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Craftsman  61078 4.8-volt Cordless Rotary Tool with 5-Accessories

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Reg Price: $34.99
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$29.74
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Length (in.): 8.02
Weight - Excluding Battery (lbs): 1
Dimensions:
Height (in.): 3.56
Weight - Battery Installed (lbs): 1
Width (in.): 9.53
Product Overview:
Contents: Tool, Battery, Charger and 5 Accessories
General Warranty: 1 year
Type: Rotary tools
Color:
Color/Finish: Gray
Included with Item:
Battery Charger Included: Battery Charger Included
Battery Included: Battery Included
Bits Included: Yes
Case Included: No
Number of Batteries Included: 1
Wrench Included: Yes
Motor-Engine:
Speed Capability: 2 speed
Guides & Instructions:
Owner's Manual: Yes
General Features:
Charge Time (Hrs.): 3
Cutting Tool:
Spindle Lock: Yes
Battery:
Battery Type: NiCad
Battery Voltage: Specialty
Battery Voltage (V): 4.8

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Product Description

Designed for drilling, sanding, shaping, detailing and other light-duty jobs, this compact, go-anywhere, use-anytime tool comes in extremely handy in and around the house. It features two speeds and can be used with any Dremel accessory bit with up to a 1/8" shank.

  • Ideal performance for small craft projects
  • Lightweight and compact for precision and control
  • Two-speed simplicity is ideal for variety of materials

  • Convenient High/low speed switch (6500 and 13,000 rpm) to match the proper speed required
  • Shaft lock prevents shaft rotation when changing bits
  • Silicon carbide grinding stone, polishing wheel, sanding drum & band, screw mandrel
  • 4.8 volt, 4-cell removable NiCad Battery Pack
  • 3-hour charger with LED light shows proper charging
  • Rugged, high-impact resistant housing helps protect tool from damage and reduces weight
  • Ideal for precision woodworking, refinishing, model building, craft projects
  • Compact and lightweight for easier handling and less fatigue

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  • Available for Gift Wrap
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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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21 Reviews Write a review
13 Reviewers (62.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise4 found this helpful
Mr-Mac
Feb 9 , 2011
Craftsman 4.8 volt Cordless Rotary Tool Vs. Remington 1100
I recently bought a Remington 1100 LT-20 Skeet-T shotgun and it was in horrible condition! It had been in an open box in a dusty attic for better than 15 years when I finally got to it to rescue it! The previous owner had passed away and his wife asked one of her children to store it for her and he oiled it all down (quite heavily I might add) and stuck it up in her attic in an open box. Years worth of dust collected on the oil until it eventually dried out and turned into something an adobe brick. I'm talking stuff that could be used for brake lining for a semi! At any rate, I get the shotgun home and I didn't really have much in the way of polishing tools and I new I'd need something to get down into the little cracks and crevices that this gun sports. Places like where the barrel rib is attached and the threaded magazine tube cap, etc. I had all the small scrapers and toothpicks needed but I needed something to really bring out the bluing in the metal once I was done scraping. Bring on the 61078 cordless rotary tool! I completely disassembled the shotgun right down to the last nut and bolt and began the tedious process of cleaning it up. The rotary tool came in to play much sooner than I thought it would just getting a lot of that old dried oil of all the small parts it permeated through. The bolt carrier had enough of that junk to prevent it from ever operating like it should until I got after it with the rotary tool and a very fine polishing compound! Now it's as slick as greased owl snot on an ice cube! I worked my way all through the gun and then once it was finally thoroughly cleaned I started to polish the areas that still needed it and then deburred a few areas of concern around the shell carrier and the grooves inside the receiver making it all nice and smooth! I reassembled it lightly oiling it as I went and continued to polish those areas that still needed a bit and then, when I was finished took it to a gunsmith for a final checkup before I ever thought about hitting the range! Now, before I go on, I have to tell you that I did buy this shotgun sight unseen and I only paid a total of $50 ($25 for the shotgun and $25 for the transfer fee) from the son who oiled the devil out of it 15 years ago! It had been left to him when his mom passed away last year and he had no use for it. He knew what he was selling so don't blame me for making a sweet deal! The gunsmith took the 1100 in hand and went all through it making these 'Hmmm..." sounds as he went making me as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! When he looked like he was done I asked if he thought it would be a good gun for the wife and what value it might have for insurance purposes. He asked me how I cleaned the gun since there was no warn bluing and no spots where the gun looked like it had ever had been polished and I told him what tools I used and how the rotary tool saved me on a couple of occasions. He offered to buy the gun for $850 right then and when I turned him down he told me it was easily worth that and maybe a bit more. The wife was thrilled with her new skeet gun! Thank you Craftsman!
Criticism3 found this helpful
fixNmowers
Dec 31 , 2012
Need better power cell
A little disappointed with this tool for multiple reasons. First and the biggest was the battery. It takes way too long for a standard charge and seems to drain fairly quick. I did not see a lot of actual work time. Might be a better deal with 2-batteries so that you can alternate charges between the two batteries. Next: I know that this is a small tool for small jobs, but it just didn't seem to pack much punch for the polishing and buffing that I tried. I would have thought that this would be a little more powerful than it was for me. I did like the size and it was easy to hold and maintain control while using the tool and easy to change out accessories. The battery was easy to install and remove and the included charger was easy to add or remove the battery for charging. The tool had 2-operating speeds. This tool might be ok for some folks out there, but it just wasn't the tool for me.
 

