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Dremel Moto-Saw review and giveaway!

I can't lie! I am extremely excited about this post (eek!) I've been a Dremel lover for years now, actually, while I was in college (working on my Industrial Design degree) my friends called me “Dremel girl” because I used my multipurpose tool for every single prototype project. So when I was contacted to do this review couldn't help but do the happy dance =]

I had a few projects in mind to try this great new toy and but the winner is a sign I planned to use for Conner's birthday party (can you believe he will be one in only a few more months?)

My original plan was to make it in a medium width plywood, but my first template was too big, so it was uncomfortable for me to cut, I decided to make the template a little bit smaller and use 3 sheets of foam board glued together, the Dremel moto-saw worked like a charm, it cut my pieces like butter and the fact that the foam board is way lighter than plywood made the handling so much easier than my first attempt.

To operate the Moto-Saw I attached it on the rail of our deck because I don't have a table that I can put outside If you plan to work with this tool inside be aware that the mess it's just like a jigsaw. So I recommend keeping the work outside or in the garage =]

Dremel Moto Saw

The Dremel Moto-saw comes with a set of different blades, a case, and a vacuum attachment, I love that you can also use it free-hand (without the base) for all those parts that are hard to reach. The blades are super easy to use and when you have an internal cut, you can just drill a whole and pass the blade through it and cut the inside shape.

For my sign, I first made a template in Illustrator, printed it out and glued the template to my surface, then I carefully cut the shape. I used some sandpaper to clean the edges that were too rough and to finish the surface I used foam putty to add some texture and make it look like one solid piece. I made the number separate from the main shape because I want to replace the number in the future for each birthday. (you can see my first attempt in the picture on the left and the successful second one in the right)

As a final step, I spray painted the letters in turquoise and yellow, I'm planning on maybe adding some ribbon to attach it to the door or maybe the entry window. I am so happy with the way it turned out!! and this makes me even more excited to continue to work on the details for Conner's birthday =]

If you want to learn more about this cool tool, you can check the video and also find more projects inspiration on their website, they have a ton of very cool DIY projects.

Now comes the best part for YOU!! The people from Dremel wanted to share this awesome tool with one of you too!!

1 Lucky winner will receive a Dremel Moto-Saw toolkit of an approximate retail value of $100!

All you have to do to win is comment below and let me know what project you'd like to tackle with this tool! The winner will be chosen on Wednesday and announced via Facebook and Instagram
Good Luck everyone and I hope you all have a lovely day!
XOXO

 

*********   EDIT    *********
The winner of the giveaway is comment #6 Jenna!

Congratulations!

 

 

* I was given a Dremel Moto-Saw tool kit & a gift card to review and build my project as a compensation for this post, but please remember that all opinions are my own. I only review products I love and that I know you, my readers will love too. Please read my blog policy for further information, Thank you!


About Joy

Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop

85 replies
  1. TaMara Simon
    TaMara Simon says:

    Our new house is full of blank walls. I have multiple ideas to spruce them up and this would bring those ideas to life. I would love to win this!!

  2. Jennay
    Jennay says:

    Oh…this is such a fun giveaway! There are several projects that I could use this lovely moto-saw for! =) Most def I would use it for the photo puzzle and the Tree Wall Art!! Love all the projects they have.

  3. Cynthia Douglass
    Cynthia Douglass says:

    Hi Sweety: Just sent you a package in today’s mail. Should arrive Tuesday. Hope you enjoy it. xoxo

  4. Jenna
    Jenna says:

    We just moved into a new house with many, many empty walls. I can think of so many things to make with this! I think a chalkboard cutout of the US would be pretty neat for a first project.

  5. Alex Sorbie
    Alex Sorbie says:

    I would make a welcome/cute name sign for the bunkie we’re saving up to build on my parents property up north. This little beauty looks so handy I might even be able to manage to make some cute decorations for my baby’s room ;) Great giveaway, girls need more power tools in their lives!

  6. robyn
    robyn says:

    i LOVE my dremel. so i can only imagine how much use this moto-saw would get. the key tree & tree towel holders would fit in perfect at my house.

    p.s.: love your birthday sign! it’s adorable. what a great idea.

