The Dremel 6300-03 120-Volt Multi-Max Oscillating Kit is an oscillating tool, this means that the Dremel is used as a multi-functioning device, which operates using an oscillating bit, and has several different replacement heads to use with it. The first function of the device is the device’s 1/8-inch blade; this is used for the removal of grout. Grout is typically used when laying tiles in a kitchen but there are many different types of grout and many different applications for grout as well. The manufacturer of this device, Dremel, claims that this device’s grout bit is great for floor and wall grout removal. The company states that it’s carbide grit makes it incredibly easy to remove old grout, stating that the device features a 90-degree angle, which makes it easier to use in corners, when compared to other devices.
Another of the Dremel’s featured bits is its ¾ inch wood and metal blades that are flush cut and best used for cutting non-ferrous wood and metals. Thrown into the kit is also a 1 and ¼ inch deep cut bit. This bit is great for plunge or flush cuts in soft materials such as wood, drywalls and plastics. Among the other blades available in the kit is a softwood/drywall blade, which is perfect for those straight cuts that tend to also be longer. Also included with the Dremel 6300-03 is the scraper blade, the scraper blade is primarily used for scraping off that annoying vinyl flooring. However, the scraper blade can also be used for the removal of carpeting and carpet padding. This bit features an edge on all three sides, which also works great for flush surfaces.
Dremel 6300-03 Pros & Cons
One of the best selling points of the Dremel 6300-03 would have to be all of the multi-functional bits and attachments. This feature makes the Dremel one of the best tools of its kind, and a key element to any household appliance collection. However, when it comes to the heavy-duty work be sure to look the other way, as the Dremel 6300-03 certainly isn’t something that is intended for serious construction and long term, continual use. Many consumer reports and reviews have complained that the Dremel 6300-03 is in fact quite underpowered for some of the jobs it claims to handle. Customers and Dremel owners have also complained about the Dremel’s woodcutting bit, claiming that it will frequently come loose. This is certainly a problem and after the bit comes loose it also always busts loose every time the drill comes over a hard spot or a difficult area to cut.
One of the other more serious problems with the Dremel 6300-03 would most definitely have to be that the device will overheat much too easily. This also makes working with it fairly difficult in that the user will have to hold the device at the back where the vents are not located. When holding the device at the back, it then takes more than one hand to operate. One can see issues such as these can become quite the inconvenience for the serious construction worker, making the device more of a household appliance for the not so frequent, serious user. On a lighter note, the Dremel has also had some praise as well. For simple jobs such as cutting, the Dremel will over power and turn a tedious job with a hand saw into children’s play. The device is also incredibly lightweight and easy to hold with one hand.
When compared to other devices and other tools in the market, that have the same functionalities and purposes as the Dremel, this one certainly is rather inexpensive. For simple jobs around the house, which are attempted manually or with earlier obsolete power tools, the Dremel 6300 puts them to shame. It should also prove important to note that this device is also incredibly user friendly to use and it isn’t at all hard to assemble, take apart or clean. In sum, the Dremel 6300-03 is great for jobs around the house and makes cutting drywall a breeze, but when it comes to building houses, construction work, long term and commercial use, go for something a bit more powerful and a bit more durable.