When you pop open a new Dremel kit, you want to be overwhelmed with all of the attachments and bits and assorted gizmos in the box. You want to open the case and not even know where to begin. Sometimes you open the case and you have what you need to get started, but not much else. It’s fine, but it’s a little disappointing.
So the first thing you’ll probably notice with the Dremel 3000-2/28 Rotary Tool is just how generous the kit is. It really does come with twenty-eight accessories and two attachments, plus two mandrels and a wrench.
Not that it matters if the tool itself isn’t up to your expectations, but yeah, the kit comes with a lot of stuff, so what else do you need to know?
The Tool Is Solid
The Dremel 3000 fits comfortably in your hand, it has just the right weight to it, perfectly balanced for both dexterity and power. It’s reliable and has a really good build quality. If you’ve ever struggled to position a rotary tool just right in your hand, the 3000 will be a relief. You can just about twirl it in your fingers to get the right angle on your project. Dremel tasks are delicate work.
If you can’t hold the tool correctly, you’re going to have a very hard time getting the results you want, if you don’t completely botch the job in the attempt. The right size and weight really goes a long way to getting you the precision results you’re after.
If We Have To Pick Out A Fault…
The only thing we can really knock the design for isn’t with the tool, but the case, which really asks you to be a Tetris master if you’re gonna get everything back in the box. That’s a nitpick, but it shows you how far we have to stretch to find something to complain about with the 3000.
The Accessories Are Impressive
The box isn’t packed with useless accessories just so they can say there are 28 accessories. There’s a really nice fiberglass-reinforced cut-off wheel bit, a silicon carbide grinding stone, some really good cleaning and polishing bits, and some great engraving cutters. It’s a safe bet that the box has what you need, so you probably won’t need to make a trip to the hardware store on delivery.
You Can Operate The EZ Switch In Seconds
Really, we’re not kidding, go ahead and time yourself. With a little practice, popping a bit out and replacing it is something you can do in two or three seconds, maybe faster if you’re really dexterous. The bits pop in and out with very little effort.
Dremel 3000-2/28: Conclusion
If you’re looking for a Dremel set and you don’t want to have to do a lot of shopping to get all the parts you need, the Dremel 3000 2/28 kit is where you want to go to get started. There are around three dozen items in this box – all of them useful no matter what you need your Dremel for.