  7. Toni Lampman
    Toni Lampman says:

    There are so many things I would love to use this handy dandy tool for! We have an older home and there are so many updates this could come in handy for.

  8. Brittany @ Brittany's joy blog
    Brittany @ Brittany's joy blog says:

    I’m a dremel girl too! I don’t have one of my own though, I have to borrow my parents’. The moto saw looks really cool, and easy to use! I would start with making some signs for my brother’s wedding (I’ve been tasked with most of the DIY stuff), monograms and signs for the bar and food tables? Maybe table numbers too! Once wedding stuff is out of the way I would use it to make a headboard for my friend! The jigsaw was a pain in the behind when we made ours!

  9. Lynne Watson
    Lynne Watson says:

    I would love to make a house name-plate – or try to at least! Our stone gatepost had our house name on it but someone drove into it and knocked the whole thing over so now we are nameless which makes life a bit difficult for delivery people – especially with my internet shopping habit :)

  10. Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth F. says:

    I would love to use this to make some unique DIY art for the dining room, and then for the kitchen when we finally redo it! :)

  11. Becca
    Becca says:

    Oh I would love to win! I’m always wishing I had more tools to make awesome stuff for my house, so this would open up a world of opportunities! I’d love to make some different shapes of wooden plaques to hang on the walls.

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

  12. Jenna L.
    Jenna L. says:

    Oh, the possibilities! My husband and I just bought a brand new house (read: lots of bare walls to fill!), I’m a photographer and could make some AWESOME photo props with this, and to boot… today we just found out we’re pregnant, and would love to use it for projects for our nursery! :) Thanks so much for the opportunity Joy! Big hugs.

  13. Cody P
    Cody P says:

    Considering this has been on my brain a while, it’s hard to nail down just one project. But I guess the top of my list is a large lettered last name sign for our entry. But I also saw on the ‘inspiration board’ for the moto-saw, the tree wall art that is sooooo cute! That will definitely come in a close second!
    And then again, my grandbabe is turning 1 next month and her theme is the hungry caterpillar. I could totally make her a 3d caterpillar. Oh, man so many many things to do!

    XOXO
    @Designed2Think
    Cody

  14. Nienke
    Nienke says:

    What a great product! I’d love to make puzzles with the Dremel! We’re actually looking at buying a house, so I’m sure it will be handy in many ways. I love the baby art work and the key tree as well. But puzzles would be totally my forte, I think :). I’ve always been a Dremel fan,from what I saw on TV and used to sing along with their ad, but have never owned a Dremel!

  15. Ali
    Ali says:

    I would love to make a sign for my parents lake house! They are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year and it would be great for party decor too! Such a fun tool :)

  16. Lisa Hopper
    Lisa Hopper says:

    Our baby girl is turning one in a few weeks. Her nickname is honeybee and I’d love to make a wall mural with homage to a hive and bees for her room.

  17. McCaulie
    McCaulie says:

    I ADORE the sign you made!! I can’t wait to see all his party decor :-) I would love to use the dremel to make my mom custom silouettes of all her kids and grandkids…I think she would love them!!

  18. Kathy Erickson
    Kathy Erickson says:

    If I won this tool, I would make a sign that says “Kathy’s Garden” . I’d put it on a post and stick it in my garden!

  19. Tina Birkett
    Tina Birkett says:

    ooohhhh….want to win this for sure! Haave 3 friends having babies soon and would love tgo make them wall decorations for their nurseries!!!!! I can think of a million projects I would use this dremel for!!!! Pick me…pick me…pick me!!!!!

  20. barbara
    barbara says:

    ooh la la! tools always make me feel so capable! what project would I tackle….why I don’t know! i’d have to give that some thought…..maybe some kind of plumbing pipe, industrial looking, outside cart. yes, that would be a good place to start my dremeling!!!

  21. Kristin
    Kristin says:

    I would love this!! I just found a scroll saw at a garage sale and it’s awesome for wood, but this would be so fun for smaller lighter projects. Baby #2 is due in two months and I keep coming up with new projects to work on.

  22. Jess
    Jess says:

    Your sign is so cute, I love that you can change out the year! We just bought a house, so I can think of many ways to use this tool :) I’m thinking a fancy shaped cork board may be my first project.

