|Item Weight||13.9 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.5 x 11.3 x 13.9 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||8000-03|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year manufacturer warranty, 30 day money back gaurantee|
Dremel 8000-03 10.8-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool
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- Lithium-ion battery holds charge while in storage for two years so light is always ready when you need it
- Includes 40 genuine Dremel accessories
- Variable speed from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm to match the proper speed required
- High capacity 10.8V Lithium-ion battery for longer run times
- Comfort grip housing for easier handling and better tool control
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More convenient and less expensive than relying on a range of different tools and accessories to meet your needs, the 8000-03 is a single, compact unit that grinds, cuts, sharpens, polishes, and cleans. Whether your passion is home improvement or elaborate craft and restoration projects, this easy-to-use rotary tool is a must-have.
Cordless Design for Easy Portability
Thanks to its cordless design, the 8000-03 is ultra portable. It goes where you go, and it offers the flexibility to handle whatever project you dream up. Measuring 9.25 inches long and weighing just 14 ounces, it's lightweight and easy to maneuver. In short, it offers all the convenience of a corded model without the hassle of a cord.
Lithium-Ion Battery for Long-Lasting Power
To help ensure reliable, long-term performance, the 8000-03 utilizes lithium-ion battery technology. The high capacity 10.8-volt battery provides an extended run-time--holding its charge up to six times longer than nickel-cadmium batteries--up to two years in storage, so it's always ready when you need it. For added convenience, the battery power gauge on the tool lets you know when it's time to recharge, and you can store the battery on its included charger without shortening its charge capacity.
Variable Speed for Optimum Precision and Control
The 8000-03 is a variable-speed tool, which means you can select the right speed from 5,000 to 35,000 RPMs to match both the job and the accessory.
Versatile Performance for Unlimited Uses
Incredibly versatile, the 8000-03 has the strength to handle a range of household, vehicle, and crafting jobs. And thanks to the 40 included accessories, your imagination is the only limit to what this compact powerhouse can accomplish. Sharpen a chain saw blade, cut through fiberglass, restore model railroad cars, handcraft a bead bracelet and necklace set, complete a complicated robotics project, repair baseboards and window trim, clean a boat engine, and even groom your dog's nails. The 8000-03 can truly do it all.
About Dremel: A History of Brilliance and Innovation
Founded in 1932 in Racine, Wisconsin, Dremel is the industry leader in rotary tools. The company owes its success to the inventive genius of its founder and namesake, Albert J. Dremel. In his lifetime, Mr. Dremel owned 55 patents on a wide range of products from electric erasers to a gas-powered rotary lawn mower. His most famous and important invention was a high-speed rotary tool, dubbed the Dremel Moto-Tool. Compact, lightweight, and perfect for a wide range of jobs, the rotary tool was an immediate hit with hobbyists and eventually became accepted as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Today, the Dremel name remains synonymous with utility, durability, and innovation.
What's in the Box
Rotary tool, charger, 40 accessories, carrying case, and instruction manual
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Top Customer Reviews
The lithium version has none of these drawbacks. Because there's no cord it's more comfortable to hold (and much more convenient to use!), about the same weight as a corded model, and has plenty of RPMs and torque. Battery lifetimes are very good, and the "fuel gauge" seems to be reasonably accurate. (Exactly how long a charge will last depends greatly on what you're using it for--working on balsa wood uses a lot less power than, say, grinding metal.)
Battery charge times are quite short, about three hours to charge a completely empty battery. (But thanks to a "smart charger" it should only take a few minutes to charge it after a typical job.) An added bonus is that lithium batteries hold their charges practically forever, so there's no need to "trickle charge" them; just charge it back up after you're done with it and put it away, and it'll be ready to use the next time you need it.
The only nit I've found so far is the need to remove the battery to charge it. (This is probably for safety's sake.) It'd be slightly more convenient to just put the whole unit in the charger after use, but since it doesn't need charging that often this is really minor.
I'd consider this to be an entirely practical replacement for a corded Dremel. For everything I use my Dremel for (mostly small models plus the occasional home repair task) this one seems more than adequate. It's a sturdy unit that should last a long time.
My one concern about lifetime is how long the lithium battery will last; only time will tell.
I've been hesitant about the earlier cordless Dremels but this one looks like "it".
So far it's done everything I've asked it to do but I haven't asked it to do much--I got it specifically to deal with a piece of acrylic that my cordless Rotozip melted instead of cutting--I figured the adjustable speed on the Dremel would take care of that and was right.
Just an aside about stalling--if you're stalling a Dremel then it's time to take a good hard look at a Rotozip, which, if you've never played with one, is kind of a Dremel on steroids--Dremel has an equivalent, the "Advantage", but only the one model and not cordless.
The lack of a provision to charge the battery with the tool attached is just carrying through the current practice with cordless tools--it's assumed that one will have two batteries, one on the tool and one on charge if this is an issue. There's space in the case for a second battery.
A "gotcha" to be aware of with the lithium ion batteries, always store them charged--if they self-discharge below a certain point a protective circuit kicks in and they disable themselves--this is a safety issue--trying to recharge a lithium ion battery that is discharged below a certain point can result in an explosion (I'm not talking about a little spill--exploding lithium batteries in emergency-locator transmitters have brought down light aircraft).Read more ›
I'm telling you, I use this thing constantly and it works like a champ! It is powerful enough for me to cut all my brass and aluminum with the precision of that of a doctor. For as handy as this tool is--I'd pay twice as much to get one if need be. I've had mine for 5 months too.
One HUGE word of advice. WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES! I know this may sound lame, but it saved my @ss!!! When cutting some tubing, my disk exploded at full RPM's and the shrapnel hit me in the goggles. (Of course I had my fat head over top of it while I was cutting) Just be careful. The tool is A+, but the little thing could be dangerous if you slack on the safety.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great cordless tool to have around for lots of different types of jobs around the house. Battery charge hold up very good and the tool feels like very good quality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel Hansen
after 3 years of use is still going strong. grimace have always been good quality if you take care of it it will last if you don't take care of it it's not going to last that goes... Read morePublished 7 months ago by jamesA.
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