I’ve been a regular Dremel owner for several years and have found it to be a great tool for handling those occasional projects that crop up around the house. So, when Heather got the opportunity for me to review the Dremel Trio, I was excited to see how a great product could be improved.
The main feature of the Trio is the 360-degree cutting function. It uses a cutting bit which is like a drill bit with the ability to move it around freestyle on the work surface. Unlike a jigsaw, there is no need to reposition the tool to navigate through a tricky area or around a corner. Starting the cut is merely a matter of plunging the tip of the bit through the work surface. From there, move the bit around in the desired shape and the Dremel cuts it out. The Trio is designed to cut through wood, plastic, drywall, sheet metal, and wall tile. It has a variable speed control ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 rpms so one can select the right speed for the work surface to maintain precision and control.
Much like a jigsaw or router, the Dremel Trio comes equipped with a base guide plate, which helps guide the cut keeping the cutting bit at a consistent angle to the work surface. The handle pivots so the Trio can be used with the handle positioned either 90 degrees or 180 degrees to the work surface. In addition to cutting, the Dremel Trio comes equipped with a straight edge/circle guide and accessories to sand and rout.
I found the Dremel Trio to be a great addition to my tool collection. The precision by which I was able to make cuts in wood was far superior to my experiences with a jigsaw. The edges were much smoother and the straight edge guide made easy work of keeping my lines straight. Freestyle cutting was extremely easy with the base guide plate that allowed me to cut out in a manner very similar to routing but with much more precision. Using the circle guide, I was able to make perfect circles with minimal effort. After drawing the circle on a piece of wood, I used the cutting tip to plunge a hole in the center. I set the circle guide to the proper diameter for the circle, inserted the guide rod into the previously created hole, and seconds later, was done. No more tricky navigation, irregular cuts, and less than perfect circles.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Dremel Trio. It is perfect for those smaller jobs and craft projects where larger tools are too cumbersome and imprecise to use. The ergonomic design made the tool feel very comfortable in any position. Like my older Dremel, I look forward to using this tool for many years to come.
You can purchase a Dremel Trio for $99.00 at Amazon.com (sale price… retail $172.64)
Disclaimer: This post was written by my husband Jason and was not edited by anyone. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely his own and have not been influenced in any way. He received product for review purposes only. He was not compensated for writing this post. For more information please read my disclosure policy.