  23. Shelly Azzopardi
    Shelly Azzopardi says:

    Super cool sign!! Can’t believe you are already planning his #1….goodness time flies! I first found your adorable site right before you announced you were pregnant. He is a lucky boy, it’s easy to see that you love creating a gorgeous & stimulating environment for him:) ok so regarding the awesome Dremel, I would LOVE to have it to start to create super cool things for my kids,too! 1st project would be a sign for my daughters room. Something princessy & purple, of course!!

  24. Cece
    Cece says:

    We love our dremel, so I can only imagine how much B & I would use a moto-saw. I’ve been dreaming of a cutout of my jar logo in cork for the studio and I think this would rock for that!

  25. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    I would love to win this. After seeing how beautiful your son’s sign came out…it makes me want to win this giveaway even more. I am very creative but have never tried the dremel and would totally love to. We are in the process of buying a new home and I can already imagine how lovely this would vamp things up. I see myself making customized wall art for my 2 yr old twins (boy & girl) rooms :) I love everything you do! Plus, you are so kind & thoughtful for all the giveaways you do for us followers. THANKS! ! please pick me

  26. Chuz
    Chuz says:

    I would love to win this :X I’ve been dreaming making tons of stuffs out of wood. So far, the only thing I can purchase is a hand-saw and it’s really hard to create art pieces… If I have this tool, my dream of opening a workshop is getting closer :X

  27. Kathy Chancey
    Kathy Chancey says:

    What a fantastic giveaway!
    I can think of many projects that this tool would be
    perfect for. Crossing my fingers!!

  28. Rosario Ramos
    Rosario Ramos says:

    Hola,
    ¡Me encanta tu trabajo!
    Usaría esta magnífica herramienta para hacer los nombres de mis tres sobrinos y colgarlos en la pared de su habitación.

    Besos

  29. Patricia Marino
    Patricia Marino says:

    WOW!! That is adorable, I have 4 granddaughters age 5 down to 2 that I watch everyday, I have so many idea’s in my head it feels like it will bust! The 1st is to make them some pretty trim pieces for a loft bed I am making out of an old entertainment set, then the sky is the limit. Great job!

  30. Alex Sorbie
    Alex Sorbie says:

    Ugh, I just came back to drool over this tutorial again. so good. Can we enter twice? LOL
    ‘Cause I think I just did

  31. Sewing Princess
    Sewing Princess says:

    I have always wanted to learn how to cut wood to make nice crafty projects…now I even have the place to do it outside my house. I love it that you can attach dremel anywhere and have a work surface included.
    your son’s sign is so cute

  32. Desi
    Desi says:

    First off, thanks for the chance to win. I would start with my birdhouses. I am trying to make a bird sanctuary in our back yard and it takes lots of birdhouses to do this.
    Thanks,
    Desi

  33. sheila
    sheila says:

    WOW great little saw would love to win my power tool loving daughters will be creating up a storm if we won !!! I need to make space helmets for dolls that’s how I`d use it !!!!

  34. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    We just sold our house, and plan to change the theme of my house from Mediterranean to French Country. The Dremel Moto-Saw would be a HUGE help.

  35. Amanda Evans
    Amanda Evans says:

    What an awesome tool! I would love to have this to cut monograms and holiday decor with for my front door! Thank you for sharing!!

  36. Jewel
    Jewel says:

    Wow! this saw would surely get me over my fear of such tools. And the things I could do and the places to do them…….(sorry Dr Suess)

  37. Emily
    Emily says:

    I would love to win this tool! I would use it for probably an Elephant wall hanging I have been wanting to do for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. Lindsay
    Lindsay says:

    I’d love to win this. I’m expecting my first child in November, and have a couple of nursery projects in mind. Several were inspired by your lovely nursery!

  39. Windy Phillips
    Windy Phillips says:

    Oh the options would be limitless and so fun! I’d probably tackle doing name plaques for each of the kiddos similar to what you’ve done first. :) But oh the possibilities…

  40. Mirlette Islas
    Mirlette Islas says:

    Wow, what a wonderful and easy tool!
    Well i have so much orojects in mind but as i love to make crosses i would start with that.
    Thanks for sharing this

  41. Heather
    Heather says:

    I would love this tool. I could think of many projects, but I would probably start with a plaque for my daughter’s room.

