In the first instalment, I gave my opinion on the Dremel 4000 rotary tool itself, the part that forms the core of the various kits. I wrote that overall I was very happy with the 4000 as a versatile and powerful platform for a wide variety of applications. This part of the review will focus on the accessories that come with the various Dremel 4000 kits. Rather than going through everything piece by piece, though, I’ll take a broad overview of what’s included in the purchase. Once again, I don’t want to pretend to be an expert, so please have a look at the rest of the blog, or at least at the Who Am I? page to put these opinions into a proper context.
First, a bit of explanation for Dremel’s terminology: Rotary tools have attachments and accessories. Accessories are the bits that actually come in contact with the material you are working on, while attachments are things that make work easier. You can have a look at the Let’s Get Up to Speed and Reference Guide pages for more info. Dremel’s naming scheme for the 4000 kits is the following: 4000-A/#, where “A” is the number of attachments included in the kit, and “#” is the number of accessories. “A” is typically small, in the 1-6 range, while “#” can be over 100 in some special edition kits. Continue reading
This is a post that I didn’t really want to write. For one, “Review” sounds so authoritative: “Listen to me, I know what I’m talking about!” In a way, it’s the antithesis of this blog, which was started as a counterpoint to all the professional reviews of the Dremel rotary tools. I also didn’t appreciate the flood of linkbait sites that popped up in my searches for “Dremel 4000 review” when I was doing my research.
Nevertheless, I have decided to go ahead with the post. Searching for a “Dremel 4000 review” is probably how most people begin their research, and I honestly believe that my experiences, detailed in this blog, can be of use to a certain category of Dremel users. I also hope that my other posts have established this blog as a genuine effort to share and connect with other Dremel amateurs, and not a half-assed attempt to make a quick buck.
So, with that preamble, here it is – my amateur, non-professional (and unprofessional?) Dremel 4000 review. Continue reading