Woodworking and furniture making allots itself to having a massive array of tools and usages for each tool. So when the Dremel Stylo+ showed up I was optimistic about what it could be used for since a standard Dremel tool is a staple in a lot of makers shops. The tool itself is best for craft projects like glass etching, leather burnishing, jewelry making, wood etching and many more applications. Unlike a standard Dremel tool, the Dremel Stylo+ is A Slim size which allows you to get closer to your work piece and provides maximum control in precision etching, engraving, polishing and sanding applications. It makes the tool much more familiar, almost like holding a big pen or pencil. So for small parts engraving or etching it actually happens to be quite handy. It has a comfortable grip, narrow profile and sleek lightweight design which also allows for extended work sessions. So basically, if you can write with a pen, you can use this tool.
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Being based around the ergonomics of a pen, the tool has some nice subtle additions that make it a little nicer to use than a standard engraver. One is a soft grip. I like this feature since it seems to add a familiar grip that compares to a pen, and allows for a more fluid control in an etching application. Second is the variable speed that ranges from 5,000 RPM to 22,000 RPM which allows for control on a vast array of material surfaces. The tool is also very quiet and comes with 15 accessories which can be used in tons of applications. The tool also plugs into any 110v outlet which makes it usable just about anywhere, home or in the shop.
At a price point of $59.00, including the 15 piece accessory kit, i personally feel like it is priced well for any DIY'er or crafts person. The standard 3000 series Dremel is priced at $49.00 and for a furniture maker or woodworker, I would probably save the $10 and get the bigger tool.
For a DIY'er or a crafts person i think this tool is a great complement to their tool arsenal. It has tons of applications to a lot of craft and DIY projects. Everything from hand lettering to etching glass. This tool can do some really cool things. If you're a woodworker trying to use the tool, it could be great for engraving your name or signature into your pieces, as well as cleaning corners and hard to reach areas. Is it a necessity, probably not. But could it be a nice addition, absolutely.
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