There’s one tool that should be in just about anyone’s tool chest or workshop. It’s a tool that can polish, cut, drill, sand and do a whole lot of other things. And the best thing about this tool is that it’s easy-to-use and is relatively inexpensive. What tool am I talking about? It’s a rotary tool. They are some of the most versatile tools a person can have in their handyman arsenal. The best rotary tool can be used to accomplish all kinds of different tasks and are invaluable to DIY enthusiasts, craftsmen, and professional handymen. They can be used on a number of materials including wood, plastic, concrete, grout and even steel. And that’s why I’ve decided to make a list of what I consider to be the best rotary tool models currently available below.
10. Hitachi Cordless 12-Volt GP10DL
This versatile tool is very versatile and can handle a number of different jobs. It has a variable speed dial which gives the user the ability to control the speed, which can go from 5,000 RPM to 35,000 RPM. This compact tool is only 8-3/16-inches long and is also lightweight weighing only a little over a pound. With a built-in LED light, this unit can also give the user the ability to work in low-light conditions. And since it has a soft grip handle and a built-in anti-vibration system, this tool is not only easy to hold but allows the user to have complete control as they’re working.
9. Tacklife 3.7-Volt Cordless PCG01B
This 3.7-volt cordless tool is designed to be powerful and easy-to-use. It has a simple one-button switch that allows the user to select from one of three speeds: 5,000 RPM, 10,000 RPM, and 15,000 RPM. It also has a collet size of 3/32-inches, which allows it to handle a variety of different bits including the bits in its 31-piece accessory kit. All of this allows this tool to be used for grinding, drilling holes and a whole lot of other tasks. And since it has a rubberized handle, is only 7.16-inches long and weighs under a pound, it’s also as comfortable to use as it is versatile.
8. WEN Corded 2305 With Flex Shaft
This corded rotary is designed to be beneficial to just about any craftsman or DIY enthusiast. It comes with a 100-piece accessory kit that comes with all kinds of different bits including high-speed cutters, polishing wheels, grinding stones, mandrels and drill bits. Another key feature found on this unit is that it has a variable speed control that can be adjusted to run it at anywhere from 8,000 RPM all the way up to 30,000 RPM. And it has an on-board spindle lock that makes changing out bits quick and easy. Altogether, this kit gives the user the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and is quite useful for just about any workshop.
7. Dremel 3000 120-Volt 1/25-Inch Set
This kit comes with a tool that has a variable speed control that can be used from 5,000 RPM all the way to 32,000 RPM and is made with replaceable motor brushes that extend the life of the tool. This unit can be used with most Dremel rotary accessories and attachments and comes with a kit that contains 25 accessories as a start. Some of the accessories included with this device include a high-speed cutter, two fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheels, a silicone carbide grinding stone, an aluminum oxide grinding stone and a carbon steel brush. This is a cool running unit that’s manufactured using ball bearings and is designed for durability and versatility.
6. Milwaukee 12-Volt 2460-21 M12
This Milwaukee rotary kit is durable, easy-to-use and quite convenient to carry to the job site. It has a powerful motor and variable speed control that allows it to reach speeds between 5,000 and 32,000 RPM and provides performance even under load. This tool has a 1/8-inch collet, so it can be used with a wide variety of different accessories and the whole unit is only 9.5-inches long and only weighs approximately 1.3-pounds. And since this tool has a protected front bearing and a grinder style exhaust port, it also has a longer life than comparable tools on the market.
5. Dremel 7300-N/8 4.8-Volt Cordless
Approximately 8-inches long and weighing only 1.4-pounds, this cordless rotary is a useful tool for use at home, in the garage or at a workshop. The tool itself has a speed control setting that allows it to run at either 6,500 RPM or 13,000 RPM, which makes it good for fine detail work. This kit also comes with one Ni-Cd battery, a 3-hour charger and 8 different accessories. Some of the accessories included with this unit include a 407 1/2-inch 60 grit sanding drum with a mandrel, a silicon carbide grinding stone, a felt polishing wheel, a 3/4-inch carbon steel bristle brush and a 240 grit sanding band.
4. Dewalt DW660 5-Amp Cut-Out
This rotary cut-out tool is designed to have a low vibration level and to run as smoothly as possible. It has a 5-Amp 30,000 RPM motor that provides the unit with excellent cutting power but it has a slim design that makes it easier to hold and use. This tool has a dust-sealed switch so that it doesn’t consume a whole lot of dust, which allows it to have a longer life. This innovative tool has a turn-on and bumps off switch that makes it easy-to-use and comes with a drywall cutting bit, a 1/4-inch collet and a 1/8-inch collet. Which makes it ideal for handymen, craftsmen, and woodworkers.
3. Dremel 4000-4/34 High Performance Kit
This high-performance heavy-duty rotary is designed to handle both delicate and tough jobs with equal ease. It’s a corded model that has a 1.6-Amp motor that’s equipped with electronic feedback so it will adjust itself according to the demands of the job. It also has a variable speed control that allows the user to fit its speed to the job at hand. This unit has an easy-twist integrated nose cap wrench which allows for quick accessory changes and comes with four different attachments and thirty-four different accessories. The attachments include a multipurpose cutting guide, a sanding guide, a circle cutter and a detailer’s grip.
2. Black & Decker 3-Speed RTX-B Kit
This Black & Decker tool is designed to handle a number of different jobs with ease. It has a powerful motor that has three speeds: 12,000 RPM, 24,000 RPM and 30,000 RPM, and is designed to not slow down when placed under load. This means that the user can cut, carve, grind, sharpen or sand like a true professional and do it in no time flat. This kit also comes with a user guide, a wrench, a storage bag and five different accessories. And since this system is equipped with a universal collet system, it will accept a variety of other rotary accessories.
1. Dremel 8220-1/28 12-Volt Max Cordless
Designed to be durable and powerful, this tool is manufactured using only high-quality materials. It uses lithium-ion battery technology that will hold a charge up to two years in storage and do it without any ill battery-memory effects. It’s 12-Volts of power and cordless capability make it easy-to-use just about anywhere and gives it greater versatility than corded models. This tool also has a quick collet lock that allows for faster accessory changes and comes with a one-hour charger. It also comes with a carrying case, a and 28 different accessories including a multipurpose cutting guide attachment, grinding stone and wheel, cutting wheel, cut-off wheel, and a several cleaning and polishing accessories.