Review: WEN 2305 Rotary Tool Kit with Flex Shaft
This won’t be your normal gun site review as you can tell from the title. However, it is something that just about everyone who owns a gun or wants to modify parts will need.
There have been a lot of projects that I have wanted to do over the last few years that pertain to my guns. The first one was cutting down a Troy Alpha rail. I know, blasphemy right, but it was something I wanted to do. To make that happen, I had to call and ask around to my group of friends and see if anyone had a Dremel. Finally after a week or so of asking, I located one. Turns out the friends was very protective about his Dremel and would come over and do the work himself rather than just lending me the damn thing. Okay… Anyway, he did, it worked out and I was happy with the results.
I still miss that rifle these days.
So step forward a year or so and since really getting back into building my own rifles again and not just buying off the shelf stuff, the need has become more and more apparent to include a rotary tool on the workbench.
I started looking at the Dremels because that was the name I was used to. They have a great reputation and you can’t really go wrong. But the price! The price is absolutely ridiculous. $42 for the rotary tool body and a few bits to get you started. I much prefer spending my hard earned dollars on gun parts, even just for testing, than on tools. So I looked around.
I came across the WEN 2305 Rotary Tool on Amazon, yes that is an affiliate link, it helps us keep the site going and we score a sweet $0.17 from each sale, and the reviews were phenomenal. Like most of us, I went straight to the reviews and read for a while. This was a no brainer for me.
The WEN 2305 has an effective range from 8,000–30,000 RPM, which is enough to cut just about anything and goes slow enough to do some really fine shaping and sanding without marring your material.
The WEN 2305 kit comes complete in a storage box although I loosely mounted mine to the back of my pegboard backing on my workbench, comes with about 100 bits and different tools and the best part for me is the flexible shaft with a stylus end to make handling the work that much easier. If you are one of those who reads manuals there is one included in clear, concise English.
The absolute best, BEST part is the entire kit and kaboodle is $17.64. That’s right $17.64 and you get it in two days if you have prime.
I put together this quick video where I talk about how I have used mine so far.
Here is what you get in the WEN 2305 kit:
Overall, this is the best purchase I have made in the last few months for under $20. If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments below. I will get back to you!