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170W Variable Speed Rotary Tool with LCD and 219-Piece Accessory Set

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About this product

Overview

  • Drills, cuts, sharpens, cleans, polishes and engraves
  • Ideal for use on most surfaces
  • Ideal hobby, craft and restoration tool

Product overview

• Drills, cuts, sharpens, cleans, polishes and engraves
• Ideal for use on most surfaces
• Ideal hobby, craft and restoration tool
• Removable handle for additional support and control
• Digital speed selector via up/down buttons
• 1 mm - 3.2 mm collet size
• Includes 219 accessories

Multi-purpose variable speed rotary tool
This rotary tool will drill, cut, clean, polish and engrave, on almost any surface. Ideal for hobbies and crafts, and even for restoration projects, the rotary tool is supplied in a handy storage case. The removable handle provides additional support and control, and you can control the variable speed using the the digital speed selector via the up down buttons. The speed is displayed on the built-in screen, measured in RPM, and can be changed in increments of 1,000, ranging from 8,000 RPM to 35,000 RPM. Use the spindle lock to easily change between the 219 included accessories, for truly multi-purpose use. The included pen grip flexi-drive shaft is ideal for more intricate work.


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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome product. So many accessories, great for hobby and model work. Cuts everything I need it to very easily and sands. The pen tool is most useful for intricate hobby decal. It is very easy to use and very efficient - and is at a great price! Definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Where's the handle? Like others have said it does what it says on the tin and there is every attachment you could ever want. However when I got the tool home and removed the shrink wrap from the sealed box I discovered the handle was missing. It's not an essential part of the tool but still it would have been nice if everything I paid for was in the box. I haven't brought it back because there are only about 3 Maplin stores where I live in Ireland and none of them are close by where I live so it would be a special journey.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from In hand tool feels ok. Works without glitches and does what it promises. On the other hand, power meter shows only 70w power consumption. Instead of 170w advertised.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mini Grinder Gripes My unit, now well out of warranty, was only used occasionally so it was with great disappointment that, subsequently, it failed to switch on. I've tested the switch and that is working ok so there must be a failure in the circuit board which I can't fix. Also, it is not possible to service the unit in any way. Brushes are not available though Dremel items might fit. I've not tried them. Some have asked if you can use Dremel accessories with it. Not the Dremel flexible shaft, (and vice-versa) but most other consumable accessories fit it ok. To all intents and purposes it has a very similar build to the Dremel mini grinder. I also have one of those so have been able to compare the two. An advantage is that it will operate from 8000 rpm upwards which is slower than some other offerings. The Dremel operates from 5000 rpm. I'd have to say that, my faults experience aside, this Maplin tool (and kit) represents good value. Worth a go at just under £30 so I give it four stars.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great peace of kit good price all a can say is exellent rotary tool for the money you carnt go wrong for the price
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 2 broke now Bought this couple of months ago. Use for rc cars so no hard constant jobs. First time chuck wouldn't free and now wont switch on changes fuse still no joy
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rotary tool My dremel 300 just burnt out after [2 years] saw this, they even had a opened one to show me at Maplins WOW under £30 with all the bits [and case] buy it, it looks and feels like a dremel + it got a LCD display you cant go wrong. not a carbon track to adjust the motor speed which burnt out on my dremel 300 ?
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 14 months and it's dead :( seemed well made, handy box and tools with it are good ... but as others on here have said it's let down by the electronic controller. probably didn't get 5 hours of use out of it and nothing too arduous but picked it up the other day and it kept resetting to minimum speed. checked brushes, hardly any wear showing. 10 minutes later, of which I got 2 mins effort from it, just died. Definitely not just resting, very much an ex-rotary tool.
Date published: 2017-05-12
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Specification

Specifications
Collet size 1mm - 3.2mm
Voltage V 230 ac
Frequency 50Hz
Power rating 170W
Cordless No
Variable Speed Yes
Type Rotary Tool
Motor Voltage 230V
Minimum to Maximum RPM 8,000 to 35,000rpm
Colour Black and grey
Warranty 1 Year
Contents:
1 x 170W rotary tool
1 x plastic storage box
35 x regular cut-off wheels (24mm x 6mm)
30 x heavy duty cut-off wheels (24mm x 8mm)
36 x sanding discs (180 grit)
36 x sanding discs (320 grit)
1 x polishing compound
3 x brass brushes
3 x steel brushes
1 x pen nylon brush
1 x flap wheel (80 grit)
10 x grinding stones
1 x mandrel for sanding bands (12.7mm x 12.7mm)
1 x mandrel for sanding bands (6.35mm x 12.7mm)
6 x drill bits (2 each of 1.5mm, 3mm and 3.2mm)
1 x cloth wheel (?25.4 x 4.7mm)
1 x felt wheel (?25.4 x 6.7mm)
1 x rubber emery wheel (?22 x 4mm)
1 x felt wheel point (?9.5 x 19mm)
4 x felt wheel (?12.7 x 6mm)
6 x aluminium oxide grinding wheels (?20 x 3.2mm)
6 x silicon carbide grinding wheels (?20 x 3.2mm)
1 x whet stone (25 x 9 x 9mm)
5 x diamond grinders
3 x mandrels for cut-off wheels
1 x mandrel for felt wheels
1 x hss cutters
1 x spindle lock for flexible shaft
1 x spanner
4 x collets (1pc x 1.5mm, 2pcs x 2.3mm and 1pc x 3.2mm)
4 x sanding bands (12.7mm x 12.7mm)
8 x sanding bands (6.35mm x 12.7mm)
5 x cut-off wheel fibre glass (?32 x 1mm)
1 x flexible shaft
1 x removable handle
Product Width 45mm
Product Length 250m
Product Height 48mm
Product Weight 650g

Is there a "how to use it" manual for this tool? The parts manual that comes with it isn't very informative

Asked by: jaytee1947
Unfortunately not.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-06-04

My mini grinder speed setting keeps resetting back to 08, when I increase the speed in automatically drops back to 8. WHY????

Asked by: Steven
This could indicate a fault with the item, please call our customer service team on 0333 400 9500 to discuss this or email customer.service@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-05-16

Does it work as an electric screwdriver?

Asked by: Blueish 2
No.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-05-14

Who do we contact for spares?

Asked by: johncassidy
Unfortunately no spares parts are available for this item, however we have a set of rotary tool accessories here: http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/400-part-rotary-tool-accessory-kit-n63bx
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-25

Does this item come with a guarantee?

Asked by: Antje
All Maplin products come with a 12 month warranty as standard.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-03-27

Is it possible to buy extra  cutting disks if so from were ?.

Asked by: Dave
Unfortunately we do not have an accessories pack for this item .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-03-26

Can I buy a new circuit board for this machine mine has burnt out

Asked by: Alan
Sorry we do not have any spares parts for this particular item
Answered by: Nataliemaplin
Date published: 2017-03-21

Can it be used for engraving on stone?

Asked by: Rugby G
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-07
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