I must admit that I passed through my DIY phase several years ago
as other matters became more prominent in my life. Maybe, however,
this period of getting my hands dirty might have been extended if I
had access to a kit such as the subject of this next review.
Dremel 4000-1/45 Corded Multitool
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The Dremel 4000 is a collection of tools designed for the enthusiastic DIY person
who wants to carve, grind, polish, cut, sand and carry out other
miscellaneous tasks in and around the home. Forming the central
unit of this tool kit is the Multi-Tool device that features the
new EZ Twist Nose Cap.
Sporting a colour scheme of black, grey, blue and silver, the
Multi-Tool is cylindrical in shape with dimensions of 230 x 41 x 43
mm (L x W x D) and a weight of 0.66 kg. Permanently attached to the
rear of this Multi-Tool are the mains power lead and a standard
3-pin plug. This combination delivers a power input of 175W. While
the length of this lead, at 190cm should be enough for providing
power when carrying out the greater majority of tasks, there is
always the option of adding an extension lead when the need arises.
Positioned on either side of this Multi-Tool, mounted at the front
and rear, are ventilation openings. Arranged along the top of the
Multi-Tool, running from front-to-rear, are controls for a shaft
lock, power on/off button, brush cover and a variable speed dial
allowing the user to adjust between speeds rated at 5 and 35 as
different projects required different speed conditions.
Completing the arrangement of features on the top of the Multi-Tool
is a hook facility, initially recessed into the body of the unit,
which can be used to hang this tool from an appropriate support
when not in use.
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Along with its variable speed facility, the 4000 Multi-Tool allows for the quick and easy changing of various
accessories. This particular feature is achieved with the use of
the innovative EZ Twist Nose Cap. Using just finger pressure, you
can remove the EZ Nose Cap. Adding downward pressure to the shaft
lock button will result in the current attachment being easily
removed and replaced with another element without any need to use a
wrench. Incidentally a small wrench is included as part of the
bundled accessories should you need one for other tasks.
As mentioned earlier, the Dremel 4000 is a collection of accessory tools that are all packed in a sturdy
storage bag with a side pouch. Both the bag and side pouch feature
a zip to help keep everything secure.
The main accessory forming part of this kit is a Flexshaft. This is
a tool that acts as an extension lead that fits to the head of the
Multi-Tool at one end while hold the required accessory required
for a job at the other end. The 88cm slim-line length of the
Flexshaft should make it easier to work on project aspects in
locations where the Multi-Tool might prove awkward because of its
size and bulk.
Also included in the package is a 45-piece accessory pack. Unlike
the rest of the product, which was produced in Mexico, this
accessory pack was assembled in Slovenia. These accessories come
packed in a see-through plastic case. Picking through these
accessories you will find items for line and circle cutting,
shaping tools, drill bits, sanding pads and collets to mention just
A multi-lingual booklet forms part of the package. This document
uses illustrations to explain the various functions rather than
text instructions. The document would be more useful to an
experienced user than a novice.
I feel that the Dremel 4000 is a product that is best suited to the type of offering you would
buy as a present for a partner or family member who is keen on
carrying out DIY projects. A quick check online revealed that
Amazon.co.uk have this product is listed at 83.00.
Best Amazon price 77.99