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Dremel 8260 Brushless Smart Rotary Tool

Dremel Releases the First Smart Rotary Tool

Dremel claims to have revolutionized the rotary tool with the 8260, the first in the industry to feature smart controls. By linking the tool up to the Dremel app via Bluetooth pairing, you’ll have precise control over the tool’s performance, guidance with accessory and material usage, and more.

What’s the Big Deal?

As the first cordless 12V rotary tool on the market to feature smart controls, the Dremel 8260 connects via Bluetooth to the Dremel app. From your smartphone or tablet, you’re able to monitor and manage the 2860. You can set the tool speed, monitor battery percentage, tool and battery temperature, and receive performance alerts.

Dremel has also touted the power and performance behind the 8260. The brushless motor extends the tool life and increases performance with 20% more power and 20% faster cutting speeds when compared to the 8220 cordless rotary tool. Dremel claims that the 8260 runs for twice as long while providing between 5,000 to 30,000 RPM.

Dremel designed this rotary tool for compatibility with the brand’s line of accessories and attachments, giving you access to a wide variety of applications like cutting, routing, drilling, engraving and more.

Other Features

  • Easy accessory changes with EZ Twist Nose Cap
  • Variable Speed Dial
  • Textured rubber soft grip
  • Reinforced digital display features speed, battery life, and warning LED indicators for tool and temperature overload
  • Low noise and vibration


The Dremel 8260 Smart Rotary Tool comes as a kit, retailing for $169. The kit includes a 3.0Ah 12V battery, charger, grinding wheels, and a case. Dremel backs the 8260 with a limited lifetime warranty, and you can find it at Home Depot or through the Dremel website.

Dremel Smart Rotary Tool Specs

  • Model: Dremel 8260
  • Motor: Brushless
  • Speed: 5,000 rpm – 30,000 rpm
  • Material: High Density Plastic & Textured Soft Grip
  • Battery Voltage: 12V
  • Length: 9.6 in.
  • Height: 2.375 in.
  • Width: 2.05 in.
  • Weight: 1.3 lbs
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Kit Price: $169

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