Everise Variable Speed Rotary Tool Review

Written by Antony Leather

August 2, 2011 | 07:46

Tags: #modding-tool

Companies: #dremel #everise

Everise Variable Speed Rotary Tool Testing Continued

The set also contains nylon, stainless steel, brass and cloth bristle wheels – these all did their jobs perfectly well, and the brass wheel in particular was very hardy. There are also polishing wheels and points, as well as polishing compound. This added a noticeable sheen to the rusty section of steel we used to test the bristle wheels.

The set also includes 1.6mm, 2.4mm and 3.2mm collets – the latter two precisely match those used with many of Dremel's tools, so there should be no issues with using any of Dremel’s head accessories. Unfortunately, the Everise’s locking cap thread is different to that of Dremel’s, meaning that it isn’t compatible with attachments such as its very useful Flexible Shaft. This is a great shame, as we've seen other rotary tools that are built with a compatible thread. As such, the Everise was docked points for features.

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The rotary tool is pleasant enough to use, although our hands weren’t quite as comfortable for long periods as they were with Dremel’s offerings we had laying around our lab. Its electric motor is rated at 130W, and this was more than sufficient to deal with large sections of steel. Meanwhile, its reinforced cutting discs tolerated a fair amount of battering. It initially felt quite comfortable in use, but it's not as comfortable to handle as the Dremel 300-30 for longer periods of time, which affected its ergonomics considerably.

It also has a fully adjustable speed wheel, which offers a reasonable speed range of 8,000-30,000rpm. Everise Variable Speed Rotary Tool ReviewHowever, no matter which way you hold the tool, you invariably end up blocking many of the ventilation holes. Thankfully, this didn’t result in it being too hot to hold, even after our length stress test, although it wasn’t as cool-running as Dremel’s rotary tools.


This Everise kit is well worth a look if you don’t want to spend more than £30 and want a great set of accessories in the box. This is a lot more than you get with many cheaper rotary tools, and it didn't suffer from poor cooling either.

However, the Everise is at a disadvantage when it comes to attachment compatibility, as Dremel's tools have a wealth of add-ons at their disposal such as the Flexible Shaft attachment. In some ways, this is more beneficial than including dozens of head accessories; while the latter are cheap, expendable and will need replacing, you can’t buy compatibility.

The main failing of the Everise is a lack of comfort, which was particularly evident when we used it for long periods. Dremel's tools, which we'll be taking a look at in the very near future, were far more pleasant to hold and are generally more capable too, with lower end models not costing a vast amount more. Buying a few accessories to accompany it won’t break the bank either. That said, if you're after a cheap rotary tool, and there's absolutely no slack in your budget, then the Everise is worth considering for its current price of £22.99.
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  • Value
    25 / 30
  • Features
    18 / 30
  • Design
    32 / 40

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