2.5 Year Update On Wen Rotary Tool With Flex Shaft Model 2305
When I first did my review for our YouTube video on the WEN 2305 Rotary Tool, I was blown away with it initially. Considering the expense of buying a Dremel brand rotary, the Wen was a no brainer for me. I love to save money wherever I can. Here is the original video to remind you. Funny enough, this is one of the few videos we’ve posted that YouTube hasn’t taken down due to their draconian rules about firearms and in particular gunsmithing at home.
As reported 2.5 years ago, I paid just $17.64 for my Wen 2305. As a kit, it came with tons of bits, sanding and cutting disks, polishing tips, etc. There was no better deal out there. To tell the truth, there still isn’t.
I’m happy to report that 2.5 years into owning the Wen 2305, it is still perfect. It kills it for every job I want it to do. Most recently I had to make some alterations to a front rail for one of my ARs and as usual it worked flawlessly. I have had to replace a few items like the sanding disks, wheels and whatnot, but those are consumables. Of course they will have to be replaced.
As of today, the price has inched up a bit. It has risen about $2.66 since the time I purchased mine. I’m sorry! I know that it pretty much blasphemy these days, but considering the cheapest Dremel I could find that is a comparable kit is right around $85, the Wen is a Win for sure.
Since my purchase, Wen had released a 1.3 and 1.4 amp version with a few additional attachments, collars and bits. If the new ones perform anywhere close to what my 2305 does, they are going to make you happy and satisfied no matter what.
Anything that lasts for nearly 2.5 years under a lot of heavy stress and hard work deserves to be recognized as one hell of a tool for the home gunsmith.