Cordless or Corded Dremel Tool?

It seems like more and more Dremel Rotary Tools and Dremel Multi Tools are going cordless. So, that brings about a choice – do you want to buy a cordless Dremel or buy one with a cord?

Let me give you a quick example of why I don’t like cordless power tools. Not long ago I was putting up a new fence around my house. Down here in Texas we all have wooden fences around our yards. I had a nice Porter Cable cordless drill that I was using to drive screws through the wooden fence and into the posts. These were long wood screws and took quite a bit of torque and power to put in each screw.

With a cordless drill, it takes a lot of life out of the battery to do that work. I was constantly having to stop and let the battery recharge. I had 2 batteries, but even with alternating, the demand was greater than the power.

Since then, I have replaced that drill with a Milwaukee power drill with a cord. I have constant power. There aren’t too many places I cannot go with it. I have about 350 feet of power cords here at home, so I’m good. I won’t ever buy a cordless drill again.

However, I do like my cordless Dremel Rotary Tool. It does the work for me just fine. Since I am not needing the same power and torque, the battery life tends to last longer. I like it much better than my old corded Dremel because the cord always seemed to get in the way.

The one big piece of advice I can give you is this – if you are going to work cordless, buy a spare battery. It will save you from losing your temper and saying words that you don’t want your kids to repeat. Sooner or later your battery will die while doing a project. Having a backup battery to switch out with, and then start recharging the other will be more than enough to complete almost any project.

The one exception may be the Dremel Multi Tool, which can require some extra power as it rips through material. It’s a toss up between cordless and corded. If you’re going to use it often, you may even consider two spare batteries.

The last piece of advice is to make sure you use a Lithium battery for longer life. Read some of the reviews on Amazon to see what others are saying about the life of the batteries.


One Response to “Cordless or Corded Dremel Tool?”

  1. cordless drill tests says:

    I had a nice Porter Cable cordless drill that I was using to drive screws Read some of the reviews on Amazon to see what others are saying about it.

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