Dremel 6800-01 Trio Rotary Tool Kit

DREMEL-TRIO MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL

Recently the folks at Dremel sent me their new Dremel-Trio to evaluate. I’ve used the Dremel rotary tool before and liked it so I was super excited to see what the Dremel-Trio was all about.

The Dremel Trio is a multi-purpose tool that can be used to cut, sand and rout materials such as wood, plastic, drywall, sheet metal, wall tile.

The tool’s unique, 360-degree cutting technology and plunge-cut ability allows users to make quick and controlled cuts, while its unique, 90-degree pivoting handle facilitates added control, comfort and accuracy.

Benefits of using the Dremel-Trio are:

  1. Start your cut wherever you want because Dremel Trio cutting bits let you make quick and easy plunge cuts anywhere in the workpiece.
  2. The pivoting handle on the Dremel Trio can be positioned  straight-up or at a 90-degree angle for superior tool control and maximum comfort.
  3. The multi-purpose cutting bit included with the Dremel Trio lets you cut a variety of materials using only one bit.

Note: The Dremel Trio uses only Trio accessories. Dremel rotary tool accessories are not compatible with the Trio tool.

First Impression

My first impression was that this was a very cool looking tool!

I was impressed with the vertical to 90 handle adjustment feature was a good idea. The tool felt good in my hand, was light-weight and had a nice comfortable feel.

Tools these days come with longer cords and I felt that a foot or two longer cord would be nice. The tool fit well in it’s storage case, the guide and bits fit well with the tool. The tool was light in the case very easy to carry – a plus!

The Dremel-Trio sets up well with the chuck wrench and collar as did the depth adjustment and rip guide. The rip guide thumb screw seemed to hold the guide in place securely.

Using The Tool

I tested the Dremel-Trio with all of the included accessories; a dado bit, spiral cutter, sanding disk and rubber polisher. It is important to note that this tool performed as designed but was slow in all of it’s functions. I’m used to using larger, commercial grade, single functioning tools such as routers, sanders and jig saws. This tool was designed to be able to perform these multi-functions tasks but is no way comparable to commercial grade tools.

The Dremel-Trio is perfect solution for the DIYer looking for one tool to cut drywall, round over edges, cut scroll work, shallow wood carving, or perform intricate sanding such as in hobby and craft activities.

Overall Impression

For $99.00 this tool gets a hobbyist or homeowner a multi-functioning tool that can cut, sand and rout materials such as wood, plastic, drywall, sheet metal, wall tile. It’s designed to be marketed to the DIYer and hobbyist and is not a tool for the professional.

Where To Buy:

The Dremel-Trio is available for $99.00 online or at home Depot or at amazon.com.

About the author

Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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