PVC lights

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PVC lights

PVC lights

Mark the area that you would like to cut away. We decided to use tape to mark the area so as not to leave behind any pencil or marker on our lamps. For our modern "V-shaped" design, we started our cut by making aplunge cut at the bottom using a new Dremel 4200 tool and a Multi-Purpose Cutting Bit. Pull back the levers on the 4200, insert the 561 Multipurpose Cutting Bit, secure the levers forward on the accessory. Set your tool to high speed and with your tool at a 90 degree angle, plunge straight into the PVC. Tilt the tool side-to-side to widen the cut area just slightly.

We made our long running cuts up both sides of the "V" with an EZ544 Carbide Cutting Wheel. We also recommend adding the Cutting Sheild as we found that cutting PVC can be a messy job! For this accessory change, pull down the levers of the tool, remove the Multipurpose Accessory. Next, remove the nosecap of the 4200 tool and thread the Shield onto the threaded portion of the tool. Finally, mount the EZ544 accessory onto your EZ Lock Mandrel. Insert the accessory into your tool, set the tool to high speed, and cut along your marked line of cut.

We cleaned up the edges of our cuts and gave the top of our columns a soft, rounded edge using an EZ407 Sanding Drum equipped with a 408 Sanding Band. For this accessory change, first remove your EZ544 Accessory, then replace the Cutting Shield with the 4220 nosecap. Insert your sanding accessory, set the tool to a speed of 5, 10, or 15. We used a speed setting of 10 for optimal control.

Next, cut your dowel handle to size at 12" long. Measure and mark your cut & with your dowel secure, make one quick cut across your marked line using your Dremel Saw-Max and SM500 wheel.

  • Dremel EZ544 EZ Lock™ Cutting/Shaping Carbide Cut Off Wheel 38mm

    EZ544 EZ Lock™ 1-1/2" Carbide Cutting Wheel Show details
  • Dremel A550 Shield Rotary Attachment Kit

    A550 Shield Rotary Attachment Show details
  • Dremel 561 Multipurpose Spiral Cutting Bit

    561 MultiPurpose Cutting Bit Show details
  • PVC Pipe
  • Single Spotlight
  • (circumference smaller than the PVC Pipe)
  • Clamp
  • Tape