GJS1953

San Diego, CA

Feb 18 , 2014
Overall
Versatile - enduring

I have been using this tool periodically and it haws proven the test of time. i this site looking to replace the battery after years of service.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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emk738

Greensburg, PA

Dec 8 , 2013
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Cordless Rotary Tool

Easy to use and very light but lacks the power of the corded version, but all in all a nice tool to have.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lledlled

Visalia, CA

Oct 16 , 2013
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Battery Issues

Very small, short, no power jobs is all its good for. Any pressure or power needed will put this back on the charger quickly. Spend a little more and get a bigger, corded model. The battery is the only problem with this tool but it's a big problem.


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mwburgett

Bonita, CA

Oct 13 , 2013
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high quality tool

this is a high quality instrument that is portable and convenient to use

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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Aug 30 , 2013
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not much ooomp!

Battery drains quickly. I thought I had burned up the unit because blade would stop under slightest pressure when running down,


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Helo.Pilot

Alexandria, VA

Jan 25 , 2013
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Just what I needed

This tool was pruchased for light jobs in both home and auto applications. Small and portable were the two primary requirements for which this tool is perfect. Good value for money.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fixNmowers

Odessa, TX

Dec 31 , 2012
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Need better power cell

A little disappointed with this tool for multiple reasons. First and the biggest was the battery. It takes way too long for a standard charge and seems to drain fairly quick. I did not see a lot of actual work time. Might be a better deal with 2-batteries so that you can alternate charges between the two batteries. Next: I know that this is a small tool for small jobs, but it just didn't seem to pack much punch for the polishing and buffing that I tried. I would have thought that this would be a little more powerful than it was for me. I did like the size and it was easy to hold and maintain control while using the tool and easy to change out accessories. The battery was easy to install and remove and the included charger was easy to add or remove the battery for charging. The tool had 2-operating speeds. This tool might be ok for some folks out there, but it just wasn't the tool for me.


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CDWoods

Tulsa, OK

Jun 24 , 2012
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craftsman 4.8 cordless rotary tool with accessories

I'm happy with the tools performance so far I've used it to cut off ruined aluminum rivets, and to cut some small plastic pieces ,also I'm using it to customize my kayak and it's performed as well as can be expected especially for the price. My only complaint and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the power is lacking at times and the battery goes down a little quick.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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andrew30

Bayville, NJ

Apr 12 , 2012
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CORDLESS ROTARY TOOL DOES THE JOB

I was very surprised at the power of this small tool.Its very light and real easy to handle.The only downfall is that the battery doesn't last that long but the it does charge up fast.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Shorty22

Kennett Square, PA

Feb 3 , 2012
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Craftsman 4.8V cordless rotary tool wears out quickly

The switch invariably wears out within about a year.  I use mine a lot and

due to the economical cost, don't mind replacing it on an annual basis.


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