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October 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Dremel

Our reviews of the latest Dremel tools focus on their usefulness to hobbyists, DIYers, and makers. We let you know which products deliver helpful and innovative features. Dremel, once known for oscillating muti-tools, has now branched out into products like rotary tools, saws, and even 3D printers.

Dremel FortiFlex 9100

Dremel FortiFlex 9100 Blends Power and Precision

The new Dremel FortiFlex 9100 is a flexible shaft precision rotary tool that also boasts an impressive 23,000 RPM’s with its 2.5 amp, 120-volt motor. While watching the video and reading about the features of the 9100, my first thought was to compare it to a tattoo artist’s tool kit. While that might not be […]

Dremel and Lowe's Present Pinewood Derby Days

Dremel and Lowe’s Pinewood Derby Days

Are you ready? With the new year comes Pinewood Derby time and Dremel and Lowe’s area teaming up once again to bring it to your home town. Starting January 7, Lowe’s will be hosting a series of in-store clinics at their home improvement warehouses nationwide. If you’ve ever wanted to participate in, or learn about […]

Dremel MM20-01 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Preview

Dremel MM20 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Preview

We reviewed the well-received Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool last year and found it to be one of our go-to tools for any number of particular uses for which it continues to be well-suited. It’s an extremely adept tool and works well, plus you can find accessories in just about any hardware store or home improvement warehouse. With that said, we thought we had heard the last of the Dremel multi-tool, especially when the company announced the cordless version of its Multi-Max line. Now, the company has gone back in and modified the original Multi-Max 6300 corded tool into two new versions – and both are very impressive in their own right. Today we look closely at the new MM20-01 Oscillating Tool Kit to see what makes it tick.

Dremel MM40-01 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Preview

Dremel MM40-01 Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Preview

Having reviewed the popular (for good reason) Dremel Multi-Max 6300 Oscillating Tool last year and it really became one of our go-to tools for undercutting, cutting in electrical boxes and various other task for which a multi-tool is perfectly suited. Because Dremel was first to market following the release of the Fein patent, its accessories are very popular and found in just about any hardware store or home improvement warehouse. Even with all that behind it, we thought we were pretty much at the end of the Dremel story. I mean, they have both a corded and cordless model – so what else is there? Apparently more power. The company has tweaked their Multi-Max 6300 corded tool into two brand new models. Today we’re taking a sneak peek at the new MM40-01 Oscillating Tool Kit – paying particular attention to their new tool-less blade change.

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool Preview

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool Preview

Dremel’s 3000 is its newest rotary tool and updates the line to include some very handy and ergonomic features. One of these is the new EZ Twist nose cap. The cap has an integrated wrench used to tighten accessories and which takes away the need to include a separate wrench that can be misplaced. The tool is also a bit shorter than the Dremel 300 series, but its rated at 1.2 amps, so it’s powerful enough to handle tasks requiring both power and finesse. The new rotary tool has a more efficient fan design with side vents for better cooling. The Dremel 3000 also claims to be quieter and runs with less vibration. From our initial viewing of the tool, we like the new design, which also offers a trumpet-shaped nose cap which yields a secure and comfortable hold on the tool during use. Dremel is targeting the 3000 Rotary Tool for cutting, grinding, sanding, carving and polishing.

Dremel Saw-Max Handheld Circular Saw Preview

Dremel Saw-Max Handheld Circular Saw Preview

Dremel has been on an innovation kick these past few years, first releasing their Multi-Max Oscillating tool before anyone else (except the original patent, holder, Fein) and then coming out with their corded Trio multi-application tool. Well this October, the company is releasing their new Dremel Saw-Max, a one-handed, ergonomic handheld saw designed for micro-circular saw applications. The tool is aimed squarely at the DIY and hobbyist crowd, but pros may find it perfect for its extreme portability in making simple crosscuts and undercuts without the need for a miter saw or other cumbersome tools.

Dremel 8300-01 12V Cordless Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Review

Dremel 8300-01 12V Cordless Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Kit Review

We were impressed with the original Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating tool – and to this day it remains one of our most trusted go-to tools in the Pro Tool Reviews arsenal. What makes the Dremel even more successful is the prevalence of its accessories, which can be purchased just about anywhere. That means that if you are in the middle of a job and you “spatula” your blade, you can run to the local home improvement warehouse and get a replacement. Try that with some of the more obscure brands. Now Dremel has released its Cordless Multi-Max Oscillating Tool and we couldn’t be happier. It takes the speed and agility of the original tool and cuts the cords. It allows the tool to be more and do more. What may come as a surprise to most is that it really doesn’t cost all that much more. It’s also not a replacement for the Multi-Max, but a different product that caters to a different user requirement. Dremel will continue to manufacture and offer both products.

Dremel Stylus Updated to Longer Running Li-ion Cells

Dremel Stylus Updated to Longer Running Li-ion Cells

Dremel fans’ much–loved Dremel Stylus cordless rotary tool has gotten an upgrade. Starting this month, new Lithium–ion cells are being installed in all new tools, which offer users a 12 percent longer run time. The Battery amp-hour rating was also increased from 1.0 Ah to 1.3 Ah. The Dremel Stylus is the only one of […]

Dremel Multi-Flex Accessory MM720 Preview

Dremel Multi-Flex Accessory MM720 Preview

The new Dremel Multi–Flex accessory seems like one of the more innovative accessory developments we’ve seen all year, second only to the new SawZall blades we’ve got coming to market this year. The Dremel Multi-Flex has the widest cutting capability of all Dremel oscillating accessories and is the first accessory of its kind designed for […]

Dremel Trio Kit 6800-01 Review

Dremel Trio 6800 Review

At this point we’d have to say that there is no reason not to have a few Dremel tools around the shop. The Trio is yet another product that is simply easy to use and handy for a variety of tasks, from sanding to cutting to routing. The trick with the Dremel is understand its target market. This isn’t a professional’s tool – simply because it’s flexibility precludes it from being the very best at anything that it does – but it IS extremely flexible, and provides a value that is almost unheard of and unseen in the marketplace. Like the MultiMax before it, this is one of those tools that makes a great gift for any DIY or enthusiast.