Dremel 200 Series Rotary Tool Review

Review of Dremel 200 Series Rotary Tool

Editor Rating: 4.9/5

Build Quality
Power
Features
Price

Review Summary

Aside from the surprisingly high number of fans who use it to file their dogs’ nails, this can also be put to work in cutting, sanding, or polishing just about anything. People use it for small repairs around the house and garage, maintenance in the yard, and for a wide variety of arts and crafts projects.

Dremel sells a fleet of small, handheld tools that combine power, precision, and versatility in service to maintenance and repair as well as arts and crafts, plus they have a reputation for durability. Chances are you need one – you just don’t know it yet.

Dremel 200 Rotary Tool – A Quick Look

Pros
  • Two-speed power handles delicate or tough projects
  • Highly versatile – choose your kit configuration
  • High speed, low torque
  • One-handed operation
  • 6’ cord is plenty long enough
Cons
  • Included case is only for accessories, not the entire kit

Specifications

Power: 120V/.9A

Speed: 2 speed, 15,000 or 35,000 rpms

Cord Length: 6’

Warranty: 2 year

Included: Wrench plus 14 accessories for carving, cutting, grinding, cleaning, and sanding

Dremel 200 cutting metal tube

Versatility

We can’t stress enough how versatile this diminutive tool is. In addition to the included bits, Dremel also sells a veritable fleet of additional accessories. Sanding, polishing, cutting, engraving, scraping, drilling, grinding, cleaning – there are several bits available for each of these tasks. Will you build a house from scratch with this? No. But it’s a small, lightweight, one-handed tool that can go anywhere and do anything.

Semi-customizable universe

Dremel doesn’t sell bare tools. They sell kits which contain some combination of “attachments” and “accessories.” They describe “attachments” as pieces you stick on the end to give the tool a specific function, such as cutting or sanding. “Accessories” are then added to attachments, such as saw blades if you’re cutting and sanding drums if you’re sanding. And you don’t necessarily need an attachment – many accessories work without them.

Within the Dremel 200 series, you can choose amongst three kits: the N/15, the 1/21, and the 1/15. The initial number indicates the number of included attachments, and the second tells you how many accessories are in the kit (and N = zero). The 1/21 contains an attachment for cutting plus 21 accessories and the 1/15 contains a sharpening attachment plus 15 accessories. The N/15 has no attachment and 15 accessories.

Between all the kits and the tools and the attachments and the accessories – many of which are interchangeable – a Dremel tool brings you into a giant universe of customized functions and options.

Dremel 200 making a hole in the wall

FAQ

Can I use this tool on glass? Tile? Porcelain? Dogs’ nails? Wood? Brass? Seashells? Plastic? Beads? Concrete? Grout?
Yes, to all of them. With the proper attachment and accessory combo, this tool can handle any of these applications.

Dremel 200 drilling wood

Conclusion

It’s a random orbital sander, a detail sander, a jigsaw, a hacksaw, a drill, a chainsaw sharpener – and probably a few more things as well – all rolled into one device, but you only have to shell out the cash for this one.  We don’t usually like tools that try to be a jack-of-all-trades, but this is one of the exceptions.  You’ll wonder how you ever got anything done without it.

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Sources:

https://www.dremel.com/en_US/accessories-and-attachments/-/subcategory/accessory/find-by-tool/27343/rotary/904

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!