Charlotte, NC – It’s a sure bet that many crafters, hobbyists and DIYers would be delighted to spot a WORX® MAKERX™ Rotary Tool and Wood/Metal Crafter Combo Kit under this year’s Christmas tree.
The WORX MAKERX Rotary Tool and Wood/Metal Crafter Combo Kit is part of an innovative new concept of creative crafting tool design. Besides the rotary tool and wood/metal crafter, the kit includes a MAKERX Hub, powered by a WORX 20V, 1.5Ah Power Share battery; 54 accessories with case; charger and storage bag. Each compact tool in the system is connects by a 4 ft., flexible, power cord to the MAKERX Hub.
MAKERX tools, themselves, are not weighed down by onboard batteries. Their micro-ergonomic design provides better balance and control than competing models. The lightweight, go-anywhere portable hub also eliminates the need to be near an electrical outlet. The hub with a 20V, 1.5Ah battery weighs 1.1 lbs.
The MAKERX Rotary Tool has a brushless motor for long life and smooth operation. Variable speed control from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm provides for a wide range of craft and DIY projects that require cutting, drilling, detail sanding, polishing, engraving, and etching. Micro-ergonomic grips make the tools easier to maneuver and more comfortable, especially during extended use periods.
The MAKERX Rotary Tool’s applications include crafting, home improvement/repair, woodworking, home/holiday decor, sculpting, robotics, model-making, miniatures, dioramas, metalworking, jewelry making, and school/kids projects.
The versatile MAKERX Rotary Tool weighs only .29 lbs. The tool has a narrow pencil-like grip for handling projects with precision and control. The MAKERX Rotary Tool is 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter than other leading brand rotary tools.
MAKERX Rotary Tool accessories are not proprietary. The tool’s included 1/8 in. collet accepts other major brand accessories with 1/8 in. shanks, which are widely available at hardware stores and home centers. Other collet sizes, including 3/32, 1/16 and 1/32 in., also fit the tool.
Also included in the combo kit is a versatile MAKERX Wood/Metal Crafter tool that features dual temperature sensors, enabling it to reach the selected temperature in seconds. A built-in, digital readout assures that the tip’s temperature is set for optimal results, regardless of material or application. Its slim body design provides the ultimate grip for control of the 12 lb. tool.
Typical applications for the MAKERX Wood/Metal Crafter include electronic DIY projects and hobbies, as well as arts and crafts, such as creating wooden signs and embellishing leather goods, as well as jewelry-making and metal-crafting. The kit includes four assorted tips for soldering operations, and six tips designed for burning wood.
There are three pushbuttons on the Wood/Metal Crafter tool to raise and lower temperature and on/off. Using the WORX 20V Max Lithium battery as its power source, the Wood/Metal Crafter has a 40W output with a temperature range of 204º to 482.2º C, with a startup rate of 30 seconds. The tool has an average continuous run time of 45 minutes using a WORX 20V 1.5Ah Max Lithium battery.
The MAKERX 20V Max Lithium battery is compatible with up to 100 other WORX DIY and lawn and garden tools and lifestyle products for cost savings and convenience.
The WORX MAKERX Rotary Tool and Wood/Metal Crafter Combo Kit (WX988L, $149.99) is available at canadiantire.ca. It is covered by the WORX three-year, limited warranty.