Compare Dremel 4000 vs Dremel 8200
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!
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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