Dremel 4000 Review

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool

Dremel 4000 Rotary ToolThe Dremel rotary tool has been around for years and become one of the most popular DIY tools that we know of. We were very excited when Dremel asked us to review the all new Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool. The Dremel 4000 is the newest, most powerful rotary tool they have manufactured and we put it to the test.

Dremel 4000 Features

  • High-performance motor for maximum performance at all speeds
  • Electronic feedback for consistent speed under load
  • Variable speed (5,000 to 35,000 RPM) provides maximum control and precision
  • Separate on/off switch and speed control dial for the perfect speed every time
  • Can be used with all Dremel attachments and accessories
  • Quick collet lock for fast accessory changes
  • Cool-running ball bearing construction for smooth and quiet operation
  • Replaceable motor brushes extend tool life
  • Five year warranty

Dremel 4000 Product Review

We’ve been using Dremel tools for years now including both the corded and cordless versions. Dremel tools are extremely useful for almost any task that involves grinding, cutting, sanding, polishing, carving, engraving routing and many more. One of the features that we’ve been hoping for over the years was more power so that was a big focus of our review.


Dremel 4000 Cutting MetalThe new Dremel 4000 exceded our expectations on power and showed us that Dremel has been listening to consumer feedback. The new Dremel 4000 easily powered through several projects that we tested it on. The reinforced cut off blade was able to cut through 16 gauge sheet metal like butter and the sanding wheel easily sanded pieces of Brazilian Cherry hardwood trim. Projects that used to cause the motor to bog down were much different with the new 4000 that didn’t flinch at any of the tasks we did.

Versatility & Innovation

Dremel 4000 Cutting DrywallDremel continues to offer great innovations that make their rotary tools very versatile. Dremel offers quite a few attachments for the rotary tools that allow the tool to be used for hundreds of tasks.

We tested the Sanding/Grinding Guide and the Circle Cutter/Straight Edge Guide that came with the kit we recieved. Both accessories work very well and help keep a rotary tool working in a straight line.

We also liked easy to use variable speed control. Variable speed control is essential for any tool that is used for cutting and grinding materials that range in hardness from steel to wood. The new Dremel 4000 also works with all the accessories for older versions of the Dremel Tool so that’s an added bonus.

Overall Impression

It’s not surprising to use that we loved the new Dremel 4000. Being fans of Dremel for years now we’ve come to appreciate the versatility of a tool like this and it’s one we use often. The new Dremel 4000 packs much greater power in a very comfortable to use power tool. If you don’t own a Dremel we recommend you buy one. If you already own one and you’re looking for more power then the Dremel 4000 is a must have addition.

Where To Buy Dremel 4000

The Dremel 4000 is available this fall from most major hardware stores and home improvement centers across the Country. You can also buy the Dremel 4000 kits online at Amazon. If you’re interested in purchasing it online then check out the following three kits:

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Keith says:

    There are so many things you can do with these tools! I love them. Great write up…..Stumbled it!

  2. Deborah says:

    I’m hearing a lot of great things about the Dremel 4000! Thanks.

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