Product Comparison: Dremel 4000-6/50 vs Dremel 4200-4/36


General Specifications
Brand
Dremel
Dremel
Model
4000-6/50
4200-4/36
Origin
Mexico
Mexico
About the Product
The Dremel 4000 variable speed rotary tool offers the highest performance and most versatility of all Dremel rotary tools. The increased strength of its motor plus electronic feedback circuitry enables consistent performance at all speed levels. Dremel 4000 can use all existing Dremel rotary tool accessories and attachments plus high-performance attachments to complete the widest range of projects. A slim, ergonomic body provides a 360-degree grip zone for comfort and control in any grip position.
The Dremel 4200 variable speed rotary tool is the first ever rotary tool with the EZ Change mechanism for the easiest and quickest accessory change. The innovative EZ Change™ system is the fully integrated quick-change mechanism that allows easy and fast accessory changes without a wrench. Now, completing projects will be more convenient and faster than ever before. Offering the highest performance and most versatility of all Dremel rotary tools, the Dremel 4200 features electronic feedback circuitry that enables consistent performance at all speed levels. Dremel 4200 can use all current Dremel rotary tool accessories and attachments to complete the widest range of projects.The 4200 has a separate on/off switch and variable speed dial that allow convenient speed adjustment and maintaining the selected speed even when tool is turned off.
Key Specs
Accessory Change System
EZ Twist Nose Cap
EZ Twist Nose Cap
Min. No Load Speed
5000 rpm
5000 rpm
Max. No Load Speed
35000 rpm
35000 rpm
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dremel 4000-6/50 Variable Speed Rotary Tool
  • The Dremel tool itself is great and I really appreciate the variable speed settings.
  • It has plenty of power and the adjustable speed lets you tune the Dremel to the task at hand.
  • But this Dremel is powerful and has adjustable speed setting. It took me awhile shopping online and reading reviews to find a Dremel that would meet all my needs and this is definitely the one.
  • The tool doesn't have a lot of torque, so you need to let it operate at high speeds and let the rotational speed do the work.
  • I feel that it is worth the money to get your Dremel with a varible speed control. Speed does matter and it gives you something to play with when you get bored or just thinking things over.
Dremel 4200-4/36 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • Superior quality tool, variable speed and has attachment options for days.
  • This unit has good bearings, great speed control, adequate hoursepower, and a LOT of diverse functions!
  • Works very well; I like the variable speed adjustment on this unit. Has certainly met any expectation I had for it. Many, many uses!
  • Variable speed of 5,000 - 35,000 RPM with electronic feedback (TRUE - but not all attachments can be used at 35,000; in real world use, mostly- you will be using 15-25,000RPM)
  • The heat generated from the high speed rotation caused the thread to heat up begin to deform.
Size & Weight
Height
6 in.
9 in.
Width
2 in.
2 in.
Depth
2 in.
2 in.
Weight
2.87 lbs.
2.6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Dremel 4000-6/50 Variable Speed Rotary Tool
  • This unit works good. I previously had one of the original Dremels and finally had to replace it. They have made some real improvements. Nice size, weight and feel.
  • Not a commercial rotary tool but a light weight all around small task tool as in hobbyist tool.
  • It makes it hard to do some of the finer projects I was wanting to do because it's weight and size makes it awkward to handle.
  • The flex shaft is particually nice since it allows you to have a light weight tool in your hands for detail work.
  • I use this for my 2 Dremel work stations, drill press and router table, has the power the cordless doesn't, but the cordless is used more often for it's portability.
Dremel 4200-4/36 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • Great grip, lite weight, and long enough cord to work around your project.
  • The tool works great and, having purchased cheap accessories that aren't worth their weight in sawdust, the accessories that come with the tool are very good quality.
  • Out of the box, its sleek has a good weight to it and feels like your an old friend with new upgrades.
  • The Dremel fits comfortable in the hand and is light weight enough to prevent hand tiredness.
  • This is a corded rotary tool approximately the same size as the 4000 and similar in looks, weight and how it feels in your hands.
