Dremel’s new Micro rotary tool is a super-compact cordless model designed for quick cutting, sanding, and grinding tasks. It is powered by a built-in 8V Max Li-ion battery and is charged using a convenient docking station.
- LED work light
- LED variable speed indicator
- LED battery fuel gauge
- Ergonomic 360° grip zone
- Quick collet lock
- 5,000 to 25,000 RPM
8050-N/18 kit comes with the rotary tool, charging dock, and 18 rotary tool accessories.
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The Dremel Micro looks to be a completely new fully-featured cordless rotary tool with compactness, portability, and user-friendly features in mind.
Dremel already makes a couple of replaceable-battery cordless tools, such as the newish 8100 and 8220 models. They also make a couple of 7.2V/8V Max tools with built-in batteries, such as the much-loved (but outdated and hard to find) Stylus.
The Micro has been available for preorder since before Father’s Day, and appears to have started shipping. We hadn’t posted about the Micro sooner because it’s not very exciting, and its small size and battery make it better suited for specialty applications than as a full-fledged cordless rotary tool.
Many of Dremel’s applications images show the Micro being used with engraving bits to mark different types of materials. You’re probably not going to hog away wood, plastic or metal with a small tool like this.
The charging dock means the Micro will always be fully charged and ready to go – as long as you return the Micro after every use – but the built-in battery means runtime cannot be extended by simply swapping in a fresh battery.
The Micro has its uses, and is definitely a welcome addition to the Dremel rotary tool lineup, but it is not destined to replace the use of Dremel’s flagship corded or cordless models. In my opinion, it looks to be better suited as a secondary tool, for quick touch-ups and precise cutting, engraving, and polishing tasks.
That top RPM number says 28. I would imagine it only goes to 28K RPM, not 35. Perhaps just a typo?
Thanks for the correction!
Top speed is either 25,000 or 28,000 RPM. Sell sheets say 25K, Dremel.com says 28K.
35K is the top speed of most corded Dremel tools.
It’s too bad they’ve never issued a real replacement for the Stylus. I found one to replace one I wore out, and don’t understand why Dremel has abandoned the form factor of that model.
While not quite the same, they do have a precision detailed hand grip that can be used with most Dremel rotary tools. I bought one for about $16 I think a while back. Not quite the same, but second best solution.
Can I buy a replacement of a charging docking station for Dremel micro 8050-N
Why can’t find a replacement battery for my 8050 micro, Not that I need one yet but it would be nice to have a replacement handy. Just in case I’m in the middle of my work. Just saying!
Because the battery is internal. Dremel and other brands have other cordless rotary tools with removable battery packs.
even if it is internal it should be replaceable..
It should be, yes. But that would require 1) selecting an appropriate replacement battery or batteries, and 2) being able to do the replacement. Usually, internal batteries are not designed to be replaced, and so it’s not a user-friendly process. It also typically voids the warranty and maybe voids any liabilities the company has for its safe operation.
Do you know why the 8050 micro is sold in Europe with a 7.2V instead of the 8V battery??? Is that going to make it a lot less powerful? If it is the same Dremel model number I cannot understand why it would be different specs?
8V Max and 7.2V is the same thing. Brands have taken to the habit of creative marketing in North America because bigger numbers sound better.
Thank you so much, your answer has put my mind at rest and I should now buy one of this tools.
How much run-time do you usually get out of this tool? I bought one yesterday, charged it, read through the manual and got about 10 minutes out of it before it went totally flat. 10 minutes per 3-hour charge? Seems sort of ridiculous. Thanks.
I bought the Dremel Micro 8050 specifically to groom my dog’s claws, based on a review rating recommending it because it has a light on the tip which helps to prevent injuring the cuticle. Now that I have it, I don’t know which attachment to use, if anyone could advise me, please. I presume it is one of the sanding bands, 407, 408, 432, or 445? Thanks for any help.
Hi i was recently given just the DREMEL Micro Cordless with charger and recently purchased a small box of tools, i also purchased (separately) a mini sawblade what i couldnt find at the store, was, the saw blade attatchment. then i went to another store and finally i found one, but when i opened the packaging i discovered it wouldnt fit.
Is a saw attatchment for the DREMEL Micro available at all ? Or would i have to make my own
There’s one saw blade that’s only compatible with a Dremel attachment.
But if you buy something like their wood-cutting wheel (https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-EZ544-Lock-Cutting-Wheel/dp/B000WMK8FI/?tag=toolguyd-20) you can pair it with an EZ-Lock mandrel (https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-EZ402-EZ-Lock-Mandrel/dp/B000FBLRWE/?tag=toolguyd-20).
The EZ Lock Mandrel is also sold as part of accessory sets:
If your saw blade has a small hole, you might need their standard mandrel instead: https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-402-1-8-Mandrels/dp/B00004UDGR/?tag=toolguyd-20
If you can link to the saw blade or provide the accessory model number, I can take a look to see which mounting accessory it is compatible with.
If it’s the mini saw, I do not believe that will work with the Micro. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008Z9ZP/?tag=toolguyd-20
I have the Dremel 7700 cordless Dremel. Is there any recall on this tool?
Not that I know of.