This post about glass etching with the Dremel Stylo tool is sponsored by The Home Depot. Because making things is what I do so if you’re reading this post you probably make things too. You may be familiar with Dremel tools but did you know they now have a craft size tool? The awesome folks at Dremel have created a very versatile Stylo craft tool with the same technology that’s behind the classic Dremel tools.
A tool review of the Dremel Stylo tool and how to etch glass with this tool. A Dremel tool for crafting with lots of versatility and creative uses.
So let me show you how it works in this quick video. Meet the Dremel Stylo+:
Did you see the slim size? It’s almost like holding a thick marker and it’s very lightweight which allows you to get even closer to your work. The Dremel Stylo+ has variable speed ranges from 5,000 RPM to 22,000 RPM, which are visibly marked 1 to 5 on the handle. Hence this provides optimal speed control for various applications such as glass etching, leather burnishing, bead making, wood engraving and more.
Gifts and Crafts
Imagine the holiday gift possibilities! Of course the Dremel Stylo+ would probably be even a more amazing gift 😉 in itself.
I have used almost all the Dremel rotary tools and the Stylo+ by far provides the best results with the most control for smaller craft projects. And it’s all packaged into the sleek, lightweight design. So for this glass etching project I was able to maintain maximum control. Therefore quickly and easily etching away the glass and following a fine line detailed pattern to create this monogram.
- clear glass mug
- Dremel Stylo+ tool
- printed template
The comfortable grip handle and lightweight design are intended for extended use, if only I had more time in the day to be making projects! Dremel Stylo+ offers the precision you expect from a Dremel rotary tool with the comfortable ergonomics of a pen. And its super quiet motor is perfect for home use.
Included in the package are various common bits to get you started and perhaps my favorite part of the tool – this handy quick start guide! Click here for a printable PDF version of the Dremel Stylo Quick Start Guide. Stop guessing which bit should be used for which material and at what speed. In other words, this chart takes away the guessing and has you making that project a success.
So Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are there any crafty moms out there looking for a great tool to add to their arsenal? The Dremel Stylo+ would be a wonderful choice.
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Can we get a picture of the accessory chart? Mine didn’t come with one
Hi Hillary, Sure thing! I scanned in the guide and you should be able to view and print it from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gQScER876uGelIav9792EpJImXv0tdw6/view?usp=sharing
Lois Gillmore says
I have been sand blasting. Sometimes the sand blows a hole in my vinyl design and I have an unintended imperfection. I would love to try this! Especially on smaller projects. I’m so glad you showed how it works. It looks like it does a lovely job. Thank you!
Hi Lois, yes this is very manageable and much like a pen or marker. Good luck with your projects!
My son is remodeling the 1900 farm house he grew up in and would like to replicate an original window I cracked when refinishing it. Anyway, it just came to me that I might be able to make a pattern and diy the window for him. If I were to send you a picture of the original window would you be able to tell me if this might be the tool for the job? Any thought would be helpful….thank you!
Hi Lisa, I think you’re looking to replace the broken glass correct? I’ve never tried cutting glass with the Stylo, only etching. I always order replacement glass from a local supplier, it’s very inexpensive and they have all the tools so it’s not something I’ve ever attempted. Good luck!
Which bit did you use for the mug?
Hi Shari, I believe I used the 105 – it’s the bit with a small rough ball at the top made for etching. You can see the process and the bit in my video here: https://youtu.be/gOjJ1Vqorao