If you have never heard of a WEN 2305 you might be wondering what it is. It is a rotary, adjustable tool kit with loads of accessories and add-on’s. Think Dremel but with a flexible shaft. The tool comes as part of a kit which includes the drill itself and lots of different attachments.
The WEN 2305 Rotary Tool Kit includes the drill which is adjustable from 8,000 to 30,000 RPM, but it also includes a 100 piece accessory kit and a carrying case. Bit changes are easy with the on-board spindle lock.
The first thing you notice about it is just how lightweight it is. It sits in your hand and allows you to control it with ease. The flexible shaft is one of the optional attachments that you can add and take off as desired. The fact that its flexible is a bonus but the major advantage is that it adds 3 feet of length to the shaft, allowing you to reach almost anywhere.
The WEN 2305 Rotary Tool Kit is cheap as well. Currently selling for $22 on Amazon!
One thing that most people don’t realize is that the accessories are interchangable with the Dremel rotary tool kits, with the exception of the Dremel universal.
Is WEN 2305 Any Good?
The 2305 kit is extremely popular. Its actually one of their best selling kits. But is it any good?
The first thing is that the unit appears to be well made. Wen are a good manufacturer so you know that you are getting a quality product. The other thing is that, unlike some other rotary tools, the WEN 2305 doesn’t seem to overheat during heavy use. This is probably due to the massive vents along the side. The vents are great, and necessary but they should really have some kind of mesh over them, they do get chunks of stuff in them.
When comparing the WEN 2305 to a similar dremel unit you will notice how much quieter the Wen unit is. Its amazing that they have managed to get it this quiet. It still has the same torque and ability as the more expensive Dremel models only much much quieter.
One thing to note is that the cutting and sander tools are not really that great….In fact you will likely end up buying alternatives.
In conclusion you are basically getting a Dremel, but at half the price!