The versatile rotary tool
These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t much this humble tool can’t do.
Make a tiny benchtop grinder
Here’s a great way to free up your hands when using a rotary tool for sharpening and other delicate jobs. Screw an angle bracket to a board and attach the rotary tool to the bracket with a couple of radiator hose clamps. Don’t tighten them too much or you’ll damage the tool housing. The board lets you clamp the tool either vertically or horizontally.
Fix a dishwasher rack
Has your dishwasher rack seen better days? You can repair it yourself. Load a wire brush into a rotary tool and zip off the old rust and vinyl. Keep brushing until you get to fresh metal. Then paint on a new coating.