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There are differences and similarities that deserve attention when it comes to choosing between Die Grinder versus Dremel.

Similarities include the fact that both have been developed to replicate functions of other tools. Both are rotary tool variants. Both are able to be used when cutting, polishing, grinding, and sanding. Both are versatile. 

When completing tasks the two not only have similar functions but they also both use the rotational force of whatever bit attached to each of the tools. While the two have these common attributes, there are also significant differences – to learn more, check this review.

The key differences that set these two tools apart include:
You will find Dremels are in the main powered electrically. Die grinders in most cases require more power, so the majority are air-powered, though some are pneumatic or electric.

Dremel is a Brand. Dremel manufactures its own tools whether they be rotary, oscillating, sawing tools along with many other power tools and hand tools. When it comes to die grinders there are many different brands to choose from along with many variations and several types of die grinding tool.

3. Die Grinders are generally larger than Dremels, which are known for being compact. There are compact die grinders but they are still bigger than an average Dremel. The die grinders discs and other bits and attachments are also longer.

4. Dremel tools tend to spin faster. Dremel rotary tools are able to max out at around 35,000rpm. Die grinders, on the other hand, tend to top out at between 20,000 and 25,000 rpm. The smaller the discs or bits, the less distance in diameter they have to spin, producing extra speed.

5. Die grinders tend to offer more torque. With higher torque power you can finish more jobs, although at maximum speed both Dremels and die grinders are able to deliver the torque that’s normally necessary.

6. Electric die grinders are in general more powerful. Dremel rotary tools are considered food for finishing on light and small tasks, but people describe die grinders as Dremels on steroids.

This is because a die grinder tends to win out when it comes to a comparison of power, amps and other important specs. Die grinders with extra power ensure that they are more suitable for working on a lot of the harder materials. This means that bigger jobs and more demanding tasks can be completed with a die grinder.

7. Die grinders are much less prone to overheating quickly. If rotary tools are used for long periods, especially if there are electrical power tools they tend to overheat. Die grinders don’t. You can use a die grinder for much longer periods than Dremels.

At the end of the day though, both types of tool are extremely flexible and capable. It’s possible to use both as effectively as each other but the rule of thumb is those die grinders should be used for heavy-duty tasks and Dremels for lighter work.


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