Dremel has come out with a new dust blower accessory that fits most of their rotary tool models. It’s quite simple actually – the new attachment (model 490) is essentially a small fan that attaches to your Dremel’s collet nut.
Dremel has been coming out with very thoughtful and useful accessories these past few years. It’s like their designers are really sitting down and thinking how can we make things better? The new accessory I like most is the EZ Twist nose cap, which allows for wrench-free collet nut loosening and tightening.
It looks like the dust blower fan attaches to standard collet nuts via a friction fit.
The dust blower was mainly designed for use with engraving and carving burs, and sanding drums, but can be used with other types of cutting tools as well.
Dremel rotary tool compatibility: 4000, 400, 3000, 300, 398, 395, 285, 275, 200, 100, 8200, 8000, 7700, 750.
If you want to use this attachment with the new Dremel 4200, which features a tool-free collet locking mechanism, you’ll have to use a flex shaft attachment and standard collet and collet nut.
Hopefully it works with the Dremel Stylus (1100) as well, or am I the only one still using one?
The dust blower is presently $6.67 via Amazon with free shipping for Prime members and free shipping on $25+ orders for everyone, and $4.97 via Home Depot with free shipping on $45+ orders or free in-store pickup.