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Comparing Dremel 290 and General Tools 505

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  • Dremel Engraver is ideal for personalizing your valuables as well as decorative designs
  • Kit includes one 9924 carbide point and letter/number stencil template ideal for decorative engraving and personalization
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  • PROTECT AND IDENTIFY- engraving tool enables precision cordless engraving with permanent identifying markings by anyone; from DIYers to the professional technician
  • ENGRAVING DIAMOND TIP BIT- using a standard 3/32-inch engraving diamond tip bit and safe fingertip controlled on/off switch
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Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
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In comparison:
Dremel 290 ranks #7 out of 40. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 1 / 116
100%
Consumer Score
Avg. customer reviews:
4.1 Read reviews
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General Tools 505 ranks #19 out of 40.
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6.8
Good
Popularity Score
Best-selling
Popularity rank: 2 / 116
99%
Consumer score distribution.
Dremel 290 ranks #7 and General Tools 505 ranks #19

Customers like Dremel 290 noticeably more

Dremel 290, the pricier option, tends to get more favorable reviews than General Tools 505 [ 4.4 vs 4.1 ]. In our awesomeness score Dremel 290 ranks #7 out of 116 and General Tools 505 ranks #19 out of 116.

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Dremel 290 is more popular

It's fairly safe to say that Dremel 290 is a more popular engraver, based on its 2,000+ reviews. In our popularity score Dremel 290 ranks #0 out of 116 and General Tools 505 ranks #1 out of 116.

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To consider

Customers who view Dremel 290 and General Tools 505 often consider BeadSmith XTL-0283 Micro Engraver, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Dremel 290 and General Tools 505
BeadSmith XTL-0283 Micro Engraver $20
Avg. customer reviews:
4.1 Read reviews
In comparison:
BeadSmith XTL-0283 Micro Engraver ranks #17 out of 40.
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6.9
Good
Very popular
Popularity rank: 24 / 116
70%
WEN 21C $18
Avg. customer reviews:
4.2 Read reviews
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WEN 21C ranks #13 out of 40.
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7.5
Good
Very popular
Popularity rank: 8 / 116
91%
Electric Pen Parateck AT0003 $17
Avg. customer reviews:
4.2 Read reviews
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Electric Pen Parateck AT0003 ranks #12 out of 40.
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7.5
Good
AxPower Micro Pen $19
Avg. customer reviews:
4.1 Read reviews
In comparison:
AxPower Micro Pen ranks #20 out of 40.
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6.7
Good
Very popular
Popularity rank: 7 / 116
92%
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Key features
  • Soft-grip bod
  • Replaceable carbide engraving point
  • Variable stroke control
  • 5-position calibrated stroke adjustment dial

Dremel 290 is a top selling and one of the more expensive options. It's a #1 bestseller in engravers category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Wellsky Micro Electric Pen or Proxxon 28592 .

Dremel 290 is $2.60 more expensive than an average engraver ($17.99).

Key features
  • Designed in-house by Generals
  • 20,000 RPM Motor
  • Engrave glass
  • 3/32-inch engraving diamond bit

General Tools 505 is a very popular option in the middle of the engravers price range. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Wen 21B or Oemtools 24668 .

General Tools 505 is $2 less expensive than an average engraver ($17.99).

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