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Dremel 4000 or 4200?

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Inkbender, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Inkbender


    Feb 8, 2012
    About to go pick up my first Dremel! Super excited.
    Anyhow, I was headed out the door to grab a 4000 6/50 kit, but just noticed they recently released the 4200 with "EZ Change."
    Still planning to grab that 4000-- I like that it comes with a Flex Shaft attachment.
    But, are there any major reasons to consider the 4200 instead? Thanks all!
  2. brady.kevin07


    Dec 7, 2011
    What are you going to be using it for?
  3. Eastwood


    Oct 23, 2012
    Whichever one you buy just don't get one that's rechargeable. I've had bad luck with those.
  4. HousiN

    HousiN Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    I have a 4000. It has worked great for me. Just the other day I put a finger choil on my SOG visionary 2 blade. Not sure how the two are different, never had the need to research.
  5. Inkbender


    Feb 8, 2012
    Looking to mod a few blades, scales, clips, etc... other random things I have laying around :)

    Eastwood-- noted thanks.
  6. jimh0220

    jimh0220 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2008
    4200. Bigger number=better. Right?
  7. Ballenxj


    Oct 30, 2010
    I've been looking into these as well. For one thing, the 4000 is 1.6 amps, where the 4200 is 6 amps. That makes it almost 4 times more powerful? Do I need that much more power?
    Also the 4200 has the quick release collet. Still looking while trying to make a decision. :)
  8. Phydeaux


    Mar 4, 2006
    I looked up the specs on both, they are both 1.6A .

    I personally get the 4000. The flex shaft is nice to have. I don't know if the quick release collet handles different sized shafts. The I have a few different collet inserts that let me use different sized shafts. There is also less mechanism to break or malfunction with the 4000.

    My 2 cents worth.

  9. Ballenxj


    Oct 30, 2010
    Hi Ric, Everywhere I looked they said 6 amps. http://www.cporotarytools.com/dremel-4200-6-40-120v-high-performance-rotary-tool/drln4200-6-40,default,pd.html?cgid=dremel-rotary-tools
    I even called a friend that has one and he verified. He said it was both bigger, and used 6 amps.
    However, I looked at Dremel dot com and they say 1.6 amps? I'm thinking typo maybe? :confused:
    PS, It's billed as the most powerful Dremel Tool yet, so it has to have more amperage?
  10. Inkbender


    Feb 8, 2012
    FWIW, I ended up going with a 4000 kit largely because of the included Flex Shaft.
  11. Ballenxj


    Oct 30, 2010
    Most of the sites I have looked at say the 4200 is 1.6 amps also? Anybody have one in their hand that can look at the specs on the plate? I was looking at one on the big auction site that gave good closeup images of everything "but" the spec plate. I "did" see the made in China on the bottom though. :grumpy:
    Maybe that's why there is so much conflicting information?
    I have read that you can use the flex shaft with either, but I'm now thinking of just getting the 4000 also as I've now found the kit that includes the flex shaft.

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