TOOL REVIEW – Dremel EZ688 Cutting Kit

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Today we’ll be looking at the Dremel EZ lock cutting kit. I was recently sent a set of cutting wheels from Dremel and being that I deal with a lot heavier duty materials, this seems like a tool set your mom would have in her junk drawer.

First Impression

Right out of the box, it’s cool to see that they make cutting wheels this small, although I do feel like I can break them fairly easily with my fingers. It does come with several of them so that’s a positive. I already don’t feel like these are going to last long when I tested them out.

Functionality

Upon using them, when you have an appropriate Dremel tool they do well for cutting small, thin, non-rigid materials. I would not recommend anyone in any serious trade use any of these for doing any kind of serious steel fabrication cutting or anything like that. This is really meant for somebody that doesn’t use tools very often and just needs kind of a one off little thing here and there. If you’re in the trades what you should be using are full size high-performance 4 inch cutting disks on a grinder or a 3in cut off tool with several different blades that you can use for tile, grout, steel, and sheet rock, but this little Dremel tool is just not designed with the serious tradesman in mind. These cutting wheels are only an inch and a half wide in diameter and after cutting, say you were going to cut sheet metal or some corrugated steel, you would probably burn these blades up within the first cut or two, so this whole package might get you through one sheet and then you’d have to go out and buy a whole new pack of them. Again this is definitely not for a tradesmen. This is for a DIY person or somebody that doesn’t really use tools that often or for any kind of heavy duty use.

Info from HomeDepot.com

The Dremel Cut-Off Wheel Set comes in a convenient storage box. This 11-piece EZ Lock set features one mandrel, four metal-cutting wheels, three thin-cut wheels and three plastic-cutting wheels. It is compatible with all Dremel rotary tools (sold separately).

  • Includes one mandrel, four metal-cutting wheels, three thin-cut wheels and three plastic-cutting wheels

  • Compatible with all Dremel rotary tools

  • Effortless locking and loading without the need for a tiny mandrel screw to lose

  • Labeled wheels for easy identification

  • Application and usage information provided for guidance

Summary

If you’re a tradesman I would skip over this review. Don’t buy this tool. If you’re in the DIY market and you are doing things with arts and crafts this may be a good option for you to have a cutting wheel that’s very low power, low risk of being injured, and affordable enough that if you mess up the blades on it you can go get new blades. All in all I say 2 out of 5 stars.

For more detailed information on this Cutting Kit CLICK HERE.

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