A 90-year tradition of excellence

Dremel is recognised worldwide as the inventor of the high-speed rotary tool and manufacturer of high-quality power tools. Your Dremel product embodies a 90-year commitment to invention and innovation.

A lifelong passion for invention

Albert J. Dremel came to America in 1906 as a young and penniless Austrian immigrant. He was a born inventor with countless ideas he wanted to transform into reality. Working as an engineering designer, he went on to receive 55 patents for his inventions. He founded Dremel Manufacturing Co. in Racine, Wisconsin in 1932. One of the first products was the Moto-Tool, which evolved into today’s rotary tool. Albert J. Dremel put his heart and soul into the company for more than three decades, and dies on July 18, 1968, leaving behind a legacy that lives on today.

Introducing the world’s first rotary tool in 1935

Introducing the world’s first rotary tool in 1935

Dremel introduced the world’s first handheld, high-speed rotary tool in 1935. The versatile tool was an instant hit with both craftsmen and hobbyists. Its revolutionary compact, flexible and high-speed design was a welcome alternative to the big, bulky power tools of the day. The rotary tool line expanded from success to success in the decades that followed.

dremel history
dremel history
dremel history