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Marathon High-Speed Rotary Tool - 35,000 RPM

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Marathon Woodworking High-Speed Rotary Tool (Tool Only)

Carve. Detail. Sand. Sculpt. Engrave

With a maximum speed of 35,000 rpms, the Marathon Rotary Tool gets you started power carving and detailing with a low initial investment.

The light, comfortable hand piece connects to the power supply/speed control unit with an extremely flexible 6'-long self-coiling cord.  The hand piece stays comfortable by not over-heating.

Equipped with a 1/8"-diameter collet, you can change most common bits with a twist of your wrist. To use bits with a 3/32"-diameter shaft, slip in the reducing sleeve and insert the bit as normal.

Reverse function is included.

Instead of fighting a cumbersome flexible shaft, or scorching your hands using an inexpensive rotary tool, carve, grind, cut, shape, sand, and de-fuzz in complete comfort. The unit features 3.2Ncm of torque and one of the quietest motors on the market.  

Videos! Using the Rotary Tool to Add Details and to Remove Fuzzies from a Scroll Saw piece.  Plus a live demo from master bird carver Lori Corbett


  • The sleek, versatile, compact design of these rotary tools make them easy to use and economical.
  • Small footprint, but offer speeds up to 35,000 RPM and 3.2 Ncm of torque.
  • Features a fixed foot pedal, built-in hand piece holder, and bur holders on top for easy access bur storage. 
  • Standard size collet: 1/8" with a reducing sleeve to allow for 3/32" collets

Can't figure something out, make sure to check our Rotary Tool FAQ Page

Scroll down for some products to go with this rotary hand tool.  Our Starter Kit is hand-selected by the former technical editor of Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts

SpecificationsMaximum speed: 35,000 rpms Extremely flexible 6'-long self-coiling cord. Equipped with a 1/8"-diameter collet, you can change most common bits with a twist of your wrist. To use bits with a 3/32"-diameter shaft, slip in the reducing sleeve and insert the bit as normal.

Can't figure something out, make sure to check our Rotary Tool FAQ Page

Average rating:
average rating 96%
12 reviews

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Great Little Machine 11/19/2019
By Lori Corbett
Author of "Carving Award-Winning Songbirds". When I unboxed this little Titan, I was impressed by the small footprint of the unit. I put this through its paces - high speed, low speed, various cutters and torquing. It came through for me. I especially like that the handpiece felt very balanced in my small hand. The quietness of the motor, and the "one click" turn on the handpiece to change carving bits are definitely a huge plus.

The speed can be controlled with the included foot pedal, or the dial on the unit. It's nice to have a choice. At 35,000 rpm, it's plenty of speed for most tasks, as many of the standard carving bits, burrs, and cutters, aren't recommended for extremely high speeds. I'm a bit "heavy handed" when I'm roughing out a songbird, and I was able to stop the rotation of the handpiece, my fault more that the unit's.

If you're thinking about getting started with power carving, you can't go wrong with this little unit. It definitely is worth more than the cost!
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Great rotary tool 05/13/2021
By Matt Humby
This rotary tool has surpassed my expectation in many ways.
I have had multiple rotary tools over the years and many of them were heavy and hard to hold for longer periods of times, but the Marathon rotary tool is very light weight and easy to handle. It also does not overheat when you have it running for an extended period.
Changing from sanding drums to carving bits is so easy on this machine because no tool is required like all the rest of the rotary tools out there. Simply twist the hand piece to unlock, remove the bit, insert new bit and twist back to lock.
One of my favorite additions that comes with the Marathon rotary tool is the tool rests. There is one tool rest that attaches to the power supply, but there is also a separate tool rest that allows you to set the hand piece down anywhere.
I am very pleased, and I would highly recommend this machine to everyone.
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Love this 07/22/2020
By Kendra
This has quickly became one of my favorite tools. Easy and fast bit change and comfortable to hold are just some of the benefits!

I do a lot of scroll saw work and I had no idea what kind of details could be added prior to this. Since I received this I have used it on almost every project. I use it mostly for added detail on my wood cuts, but I recently did a small epoxy filled carved into a board and was so happy with my results! I know it can do even more than what I have even tried it for so far so I can't wait to keep experimenting.

Highly recommend this tool. Small investment for what it is capable of.
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Super fun and easy to use 11/18/2019
By Keoma
My new Marathon Cube is a fun little powerhouse of a carver and a perfect detailer. I use it for all my jewelry and my students love it! It’s perfect for the beginner who is a little bit Leary of power tools and Its easy to get creating right away! Open box-create! That gives a lot of satisfaction. I love tools that work well for experienced The novice alike and there’s so much to appreciate with this tool! It’s quiet- I can still hear myself think- it does’nt hurt my hand after hours of use- it has a foot pedal...I wish I had had this when I was teaching my kids to carve! Thanks so much- I love it!
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Super Quality 06/28/2021
By Tiffani Frey
I’m a resin artist, and I’ve been using several different rotary tools to smooth the edges on my coasters and other items. Dremel are bulky and get hot pretty quickly. I tried a nail drill and it crapped out after 30 minutes from the dust. So I bit the bullet and spent the money on a high end drill and IT IS WORTH THE MONRH!

It’s super smooth. No vibrations hurting my wrist. It’s easy to handle. I love having a foot pedal. Speed controls and forward/reverse make it even more useful.

If you’re doing a lot of sanding and want to know what the pros use - this is it.
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Game Changer 07/22/2020
By Lesley
I’ve been wanting to add more details to my scrolled pieces and this tool has been a complete game changer! It is so easy to change out the bits and burs, is super lightweight and I really like the flexibility of using the foot pedal. The variable speed is also awesome for detailing for delicate pieces! It’s a really versatile tool and a great addition to my toolkit. Any one wanting to add details or sanding of fine pieces, this is a must have.
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Happy Customer 04/10/2022
By Patricia Evans
I have been trying different things with this liitle Rotary tool and it is so light, quiet and has lots of power! It sits on the carving table right next to me and is so handy. Thanks MADCARVER for for reccomending it!
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Good product 02/15/2021
By John Howe
The instructions that come with the product are very difficult to understand. Bad translation into English. Had to go to Youtube to find out how to change the bit.
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great quality and happy customer!!! 05/20/2021
By John Kordatzky
Marathon H/S 35K RPM arrived in excellent shape. All contents excellent working order. Have not used it yet but will be very shortly.
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Good 04/17/2021
By Roberta Edwards Lappe
Product was great. However never received $20 off coupon for buying it. I even sent an email asking about it.
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Great quality 10/04/2020
By Stephanie Miller
Got my new marathon rotary tool and I absolutely love it....adds such detail to my scroll saw pieces
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Great tool 09/07/2020
By Ron Loyd
I think I will enjoy this tool very much.

Videos! Using the Rotary Tool

Can't figure something out, make sure to check our Rotary Tool FAQ Page


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