From craft projects to home improvement, Dremel makes a variety of products that tackle all things big and small. The question is… which Dremel rotary tool is the best fit for you and your projects?
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Dremel 8220 Cordless Tool
While not my first cordless Dremel product (check out the reviews of the Dremel Versa & 7300 Pet Groom), the Dremel 8220 is the first full sized Dremel rotary tool I’ve had in my shop. Running on a 12v rechargeable battery, the 8220 is perfect for DIY projects that require detailed touch ups where the corded models won’t reach.
Think sharpening lawn mower blades or using a cut off wheel in small spaces. The 8220 opens the door to places only corded tools were allowed to go in the past. The handle and grip is a little thicker, so the detailed work like engraving might be out of the question due to comfort.
Dremel 4300 Series Rotary Tool
Dremel’s flagship model, the 4300 Series Rotary Tool gets an update that includes a headlight (work light)! The 1.8 amp, variable speed tool, the 4300 Series is one of the most versatile tools in the line up. This is the be all do all model that’s perfect for cutting, grinding, sanding and even carving. But what happens when you need to get a little more detailed in your work?
Pick up the Dremel 32″ Flex Shaft attachment to get to work! With a quick adjustment, the Flex Shaft screws right into your standard Dremel (like the 4300) to give you extra reach and a more delicate hand tool to for detail work.
With a tiny ball gouge attached, I’ve been practicing with the the 4300 and Flex Shaft for an upcoming partnership project with Dremel coming out soon.
It reminds me a lot of the Dremel Stylo+ I reviewed a while back. However, this might be even more comfortable for smaller detail work because it’s even closer to pen size.
Dremel Saw Max Cutting Tool
The newly updated Dremel Saw Max 6 Amp Cutting Tool upgrades on previous models to give a better cutting experience. Perfect for plunge cuts, straight cuts and flush cuts with the minimal clearance, the Saw Max makes cutting in tough spots a breeze.
The safety on the squeeze trigger does take a little getting used to, but once you’ve tried it out a few times, it gets to be second nature. When I had a few issues (mis-measured my space) for the Ultimate Cat Condo, I quickly grabbed the Saw Max and was able to make adjustments on the fly. With the included blades, you’re ready to cut metal or wood no matter the situation.
~ Lazy Guy
*This post has been sponsored by The Home Depot as part of the Pro-Spective Tool Review Program. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product in exchange for my opinion. My opinion is my own.