Dremel Carbide Burr - Cutter Index

Please choose one of the Carbide Burr Categories above

Tungsten Carbide:
  • Carbide is the hardest material next to diamonds and will outlast high speed steel cutters.
  • Use for shaping, smoothing and material removal on hardened steel, stainless steel, cast iron, nonferrous metals, fired ceramics, plastics, hard woods and other hard materials.
  • Do not use these for drilling holes or for enlarging holes that are less than twice the diameter of the cutter. The tungsten carbide surface can easily catch the side of a hole and break the bit.

Structured Carbide:
  • Sharp, fast cutting teeth for greater material removal.
  • Use on fiberglass, wood, plastic, epoxy, rubber, laminates, particle board, soft metals, ceramic tile.

Helpful Tips:
  • For more stablility, insert the accessory bit all the way into the tool and then back it out slightly before tightening down the collet nut or keyless chuck.
  • Use higher speeds for hard woods, slower speeds for metals and very slow speeds for plastics (to avoid melting at contact point).
  • Use the sides of the cutter for effective cutting. The tip cuts poorly and can break under pressure.
  • If chattering occurs, increase speed.