Product Comparison: Dremel 8050-N/18 vs Dremel 8220-1/28

General Specifications
About the Product
Cut metal with ease. The Dremel Micro cordless rotary tool offers the perfect combination of size, ergonomics and power for both precise and light duty-DIY tasks. Designed to be held between the thumb and forefinger, like a pencil, the Dremel Micro allows a grip that is close to the work piece for superior maneuverability and control.
The Dremel 8220 variable-speed cordless rotary tool kit offers the highest performance and versatility of all Dremel cordless rotary tools. The strength of its motor facilitates maximum performance at all speed levels. In fact, with its 12VMAX lithium-ion battery technology, the Dremel 8220 has a 33% longer run-time than the Dremel 8200 cordless rotary tool when cutting screws.
Key Specs
Accessory Change System
EZ Twist Nose Cap
Min. No Load Speed
5000 rpm
5000 rpm
Max. No Load Speed
28000 rpm
35000 rpm
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dremel 8050-N/18 Micro Rotary Tool Kit
  • Easily files thick dog nails, (My male has good bone, and his nails are very thick. This Dremel has no problem!)
  • Easy to change heads, although since I only use it for nails, I don't need this feature.
  • Easy to setup and use. Holds a change well. Works like a dream.
  • Good controll and holds charge well. Easy to hold and easy to change out.
  • The locking button (for changing bits) sometimes gets pushed when I'm holding it, and it's inconvenient to increase the speed while I'm using it since the speed buttons are on the other end.
Dremel 8220-1/28 Cordless Rotary Tool
  • Separate power and variable speed switch. Variable from 5-30k.
  • EZ twist collet lock (no need to carry around wrench).
  • It has low level variable speeds which are very nice for especially slow and deliberate work.
  • I like this unit for the power/speed, which is fully adjustable via a slider switch.
  • I use this at work to grind dog's nails. I am able to set the speed where I need it and then turn the tool on/off at the separate switch. This is a huge time saver!
Size & Weight
8 in.
6 in.
1.5 in.
3 in.
1.5 in.
2 in.
0.5 lbs.
3.53 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Dremel 8050-N/18 Micro Rotary Tool Kit
  • Light weight, strong, fits well in my hand, built in battery, hads stand charger with long cord.
  • Light weight, great construction, the light is actually fantastic and it's very quiet!
  • I do especially like that it is light weight and easy to use, due to its small size.
  • The lightweight size of the model enables my team to make cuts in comfortable positions.
  • This is more lightweight than the ones with the battery you have to take out to charge.
Dremel 8220-1/28 Cordless Rotary Tool
  • Portable, enough power, light weight for hobbies and small fix it jobs.
  • Nice product, moderate weight in your hand.
  • Nice compact tool kit! Easy to handle and work with it.
Speed Power Selection
Accessories Included
105 Engraving Cutter, 125 High Speed Cutter, 191 High Speed Cutter, 2x 426 1-1/4-inch Fiberglass-Reinforced Cut-Off Wheel, 84922 Silcone Carbide Grinding Stone, 2x 414 Felt Polishing Wheel, 421 Polishing Compound, 2x 429 Felt Polishing Wheel, 530 Stainless Steel Brush, 407 1/2 inch Sanding Drum, 408 1/2 inch 60-grit Sanding Band, 432 1/2 inch 120-grit Sanding Band, 445 1/2 inch 240-grit Sanding Band, 401 Screw Mandrel, 402 Mandrel, Wrench
Multipurpose cutting bit, 1/4-inch Fiberglass-Reinforced Cut-Off Wheel, Aluminum Oxide Grinding Wheel, 5/8-inch Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone, 4x Felt Polishing Wheel, 4x Emery Polishing Wheel, Polishing compound, 4x 1-inch Felt Polishing Wheel, Coarse 1/2-inch Sanding Drum, 2x 1/2-inch 60 Grit Sanding Band, 3x 1/2-inch 120 Grit Sanding Band, 3x 1/2-inch 240 Grit Sanding Band, 2x Mandrel
Compact size for portability and light in weight for comfort, 360º grip zone with soft grip for comfort and control, Quick collet lock for fast accessory changes
Separate on/off switch and speed control retains speed setting for the perfect speed every time, EZ Twist™ nose cap with wrench for fast accessory changes, Cool-running ball bearing construction for smooth and quiet operation, Comfort grip housing for easier handling and better control
2.4 - 5.4 m/s²
What customers say about "Features"
Dremel 8050-N/18 Micro Rotary Tool Kit
  • I love the 5 speed settings! For dogs that get scared of that "Dremel noise" I put it on the lowest setting, bearly any noise at all!
  • I really like the adjustable speed level which I can adjust for each dog's toenail size and length.
  • I like that I can change the speed. it is quieter than most, so some dogs don't freak at the noise.
  • It fits the hand well, the variable speed it great, the light at the tool tip came in handy, and I loved it.
  • Only thing I don't like is that it defaults to the middle speed setting when you turn it off. Would like it to stay at the last used setting.
Dremel 8220-1/28 Cordless Rotary Tool
  • Takes all of the dremel attachments unlike some of the smaller models.
  • Handy case that stores the 8220 and many more accessories.
  • Quick release collar is new and great feature, no more wrench to chase down.
  • One of the best feature is that it fits all my Dremel accessories.
  • The only bad point is the carrying case: I wish the case were a bit more flexible in allowing more accessories to be stored with it.
Power Source
Battery Type
8 V Lithium-Ion battery
12V/1.5Ah Lithium Ion
What customers say about "Power"
Dremel 8050-N/18 Micro Rotary Tool Kit
  • Battery life is fabulous! I did both dogs' nails 8 times before recharging!
  • The recharging elements don't sit tightly enough and sometimes I come in and find it is not recharged completely.
  • The battery is strong and holds a charge for quite awhile.
  • Not for cutting however battery Will die and you can't change it.
  • Batteries don't last very long and charging is very finicky. You have to keep adjusting in order to keep it charging.
Dremel 8220-1/28 Cordless Rotary Tool
  • Plenty of torque and speed for grinding large dog nails. Don't waste your money on the cheaper lover voltage ones that bog down under the slightest load.
  • 12 volt separate battery and charger incase you want to have additional batteries. It is a quick charging battery taking about 1 hour.
  • Best feature is the removable battery. I can always have one on charge while I'm using it.
  • The battery holds a charge for a long time, and is fast charging.
  • I wonder if I got a dud for a battery. I can only do about 20 minutes on a medium speed before the battery dies. I am not impressed.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
CE, UL, cUL Listed, CSA, ETL listed
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