Drilling picks is pretty basic and easy. Have you tried drilling with
a regular drill (e.g. Black and Decker, et al) and a small bit? They
work fine. The only drawback is that the drill is heavy and awkward.
Just hold a pick down on a piece of scrap wood and don’t go too fast.
You won’t need to study rpms for this. I know that you can use a
drill press or a flex shaft, I have done the job with both. But once
you have tried it, you will understand what needs to be done,and you
will be able to determine if your dremel will work for the job. I
wouldn’t hesitate to try the dremel, although the high speed will be
quite a bit of overkill. Just keep a bowl of water handy if you
really think you might need to toss a pick into it. You might even
dull the drill bits prematurely, the high speed can have that effect.
A handy tip to help keep the picks from spinning out of your hand
during drilling: drive a nail into your scrap wood and place the
pick against it before drilling. If it starts to spin, the nail will
act as a stop. You could even fashion a simple clamp by using a small
screw instead of a nail; you can tuck the pick beneath the screw head
Have fun !