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Dremel is the standard when it comes to rotary tools. DIY enthusiasts use them for everything from standing on a dog’s nails to cutting steel. If you fall into this category, the company’s latest release, 8260, is interesting for several reasons.
To start, it’s Dremel’s first brushless rotary tool. With a more modern motor design, Dremel claims the 8260 has an output 20 percent higher than the 4300, its most powerful wired model. On top of that, it features twice the battery life of the 8220, its previous flagship wireless model. It’s also 20 percent faster than the 8220.
It’s also the first Dremel clever tool. Adding a Bluetooth connection allows you to connect the 8260 to your phone through the Dremel mobile app. One of the coolest features here is an interactive guide that tells you which supplement and RPM you need to use to hack specific materials. It will also send you battery notifications and warnings if the gadget is about to stop or overheat. The LED light on the 8260 will also warn you if you are about to run into these problems.
The 8260 is available today through Home Depot for $169. The set comes with three metal cutting wheels, one designed for plastic, a battery, charger and carrying case.