Dremel 8220 Cordless Rotary Tool Review

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  April 9, 2022
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Dremel is easily the most popular brand in the rotary tool kits industry; the company which is a legacy of Albert Dremel has manufactured some of the best products in the industry. This has endeared to the heart of many home owners and mechanics (including the writer of this review).

Dremel has upped its technology since its founder invented the handheld pneumatic die grinder in the 1930s. It has gone on to manufacture many great corded rotary tools, while the demand of the market has made the company lean towards the cordless world.

This has culminated to the manufacture of the Dremel 8220. Simply put, it is one of the best cordless rotary tool kits you can find anywhere. Scratch that, this product can easily be regarded as the best cordless rotary tool ever made.


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Weight2.1 pounds
Dimensions4 x 13.75 x 9.28
StyleRotary tool
Voltage12 Volts

The Dremel 8220 is a huge upgrade to the early 8100 series that many thought to be a gamechanger (including this writer). This particular product also makes the 8200 looks like a child’s play – this is how impressive the features that come with the product are.

At the end of the product review, it won’t be a shock if you are ready to switch to the Dremel 8220 as soon as possible.

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Dremel 8220 Review

There are lots of features to love about the Dremel 8220. Be rest assured that we are going to take a look at everything that makes the product stand out among the remaining cordless rotary tool kit.

Portable and Easy to Handle

One feature that you will love about the product is its portability. Due to the type of use that comes with the product, this feature makes for a very comfortable use. You can easily fit this into your palm and make use of it within your home.

For commercial users, this feature also ensures that the product is easy to carry and fit into a toolbox or tool bag. All of these are to ensure great ease of use.

High Performance Motor

Many users view cordless tools as a form of leisure; a tool that won’t get the job done like the corded version but will give you so much ease and comfort. Well, they are right about the latter part but very wrong about the first part.

Dremel 8220 is a powerful tool that gets all your grinding and cutting jobs done. It is rated at a huge 12V max that translates to huge power. Also, the Dremel 8220 motor is unfazed by any type of load – it works well under load and pressure.

Variable and Adjustable Speed

Speed is a very important feature in the workings of rotary tool kits. It determines the level of precision that is required for some certain type of jobs; it also determines the level of care to be taken in other jobs.

For the Dremel 8220, what you get is a wide range of adjustable speed. The user of the product has the ability to switch even while working. This makes the idea of adjustment easy for users, especially when it is a job that requires a different levels of speed.

You can also leave the speed setting of the product unchanged – meaning you can set the Dremel 8220 on a constant speed.

Longer Battery Life

It has greater speed, it offers more power and the battery also lasts longer than other Dremel cordless rotary tool kits. The Dremel 8220 offers you 1/3 more run time with its lithium-ion battery. This gives you all the time you need to get the job done without having to recharge or change the battery.

Compatible with all attachments

 Users of rotary tool kits complain of the fact that it is not always compatible with some attachments. Well, you won’t have such problems with this fine product. It has an “EZ Twist” grip that allows it to accept all kind of attachments.

LED Indicator

The product has an easy-to-read and clear LED indicator that shows you the battery level of the tool. This means that you can always track the battery and know when it is running out of juice.



  • Longer runtime than other Dremel models.
  • It is easy to handle and carry.
  • It is not restricted by the length of cord.
  • It offers ‘max’ power.
  • It comes with 2 year warranty that shows it is a top-quality product.


  • It doesn’t offer any tool-less accessory changes.


You have to admit – this is a pretty great rotary tool kit and one that has to be present in every home. The fact that this is a cordless tool means you are not limited to areas close to the electric outlet.

With the Dremel 8220, cut and grind away effortlessly and effectively. And when the tool is fully charged, it is equally as powerful as any corded rotary tool kit. 

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I'm Joost Nusselder, the founder of Tools Doctor, content marketer, and dad. I love trying out new equipment, and together with my team I've been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with tools & crafting tips.