Rotary tools are extremely versatile handheld tools, well-suited to many do-it-yourself and professional applications. Since these tools are so versatile, choosing the right one for your project can be a little confusing. Use our guide to sort it all out. Lowe's is happy to provide this information as a service to you.
Rotary tools can be divided into two types - Cut Out Tools and Basic Rotary Tools. The biggest difference between the two is the size of their motors. Cut out tools usually have larger motors.
Cut out tools are available in both cordless and corded versions. Cordless tools can be more convenient. The corded versions are slightly more powerful than cordless.
Rotary tools are so versatile it wouldn't be possible to list all their functions. But, to give you an idea of the wide range of tasks these tools can perform, we've compiled a short list.
What is it that makes rotary tools so versatile? The answer is simple— the vast array of attachments available for them. Here's a sampling of the things you can expect to find.
Cut out tools don't have quite as many attachments as basic rotary tools, but those powerful motors make the most of each attachment available.
Basic rotary tools have been around since the 1930's, so there's been plenty of time for manufacturers to develop and refine attachments for these tools.
If you do mostly heavy work with hard materials, then you're probably better off with the more powerful cut out tool. However, if you do small jobs or crafts, the more versatile basic rotary tool would probably be your first choice. In the final analysis, both are extraordinary tools and you may want to have one of each.SHOP ALL ROTARY TOOLS