Dremel 3000-2/28 Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit, 28-Pieces

Last updated: June 26, 2020

The intuitive nose cap on this rotary tool replaces the chuck and makes changing attachments much easier. Once secured, the powerful motor can put plenty of force behind any job. While compact, it is equally suited to cutting or sanding.

We looked at the top Rotary Tool Kits and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Rotary Tool Kit you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This small rotary tool packs a heavy-duty motor and intuitive accessory changing system.

In our analysis of 53 expert reviews, the Dremel Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit, 28-Pieces placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Dremel 3000 is the workhorse of the Dremel brand. New enhancements such as the EZ Twist integrated wrench nose cap accessory allows you to switch between accessories without the Dremel wrench. The 360-degree grip-zone improves balance and comfort while the improved venting and redesigned fan makes the 3000 run cooler and stay comfortable for longer duration jobs.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Flex Shaft attachment only furthers the versatility of the Dremel 3000. This piece gives the user a new level of precision that is ideal for small crafts and intricate carving. The Dremel 3000 is our top pick for rotary tools because it works well, lasts long, and can do just about everything.
Features the power and speed necessary to tackle cutting, grinding, and sharpening tasks around the house, as well as cleaning and engraving for crafters. This rotary tool's variable speed ranges from 5,000 to 32,000 RPMs for precise control and the 1.2 Amp motor provides plenty of power. The tool is equipped with an EZ Twist nose cap so that you can quickly and easily change accessories, seamlessly moving from job to job.
The Dremel 3000 still has that nice feeling in your hand like some of the other Dremels on the market. The motor is a 1.2 amp motor and has an rpm range of 5,000 – 32,000. The speed is adjusted by a slide switch on the body of the tool. Also a user can replace the brushes, one on each side of the tool. One thing Dremel redesigned were the vents, with side vents. With the redesign the tool should run cooler when used for extended periods of time.
It might be inexpensive, but it’s not cheap. And I actually really like the 3000 series Dremel tool, and think it has some appeal over the pricier and more powerful tools. For one, it’s small and compact, or at least smaller and more compact. That makes it more convenient when using certain accessories and attachments.
The fact that it has more attachments and accessories than the other two kits makes the Dremel 3000-2/28 the best option in the 3000 series as it can not only do everything that the other two kits can do but much more.
The symmetrical design features multi-directional rubber grip elements for added comfort, and the body has been designed to feature a more efficient fan and side vents to allow it to run without reaching as high a temperature as most rotary tools.
Lightweight, ergonomic design. Reviewers note that the Dremel 3000-2/28 Rotary Tool is much lighter and easier to control than other Dremel models, and runs with limited vibration.
It features an improved design which suits it for multiple-position gripping. The two attachments: a cutting guide and sanding/grinding guide provides you with full insight into handling the tasks professionally. The pack also contains a wrench and two mandrels. The accessories are quite impressive, with no useless accessories in the case. The silicon grinding stone, engraving cutters and cut-off wheel bit are a few of these accessories which work best.
Features a 360-degree grip zone which improves balance and comfort during use. There’s also a better venting system which has a redesigned fan so that longer duration jobs stay cooler and more comfortable.
Twist nose cap, which is a feature for faster accessory change, has been added to this amazing toolkit. The nose cap has a wrench that facilitates more rapid tightening of accessories or attachments. Performance: It consists of a cooling system that provides a cooler running tool. Additionally, it has an adjustable speed setting, allowing us to work at our own pace.
Possesses the abilities of a workhorse. It has been improved with the new EZ Twist Integrated tool, which means you can now switch accessories without using the wrench. For comfort and balance, while working, the 360-degree grip zone ensures that while the newly designed vents ensure that your machine doesn’t build up heat, it reduces noise and has a longer working life.

What reviewers didn't like

Doesn't work with all Dremel accessories.
I wish the case was a tad bit bigger. While everything fits in the case, it does take a little time getting the cord wrapped up correctly to fit in the case nicely and close it.
The kit lacks a flex-shaft tool.
With the 3000 you will need to use your judgment to determine the right speed and pressure. For a newbie, this can lead to mistakes. For example, when buffing heirlooms you can easily end up wearing out the pieces without the electronic feedback function.
Short cord. Several users say they wish the power cord was a bit longer, as some other rotary tools boast an eight-foot cord to the Dremel 3000-2/28 Rotary Tool’s six-foot cord.
For ceramics and metals, you should buy the Dremel 4000 as it has enough power for the intensive tasks.
Requires the right size chuck nuts for some of the attachments to work. This means that we have to dig deeper into our pockets to buy extra nuts. Sometimes the cutting wheel overheats, making the tool too hot to handle.
The machine is not durable.
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