Rotary tools are most well-known for their woodworking applications, but they’re useful for all kinds of things. They can be used for carving, cutting, routing, sanding, buffing, polishing, burnishing, cleaning, and countless other applications. In fact, there are hundreds of attachments out there for rotary tools, and their uses are only truly limited by the creativity of the person wielding them.
Ryobi makes a device called the 18V One+ Rotary Tool Station Kit. This is an interesting tool because it is sort of a hybrid between wired and cordless. The tool itself has a cable connecting it to a small box station that is powered by one of Ryobi’s 18V 2Ah One+ batteries. This means that you will have to deal with a cable coming off the back of the pen-like rotary tool, but it also allows the tool itself to be smaller and lighter while the station can be moved to any location you want without needing a power outlet.
It also allows it to run on a much more powerful battery than those in tools like Ryobi’s USB Lithium Rotary Tool Kit. This gives the Rotary Tool Station a lot more power, which the product description states is controlled via “a variable speed dial that allows users to choose from 5,000 – 35,000 Rated RPM.” The kit comes with 35 attachments to get you started, and the tool has a Quick Change Collet to make switching between them easy.