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DREMEL’S latest is the VRT1, a new vacuum-powered rotary tool that cleans debris while in operation.

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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, according to the company. Dual fans are activated when the air flow 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 1-1/4” shop vacuum hoses and adapters and can be used with Dremel sanding, polishing, carving, drilling and engraving accessories. The Dremel VRT1 sells for about $30. For more, visit

This article originally appeared in the August 2015 issue.

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