Harbor Freight has come out with a new 8V Cordless variable speed rotary tool under their Bauer brand.
The new Bauer cordless rotary tool features variable speed, from 5,000 to 30,000 RPM, built-in spindle lock, easy-access on/off switch, and “comfort grip housing.”
The tool has a built-in rechargeable battery with 2Ah charge capacity.
Speed changes are accomplished using two buttons, as opposed to a dial, with LED indicators used to show the current setting.
Harbor Freight does not mention the type of charging port on their website or in the online user manual.
Key Specs & Features
- 8V 2Ah Li-ion battery
- 2-3 hour charging time
- Charger output: 9V, 1A
- 5,000 to 30,000 RPM (no-load)
- 1/8″ collet size
- 2-button speed selection
The tool comes with a 40-piece accessory set, as well as a soft-style case.
Model 21681-B, SKU 58162
Ryobi has recently brought their A-game to the rotary tool market, and Dremel is still the industry leader.
The new Bauer tool by Harbor Freight looks interesting, but it also seems like just another cordless rotary tool designed primarily with low pricing in mind.
You do get Harbor Freight’s return policy, however, and the Bauer name could be considered a step-up from the very many generic tools sold on Amazon around the same price point.