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Review of Dremel Stylus tool

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    June 2021
Review of Dremel Stylus tool
Posted by rocketman2000 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 9:42 AM

I mentioned when I bougth the tool that I would give a review after I had used it a few weeks.  I first saw it at HD, at fifty bucks, but then saw it at Menards for forty five.

I love this thing- it is now my goto dremel tool.  It is small and light, and you can hold it like a pencil.  The speed control is okay, but like their other units the speed control is far from constant velocity.  It slows down with increasing pressure.  Personally this does not bother me.  The speed/power is just right for plastic.  I will be keeping my big dremel for heavy work on wood or plastic but this is now what I keep plugged in and handy.  It is AC powered, not battery.  Only thing I don't like is that the chuck lock is directly 180 from the power switch, and twice I squeezed the chuck lock when I intended to turn it off Sad

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:41 AM

I agree. It's my most-used power tool. Also agree on the chuck lock location.


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    September 2021
Posted by DooeyPyle67 on Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:39 PM

Had that one for a few years now. I love the fact it has variable speeds. 

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:42 AM

It's that time of the year.  Dremel sells a version of their battery powered Minimite tool for pumpkin carving.  Ignore the jack-o-lantern face on the label.   It is two speed, but with stale batteries it's speeds are useful without being too fast to melt plastic.  The tool runs on 4 AA batteries.  The collet size accepts standard Dremel 1/8 shank burrs. 

I picked one up at Lowe's a few years back, as a post-Halloween sale item, list was about 20 bucks.  Check the big box stores and craft stores

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    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, September 27, 2021 10:36 AM

Yeah, looks pretty good.  Thanks for the review!  I find I can hold my Dremel like a pen or a stylus, though, so I wouldn't get it myself.  I don't say that to discourage anyone else from trying it, though.  You can't go wrong with Dremel.

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, September 27, 2021 9:27 PM

I picked one up at Wally World for about $30, and I like it too.

However, I also have a pistol grip Dremel tool, with rechargeable batteries, that they made about 10 years ago.  It is much easier to hold and control than the Stylus model we are discussing here.  I wonder why they were on the market such a short time.  This is the one I generally use for most of my grinding or drilling needs.

Gimme a pigfoot, and a bottle of beer...

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    March 2020
Posted by Faux fisherman on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:40 AM

I bought the Harbor freight version, same tool $30.00

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    September 2021
Posted by DooeyPyle67 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 8:07 PM

I've had that one for over 2 years now as a Christmas present. Love it and definitely love the variable speed feature. I'm surprised it took you this long to get one.


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