New Vacuum-Powered Dremel® VRT1 Does Double Duty as Rotary Tool that Cleans While it Works

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Dremel aims to meet customers' needs for orderly workspaces and improve efficiency by "Cutting Out the Cleanup"

MT. PROSPECT, Ill. – June 25, 2015 - Today, the Dremel brand is thrilled to announce its latest innovation with the introduction of the Dremel® VRT1, a new vacuum-powered rotary tool that cleans debris while in operation. The VRT1 transforms a shop vacuum into a versatile, turbine-powered rotary tool in an effort to improve workspace cleanliness and keep airborne dust to a minimum. As the only dustless rotary tool, it is designed to "cut out the cleanup" involved with dusty projects in drywall, wood, glass, ceramic and a variety of similar dust-producing materials.

"Consumers were asking for a tool solution that helped them keep their workspaces and homes clean as they worked," said Ed Pchola, product director for Dremel. "The Dremel VRT1 does exactly that with its vacuum-rotary tool combo, which increases project efficiency—no need to stop to clean up debris, because it is happening while using the tool."

With power similar to a 4.8V cordless rotary tool, the VRT1 can be used with a wet/dry vacuum with 110 CFM or greater. Dual fans are activated when the airflow gets pulled into the shop vacuum through dust intake ports. This creates power and rotation to drive the accessory, while also allowing dust through and into the shop vacuum. The tool attaches with 1¼ inch shop vacuum hoses and adapters and can be used with your favorite Dremel sanding, polishing, carving, drilling and engraving accessories.

Dremel® VRT1 Product Features and Strengths: Sand, carve, etch, engrave, drill and more using your favorite rotary tool accessories while reducing airborne debris Connects with 1¼" shop vacuum hoses and adapters to transform your shop vacuum into a versatile, turbine-powered rotary tool Speed control for greater tool versatility and adjustment of accessory speed On/off control lets you stop the tool but keep the vacuum running.

The Dremel VRT1 is available online beginning June, 2015 and can be found in store at Lowe's beginning August 1, 2015 (MSRP $29.99 USD). For more information, visit

About Dremel Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool in 1934, the Dremel brand has been helping makers with its full line of versatile tool systems that deliver the perfect solution for almost any job. From our Dremel rotary tools, Multi-Max™ oscillating tools, Ultra-Saw™ and Saw-Max™ multi-saws, Fortiflex™ flex shaft tool or the Idea Builder™ 3D printer, makers have come to know and trust the brand to complete their projects. Combining compact size, ergonomic design, precision and versatility, with a wide range of highly engineered accessories, Dremel tools can be used to accomplish numerous applications on a variety of materials. Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, IL, Dremel celebrates 83 years in business and maintains its commitment to innovation and quality. Regardless of what the task may be, the Dremel brand is dedicated to empowering makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment.

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Editor’s Note: Dremel® is a registered brand name and is used as an adjective to describe the products made by the Dremel brand.