  42. Nem
    Nem says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a family tree piece for our dining room. This would definitely be the tool to do that. Great giveaway!

  43. Linda Dornbusch
    Linda Dornbusch says:

    I would love this to make signs for both of my son’s bedrooms. Fox racing and Lego Star Wars!

  44. Stacy
    Stacy says:

    I love to make cutouts to glue to flower pots,picture frames and such. Would LOVE one of these so I could make my own.

  45. Elizabeth O
    Elizabeth O says:

    Que linda te quedo esta decoracion para el cumpleaños de tu bebé Joy! Las herramientas Dremel son fantásticas, esta herramienta es de gran utilidad, yo siempre estoy buscando rompecabezas bilingües para mis hijos y sobrinos y esta sierra electrica seria ideal para crear cualquier tema y tamaño…. Tambien monogramas para decorar la entrada de la casa, para crear platos decorativos y un reloj de pared con la inicial de mi hermana, wow!! Las posibilidades son ilimitadas, Muchas gracias por la oportunidad Joy y por compartir tu talento con nosotros .
    Que tengas un lindo dia!

  46. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Fantastic design! I’ve been wanting to finish a friend’s nursery with owls and birdies, but haven’t decided which medium to use…until now. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and a chance at a Dremel!

  47. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    I’d love to make something like your sign! It’s so cute and looks so professional– I can’t believe you made it with a small dremel!

  48. kelly.r
    kelly.r says:

    I’m house hunting so, I would make something for my new house! Maybe address numbers?

  49. Theresa
    Theresa says:

    I’d like to make a Tree of Life sculpture but I think that would be too ambitious to start out with so I think I would start with a window bed for my cat.

  50. Fabiola
    Fabiola says:

    I would love this tool! I’m not very familiar with power tools so it looks like the perfect one to start

  51. Liz Newell
    Liz Newell says:

    Omgoodness! How cute! And how talented you are I’m always inspired by your posts! I’ve been wanting to make an “N” for our kitchen (our last name is Newell) an if I won this awesome Dremel tool I could make name signs for my 3 kids’ rooms. They’d love it and love to help with the painting and decorating their name! Oh so many things we could do with this cool tool!!!

  52. Monika
    Monika says:

    Great! This is such a detailed work! If I had the tool I’d be more than happy to make fish silhouettes for my boyfriend’s bathroom as well as numbers for dresser drawers. It’s also fun to read about other people’s ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  53. Marie Julie
    Marie Julie says:

    I want this so bad! We moved to a new house and we have nothing on the walls, this would definitely help us get started. Thank you!!

  54. Jackie G
    Jackie G says:

    What a cool tool. I would love to make a sign with my daughter’s name for her nursery.

  55. Jamie
    Jamie says:

    I would love to do some Kanji to hang in my children’s rooms. With this tool it would be super easy to get the curves and straight lines that a jig saw just doesn’t get. I love your idea of foam board instead if plywood. Much lighter and cheaper so it is easier to throw it out and start again.

  56. Marlo M.
    Marlo M. says:

    What an amazing tool! I love your project too. I could really use one if these to create neat signage for craft shows! My brain is spinning with possibilities…Yay!

  57. Liz
    Liz says:

    Would love to tackle something similar for my friend’s upcoming baby shower! Your blog is so inspiring! :)

  58. Alicia B
    Alicia B says:

    I have seen some really cool custom mirror frames done with one of these tools. I would love to try making one myself! Thanks hope to win it!!

  59. Pamela
    Pamela says:

    I would love to win this! I have the prefect idea to make a wood sign for my boyfriend!

  60. Perri
    Perri says:

    I am working yard art to decorate my fence and this tool would be the perfect tool for the job. In addition, I also teach workshops at my local hardware store, and could use this as a great demo! Thanks for the idea of creating the templates, your timing is spot on for what I am trying to accomplish.

  61. Amy
    Amy says:

    Don’t know if you giveaway is over, but I love a dremel. I haven’t seen the saw yet, but I can only imagine the possibilities! Adorable sign you made! Great job.

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