Albert J. Dremel history

Our Story

Dremel is known worldwide for being the creator and manufacturer of high speed rotary tools. All our products reflect the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

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Our Brand

Today, the Dremel brand has earned a reputation for quality and performance among do-it-yourselfers and hobbyists. Dremel tools are seen as the perfect solution to many chores and challenges needing attention to detail and precision, as well as the go-to tool for crafters and hobbyists. Dremel tool loyalists run the gamut from woodworkers and locksmiths to auto mechanics and handymen.

The Man Behind The Scene

Albert J. Dremel came to America in 1906 as a young and penniless Austrian immigrant with a head filled with innovative ideas and an intuitively adept mechanical aptitude - he was awarded 55 patents throughout his lifetime for his inventions. After a brief retirement from his career as an engineering designer, Albert Dremel grew restless and founded Dremel Manufacturing Co. in Racine, in 1932. Seeing the success of his company, Albert passed away July 18, 1968.

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Year 1935. The First Multi-tool

Dremel Markets the first handheld, high-speed rotary tool called the Multi-tool. The versatile new tool appealed to craftsmen and hobbyists alike. It was compact, flexible and high-speed, offering an alternative to large, bulky power tools. Still to this day the Multi-tool continues to thrive.

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Growing Worldwide

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

Our Dremel products are distributed worldwide through hardware stores, home centres, hobby shops, online retailers and industrial tool wholesalers. To date, the Dremel brand estimates that it has sold over 40 million rotary tools worldwide.

Why Us

The Dremel Brand is devoted to providing the best tools of the highest quality to ensure you get the best experience and for you to gain the satisfaction of a job well done. Whether you are cutting, grinding, sanding, shaping, we can guarantee that with Dremel you will have a better finish, quicker results, and is also comfortable and easy to use.

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