General Purpose Tools

Dremel MiniMite 4.8-Volt Cordless Two-Speed Rotary Tool


Small rotary tool ideal for delicate tasks and finer work

When my battery-powered Dremel rotary tool gave up the ghost after 10 good years, I bought a new one. This time, I got the Dremel MiniMite. It’s smaller and lighter than the one I had, and instead of an analog speed control dial, it has a 2-speed switch (6,500 and 13,000 rpm). It’s not as heavy duty as my old one, but it works perfectly well for my purposes (mainly, accidentally gouging stuff, sanding the skin off my thumbtip, and burning my fingers when I remove an accessory before it cools down). All my old accessories work with it, except for the battery pack.

-- Mark Frauenfelder 02/4/16