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Compare Dremel 4000 vs Dremel 8200

Updated on May 9, 2013

Compare Dremel 4000-6/50 vs Dremel 8200-2/28

I decided to compare the two best rotary tools to see how a corded model and cordless stack up next to each other.

I'm sure there are quite a few differences you can come up with, but if we take the accessories and attachments out of the equation this might get a little interesting!

This rotary tool from Dremel is corded. You don't have to worry about charging batteries.

The 4000 works with all Dremel accessories and attachments.

Separate on/off switch and speed control.

Replaceable Motor Brushes.

5,000 to 35,000 RPM.

Weighs just over a pound, (18 oz).

Electronic feedback circuitry.

Increased motor strength.

Added features reflect users' most asked-for improvements.

Offers highest performance and most versatility of all Dremel rotary tools.

Powered by 12VMAX Lithium-ion battery technology.

The 8200 works with all existing Dremel accessories and attachments.

Separate on/off switch and slide speed control.

Includes 2 - 12V Lithium-Ion batteries.

5,000 - 30,000 RPM

Weighs just over a pound, (22 oz).

Increased motor strength

Two times faster than the leading cordless rotary tool.

Offers highest performance and versatility of all Dremel cordless rotary tools.

Battery fuel gauge lets you know when it's time to recharge.

Dremel 4000 vs 8200

Let's compare features and see what these rotary tools have in common.

They both work with all existing Dremel accessories and attachments.

They both have a separate on/off switch.

They both weigh just over a pound.

They both have increased motor strength.

They both offer the highest performance and versatility in their class.

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How They're Different

Let's compare features and see where these rotary tools are different.

Obviously the 4000 is corded and the 8200 is cordless.

The 8200 weighs just a bit more than the 4000.

The 4000 has more RPMs than the 8200

The 4000 has replaceable motor brushes and the 8200 does not.

The 4000 has a speed control dial and the 8200 has a speed control slide.

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Should You Buy the Dremel 4000 or 8200 Rotary Tool

So all you have to do is figure out what you like best. The Dremel 4000 is corded, so you don’t have to worry about batteries. It has a ton of accessories and 6 attachments to get you started. Now if you already own a Dremel rotary tool, you might not need all those extra accessories or attachments that come with the 4000 so the Dremel 8200 would be better.

You like cordless tools and have not had any problems with the batteries and don’t mind that the 8200 comes with a few accessories and 2 attachments then go for it, especially if you already own a corded rotary tool. Now it does have 2-12V Lithium-Ion batteries so you won’t have to stop a project long to change out the batteries and put one on charge.

These two are so close in comparison that it really is up to your personal preference. I like having all the bells and whistles and not needing to get anything extra. You might want the basics and don’t mind getting an accessory or attachment when needed which is fine. You may not even need or want the extra attachments because you might not ever use them.

Anyone who does any type of crafting, DIY projects around the home, or any restoration or polishing will benefit from a rotary tool. There are so many uses.

Do you work on doll houses or miniature models? Do you work on model trains, plastic models, wooden derby cars, wood carving, restoration or any kind? There are plenty of uses there. Do you work on gardening, landscaping, lawn mowing, use a chain saw? Do you need to replace any tile, wood flooring, install lighting or electric outlets, have sticking doors? Do you need to grind, remove rust, and cut circles for cabinets or crafts? Are you working on molding or trim, siding, and building cabinets, make shelves and picture frames or building other wood working projects? Your imagination is the limit on the possibilities of things to do and this is just a small list.

If you answered yes to most of these than the Dremel 4000 rotary tool is for you. If you didn’t answer yes to most of these then the 8200 or another corded or cordless model might be right for you.

All these tools make great gifts for Christmas, Fathers Day, Mothers Day, or Birthdays.


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    • Frankie Jr profile imageAUTHOR

      Frankie Jr 

      6 years ago from Texas

      @anonymous: Thank you, I'm glad you like it! I did all this for a friend of mine who could not make up his mind on what to get.

      Although I have not had the opportunity to use a Black and Decker or Craftsman rotary tool, I have only owned a Dremel. One of the reasons were the attachments it comes with and amount of accessories.

      I have owned 2 Dremel's for years now and I have not had any problems with them. The accessories are cheap enough and I can get them just about anywhere.

      I hope this helps!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      6 years ago

      Excellent post. Exactly what I was looking for :). How would you compare the 4000 to Black&Decker or Craftsman rotary tool

    • Frankie Jr profile imageAUTHOR

      Frankie Jr 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @Sojourn: Thanks Sojourn, Yes it is true that most people have a nearby outlet doing their projects or crafts. The cord is 6 feet long, so it should not interfere with much. That is the other thing about cordless is that you do amass a bunch of chargers and like me, I sometimes wonder where they are!

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      7 years ago

      I like the fact that this one is corded. Usually, dremel work is done near enough to an outlet that it's not an issue and it's easy enough to keep the cord out of the way. I get so tired of the number of chargers we have stacked up in the garage for our other power tools. Very handy this way!


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