When it comes to getting those fine detailing, polishing, cleaning, cutting, engraving, sanding, shaping and other jobs done that need versatility and precision, a rotary tool can work wonders for your projects. If you’ve come over here from our top 10 best rotary tools post, you’ll see there are both corded and cordless versions, so today we took the time to highlight only those without cords to ensure maximum versatility during your work. Luckily, as compared to other tools out there in the world, these aren’t too expensive and come quite affordable, even for those looking to spend a few bucks on a simple solution. We covered numerous price points to help give you some options.
The best cordless rotary tools
The Dremel 8220 is one of the best rotary tools for the money and it offers some versatility, solid build, and variable speeds. It is a cordless rotary tool kit with some of the highest performance out there. As you’ll notice, the Dremel brand name is mentioned in here quite a few times for a reason. This one comes with a powerful motor and uses long-lasting lithium-ion battery (12-volt) technology. With its slim ergonomic body, the grip is easy to handle and it has a 360 degree grip zone for control at any position, which is particularly important for cordless rotary tools since many need some lenience with angles and what not. It can be used with the beloved Dremel rotary tool attachment and accessories but comes with quite a few in the box as you can see in the photo. It also has a separate off and on switch for speed control and it retains the speed setting to achieve the desired speed every time you need to use it. Its nose cap has an EZ twist model and it has a wrench to use for fast accessory changes. If you wanted one of the best cordless rotary tools out there, not to mention by Dremel, check this one out.
The Milwaukee 2460-21 is a super powerful tool that offers a very long life when compared to other cordless rotary tools. It’s a bit more expensive than many out there but you’re getting what you pay for — a powerful motor design with optimized electronics, Milwaukee’s reputable ‘REDLITHIUM battery technology’ (to offer some great power and durability), as well as variable speed (5,000 to 32,000). It t is also compatible with 1/32 and 1/8 shank accessories for different options such as polishing, sanding, grinding and cutting. The tool has a dial to change the speed that offers fluid control which is very convenient and its 1.3 pound weight permits many hours of comfortable use. We’d recommend this one if you were in need of a top-of-the-line cordless rotary tool.
The Dremel 7300-N/8 is another one of their super-popular cordless rotary tools and this one has been designed for light duty jobs, including detailing, shaping, sanding and drilling. It is a handy tool that can be taken anywhere you may need it. It comes with two speeds which may be used with any Dremel rotary tool accessories that are up to a 1.8 inch shank. The kit comes with a 4.8 volt cordless rotary tool, a sanding drum with mandrel, a polishing wheel, a silicon carbide grinding stone and a wrench. Its motor works with 6,500 up to 13,000 rpm to suit different applications. It is compatible with the Dremel battery and has a removable battery pack which lets the person use additional packs for long use. It’s a great budget-friendly option for a cordless rotary tool if you wanted to save some money while still getting a Dremel model.
This is a solid cordless rotary tool powered by a lithium-ion battery and it offers a steady level of power for pretty much every project you’ll come in contact with. The Hitachi GP10DL is lightweight and has a long-lasting battery life. It has a variable speed dial that lets the user control the speed of 5,000 up to 35,000 rpm. The Hitachi build is sturdy and will last you a while if you take care of it, not to mention is compact with the length of 8-3/16 inches to fit even in tight spaces. It is built with an extra LED light to offer superior visibility in dark workplaces or if you’re in need of extra guidance\precision. It has an innovative anti-vibration system to offer increased comfort with total control. It has a slim soft grip handle that reduces user fatigue and offers comfort as well as a low battery indicator light to warn a user when the run time gets low. Take a look at this if you wanted some extra little features to go alongside your rotary tool.
The Dremel 7000-N/5 tops off our list for the best cordless rotary tools and although it’s their third appearance in here, we had no choice since the user reviews are way too high to count. This one is very solid and is considered pretty budget-friendly since it isn’t breaking your wallet at all. You will be able to tackle many different projects with this convenient cordless tool and it operates with 6,000 up to 12,000 rpm. It is lightweight at only 6 oz. and gives 6 volts of power. On top of that, it includes five accessories and a wrench to give you the basic necessities. It works using 4 AA batteries (they are sold separately). It has a compact design to offer easy handling, especially in places where no electricity is available. It is recommended to be used for detailing, shaping, sanding and drilling with other light duty jobs.