Why’d We Picked It As The Best
Before anything, what’s a rotary tool kit in the first place? Well its a very versatile tool kit that is suitable and valuable addition for crafting, garage workshop or even an office.
The kit comes with some 20 bits that lets you handle numbers of different task such as cutting, drilling, polishing, engraving, and a few other things. Though bear in mind that this tool kit is not suitable for heavier and bigger jobs, leave that to its bigger and heavy duty counter part. Due its small size, this tool kit is indispensable if you’re working on small and intricate jobs such as glass engraving or jewel polishing . Oh, and this tool kit also good for minor repair jobs around the house. So its pretty much versatile, as you can do lots of things with it from cutting the nails of recycle plate to cleaning your espresso machine. There more you use, there uses you’ll find for it. Unlike other tool kits that rely on torque power, this tool kit relies on speed power to get the job done due to this fact it gives user more control over it and precision when working using it. It also has the best design, feels comfortable to hold due its lightweight and ergonomic design with soft rubber grip.
How We Compared And Tested It
In the test we had devised, we tested every tool kit for its comfort, power, handling and precision for three different tasks; glass engraving, drilling and polishing.
The glass engraving task was to see it precision, handling, and power level. In this test we used the diamond engraving bit to engrave outlining on a glass surface. We evaluated by how smooth each tool kit can engrave on the hard glass surface, how precise it can engrave the shape and how the tool handle or rather suppress the vibration from causing too much disturbance during the engraving work.
So, we hammered 1/4 inch steel nail into a piece of wooden beam and get each of the tool to kit to cut the nail. This nail cutting task was done to test its cutting power, how easy can it cut through metal/steel, how easy to maneuver it and the ability to control it at high speed.
This task was devised to test each of the tool kit ability to control. We focused on evaluating its control ability by using it to polish silver spoons and sharpened the edge of gardening tools as well as ridding the rusts on them. Through this task we evaluated the effectiveness of its cleaning, polishing and control abilities after a long period of time.
The Champ: Dremel 3000
Dremel 3000 is chosen as the best tool for everyone (both beginners and veterans alike). It has enough both control and precision for crafting projects and sufficient power for home repairs. This tool kit has the best combination of power, speed, control, precision and comfort.
Dremel 3000 tool kit is lightweight and has ergonomic design with rubber grip makes it comfortable to be held for a long time. Equipped with a 1.2 amp motor that can goes up 32,000 rpm. It may not be as powerful and fast as Dremel 4000, but it sure is effective and smooth when cutting the nail off the wooden beam. Because of it compact size, it was easier for us to control and maintain a constant pressure. This constant pressure what lessens “skipping” that happened with other tool kits we tested. The small scale of this tool kit makes easy for you to work on the detailing of your crafting projects and easier to use, and less tiring to hold for prolonged tasks.
- Perfect combination of power, speed, precision and comfort
- Ergonomic design
- Stable and easy to control
- Good for detailing works
If our pick is out of your budget, we have another option, a budget option for you and its not that bad.
Budget Choice: Wen 2305
It may not be as smooth or precise like other top specs model we had tested, but its price range, it is indeed reliable and impressive.
If you’re not the type of person who needs rotary tool kit for everyday use but still needs it on certain occasions than Wen 2305 will do the trick for you. A solid option which up for basic tasks around the house. It is lightweight and has adjustable speed (8,000 rpm to 32,000 rpm). And inexpensive it may be, you do not have to worry whether it has enough power to cut through woods and metals or not. Because it packs enough punch cut through both smoothly.
- Comes with 80 bits
- Variable speed adjustment