Remember when you had versatility and power all in the palm of your hand. Remove rust from rusty stuff. Trim your dogs toenails. Engrave beautiful images into your neighbors windows while they're vacationing in Rome. With the WEN Rotary Tool, the possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination and federal law. Equipped with over 100 accessories, this package provides a wide variety of bits, discs, spindles and more to meet the needs of any project. Easily adjust the variable speed anywhere from 10,000 RPM to 32,000 RPM with the simple turn of the speed dial. The lightweight build combined with the included flex shaft make intricate designs easy to execute. Carve small and complex patterns into glass, plastic, wood, steel, and more. Your WEN 1-Amp Variable Speed Rotary Tool also includes a handy carrying case for simple storage and transportation between jobs. And, because its a WEN product, your rotary tool comes Backed by a 2-year warranty, a robust inventory of replacement parts, and a friendly customer help line, all to make sure you remember WEN.
Perfect for cutting, sanding, grinding, polishing, drilling, deburring, shaping, and more
1 Amp variable speed motor goes anywhere from 10000 to 32000 RPM
Attach the included 3 ft. flex shaft for jobs requiring intricate and complex detail work
Carrying case allows for easy organization of your tool, flex shaft, and all 100 plus included accessories
Includes felt polishing wheels, sanding bands, drill bits, diamond-coated bits, stone grinding bits, a dressing stone, cut-off wheels, sanding discs, a 1/8 in. collet, a 3/32 in. collet, and more
I got this rotary tool to carve Fire Agates. This is obviously for people on a low budget. To my surprise, it worked way better then expected. The flex shaft didn't work at all, but I still gave it 5 stars due to the low price, and effectiveness of the tool itself.
Jun 14, 2020
Excellent Value For the Price
I ordered this online & picked it up at my local Home Depot store, with no issues what so ever. But, I never expected this rotary tool to do what I needed it to do. It definitely has more than enough power to cut through a push washer. I even saw sparks flying! Wow! For the price, this can't be beat. Much more affordable than any other tool in it's class. Just be careful because this tool has quite a bit of rotary power. I absolutely love this tool! Just a friendly WARNING: Please, be sure to wear eye protection when using this! This comes with many different tools for cutting, grinding, buffing, and etching, perhaps others I have not mentioned. I'm so glad I found this & that Home Depot carries it.
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Jul 8, 2018
Great addition to our tool collection. It is equipped with over 100 accessories. This kit provide...
Great addition to our tool collection. It is equipped with over 100 accessories. This kit provides a wide variety of bits, discs, spindles and more to meet the needs of any project. The bits are easy to change out with the provided wrench tool. You can attach the included 3 ft. flex shaft for jobs requiring intricate and complex detail work. I tend to use the tool without it for the most part. Designed to be used on wood, plastic and glass.
Fits great in your hand and is easy to use. Fairly quiet. You can adjust the variable speed from 10,000 RPM to 32,000 RPM with the turn of the speed dial. Used it recently to clean up some edges on some tile. Worked well. My son also likes to use this to work on carving wood for art projects.
One of my favorite things about this tool is the case. It keeps everything together nicely. The accessories also have their own separate case for easy storage of the small tips and bits. I have another rotary tool that doesn't have a case and I find that I use this one more often because of that convenience.
This is the WEN 23103 variable speed rotary tool. This tool comes with a nice selection of access...
This is the WEN 23103 variable speed rotary tool. This tool comes with a nice selection of accessories (100+), a flex shaft, and carrying case. Photo 1 shows how the tool comes packaged. Photo 2 shows the box with the accessories, (including polishing wheels, sanding bands, drill bits, diamond-coated bits, stone grinding bits, a dressing stone, cut-off wheels, sanding discs, 1/8” collet, 3/32” collet, wrench, and appropriate mandrels.
Bit changing is typical for this type of tool—you hold down the spindle lock and tighten or loosen the collet with the supplied wrench. The 1/8” collet is pre-installed in the tool.
I think the hardest task for a rotary tool is cutting off metal, and this is one of the main tasks for which I use this type of tool. I connected the Flex Shaft (easy to do) and used one of the supplied cut-off wheels, on a 6-32 machine screw (see Photo 3). This worked fine. Next, I thought I’d go after a 3/8” piece of all-thread (Photo 4). This was more difficult for the cut-off wheels, it took four to accomplish the task (see Photo 5—the one on the left is a new one for reference, the others are the ones used to complete the cut). The important thing is that the tool never bogged down and handled rather nicely. The actual ease of cutting is more a function of the quality of the accessories. Use high-quality cutting accessories and the tool will have no problem.
After the cutting, I tried several sanding and grinding accessories and had no problems.
When it came to drilling, I found out that the Flex Shaft had a considerable amount of run-out. When I put a known-straight drill bit directly in the tool, there was no run-out. Thinking it may be a collet issue, I swapped collets between the tool and Flex Shaft with no change in results. I contacted Wen to see if they knew what the problem could be. Wen’s position is that the flex shaft, because of the nature of the rotating shaft inside a rubber tube, run-out is unavoidable. They recommend installing drill bits directly into the tool and not use the flex shaft for drilling. Engraving, sanding, and similar functions can be done with the flex shaft.
This attitude is consistent with my tests. The flex shaft did seem to work well enough with the non-drilling accessories. And truth be told, I’ve never used a rotary tool for drilling anyway—that’s what I have a drill press and cordless drills for. Overall, I’d say you get a lot for your money with this tool kit and recommend it.
Great design features in this WEN variable speed rotary tool! First, its carrying case is well t...
Great design features in this WEN variable speed rotary tool! First, its carrying case is well thought-out with a clear top so you can see all of the supplied components, including the attachable flexible shaft for using the tool in tight or awkward spaces. It has a compact smaller case inside with over 100 accessories, such as grinding and drilling bits, sanding disks, and polishing pads, so you really can tackle most any job with the supplied accessories. I found the thumbwheel speed adjustment easy to use, and the body of the tool was a very comfortable fit in my hand. The bits are easy to install and remove with the supplied wrench (see picture). Just press the orange locking button and use that wrench. The motor was well-balanced because I did not feel any vibration when using the tool. It is far better than other rotary hand tools I have used in the past thanks to its good design. It even comes with a very useful 15-page manual that has break-out diagrams of all of the accessories (explaining their intended use) as well as the parts of the tool (in case you need to order replacement parts). There is even a link for a video explaining the process to attach the flexible shaft. The folks at WEN really have thought of everything! I am impressed with this very complete tool package. I highly recommend it!