Easy DIY Frame and a Great New Tool!

Hey guys!!

I’m so excited to share my next project with you.  Even more exciting than the project, is the new tool I used to make it!

I was recently given the opportunity to play with the Dremel Saw-Max.  I know so many of you ask about our tools all of the time.  I am so excited to show you this little guy.  It has so many features piled into a small handheld saw… Can’t beat that.   The best part about it… The price tag!  The whole kit can be purchased for just over $100.

I decided to tackle a frame I have been planning!  Here is what I made…

I needed a new frame for my bedroom, and I knew this would be a perfect way to show you my favorite feature of this saw!

I love using the Dremel Saw-Max for plunge cuts!  I wanted a rectangle cut out of my MDF.  Typically this would involve using multiple tools, or just giving up.  Within minutes I had a perfect cut stress free… Woohoo! My kind of tool!

I also love how easy it is to change out your blade!  Just use the included wrench to unscrew it like this…

Drop your blade in…

And screw it back on!

Yup… Pretty darn easy!

Another very cool feature is the ability to quickly change the desired cut width.  I was using 1/2″ MDF, so I just turned the level and set it.

A few other features I love about it…

~Size! It’s handheld, and can easily be stored away!  Don’t be fooled though.  This little saw is extremely powerful at the same time.

~ It’s precise!  I love how I was able to cut a very straight line in no time at all!

~ The Saw-Max cuts just about ANYTHING!  Wood, plastic, laminates and drywall up to 3/4″ and tile!! Love that!

~It also has a ton of fun accessories!

I will share my whole project with you later!

And guess what?!?

Dremel is giving one Shanty reader their very own Saw-Max!!  Woohoo!!  We will be posting that giveaway tomorrow, so make sure to come back and get entered!

In the meantime, be thinking of what you would use the Saw-Max for, and enjoy a few more photos!


  1. Janet on April 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Love this! I totally ask you about your tools! I think last I asked about your sander! I have yet to use the circular saw I have here, just the jigsaw I bought but this dremmel looks like it would give me more even cuts. (I am saving up for that new kreg stripper thing!,). So I’d love to win this gem.

    • on July 29, 2018 at 11:36 am

      ⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?

  2. Janette on April 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Wow!! My kind of tool! Matches my drill.

  3. Celsey on April 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I have never even seen a dremel before and now I think I need one! How handy! I enjoy your website and project ideas! Thank you!

  4. Marnie on April 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    What a great idea and neat tool!

  5. Charlene on April 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm


  6. Kaitie on April 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Your creations are always so beautiful! They have inspired me to completely redo my house using your projects!!! Can’t wait for the giveaway!

  7. debbie on April 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

    love the frame and cant wait for the giveaway,,, already thinking of several projects

  8. Rebekah W on April 5, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I need one of those Dremels! Your frame is beautiful.

  9. Sherri on April 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

    So want a Saw Max, swoon!

  10. Kellie on April 5, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Love the frame! Many thanks for sharing the tutorial! 🙂

  11. Shannon on April 5, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Beautiful Frame. I love that saw…might need one.
    I have the regular Dremel, thought I’d use it all the time, but honestly I haven’t pulled it out in months.
    Maybe I need to stalk some blogs to find ideas…
    There goes my day 😉

  12. Kimberly Saylor on April 5, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Absolutely beautiful! But, every project you all do is that! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  13. Patty on April 4, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I looooove your frame and would love to have that saw. I need it so I can CASE your project. TFS!

  14. jessie on April 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    so i really need this. i am trying to build a cover for my laundry shoot (it is currently a huge hole in the ground) this would make life so much easier. my husbands resonse to the hole was covering it with a laundry basket, he says theres really nothing we can do. i say yes there hast to be. im afraid one of my kids are going to fall in it.

  15. Lisa @ Creative Raisins on April 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I am in a little bit of tool envy, the frame is adorable.

  16. Sequana on April 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I love the whole line of Dremel tools. Boy, it would b great to win this one! Thx for the chance.

  17. Lindy on April 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I was thinking the same thing Tina! The frame is even cuter hung from that hook.

  18. molly stillman on April 4, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    ooooo i love these! SO SO SO cute. makes me want to do these this weekend!

  19. Tina on April 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Where did you get that cute iron piece that you hung the picture on?

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