October 6, 2009

Dremel 4000


Dremel has once again advanced and improved their rotary tool, this time with a model referred to as the 4000. It must be quite an item to warrant the jump from the 400 series. From the hundreds to the thousands? Ten times the series? What exactly can this thing do?


First off, just the look of it is impressive. We've always thought that Dremel's rotary tools were some of the most ergonomically advanced tools in the world, but this one makes the older models look like cave tools. It's a sleek looking item and could be used as a prop in some glossy science fiction flick. It also has a new electronic feedback systems that maintains a constant speed under a tougher workload.

Also, the tool is compatible with all Dremel accessories, in addition to some new ones that the older models are unable to use. Two of these newer attachments are being released in conjunction with the 4000 and they are a pistol-grip handle and a sanding/grinding guide.

The changes made to the 4000 were done so based on user feedback, so they're likely all positive improvements. For the basic kit (30 attachments, 2 accessories), it looks like the 4000 is going to cost about $75. If you're buying a kit with more the attachments and accessories, the price is going to be higher, but will max out around the $150 range. It's a little higher than their older models, but not at all unreasonable for a new item with all the extra bling. For more information on what accessories come with which kit, check out the Dremel website here.

Dremel 4000 with two attachments and 30 attachments at Amazon.com ($75)
Dremel 4000 with 3 attachments and 34 accessories at Amazon.com ($85)
Dremel 4000 with 6 attachments and 50 accessories at Amazon.com ($140)

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at October 6, 2009 5:26 AM
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