If you've ever used a Dremel tool, you're probably a believer. If you've ever used a Dremel tool but never a cordless model, you're sure to be in for a treat that will put a smile on your face. The Dremel started out as a simple rotary tool aimed at hobbyists and those working on small woodworking projects as well as creative toys or decorations. As Dremel expanded its product line to include router attachments, oscillating tools, and sanders, the brand took on a greater role in the broader market. Now, with a rechargeable solution, the Dremel has truly entered the mass market.
If you've ever used a Dremel 3000 rotary tool, you're probably a believer. If you've ever used a Dremel tool but never a cordless model like the Dremel 8200-1 Rotary Tool, you're sure to be in for a treat that will put a smile on your face. The Dremel started out as a simple rotary tool aimed at hobbyists and those working on small woodworking projects as well as creative toys or decorations. As Dremel expands its product line to include router attachments, oscillating tools, Saw-Max handheld circular saws, Dremel VersaTip butane torches, and even sanders, the brand takes on a bigger role in the broader market . Now, with rechargeable solutions like the Dremel Minimite 750-02 4.8V Cordless Rotary Tool, the company is really making inroads in the mass market.
The 4.8V Dremel Minimite 750 is a precision tool designed for drilling, sanding, shaping, detailing and other light jobs. Needless to say, you won't want to use it to polish your car or polish the exterior of your house. The real appeal of this compact, go-anywhere tool is its ability to be used in a charge-and-go fashion. Once the 3-hour charger is ready for its removable 4.8V NiCd battery, you're ready to race. The MiniMite has two speeds (6500 and 13000 RPM) and can be used with any Dremel accessory drill with a shank length up to 1/8 inch. Since the battery pack is removable, you can use an extra battery pack for continuous use. We've seen these packs for as low as $11 on Amazon.com, so there's no doubt you'll get good extended use from this tool.
The Dremel Minimite 750 weighs only about 9 ounces and feels great in the hand. To say it's easy to use is an understatement. There is a blue button that can be easily placed under the finger to activate the tool during use. The switch is located in the middle of the tool which controls the speed of the unit (middle position is "off"). The retail package contains the following:
- 4.8V Dremel MiniMite 750 Cordless Rotary Tool
- 3 hour battery charger
- 401 mandrel
- 432 1/2″ 120 grit sanding belt
- Dremel LED Flashlight
- 414 small felt wheel
- 84922 Silicon carbide grinding stone
It's a powerful kit that will get you started with any small precision project around the house. Changing bits is super easy with the included wrench, and we think this tool, especially at its sub-$30 price point, will be a no-brainer for anyone. It is especially suitable for those who like to make any kind of crafts. The Dremel Minimite 750 can even polish metal and jewelry. It's hard not to like a Dremel — even harder when it's cordless.