Rotary tools have evolved from the first bulky models to today's models that are designed to be compact lightweight and incredibly versatile. The outstanding feature of these products is the versatility as they are used in hundreds of applications. Rotary tools are now available in corded and cordless versions.
HOW DO YOU RATE ROTARY TOOLS
SPEED – rotary tools rely on high speed to accomplish most applications
VARIABLE SPEED – variable speed allows you the versatility to use a wider variety of accessories
COLLET SIZES – there are different collet sizes available to suit different accessories
The number of applications you can use a rotary tool for are only limited by your imagination, some of the applications are: Sanding, grinding, cutting, de burring, engraving, carving, polishing, sharpening, drilling rust removal etc
- METAL CUTTING
As well as the multitude of accessories that are available for rotary tools some things you should look for when purchasing are:
BODY CONFIGURATION – the tool should feel comfortable in your hand
FLEXIBLE SHAFT – with a flexible shaft attached to your tool it allows you to get into tighter positions and provides excellent control for detailed applications
TOOL STAND – used in conjunction with the flexible shaft keeps your rotary tool located up and away from the work area
CARRY CASE – keep your rotary tool and all of its accessories neat and tidy
SPINDLE LOCK – change your accessories quickly as only one spanner is required once the spindle lock is engaged
Always use the correct safety equipment when using a rotary tool, although they are small they run at high speed.
Secure the accessories correctly using the matching collet
Check the tool is turned off prior to plugging it into the electricity supply