"Variable speed rotary tool and mini-rotary tool accept standard rotary tool accessories to cut, saw, grind, drill, polish and sharpen. Use on metal, wood, plastic, glass, ceramic, stone and more. Speed RPM Variable 8,000-30,000, mini tool 16,000, Dimensions L x W x H in. 14 x 5 x 4 1/3, Wheel Included Yes, Application Rotary tool kit, Wrench Included Yes, Variable Speed Yes, Case Included Yes. 36in. flex shaft with stand LED work light 34 Sanding bands 9 Wire and bristle brushes 28 Grinding wheels and stones 2 Engraving cutters 10 High speed drill bits 136 Cutoff discs 6 mandrels and much more"
Average Customer Rating:
(78 Reviews) 78
Rating Summary(78 reviews)
72 of 78(92%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Previously owned various " Rotary Tools", which did not hold up for long. (Abrasive Dust ruined bearings, both sleeve and ball types). Switched to another brand about 10 years back, and it is wearing out, and no longer available. Purchased this set about six months ago, and was supprised at how smooth the large unit ran. Larger unit is a little bulky for freehand work, but the flexible shaft more than offsets this (or use the smaller sized unit). The large variety of collets allows for use of multiple sized and purposed "bits", and the unit is faily smooth and quite. The storage case allows for compact storage of the unit and attachments, which is quite handy for keeping things organized in one place. Unit feels solid and comfortable to hold, though the large size of the largest unit limits its flexiblity without the shaft. (The flexible shaft included with the unit lets it expand the usefulness of the product .Units have been successfully used for sharpening, wood carving, deburring and detail sanding. Well designed and built up useful product that I recommend to friends and family that have a use for a rotary tools capabilities. (as an added note the unit I received initially had a dead charger unit for the small tool, a quick call to customer service, and the part was replaced in less than a week including shipping time - NO Hassle - Great service) Previously never had a reason to call Customer Service, and they came through with flying colors... they stand behind their products. Have been using various Rotary Tools since the early 1970's.
This is my first time buying a rotary tool. I needed it to get into tight places. I am restoring an old car and lots of little areas on verious parts that need a tool that will get there with the varible speed, its ideal. The long exstension works great as well. Not to mention the miny rotary tool works great. Great deal and works great. Buy it you won't be disapointed.
The Good: I had never used a rotary tool prior to ordering this one, but I had seen several dremels in use. Needless to I was extremely impressed with the tool's performance, and the kit come with all the bells and whistles you could want. Above all else in my opinion is the flex shaft and tool stand, which allow me to work on fine detail projects without holding the large tool! Definately a good long term tool.
The Bad: the mini-tool's locking pin isn't long enough to lock the shaft so that the collet head can be unscrewed to switch accessories. The Smallest high-speed bit is a 5/64" which does not fit any of the included collets. Maintenance and lubercation instuctions are non-existant.
Very useful tools great for wife and her hobbys and storage Wife was very thrilled with it she uses it all the time for different crafts and hobbys like polishing stones and grinding on her gourds and bird houses she also uses it for drilling things and removeing screws and the wire wheels she uses for cleaning off rust or buffing up different metals
I received this as a gift over a year ago and have been using it at least once a week since. THE GOOD: The included bits with it are your standard affair and work well. All other rotary accessories work with this one as well. I like having the ability to change the set RPMs and that it has an on/off switch so I can keep the RPMs set and still turn on and off the tool. It's easy to clean off any dust/debris in the large vent holes.
THE BAD: I had the included flap-style sanding wheel shaft bend on me because it wasn't balanced, not a horrible thing considering I can go out and buy another one cheap enough.
OVERALL: Great rotary tool set for the price. I use the included case to keep everything clean and secured for storage. Would definitely recommend it to my friends and family looking for a rotary tool.
I've been really pleased with this rotary tool outfit. I'm always tinkering on something and this thing gets used constantly. I would have rated it a 5-star product, but some of the metal bits are cheaply made and do not hold up very well. I just replaced the commonly used ones with Dremel-brand bits that last a lot longer. But, for the money, compared to other complete kits, this outfit is a true bargain.
I have been looking for a rotary tool, but it was a want, not a need, and my Northern store did not have it in stock when I was there. I saw it online and saw all of the great reviews, and wanted one.
Well, the need arose, and bingo, it was in the store, I bought it and can't believe anyone would pay more for much less. For less than the cost of a name brand tool, I got the tool and all needed accessories. The flex shaft was a lifesaver. This is a great set, if you want it, get it. You get a load of stuff. As stated, you get the tool, a flex shaft, and a mini tool as an added bonus. The accessories are everything you will need to get started and then some.
i bought this rotary tool to replace my dremel. i had gone through 3 and was sick of replacing them after only a few uses, so i decided to give this one a chance. so far i have used it for many intense projects and it has far surpassed my expectations.
I found this tool gets way to hot. The case arrived broken. The sanding bands would keep coming apart immediately when I used them. The Grinding wheels would brake from the shafts that hold them on. I was kind of disappointed. I do not know how it got so many good write up’s. I Guess I just got a bad kit.
I have 3 hobbies, Woodworking, Stained glass and restoring Classic cars. I have found the rotary tool valuable in all three hobbies. The selection of attachments have proven to help me to accomplish tasks that would have been very difficult with out the kit. It is very easy to use and is very precise when needed for intricate work. Now that I have used the Rotary kit I can't imagine being without it.
This SET is a fantastic value. I purchased it on sale which helped even more. All of the attachments and carrying case are just ICING ON THE CAKE. This product is quiet, powerful and a value that cannot be overcome. I would suggest this to anyone. I will use it this weekend for 10 different small projects starting with doing my Chocolate Labradors nails, then cutting some laminate wood trim and some tile, just to name a couple. Wiyh this tool I am looking forward to a professional outcome!!! Thanks Northern Tool!!!!!
as a hobby i like to make different type clock bodies and install the factory works. this tool allows you to make small cuts you otherwise could not make. the collets are not too good but you can interchage dremmel collets.
I have owned a Dremal for several years now. I needed something to use at work. When I saw all the things you get with this Rotary tool, I was very surprised. I have looked at these same tools for the Dremal and I would be paying hundreds of dollars for all of it. This is a very good value just for the assessories alone.
Tlhis is really a nice tool. Far superior in my mind in comparison to the Dremels I've used in the past. It has plenty of power, variable RPM, and a plethora of useful attachments. No need to buy a flexible shaft as this one it in the kit. The hard case furnished with the tool allows you to keep things neat and handy. This baby is a buy!