off. The entire wheel is abrasive, instead of just a bunch of sanding grit glued to paper.
We’re also guessing that the rows of little flexible fingers are designed to fit into tiny spaces and remove rust, grime, and gunk instead of removing the gunk along with whatever it was clinging to. In an uber-smart move, Dremel also conveniently color-coded the brushes by grit strength for identification. The brown brush is 36 grit, the white brush is 120 grit, and the red brush is 220 grit.
We’re pretty stoked about the new addition and can’t wait to get our hands on them and see if they really work as advertised. If so, there will be quite a few in the shop toolbox.
Detail Abrasive Brush [Dremel]