This cordless Dremel clone is so cheap you can buy an extra and use it as a milk frother

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It costs a certain amount of money and the promo code takes a specific amount off. But don’t concern yourself with details.


I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Tacklife tools

Same here. I’ve got a tacklife welding helmet and multimeter. I own several brands of both of those tools and am pleased to say that the tacklife units are very good.

I’ve also got the tacklife allen wrench set. It’s merely adequate, certainly not garbage.

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You get what you pay for

I’m always afraid one day the jar will break in my hand, but I admit I have stirred peanut butter with an electric mixer beater in a cordless drill.

To my wife’s appalled bewilderment.

Waste of money ^

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Odd. Why is it NOT recommended for cutting tools?

Because its a handheld rotary tool (that’s held with a single hand) there’s a lot of potential for the tool or whatever you’re working on to move, instantly ruining it. It’s not a precise tool, and inherently there’s nothing wrong with it… you just have to use dremel-type of tools with the knowledge that you will most definitely mess up. I’ve used them successfully without problems but its always been on things that don’t require precision.

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Sure, it can foam milk, but then you get sawdust cappucino.


I can always use some extra fiber in my diet


It is not a Dremel. And most definitelly not with a capital “D”. It is a Tacklife generic rotary tool.

A Dremel is a brand.

You do not call every copying machine a Xerox, you do not call every chainsaw a Stihl, you do not call every car a Ford. Some people might, in a colloquial manner, but not on an official site when you are trying to hawk said product.

By the way, Proxxon makes much better rotary tools (and higher quality accessories) of this type than Dremel.


Let me stop my frisbee game to wipe that word spillage up with a kleenex before this gets out of hand. :nerd_face:


Umm, for a while they did. It was so common that it’s probably in your closest dictionary.


Are you sure you don’t want to Hoover it up?


all this chatter has given me a headache… think I’ll some Aspirin for it.


I had to googl… uhh… use an internet search engine to find the Tacklife pricing.


Trademark was lost over 100 years ago.

I have one of these, and use it regularly. It has little torque, but it’s neat to make small works on plastic. For more serious work I use a real rotary tool and control its speed with an old foot pedal from a sewing machine.

I got those as well–the ball end metric/SAE set from a little while back. They are garbage. The ‘ball end’ isn’t anything near that. There’s burrs all over the place. The coating is uneven and flawed. It’s going to take a half hour of cleanup with some sandpaper and a deburring tool before the two sets will be useable. I’m not sure the ball end ever will be on some of the smaller ones as they were never formed properly–they’re too long to act like a ball. Well, maybe a football…

That’s been the only one that sucked, though. The DVMs were good as were the mini screwdriver sets. The digital calipers were surprisingly good. I do with they had a thumb wheel and/or a stop screw. But for the price, they were quite good. The fractional measurement setting has proven to be surprisingly useful.

I don’t think that’s accurate. More like “you rarely get more than what you pay for.” You don’t always get even what you pay for. There are plenty of brands that charge a lot for the exact same junk that you can get more inexpensively elsewhere.

Many of my friends are of the mindset that you should always buy the super duty heirloom quality tools and that anything else is just absurd. I disagree with them. For a first tool, I prefer to buy the cheap one. Because, at that point, I don’t know what features/qualities are important to me. I don’t know how much or in what way I’ll end up using the tool. By the time I’ve outgrown or broken the cheap first tool, I wll hopefully have learned enough about what I want one for, how to use it, and what features/qualities are important, that I can buy a good one to replace it that has the qualities I find useful and nothing more. Since most tools follow the hockey stick graph for price vs features/quality, knowing what you don’t need can save you a lot of money.

Plus, maybe you don’t need the tool or your use ends up being infrequent, etc. Then you saved even more money by not buying the crazy high quality tool. An example of that for me is the 1/2" impact drill I bought. It’s crazy better than a normal drill for masonry work, but I’m unlikely to ever bore more than 100 holes in masonry ever. Do I really need the $1000 drill? I think the $19.95 one from Harbor Freigh will do just fine. Sure, I could just borrow a $1000 drill from a friend, but who wants to be that person?


in the United States, yes. not worldwide.

and one day Dremel’s trademark will meet the same fate… as will Velcro’s.

Of course the Coupon is only good for the US, because MERICA.
The rest of the world has to keep foaming up that soy latte with
steam like in the Middle Ages…

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