Dremel Diamond Disc for Rock Cutting

one of my First trys
Dremel Diamond Disc
Want to cut small rocks?This is what you need!

So you want to cut a rock?

Here is a method commonly used by beginners and pros alike. This simple and inexpensive method is done using only a Dremel with a flex shaft, a small vise and the 2″ Dremel diamond disk. I find that using a vise to hold the handpiece allows me more control over using the handpiece freehand.

Dremel Diamond Disc
Want to cut small rocks?This is what you need!

By using the freehand method you are only able to control the rock or handpiece with one hand individually.

While cutting into either soft and hard rock the slightest twist could result in the disc binding and getting away from you. Check out this video clip to see what I mean.

While cutting into either soft and hard rock the slightest twist could result in the disc binding and getting away from you. Check out this video clip to see what I mean.

One of the caveats using this method is the Dremel diamond disc is only meant to be used on smaller stones and rocks. You’ll want to look at lapidary or tile saws for larger rocks

Take a look at this short 30-sec video clip to see it in action.

As you can see the Dremel diamond disc can cut nice clean and accurate lines.
Also check out my post on my rock carving station here that I built to keep my work area and my self clean.

I made a You Tube video a long time ago on all types of rock carving Dremel bits. Take a few minutes and check it out here. I have a lot of mixed opinions about the video,mainly about the filming,but also some good input about the details describing types of rock carving dremel bits.

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