Dremel 8050 Micro 8V Max
There’s a new cordless rotary tool for DIY enthusiasts in the Dremel 8050 Micro 8V Max. As a guy that’s used to using professional level tools, even I have to admit that Dremel makes some fun tools to use around the house and on small projects.
The new Dremel 8050 Micro is small – designed to be gripped between your thumb and first finger like a pencil. This seemingly small feature should yield excellent control when precision is required. The variable speed control aren’t like what we see on many of our power tool triggers. + and – buttons allow to to adjust between the 5 speed settings (5000/10000/15000/20000/28000 RPM). The 8050 makes use of LED in several ways. It features a front light, battery gauge, and variable speed indicator.
The battery in Dremel’s Micro is internal, as you might imagine. It charges on a docking station that automatically shuts off when the battery is fully charged to capacity.
When the tool is in use, the “Fuel Gauge” (AKA battery level indicator) will change to orange at 50% charge, red at 25% charge, and blink red when it is about to shut off due to battery depletion or temperature increases. A full charging cycle take 3 hours and 45 minutes.
As usual, disk changes are done using the included collet wrench. Dremel backs the 8050 Micro for two years under their warranty program. It’s priced at $89 at Home Depot right now where it is currently carrying a 4.1/5 customer rating. For more information, visit Dremel’s website by clicking here.
Dremel 8050 Micro 8V Max Specs
- Speed: 5,000 – 28,000 RPM
- Battery Voltage: 10.8 volts
- Power Source: 8V Lithium-ion battery
Dremel 8050 Micro 8V Max Features
- Variable speed from 5,000 to 28,000 rpm to match the proper speed required
- High capacity 8V lithium-ion battery for longer run times
- Compact size for portability and light in weight for comfort
- 360º grip zone with soft grip for comfort and control
- Quick collet lock for fast accessory changes
- Two-year warranty