Features
Speed Power Selection
Dial
Dial
Accessories Included
Flex Shaft Attachment, Circle Cutter/Straight Edge Guide, Sanding/Grinding Guide, Multipurpose Cutting Guide, Shield Attachment, Lawn Mower, Garden Tool Sharpening Attachment, Engraving cutter, 2x High Speed Cutters, 4x Cut-off Wheel, 2x EZ Lock 1-½ inch Thin Cut Cut-off Wheel, 4x EZ Lock 1-½ inch Cut-off Wheel, 1-¼ inch Cut-off Wheel, Multipurpose cutting bit, 2x Aluminum Oxide Grinding Wheel, 2x Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone, Silicon carbide grinding stone, Nylon bristle brush, 2x Carbon Steel Brush, Polishing compound, 4x Felt Polishing Wheel, EZ Lock Cloth Polishing Wheel, EZ Lock Finishing Abrasive Buffs 180 & 280-grit, EZ Lock Finishing Abrasive Buffs 320-grit, 1/2 inch sanding drum, 2x 1/2 inch 60-grit sanding band, 2x 1/2 inch 120-grit sanding band, 2x 1/2 inch 240-grit Sanding Band, 2x 3/4 inch 180-grit Sanding Disc, 2x 3/4 inch 220-grit Sanding Disc, 2x 3/4 inch 240-grit Sanding Disc, 1/8 inch Drill Bit, Screw mandrel, Mandrel, EZ Lock Mandrel, 3/32 inch Collet, EZ Twist Nose Cap, Wrench
1/8" Engraving HS Cutter, 1/8" High Speed Cutter, Metal 1 1/2" Cut-Off Wheel, Spiral Bit, 5/8" Aluminum Oxide, 3/16" Silicon Carbide, 3/8" Aluminum Oxide, Brush Wheel, Carbon Brush Wheel, EZ Drum mandrel, ½" 60 Grit Sanding (5 pcs.), ½” 120 Grit Sanding (5 pcs.), ½" 240 Grit Sanding (5 pcs.), EZ Lock Sanding Disc – Coarse (3 pcs.), EZ Lock Sanding Disc – Medium (3 pcs.), EZ Lock Sanding Disc – Fine (3 pcs.), EZ Lock Mandrel, 1/8" Drill Bit, Lawn Mower & Garden Tool Sharpener, Sanding/Grinding Guide, Multipurpose Cutting Kit, Shield Rotary Attachment, Adapter and drive coupler for attachments 225, 575 and 670
Extras
High-performance motor for maximum performance at all speeds, Electronic feedback for consistent speed under load, Variable speed for greater versatility, Can be used with all Dremel rotary tool attachments and accessories
Patented EZ Change™ mechanism allows the fastest and easiest accessory change of any rotary tool, High-performance motor for maximum performance at all speeds, Electronic feedback for consistent speed under load, Variable speed for greater versatility, Separate on/off switch and speed control dial for the perfect speed every time
What customers say about "Features"
Dremel 4000-6/50 Variable Speed Rotary Tool
  • Comes with some nice attachments, can't wait to use the sharpener on my mower blades and see how well it works. Very pleased
  • This specific unit is extremely powerful, light, durable, and not too noisy. It includes a few bits which work well, but I wish i included more for the level of the kit.
  • The better tool ever for home or diy, probably doesn't works for heavy duty works. but so much accesories can be attached.
  • The tool is great the accesories are good but the only thing this that it did have the disk to cut wood that is my only fault with this product.
  • Great product; love that I finally have the full set with all possible attachments included in the package.
Dremel 4200-4/36 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • This particular Dremel 4200 Platinum Collection is quite good. It is powerful, useful and versatile. It comes with a slew of attachments and various tips, cutters, etcetera.
  • Includes 6 attachments and 40 accessories for maximum versatility (NOT TRUE - this is very misleading - when they say 40, they are actually counting each individual item, like 4 sanding wheels, 6 cutting wheels, 2 brushes, 4 buffers, etc.)
  • Easy to attach bits. The bad thing is that it will only take 1/8" bits.
  • The different attachments and extra pieces allowed me shape and start polishing my stones!
  • Some accessories make no sense, the case is awesome, good value, but they could give you better accesories
Power
Power Source
Cordless
Corded
Power Output
1.6 A
1.6 A
What customers say about "Power"
Dremel 4000-6/50 Variable Speed Rotary Tool
  • It feels solid in my hand and has good power for what it does.
  • As with all Dremel brand rotary tools, this is excellent construction, power, and versatility.
  • So I love the dremel (when it was working) great power, easy to use, simple, did everything I needed it to do, except power back up it just stopped working out of the blue and only used it a few times.
  • Be aware that you will lose some power with this extension, there were times when drilling and cutting that it would seize and I would have to turn it off, remove the tool, and start again moving slower.
  • It has plenty of power and the adjustable speed lets you tune the Dremel to the task at hand.
Dremel 4200-4/36 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • I loved the size of the old one. But the motor finally went. The new one has started to see some use and i couldnt be happier with the purchase
  • Certain accessories can be tricky to use with this but overall I am very pleased with it's power and versatility.
  • Cooler running with 20-percent more air flow in venting design (YES- TRUE, but i dont like it, when i set the unit to max power, its like a blower and the air is vented underneath)
  • This is a very strong Dremel. Its not cordless but to get the power in such a small unit it needs to be AC.
  • The power chord is very thick which is good and it has a long strain relief at the end of the tool so there shouldn't be any problems with the power wire.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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