Dremel is one of those brand names that has so thoroughly dominated its market that it has become synonymous with the category itself—like Kleenex or Velcro. Although the word Dremel has been genericized to refer to any rotary tool, the ones with “Dremel” officially stenciled on the side have a reputation for quality that has earned them that privileged position. If you spend any time at all cutting, grinding, polishing, or etching small parts then you’re already using a Dremel (official or otherwise) but for intricate work a standard rotary tool can be a bit of overkill, and being tethered by a power cord can be cumbersome. Dremel has a new model that addresses both, and it comes in at the surprisingly affordable price of just $50. They call it the Dremel Lite, and it is aimed squarely at the craft and hobby market so we figured we’d give one a try.
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