The 8 volt Dremel 8100 sits behind the 12 volt Dremel 8220 in Dremel’s cordless rotary tool range.
To summarise this Dremel 8100 review, there is nothing particularly about this tool. But, it does sit awkwardly in the cordless Dremel range.
If you are thinking of getting a battery operated Dremel, we would look at the Dremel 8220 for value for money, and the long term benefit of having a newer model tool.
Alternatively, the Dremel 8050 is lighter and more user friendly, but with similar performance specs.
However, if an 8 volt lithium ion battery is fine with you, as well as some other minor limitations of this tool compared to the 8220, you can keep reading on below about the 8100 model.
Dremel 8100: Review
Dremel 8100 8-Volt Max Cordless Rotary Tool
What’s Good About It?
- Decent sized battery for a cordless tool at 8 volts
- Extremely quick charge time – estimated at only 1 hour
- 7.2 Battery amp hours
- Variable speed from 5,000 to 30,000 RPM
- Comes with 21 bits/accessories for cutting, grinding, cleaning, sharpening, polishing and sanding
- Runs on lithium ion batteries
- Can be be used with all Dremel rotary tool accessories and most threaded attachments
- EZ twist nose cap to help change bits quicker and easier
- Comes with 21 accessory bits, battery, charger and case.
What’s Not So Great?
- Can’t be used with the 231, 335, PL400 and MS400 Dremel attachments
- Battery does not have as large capacity as the 12 volt Dremel 8220
What Else Do You Need To Use This Cordless Dremel Tool?
Two common optional extras you may get with this cordless Dremel tool are:
- All Purpose Dremel 160 Bit Kit – Dremel 710-08 All-Purpose Rotary Accessory Kit, 160-Piece (on Amazon)
- Keyless Chuck for Quick Bit Changing – Dremel 4486 MultiPro Keyless Chuck (on Amazon)
Where Can I Check Out This Cordless Dremel Tool?
Dremel 8100: Buyer’s Guide
What is the Dremel 8100?
An 8 volt, variable speed, cordless Dremel rotary tool.
It sits in between the Dremel 8220 and Dremel 8050 in terms of size and performance in the Dremel battery operated range.
What is the Dremel 8100 used for?
It will accept most Dremel accessories/bits – so, you can use it for any bit specific task.
Dremel rotary tools are a finishing tool. You would best use it for working on thinner and softer materials.
If you use it to consistently cut or grind thick metal for example – you either won’t get through the metal, or you’ll burn out the battery.
Seeing as it’s a cordless tool – it’s good for workspaces where you don’t want a cord in the way, where you are away from power supplies and where you are moving from workspace to workspace.
Who is the Dremel 8100 for?
- Dremel have designed this tool specifically for finishing, intricate sanding, polishing, cleaning, engraving and more
- Those who want a cordless dremel rotary tool that sits between the light and highest performing cordless tools in terms of power and performance
- People looking for a tool that can do pet nails
- Those who want an EZ Twist Nose Cap (tool-less bit changing)
Who is the Dremel 8100 not for?
- Those who want a 12 volt cordless dremel tool like the Dremel 8220, or a small/micro cordless Dremel tool like the 8050 and all the 7000 series of cordless Dremels
- Those who want the unlimited power supply of an electric Dremel rotary tool
Dremel 8100 Bits & Accessories
- Extra battery (optional)
- Dremel bits and accessories that you need for the tasks you want to perform
- Dremel attachments that you need for the tasks you want to perform – a flex shaft attachment is good for wood carving for example
Dremel 8100: Resources
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