I used to think that there were only two types of accessories available for Dremel-style rotary tools – genuine Dremel bits and accessories, and cheap generic imported accessories. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out about Gyros, which offers a range of USA-made rotary tool accessories.
I recently discussed a bit about Gyros’ Rotary Tool Guard, which is designed to control the ejection of debris and sparks. I have been taking a hands-on look at the guard and some of Gyros’ mini circular saws and cut-off wheels, and I have to admit, I wish I had found out about Gyros’ accessories sooner.
Whereas Dremel offers only 2 wood-cutting circular saw type accessories, Gryos has several blade styles and sizes to choose from. Just to give you an idea, Gryos offers ripsaw blades, coarse tooth blades, fine-tooth and ultra-fine tooth blades, all available in several sizes. As always, by choosing the appropriate blade for the task at hand you can be sure to achieve the best possible results.
Talking about fiber-reinforced cut-off wheels, Gyros offers different disks for use on: low-tensile materials such as glass, plastic, wood, and non-ferrous metals; medium tensile materials such as hardened and unhardened steel and hard bronze; and super tensile strength materials such as hard ferrous and non-ferrous metals, stainless steel, and titanium.
Thus far I am strongly inclined to give these blades and cutting disks a huge thumbs-up. It is quite tough to do a direct Gyros vs. Dremel comparison, and I can see reasons for recommending both systems’ accessories. Overall, Gryos offers blade styles and options that Dremel just doesn’t have on the market (yet?) at all.
I like both brands as they both offer top-quality accessories, but find myself leaning towards Gryos’ better wood-cutting blade style and size selection. On the other hand, Dremel does have a clear advantage in terms of more widespread availability, and their EZ Lock system and accessories are absolutely marvelous to use.