A hobbyist can be well-served by a corded rotary tool, but guys in the field may need greater maneuverability and ease of setup. The Dremel model 8200 8200 cordless rotary tool offers those advantages and cuts twice as fast as competing cordless models. Powered by a 12-volt li-ion battery, it is compatible with all of Dremel's accessories and attachments, including a detailer's grip for added control, a planer attachment for tweaking a stuck door, and a multi-saw for detailed scroll work.
¦ Price: $99 and up for kits. 800-437-3635. www.dremel.com.