Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 155
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobotBuilder I've been using Dremel rotary tools for seven years.
I build robot assemblage sculptures made out of found objects. I use the Dremel 3000 almost every day.
It's been great for cutting metal and various types of plastic, such as Bakelite. I use it to cut threaded rods up to 1/2 inch thick, I cut screws, metal tubes, plastic, PVC, wood, and probably a bunch of stuff I can't remember. I also use it to sand all the things I cut with it. I prefer to use 60 grit sanding bands.
I would not be able to make a living without this tool. This, and a hand drill, are the essentials I work with.
Additionally, because these are so cheap, I use one just for cutting, and one just for sanding, so I don't have to waste time constantly switching between cut-off wheels and sanding bands.. The Dremel is so inexpensive, that when I sell just one of my sculptures, I have easily covered the cost of the two Dremels I use. To save time, I recommend the EZ Lock 1-1/2 in. Metal Cut-Off Wheels (12-Pack). They last longer than the Dremel 1-1/4 in. Fiberglass - Reinforced Cut-Off Wheels, and are a bit bigger. And the EZ lock makes it much quicker to change cut-off wheels. I have sold hundreds of my sculptures, and have a lot of experience using this tool, and can't imagine what life would be like without it. For me, it is a must-have item, and I would recommend it to anyone. If you are buying one for the first time, I recommend buying extra accessories, such as cut-off wheels, sanding bands, or whatever you intend to use it for. It comes with a bunch of stuff, but if you plan on using this tool often and over a long period of time, you'll probably need replacements. The relplacements are inexpensive, so it's not a big deal.
Also, if you are using it to cut stuff, I highly recommend getting a 3 inch vise for $20 dollars at Home Depot if you don't already have one.
P.S. - Remember to always wear eye protection.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tadpole Love it
I love this tool. It does everything. I use it every day
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GW52 Satisfied Customer
Very good product for my needs and appears to be well made.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hootie Great tool, not so great storage case.
I bought this as a replacement set for my fiance, who lost all of his tools including his Dremel when our house was robbed. I read the reviews of several rotary tools, including some from different manufacturers before I settled on this one. The rotary tool itself is great, he's already used it sever times in the week or so that he's had it, but the storage case leaves alot to be desired. One side of the rear hinge is already cracked. But overall, a great tool, backed by a trusted name. He's already used his for smoothing jagged edges on a metal shelf, cutting broken galvanized screws, and helping our son with his pinewood derby car for Boy Scouts.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Engineer 3000 series 120-volt corded variable speed rotary tool kit
The 3000 rotary tool performance is outstanding It has a 5 different speeds and accessories for different projects.
April 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nes One of My Best Purchases from HomeDepot!
Love all the product features. The item is very easy to use and well worth it.
March 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Aremee Garbage
I had this for about a year. When cutting a 1/16 piece of Schluter for a tile job, the unit died. No noises, no vibrations, just dead. I used this about 6 times, and I am not a contractor or tradesman, just a DYI guy. Complete low quality don't waste your money. google Dremel 3000 and you will see this has had severe problems across a wide spectrum of users.
February 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hilario Good Product
I had a 20 yr old dremel, replaced it with this one. Very good product..
February 16, 2016