Customer Product Reviews for Dremel 8200 Cordless 10.8V Li-Ion Kit + 34 Accs
The first truly useful cordless Dremel
I've used Dremel tools for over 15 years now. I've mainly stuck with the corded ones, as the battery-powered versions tended to run out of charge quickly, had less RPM, were generally heavier and usually had a lot less torque. The lithium version has none of these drawbacks.
Because there's no cord it's more comfortable to hold (and much more convenient to use!), about the same weight as a corded model, and has plenty of RPMs and torque. Battery lifetimes are very good, and the "fuel gauge" seems to be reasonably accurate. (Exactly how long a charge will last depends greatly on what you're using it for--working on balsa wood uses a lot less power than, say, grinding metal.)
Battery charge times are quite short, about three hours to charge a completely empty battery. (But thanks to a "smart charger" it should only take a few minutes to charge it after a typical job.) An added bonus is that lithium batteries hold their charges practically forever, so there's no need to "trickle charge" them; just charge it back up after you're done with it and put it away, and it'll be ready to use the next time you need it.
The only nit I've found so far is the need to remove the battery to charge it. (This is probably for safety's sake.) It'd be slightly more convenient to just put the whole unit in the charger after use, but since it doesn't need charging that often this is really minor. I'd consider this to be an entirely practical replacement for a corded Dremel.
For everything I use my Dremel for (mostly small models plus the occasional home repair task) this one seems more than adequate. It's a sturdy unit that should last a long time. My one concern about lifetime is how long the lithium battery will last; only time will tell.
I love this Dremel !!!
Mine is utilized for robotics projects--it finds a lot of uses with metal. I also bought the press accessory with it. This little accessory helps me make straight cuts and drill holes. I'm telling you, I use this thing constantly and it works like a champ! It is powerful enough for me to cut all my brass and aluminum with the precision of that of a doctor. For as handy as this tool is--I'd pay twice as much to get one if need be. I've had mine for 5 months too.
One HUGE word of advice. WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES! I know this may sound lame, but it saved my @ss!!! When cutting some tubing, my disk exploded at full RPM's and the shrapnel hit me in the goggles. (Of course I had my fat head over top of it while I was cutting) Just be careful. The tool is A+, but the little thing could be dangerous if you slack on the safety.
Dremel 8000 review
Hub Pages. Dremel 10.8 volt lithium Ion cordless tool I purchased this Dremel 10.8 volt lithium Ion cordless tool about six months ago and I have to say I am totally impressed. The lithium ion battery is the new type of battery used by cordless tools and I will never go back to any other type of cordless tool battery system. The battery lasts for at least a good 3 hours of solid work. Plus the benefit of the lithium ion battery is that it will not lose its charge after it has been charged. Therefore after you are done using the tool you just recharge it and then put it away. It will stay charged up and this tool even has a battery indicator to show you how much juice you still have left in your battery. You can also just keep the Dremel on the battery charger continuously when not in use and you will not damage the lithium ion battery. I do a lot of handy man work around the house and you would not believe the amount of times I have used this tool. For example today I needed to cut a piece of plastic tubing for my electrical conduit. Took me about one minute to put in the cutting blade and cut the tubing instead of looking through the house for another tool. I also use this tool for woodworking projects and my wife also loves to use this tool for her many ceramic pottery projects. I would say I easily use this tool a few times a week for just all type of odd jobs. I am usually sceptical of having a rotary cordless tool due to it not being as powerful as a corded tool. This tool I have to say is every bit as powerful as any corded type rotary tool. I have tried to hold the chuck to stop it with my bare hands and this is impossible untill the battery is almost dead. It has power to spare believe me. I do suggest to wear safetly goggles and protect your hands when using this tool. It is really a powerful tool and not something the kids should be playing with. Also the fact that this tool has adjustable speed is an absolute must in my opinion as every project requires different speeds to do the job effectively. At less then $70 I would say it is a no brainer. I was so pleased with mine I bought my dad this Dremel 8000-03 for my dads fathers day.
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