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.

Environment image of grinding metal rod with Dremel Multi-Tool

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.

History image of Dremel founder Albert J. Dremel

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.

History image of Dremels first multi-tool named the moto-tool

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.

Dremel Moto-Saw magazine
1957
The Dremel Moto-Saw was developed
Dremel Electric Engraver
1964
Introduction of the Dremel Electric Engraver
Emerson Electric logo with Compact table saw and Multi-use disc/belt sander boxes
1973
Dremel Manufacturing Company was acquired by Emerson Electric. Portfolio Expands: Compact table saw, Multi-use disc/belt sander
Bosch logo
1993
Dremel Brand purchased by Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Advanced high-speed rotary tool
2001
Portfolio Expands: Advanced high-speed rotary tool
dremel moto-saw
2003
Portfolio Expands: Dremel 10.8 Volt Lithium-Ion
Dremel Stylus, Dremel Glue Gun and Dremel Scrollstation
2006
Portfolio Expands: Dremel Stylus, Dremel Glue Gun, Dremel Scrollstation
Dremel Versatip and Dremel Engraver
2007
Portfolio Expands: Dremel Versatip, Dremel Engraver
Versaflame 2200
2008
Portfolio Expands: Versaflame 2200
Dremel Fortiflex
2009
Portfolio Expands: Dremel Fortiflex
Dremel 4000 and Dremel Trio
2010
Portfolio Expands: Dremel 4000, Dremel Trio, Modular Accessory System, Manufacturer of Versatile Tool system
Dremel 8200 and Dremel Multimax
2011
Portfolio Expands: Dremel 8200, Dremel Multimax
Dremel 3000, Dremel Motosaw and Dremel DSM20
2012
Portfolio Expands: Dremel 3000, Dremel Multimax MM20, Dremel Multimax MM40, Dremel Motosaw, Dremel DSM20
Dremel 8100 and Dremel 4200
2013
Portfolio Expands: Dremel 8100, Dremel 4200
Dremel Micro
2014
Portfolio Expands: Dremel Micro
DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D20
2015
Portfolio Expands: DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D20
DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D40
2016
Portfolio Expands: DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D40
DREMEL® 7750
2017
Portfolio Expands: DREMEL® 7750
DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D45, DREMEL Stylo, PNGkit, DREMEL® 8220 and DREMEL® 4300
2018
Portfolio Expands: DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D45, DREMEL Stylo, PNGkit, DREMEL® 8220, DREMEL® 4300
DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D40 FLEX, DREMEL® PC10 and DREMEL® Lite 7760
2019
Portfolio Expands: DREMEL® DigiLab 3D Printer 3D40 FLEX, DREMEL® PC10, DREMEL® Lite 7760
DREMEL® ACC PC10
2020
Portfolio Expands: DREMEL® ACC PC10
Global map showing countries selling Dremel tools

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.

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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.