Dremel has come out with a new rotary tool that they describe as being designed with beginners in mind. The new Dremel Lite 7760 is compact and portable, featuring a built-in Li-ion battery that is recharged via USB.
The Dremel Lite has variable speed slide switch that also doubles as the on/off switch, and an EZ Twist nose cap for easier tool changes.
Dremel’s advertising materials don’t yet specify the speed range, but there are 4 positions. This gives users more speed adjustment options than the Dremel MiniMite ($23 via Amazon) andMultiPro ($39 via Amazon), but less than the also-cordless Dremel Micro ($69 via Amazon).
- 8,000 to 25,000 RPM variable speed
- 4V Max Li-ion battery
- Fully recharges in 2 hrs 45 mins
The Dremel Lite cordless rotary tool kit, 7760- N/10A, comes with a small selection of sanding, grinding, and polishing accessories.
- Grinding stone (cone-shaped)
- 1/16″ engraving cutter
- Brush wheel (26284S)
- Sanding drum and sleeve
- Polishing wheel mandrel
- 2 polishing wheels
- 2 felt polishing wheels
- Polishing compound
- Accessory and collet wrench
- Plastic case
Dremel says the new Lite is:
The cordless all-around go-to solution for a wide range of light-duty repair, home improvement, and craft needs.
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*Thumbs up* to the USB charging, the slide switch, and EZ Twist nose that doubles as a collet wrench.
*Thumbs down* to not having a separate on/off switch, and the very basic nature of the included accessory kit. An extra sanding sleeve and maybe a mandrel and cut-off wheels might be welcome. But, I can see why they included a focused selection of engraving and polishing accessories.
Overall, the Dremel Lite 7760 beginner’s cordless rotary tool looks like a reasonable little package. I can see it being appealing to users who might think they need or want a rotary tool, but whom aren’t ready to invest in a full Dremel corded or cordless tool kit.
Beginners who might want a broader accessory set might want to look at the Dremel 160pc all-purpose set (currently $24 at Amazon), but I would wonder about how the Dremel Lite would perform with some of those accessories. It is called the Dremel Lite, and so I would assume it’s not the ideal choice for heavier cutting, grinding, or sanding applications..
Dremel has been on a roll, developing consumer and beginner-friendly tools around the $40-$50 price point. Here are some of their most recent new corded and cordless power tools:
Can you use something like this? What do you think they’ll come out with next?