When it comes to rotary tools, nobody has really come close to Dremel. We wouldn’t call it a monopoly, either — there are quite a few different rotary tool kit creators out there who have attempted to compete with them but continue to be dominated when it comes to the overall quality and price points Dremel gives us. The user reviews of their tools don’t lie, either. Today we took the time to review one of their most popular high-performance rotary tool kits, the Dremel 4000-2/30. Let’s check out some of the main features and specifications and why it’s rated the #1 rotary tool kit in the market today.
Features of the Dremel 4000-2/30 rotary tool kit
- High-performance rotary tool
- 120 Volts of power
- 360-degree grip zone
- Compatible with all Dremel accessories\attachments
- Circle cutter\straight edge guide
- Standing\grinding guide
- Electronic feedback
- Variable speeds (5,000 to 35,000 RPM)
- Housing: High density plastic
- Dimensions (H x L x W): 3.75″ x 13.5″ x 9.45″
- Comes with: Storage case, 30 accessories, and quick start book
The standouts of this rotary tool kit are pretty great. The 120 volts of power is feasible for most applications a rotary tool user will need, and the electronic feedback is great for safety. The circle cutter\straight edge as well as standing\grinding guide helps keep this rotary tool applicable to many users out there and doesn’t constraint the compatibility with just one type of use. This is also great if you plan on using your tool for more than one application — it could be the perfect solution for those will multiple intentions.
We’d list every single accessory here that comes in the box of the Dremel 4000-2\30 (30 of them as listed previously), but it’ll get a bit redundant and long. To summarize, here’s what you’ll be getting: mandrels, sanding discs, polishing wheels, grit sanding bands, aluminum oxide grinding wheels and stone, as well as other multi-purpose bits to give you more versatility than we can imagine. If none of these were what you were looking for, always remember that this is compatible with all Dremel accessory sets and kits so you can buy those separately as well.
Versatility and usability
Since it has a super convenient 360-degree grip zone, you’ll be getting the needed versatility typically required by rotary tools. Although it really depends on your intended use and application, most individuals who are looking for some free flow in their work.
Some may consider it a con being corded, while others a plus — again, it all depends on your preference. For rotary tools, cordless can always help with the versatility concern; however, you’ll need to keep that thing charged through out your work and will need to take some breaks here and there to do so. The cord length is 6 ft., which is more than enough room for most applications. If you can get by with that, you’re good to go.
Build and stability
The housing is made of plastic, but before you feel steered away with that ‘p’ word, keep this in mind — you won’t be needing this for heavy-duty applications, so a metal chassis isn’t necessarily a must. It also helps keep the rotary tool relatively light, which is something we recommend in a rotary tool since you’ll be focusing on details (most of you) and will need to keep it steady and smooth.
The fact that this rotary tool kit comes with a case is a big deal considering it’s made of plastic. For those who are traveling, it’s also a huge plus to keep it safe. If you take proper care of this thing, it will last you quite a long time — we’d consider it an investment, and not an expensive one at that.
Pros and Cons of the Dremel 4000-2/30 rotary tool kit
- It’s price is in the middle of most competitors and offers great quality
- 30 whopping accessories for versatility and options when working
- Compatible with additional Dremel and other brand rotary tool accessory kits\sets
- Carrying case helps with longevity and travel
- It’s corded, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you don’t mind it (plus you get unlimited power as opposed to cordless rotary tools)
- Plastic housing may be a concern for some in terms of build
- Some say the variable speed isn’t a big enough range
- More expensive rotary tools have more power\better construction
The final word on the Dremel 4000-2/30
If you were looking for some other Dremel or even other branded rotary tool kits, be sure to check out our top 10 best rotary tools article to give you some options before purchasing. We also created a best cordless rotary tool guide if you weren’t feeling the cord attached to this one.
All in all, the Dremel 4000-2\30 rotary tool kit is amazing, not only because of the build, stability and low price-point, but the fact that it comes with 30 accessories to give you versatility and options when working is immeasurable. Oh, and it’s a Dremel rotary tool, which speaks for itself.