Over at Amazon, a popular seasonal deal is back again. Today only, you can buy this Dremel 3000 rotary tool set for just $45.
I know what you might be thinking. “Uch, this is the cheap one, right?” Well, it might inexpensive, but it’s not cheap. And I actually really like the 3000 series Dremel tool, and think it has some appeal over the pricier and more powerful tools.
For one, it’s small and compact, or at least smaller and more compact. That makes it more convenient when using certain accessories and attachments. For a lot of the types of tasks one might use a Dremel rotary tool for, this 3000 series tool might be all that you need.
It has a variable speed motor, EZ Twist nose cap, and comes with a 2 attachment and 28 piece accessory set.
This is a nice-sized kit for those who think they could use a Dremel rotary tool but aren’t quite sure what they might need from it down the road.
The kit lacks a flex-shaft tool, but it has a cutting guide and sanding/grinding guide. I’d never used my sanding guide, but the cutting guide comes in handy.
Sale Price: $45
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Deal ends at 3am ET 5/24/2018, unless supplies sell out sooner.
If I could go back ~15 years to when I bought my first Dremel rotary tool, I wouldn’t buy this kit. Why? Because I knew what I wanted to use a rotary tool for, and this kit wouldn’t have been enough.
With Dremel rotary tool kits, the more you spend, the more attachments and accessories you get. You might not need some of those components initially, but you save a lot compared to buying a smaller kit and the accessories and attachments separately. So if you know you will want a flex-shaft down the road, it is usually much more economical to look at the Dremel kits that include it.
Surprisingly, these days a lot of Dremel kits no longer come with the flex-shaft tool, or rather there are many more kit options that don’t include it. I suppose this is a way to keep entry prices lower.
I guess “having it and not needing it” is more justified when talking about inexpensive accessories, rather than a specialized $25 attachment.
You know, I almost got my first Dremel rotary tool set for free. The cashier at Lowes had scanned the “don’t scan, not a barcode” barcode, and it made a *beep* but didn’t register in the computer. I had a few other things in my order, and the total was a lot lower than I had anticipated.
I paused for a short moment and then said “I don’t think the Dremel kit rang up.” Yes it did. “Are you sure?” She checked things over, and sure enough, it had not been properly scanned. She thanked me, I paid for everything, and went back to my apartment to start cutting and sanding things.