A new cordless rotary tool from Dremel provides DIY enthusiasts, builders and crafters with specialized features for power and precision

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MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – May 15, 2012

The Dremel brand is expanding its line of cordless rotary tools with the introduction of the Dremel 8220 Cordless 12VMAX High-Performance Rotary Tool. The Dremel 8220 High-Performance Rotary Tool is powerful and precise, providing users with greater control and the ability to work effectively on a broad array of materials and projects. This new addition to Dremel's extensive line of rotary tools is designed for projects requiring high-performance attachments and premium power.

"Since Dremel invented the first rotary tool more than 75 years ago, no other brand has worked harder to bring users a more complete and innovative system of rotary tools, accessories and attachments,"said Fulvio Camarotto, Dremel group product manager. "The Dremel 8220 enables users to tackle a wide array of projects with precision, power, and ease, giving them greater confidence and control during demanding applications."

Do it yourself enthusiasts can tackle a variety of projects with this new rotary tool, from cutting, grinding and routing to cleaning, sanding and polishing. From enjoying a hobby like jewelry making or glass engraving, to tackling home improvement projects like sharpening garden tools or repairing faucets and pipes, the Dremel 8220 rotary tool provides versatility and precision for projects both large and small.

Dremel 8220 Cordless 12V MAX High-Performance Rotary Tool

  • Performance

The Dremel 8220 features a high-performance motor that boosts power and is designed for demanding applications. A removable, next generation 12VMAX lithium-ion battery delivers peak performance and runs 33 percent longer when cutting screws, in comparison to the Dremel 8200. The one-hour charger provides fast charge time so that you can return to your projects quicker.

  • Versatility

The Dremel 8220 is compatible with all standard Dremel attachments and high-performance Dremel attachments, including the Dremel Multi-Saw and Planer for added cutting and planing applications. The Dremel 8220 is designed to drive the full range of Dremel accessories. The EZ TwistTM nose cap with an integrated wrench allows for fast accessory changes.

  • Ergonomics

The Dremel 8220 features a classic pencil grip nose cap that allows comfortable grasp of the tool, at a balance point close to the bit. The 360-degree grip zone with soft grip provides comfortable grip in any position, while a separate on/off switch retains speed settings for ease of use.

The Dremel 8220 Cordless 12V MAX High-Performance Rotary Tool is available in two different kits. The standard kit includes one attachment and 28 genuine Dremel accessories, one 12V MAX battery and a 1-Hour Charger, while the premium kit includes two attachments and 28 genuine Dremel accessories, two 12V MAX batteries and a 1-Hour Charger. The Dremel 8220 comes with a two-year warranty.

The Dremel 8220 will be available starting in September 2012 at most hardware and home improvement centers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $99.99 to $139.99 USD and $119.00 to $149.99 CAD. An additional battery (catalog number B812-01) is available for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The Dremel 8220 replaces the Dremel 8200.

About Dremel

Celebrating 80 years in business since inventing the high-speed rotary tool 78 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. The Dremel brand’s leadership in design and manufacturing has made it the top selling rotary tool in the world, a reflection of the company’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, Ill., Dremel continues to build upon this legacy with a full line of versatile tool systems including rotary tools and rotary tool and accessories, Oscillating tools and accessories and specialty tools delivering the perfect solution for almost any job. Regardless of what the task may be, users quickly realize they can depend on the Dremel brand to provide the satisfaction of a job well done.

For information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit us at or call Dremel at 1-800-437-3635.

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