Dremel 8000-03 10.8-Volt Lithium Ion
Cordless Rotary Tool -Review

A corded Dremel tool has one obvious weakness, the cord. Cordless tools solved that problem, but have been universally under-power, with low torque, and short battery life. New lithium-ion tools have solved the problem.

A Dremel tool is great universal tool to have around the house. Your not going to be building any furniture with one, but they are great for touch-up work and other small job. When working on smaller projects, a Dremel tool quickly can become a useful tool. What makes it useful to own is its variety of capabilities that can be use for light touch-up around the house, or simple clean up jobs. It not always obvious you need one, until you have one and find all the little things you can do with one. It’s just convenient while less expensive than relying on a range of different tools and accessories.

The Dremel 8000-03 is a light yet durable tool, which runs smoothly and accurate using only one hand. A thumb-wheel switch controls the variable speed in a range of 5,000 rpm to 35,000 rpm, allowing the easy adjustment of accessory to the process’s requirements.

But what makes this tool stand out is its lithium battery. The lithium battery is long lasting, and the cordless tool power and torque is comparable to the corded version. The Dremel includes LED lights to allow you to gauge how much longer you can use the tool before in needs to be recharged. The unit comes with a battery charger; you can store the battery on the charger without shortening its charge capacity life. The battery can not be charged will still in the tool, but the battery is easily removed, and re-attached. Lithium battery must be stored fully charged, but can be store for up to two years, and can still be used immediately without a recharge.

Designed for uses with most Dremel accessories or threaded attachments, and comes with its own 40 accessories. You can grind, cut, sharpen, polish, drill, and clean with a change of an accessory. The Dremel 8000-03 is able to use most all Dremel accessories you already own and even some accessories from other rotary tool manufactures.

This set comes with a superb carry case. I don’t usually get caught up in the quality of the carry case, as long as it works. Dremel isn’t usually known for their cases, but this one is well-designed. It is sturdy, holding the unit, accessories, batteries, and charger. There is a place for everything and still some room for more. There is even a place for the manual. Speaking of the manual this is an excellent manual especially for the beginner. There is a variety of problem solving techniques, and a number of craft ideas, which accessory to use, and how to use it.

All in all, this is a great little tool. Small, light weight and comfortable to use, there is a lot of speed, power, and torque in this little unit. This is great tool to have around the house, for little woodworking clean-up, small projects, and clean-up of old furniture. If you spend hours per day with a rotary tool, you will need to stick with the corded tool, but even then it nice to have this tool available.



Dremel 8000-03



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