Dremel DSM20 archive
Wednesday 9 May 2012
Mark Baker tries out a compact saw from Dremel
This brand new slimline unit has a start trigger underneath the body which can only be engaged by releasing a small tab â€“ a very nice safety feature. The various blades are suitable for many different materials, all of which are interchangeable via the use of a threaded machine screw. They fit it into a blade housing which is a shielded section at the front of the unit. There are two styles of blade; the standard flat blade fits in the inner section of the blade housing; the other blade style is a flush-cutting blade which is offset. This allows you to not only cut into the main body of material, but also right up against the edge of items such as flooring up against skirting boards, corners of walls and kitchen tops fitted against a wall. There is a dust port which can be fitted to a vacuum-extractor. There is an adjustable baseplate which can easily be set to different heights by using the lever locking device. This allows easy and precise depth cutting and stability during the cut, but also allows plunge cutting to be undertaken when needed. The unit also has a powerful 700W motor. As with all things Dremel, there are various attachments available to fit the unit to further enhance its use, including a very handy adjustable side fence.