Product Comparison: Dremel 4200-4/36 vs Dremel 4300-5/40

General Specifications
About the Product
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.
The Dremel 4300 is the first Dremel rotary tool to allow tool-less and collet-less accessory changes with the inclusion of the three-jaw chuck. The chuck accepts all Dremel accessory shank sizes for fast and convenient accessory changes without ever using a wrench. Featuring the all new Pivot Light, your projects are well-lit with an optimum line of sight since the light pivots to direct illumination where you want it. Experiencing the full range of Dremel rotary tool applications is easier than ever because the 4300 offers our most powerful motor with built-in variable speed and electronic feedback circuitry. And the slim, ergonomic body design provides a comfortable 360-degree grip zone no matter how you hold it for extended ease of use. The completely redesigned airflow system lets the Dremel 4300 run cool, quiet, and smooth so completing projects are more enjoyable than ever.
Key Specs
Accessory Change System
EZ Twist Nose Cap
3-jaw chuck
Min. No Load Speed
5000 rpm
5000 rpm
Max. No Load Speed
35000 rpm
35000 rpm
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • The new speed control is semi-protected thus preventing accidental speed changes (nice improvement) also the speed control is separate from the on-off switch, also an improvement I think.
  • Very happy with this set ! It works perfectly .. love the variable speed .. use it often to do my wood carvings.
  • When my 40-something year old Dremel variable speed rotary tool finally gave out after, well, 40 years of nearly ceaseless use without so much as a brush change it was time to get serious about a replacement.
  • This drill has mass and power. It is variable speed and extremely comfortable to use.
  • Lowest rpm is unstable and randomly revs.
Size & Weight
9 in.
9 in.
2 in.
2 in.
2 in.
2 in.
2.6 lbs.
2.6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • Only thing that I wish was better is the weight, it is some what heavy for doing very detailed work, that is why I brought the flexible shaft accessory.
  • Speaking as a woman with physical disabilities, it's the ideal rotary tool for me, because I don't have to put my weight behind it.
  • The rotary tool performs as expected, smooth, well balanced, easy to control.
  • The physical size will be an issue for certain uses, mainly the nose and overall diameter of the motor housing.
Speed Power Selection
Accessories Included
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
1/8" Engraving HS Cutter, 1/8" High Speed Cutter, 3x 1-1/2" Cut-Off Wheel, Spiral Bit, 5/8" Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone, 3/16" Silicon Carbide Grinding Stone, 3/8" Aluminum Oxide Grinding Stone, Mandrel, Brush Wheel, Carbon Brush Wheel, 2x Felt Polishing 1/2" Wheel, Polishing compound, 2x Felt Polishing 1" Wheel, 1/2" 60-Grit Sanding Drum, 3x 1/2" 60-Grit Sanding Bands, 4x 1/2" 120-Grit Sanding Bands, 4x 1/2" 240-Grit Sanding Bands, 3x EZ Lock Coarse Sanding Disc, 3x EZ Lock Medium Sanding Disc, 3x EZ Lock Fine Sanding Disc, Lock Mandrel, 1/8" Drill Bit, Pivot Light, Lawn Mower & Garden Tool Sharpener, Shield Rotary Attachment, Multipurpose Cutting Kit, Sanding/Grinding Guide
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
Pivot light rotates to illuminate your project, Universal 3-jaw chuck for easy accessory changes, Quieter and cooler running due to improved air flow, Separate on/off switch and speed control dial for added convenience between jobs, Replaceable motor brushes extend tool life, Cool-running ball bearing construction for smooth and quiet operation, Industry leading customer support
What customers say about "Features"
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
Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • My favorite feature on this on is that you get separate switches for on/off and speed.
  • This unit is unexpectedly much larger than the original and be rather cumbersome to handle. It has lots of power.
  • Nice quality Dremel with much more power and torque than my older models. Use it with the 220-01 Workstation (press) to drill PC boards.
  • The more powerful motor is why this one is the one to buy if you use the tool a lot. It will not burn up the way cheaper units / off brands often do.
  • Extremely versatile and very easy to change accessories. Now I have two excellent Dremels, just need to add the Fortiflex Flex Shaft Tool and my collection will be complete!
  • Cooling fan is in the front and gets really hot making it hard to do any detail work for any time.
Power Source
Power Output
1.6 A
1.8 A
What customers say about "Power"
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.
Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit
  • The power is great but the variable speed adjustment is rough.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
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