Any handyman worth his salt knows that rotary tools are better for knocking out metal grinding jobs than any angle grinder out there. You also cannot use a hand file for the job, especially when the job involves cutting off broken bolts, nails, or when making a slot for a broken screw stub.
After browsing the market far and wide, we came up with a list of rotary tools which in our honest opinion, are not only efficient and easy to use, but also affordable and durable at the same time. While it does sometimes come down to personal preference when using these types of tools, most of you will definitely agree that these are the ten best rotary tools money can buy.
10Genesis GRT2103-40 VS
Equipped with a 1/8-inch collect, this rotary tool accepts all standard rotary tool accessories, a feature that may prove very useful at some point. It also has a variable speed between 8,000 and 30,000 RPM for good measure along with separate on/off control switches. At the same time, it comes with a 40-piece accessory set packing every tool you may require for any household use that involves cutting, sawing, or sanding.
9Kawasaki 840589 190-Piece Rotary Tool
Made using the highest quality standards, this particular rotary tool features a 1.0 Amp motor capable of 8,000 to 30,000 RPM speeds. This versatile tool also includes features like sanding, grinding, cutting, or polishing attachments, features that are bound to come in handy when doing household repairs. Furthermore, it is officially licensed by Kawasaki and it includes a handy storage case to keep the kit organized.
8Proxxon 38481 Professional Rotary Tool IBS/E
This rotary tool from Proxxon comes with 6 high concentrically steel collects of various sizes, 34 industrial quality bits and cutters, along with a blow molded storage case, and a very sturdy build. Designed to be used for grinding, polishing, cleaning, cutting, or engraving, this particular tool does everything required of it with maximum reliability. We say this because it boasts a high-revving motor with full-wave electronic speed control functions.
7DEWALT DW660 Cut-Out 5 Amp 30,000 RPM Rotary Tool
Like the name suggests, the DW660 comes with a 30,000 RPM electric motor aimed at helping you when performing drywall cutting work. It also features a turn-on/bump-off switch for comfort along with a very slim and lightweight body designed to make it easier to use for long periods of time. Not only that, but its dust-sealed switch protects against dust ingestion to guarantee a longer switch life.
6Dremel 8220-2/28 12-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool
Packing a quick collet lock for fast accessory changes, this rotary tool will accommodate any Dremel accessory or attachment in a very quick manner. While it is a cordless tool by design, it only takes one hour to charge the battery efficiently, mainly due to its high-performance motor which interestingly enough, doesn’t use all that much energy. As for the kit, it contains 28 accessories, a carrying case, a charger, and two 12-bolt lithium-ion batteries.
5Black & Decker RTX-B 3-Speed RTX Rotary Tool Kit
This particular tool from Black & Decker is one of the most powerful out there, much due to its 3-speed, powerful, high torque motor. It also includes an RTX speed rotary tool, 5 accessories, a storage bag, a user guide, and a wrench for comfort. Not only that, but it also features a universal collet system designed to accept all standard rotary tool accessories along with a flip-lock spindle lock for easy access.
4Dremel 4000-6/50 120-Volt Variable-Speed Rotary Tool
Thanks to the 50 accessories it comes with, the Dremel 4000-6/50 might just be one of the most versatile rotary tools on the market. Capable of developing speeds from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM, this rotary tool can handle a multitude of jobs with ease. For instance, it uses a 360-degree grip zone that allows you to control the tool efficiently in virtually any position. As for the accessories, you aren’t likely to find a better equipped rotary tool in this price range.
3WEN 2305 Rotary Tool Kit
The WEN 2305 is a multi-purpose rotary tool kit that comes equipped with a flex shaft and many other useful accessories. It features a powerful 120V, 60Hz, 1 Amp motor capable of an 8,000-30,000 RPM variable speed range, a flexible lightweight shaft attachment for precision, a double insulated construction for durability, and an 80-piece accessory set for cutting, burr removal, polishing, shaping, and drilling.
2Dremel 4200-8/64 High Performance Corded Rotary Tool Kit
Thanks to its patented and tool integrated EZ Change mechanism, this particular rotary tool makes it very easy for you to change whatever attachment or accessory you may be using with minimum effort. It also features patented EZ Lock and EZ Drum features to enable wheel and sanding band change in a timely fashion. Not only that, but its high-performance Dremel Rotary Motor features variable speed capabilities and electronic feedback to keep speed constant under heavy load to avoid stalling.
1Dremel 4000-2/30 120-Volt Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit
Dremel’s 4000-2/30 is one of the most popular rotary tools on the market and it’s easy to see why. Not only it is very affordable but it also features all the capabilities of rotary tools at twice the price. For instance, it is compatible with all Dremel accessories and attachments while including 30 such accessories and 2 attachments to make things easier. At the same time, it has a 360-degree grip zone for control in any working position and a deluxe carrying case for safe keeping.