Dremel 3000 Review 

Our Rating 

95% Overall

Thanks for taking your time to read our UK review of the very popular Dremel 3000 rotary tool kit. If you have any type of interest in rotary tools, then you will instantly recognise the Dremel brand name. That name quite literally dominates the UK market for in this area.

The versatility and the amount of control is what makes this an excellent choice for beginners and professionals.


Dremel 3000 Introduction & Overview

For around £45, you are simply going to have a lot of fun. We think it is probably one of the best gifts you can receive. If no-one ever buys you this rotary tool kit, then we would strongly suggest that you treat yourself.

If you fancy wood carving, engraving, routing, sharpening, grinding, polishing, cutting or sanding, then this nifty little rotary tool is going to be your best friend.

How Buyers Rate the Dremel 3000

Buyer Satisfaction
  • The average buyer satisfaction rating is 94%
  • 80% of all online buyers gave this Dremel tool a full 5 star rating
  • 3% of all online buyers gave this a poor review

This is based on over 4,000+ online buyer reviews

What Buyers say about the Dremel 3000

There are over 4,000 online buyer reviews. That is a lot of reviews for our readers to get through, so to save you that trouble, we have summarised what they have to say just below.


  • Hobbyists found many uses for this very useful tool 
  • Many keen DIY people seemed to find this a very useful tool for a wide variety of jobs around the home 
  • Many buyers said this was strong, versatile and very useful
  • Most buyers liked the accessories that came with this kit 


  • Some buyers say this is no good for any heavy work 
  • some buyers said only good for light hobby work 
  • A few buyers said this is not made to last very long


There is no doubt that this rotary tool sells really well as you can tell that from the large number of reviews. At 3% the number of complaints is low, and that is always a good thing. This tool is designed for lighter work but remains nonetheless a useful addition to your tool kit.


  • This multi-tool can be used on DIY projects: carve, engrave, rout, cut, sand, grind, sharpen, polish and clean
  • Comes with 15 included accessories
  • It has the EZ Twist - means you can easily switch between applications within 1 or more projects easily
  • Comes with a 2 year warranty
  • Measures 19 cm long, 5cm in width and 4.5 cm in depth
  • Weighs 0.55 Kg
  • It has a 130 watt motor
  • It has a soft grip
  • The electric cable is 6.5 feet long
  • It also has a hanging hook for easy storage
  • Has the very useful spindle lock
  • Has variable speed from 10,000 to 30,000 RPM
  • Comes with a 3.2 mm collet

Features You Should Know About

Variable Speed

Having the ability to vary the speed of a rotary tool is extremely important. It is the ability to control the spinning speed that allows the tool to be used for a wide variety of purposes, such as sanding, cutting and polishing.

Spindle Lock

The spindle lock simply allows for the fast changing of the various accessories. The spindle lock on the Dremel 3000 makes this very quick and very easy. The beauty of this type of multi-tool is the wide variety of tasks that you can do with it.

That means being able to use a wide variety of accessories. That of course then means being able to quickly change out the arbors and attachments. The system used on this multi-tool makes it very easy.


This kit comes with 15 different types of accessories.

Video Review of the Dremel 3000

Why Pick the Dremel 3000?

Dremel - The Brand

Dremel are a worldwide renown manufacturer of high speed rotary tools. Dremel tools are a solution to many chores and challenges needing attention to detail and precision, as well as the go-to tool for crafters and hobbyists. 

Albert Dremel founded Dremel Manufacturing Co. in Racine, in 1932 and the first multi-tool was created in 1935. In 1973 Dremel was acquired by Emerson Electric and then subsequently purchased by Bosch in 1993.

Every year the company continues to expand, entering markets throughout Europe and now supplying more than 80 countries worldwide.

Our Verdict on the Dremel 3000?

To conclude, this is not the ideal tool for any job, but if you want a tool that is capable of A LOT of jobs then this is the one for you and it represents excellent value for money.

I'd like to knock off some points for the diabolical instructions and the broken cutting disks, but all in all the tool is so brilliant and has so many uses that I can't comfortably do that, as it's only a minor irritation.

All in all, this is a great tool to own and you should get a lot of use out of it.

Dremel 3000 FAQ

Is the Dremel suitable for drilling through small stones and pebbles?

Yes, this is such a powerful multi tool that it could be easily used to drill through small and medium sized pebbles!!

Is this tool suitable for engraving jars and glasses?

Yes the Dremel can be used to engrave any type of glass, pottery or enamel and with a little practice it becomes very easy to produce great results.

Can this be used for cutting and trimming tiles?

I wouldnt be using this tool to cut a large batch of tiles but its brilliant for trimming and finishing awkward cuts

Can i use this to cut locks and chains?

The Dremel will cut small to medium chains and padlocks easily

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