|Item Weight||4.15 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||14 x 9.4 x 4 inches|
|Item model number||4000-2/30|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||2 year warranty|
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Dremel 4000-2/30 120-Volt Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit - Corded
- Low Return Rate: 23% fewer returns than similar products
- Highly Rated: More than 85% 4 star and 5 star reviews
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- Variable speed from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM; easy-to-understand speed dial features
- Compatible with all Dremel accessories and attachments
- Includes 30 Dremel accessories and 2 Dremel attachments
- 360-degree grip zone for control in any position. Cord Length:: 6ft
- Carrying case is included
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From the manufacturer
Whether for carving or engraving soft or hard materials, Dremel offers the right accessory for every application. Use high speed cutters for shaping, hollowing, grooving, slotting and making tapered holes in soft metals, plastics and woods. Tungsten carbide cutters are recommended for shaping, smoothing and material removal on hard materials such as stainless steel and cast iron. A variety of engraving cutters suitable for both soft and hard materials are also available to tackle every project.
Grinding/ Sharpening/ Sanding
1.6 amp with electronic feedback
Superior performance that auto adjusts power and speed as needed.
Integrated nose cap wrench allows for fast accessory changes.
For maximum accessory versatility and precise tool control.
Accessory and attachment compatibility
Can be used with all Dremel rotary tool accessories and attachments.
What's in the box? Dremel 4000-2/30
Circle cutter/straight edge guide and sanding/grinding guide.
Carving/engraving: 191 high speed cutter.
Cutting: 420 cut-off wheel (x2), 426 fiberglass reinforced cut-off wheel (x2), 561 multipurpose cutting bit.
Grinding/sharpening: 541 aluminum oxide grinding wheel, 84922 silicon carbide grinding stone, 932 aluminum oxide grinding stone.
Cleaning/polishing: 428 carbon steel brush, 414 felt polishing wheel, 421 polishing compound, 429 felt polishing wheel.
Sanding: 407 1/2 inch sanding drum, 408 1/2 inch 60-grit sanding band (x2), 432 1/2inch 120-grit sanding band (x2), 445 1/2 inch 240-grit sanding band (x2), 411 3/4 inch 180-grit sanding disc (x3), 412 3/4 inch 220-grit sanding disc (x3), 413 3/4 inch 240-grit sanding disc (x2).
Miscellaneous: 401 screw mandrel, 402 mandrel, wrench.
- Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool
- 2 attachments
- 30 accessories
- Hard carry case
- Accessory case
|4200 Series||4000 Series||3000 Series||9100-21|
|Speed Range (RPM)||5,000 - 35,000||5,000 - 35,000||5,000 - 32,000||0 - 23,000|
|Electronic Feedback Control||✓||✓|
|Number of Speeds||Variable||Variable||Variable||Variable - Foot-operated speed control|
|Separate On/Off Speed Control||✓||✓||✓|
|Accessory Change System||EZ Change||EZ Twist Nose Cap||EZ Twist Nose Cap||Wrench|
|Kit Options||4200-4/36, 4200-6/40, 4200-8/64||4000-2/30, 4000-3/34, 4000-4/34, 4000-6/50||3000-1/24, 3000-1/25, 3000-2/28||9100-21|
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First, a word about terms. The solid shaft that the cutting or grinding tool is mounted on is the mandrel (or Dremel also calls it an accessory shank). When you install the cutter on the Dremel, this mandrel slides into a silver-colored hollow tube called the collet. The dark-metal nut that encases the collet and screws onto the unit is the collet nut.
All of the accessories that come with this Dremel model use 1/8"-diameter mandrels/shanks. Most other accessories that Dremel sells also use this size, although some use 3/32", 1/16" or 1/32" shanks.
When my Dremel 4000 arrived, I noticed that none of the included 1/8" shanks fit into the collet. I think some of the other buyers who ran into this problem concluded at this point that their Dremels came with the wrong-sized collet.
However, when I took it apart a little I found that the collet had just been jammed tightly into the collet nut, closing down its diameter so that the shanks wouldn't fit. I unscrewed the collet nut from the Dremel and used a small screwdriver to push the collet out of the back end of the collet nut. This allowed the collet to open up to its full diameter; all of the included shanks now fit.
So, if you buy one of these and it seems as though the shanks don't fit into the collet, give this a try before you conclude it's the wrong size. Dremel could probably stand to do a little quality control on this to make sure everything works smoothly. If you do actually need a different collet size for other mandrels/shanks not sold with this kit, Dremel sells a 4485 Collet Nut Kit (about $6-$7 in 2015 at hardware stores) that has the four collet sizes listed above.
For Dremel's, you let speed do the work. Unless you are dealing with plastic or wood, something that melts or catches aflame, then go for high speed. Slow down on metal, speed up in ceramic (don't quote me on the ceramics, that's just my experience), go middle ground for wood, slow for plastics, and so on. I suggest ramping up the speed on a practice piece of the material you intend to remove stock from, until you reach the maximum speed you can achieve with ruining the substance in question, and then, go work on the actual piece.
Here, let's cut to the chase: Positives of Dremel 4000
+It is low powered, ergo, gentler on your work, more forgiving when you make a mistake
+It is very speedy, but not TOO speedy, as in, not a pnuematic die grinder spinning at speeds that would make a bullet cringe.
+Dremel has a ridiculously nice supply of accessories for it, good from jigsawing to power planing
+It is a multi tool extraordinaire, capable of many different tasks
+Ergonomic and very useful overall, a pleasure to work with
Negativity about the 4000
-It is pretty loud for its miniscule size, a downside if you have sensitivities to noise like me
-It is low torque, so you should not use force to get work done faster
-Low amps means it is not powerful enough to hold its own in large amounts of material without choking on its carbon brushes.
-It is a multi tool, not a tool, so it will never be good enough at one job alone to be a keeper in THAT respect
The Dremel works smoothly, without a hitch, at least in my case. If I were to recommend any 2 accessories/attachments, I would get the detailer's grip, and the almighty keyless chuck. The chuck, because it is time saving in the extreme, and time is everything to the discerning hobbyist/artist. The detailer's grip, because the flex shaft has that irritating extra hassle in terms of set-up, and is less ergonomic in my opinion, AND, most of all, cannot stand a kink of less than five inches without overheating, so it really is more trouble than it is worth, to me. So, altogether, I would recommend this tool to any doing small scale, hobbyist work, DIY'ing, and similar stuff. That's all she wrote. Peace.
191 - High Speed Cutter
420 - 15/16" Cut-off Wheels
426 - 1-1/4" Fiberglass Reinforced Cut-off Wheels
542 - Carbide Cutting/Shaping Wheel
84922 - Silicon Carbide Grinding Stone
932 - Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone
952 - Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone
428 - Carbon Steel Brush
442 - Carbon Steel Brushes
414 - Felt Polishing 1/2" Wheels
421 - Polishing Compound
429 - Felt Polishing 1" Wheel
407 - 1/2" Sanding Drum
432 - 1/2" 120-grit Sanding Bands
411 - Sandings Discs, 180 grit
412 - Sanding Discs, 220 grit
413 - Sanding Discs, 240 grit
445 - 1/2" 240-grit Sanding Bands, 6 Pack
401 - Mandrel
402 - Rotary Tool Mandrel