Getting Clean with Dremel Versa

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This review was created as part of a paid affiliate program with the Home Depot.

My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to home-based projects and renovation, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.

Building the Tiny House on a budget, I was really grateful my neighbor offered to give me the windows and sliding glass door they were replacing in their house. They had all sat outside for quite a while though, and had gotten extremely grimey, past the point normal window-washing was effective. I used the power cleaner to excavate and remove that grime and gunk and the whole tiny house instantly looked better. It was especially helpful cleaning the rust out of the plastic tracks in both the windows and door.

Other things I’ve found it useful for: cleaning algae out of watering troughs, cleaning residue off the BBQ lid, deep cleaning the tub and sinks, all jobs at which the Power Cleaner excelled. I think if I spent more time cleaning my house I’d find a whole lot more uses for this specific tool, but since housekeeping duties are generally done by my husband, I found myself wanting to use the tool to remove really stubborn gunk off old tools in the  woodshop, on my old farm truck, on the tractor, and around the farm that this tool simply wasn’t built to handle, which left me really hoping that Dremel will come out with a more powerful cousin to the Power Cleaner soon.

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Basically, what it comes down to is that this is a fantastic maintenance tool, not a restoration tool. It will clean the heck out of your clawfoot tub, but it doesn’t have the power to polish, buff or remove major gunk, and I am not very good at maintenance. I love overhauling stuff, transforming it, dramatic befores and afters, not the in-between, regular care.

Manufacturer messaging:

·      Fastest cleaning tool in the market that does the hard work so you don’t have to

·      Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides superior and consistent speed to tackle jobs anywhere, holds a charge for 18 months

·      USB adapter charges tool in 2 hours

Awesome Features:

·      The splash guard is a really brilliant addition

·      For scrubbing dishes, tubs, sinks, and stubborn food messes on counters and floors, this is an ideal tool.

Things I wish were better/different:

·      It would be awesome if it was completely water-proof

·      I really love the concept behind this tool, I just wish it had more power so I could put it to work outside the home.

This retails for $49.98. Would I buy it?

As someone who is constantly cleaning gunk off old tools, farm equipment and water troughs, the concept of this tool is amazing and I’d happily pay more for the product if it had more power.

*I acknowledge that the Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the Prospective 2018 Campaign. As part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

Posted on July 27, 2018 and filed under Tool Reviews.