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Dremel 4000-1/45 Review

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boggsi 24th August 2011, 09:54 Quote
Phwoar, loving these new tool reviews. Not that I've so much as used one.. but good to know which one I should be using.. dare I get the urge.
Jipa 24th August 2011, 10:38 Quote
"This is partly thanks to its superb cooling – despite bristling with ventilation holes, your fingers never cover any of them." - Disagreed big time. I have two of the 4000's and always seem to grab them by the front vent especially when sanding something.

And the Speedclicks are essential, I couldn't be bothered to fiddle with the old style cutting discs anymore.

Either way the 4000 is my favorite of the rotary tools.
Combatus 24th August 2011, 11:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
"This is partly thanks to its superb cooling – despite bristling with ventilation holes, your fingers never cover any of them." - Disagreed big time. I have two of the 4000's and always seem to grab them by the front vent especially when sanding something.

And the Speedclicks are essential, I couldn't be bothered to fiddle with the old style cutting discs anymore.

Either way the 4000 is my favorite of the rotary tools.

I guess it depends how you hold it. I certainly found the way I do it I didn't obstruct any of them, but at least there's a way of doing so - with plenty of other rotary tools we've used there was no way of holding them without blocking ventilation holes.
stoff3r 24th August 2011, 11:59 Quote
The hard plastic case I got with my old battery operated dremel is mostly useless. It holds the dremel with accessories and a charger, but not extra batteries and not the flexible shaft, so I have another bag for those. It's also very fiddly to get the charger down in it. Dremels are great but don't ever buy battery operated ones unless you get extra batteries.
Redsnake77 24th August 2011, 12:49 Quote
4000 4/65 less than £90 on Amazon. Out of stock at the moment, but if you order now it goes on back order at the reduced price.
RobJapan 24th August 2011, 12:50 Quote
Enough with the damn drill reviews, could you maybe try mice, keyboard, monitor reviews instead?

You know.... anything computer related would be good!
Bakes 24th August 2011, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by RobJapan
Enough with the damn drill reviews, could you maybe try mice, keyboard, monitor reviews instead?

You know.... anything computer related would be good!

This is in the modding section, you know?
Combatus 24th August 2011, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by RobJapan
Enough with the damn drill reviews, could you maybe try mice, keyboard, monitor reviews instead?

You know.... anything computer related would be good!

We are one of the world's biggest modding sites too you know :D
RobJapan 24th August 2011, 13:52 Quote
Sorry to sound angry, came across a little wrong.

What I mean is that I've seen several of these drill reviews recently, but the hardware reviews seem to be very rare.

Headsets, sound cards, mobo's, mics anything!
Blademrk 24th August 2011, 14:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by stoff3r
The hard plastic case I got with my old battery operated dremel is mostly useless. It holds the dremel with accessories and a charger, but not extra batteries and not the flexible shaft, so I have another bag for those. It's also very fiddly to get the charger down in it. Dremels are great but don't ever buy battery operated ones unless you get extra batteries.

I love the rechargable Dremel that I got a few years ago, the case can hold 2 batteries (one on the unit and one seperately).

I bought a 2nd one a few months later as they were on offer in B&Q, so it actually worked out cheaper than buying a spare battery (plus it meant I got a spare body, charger and a load of attachements too).
Zurechial 24th August 2011, 14:36 Quote
RobJapan, this is something that members of the established community have been asking for a lot, and while the other review areas still need some work; this is a very welcome addition to the site's reviews catalogue for a lot of us.
I, for one, enjoying seeing tool reviews on bit-tech. It's a positive step towards the extra modding content that we've wanted for so long.
Siwini 24th August 2011, 17:19 Quote
That's what I got and absolutley adore it.
Siwini 24th August 2011, 17:22 Quote
Mine came in hard, plastiic case. Got mine in Menards. So uhm does that means its 95%+:)
GregTheRotter 24th August 2011, 19:06 Quote
"accessories bundle", "slaggering".
HourBeforeDawn 25th August 2011, 02:23 Quote
this is the one I own and I love it :)
Panos 28th August 2011, 10:12 Quote
Since you are on mood :) reviewing such tools at the moment, could you try to find some slow ones to review too?
Where the lowest rpm is less than 500rpm, and they don't cost 7-10 times the fast ones.

I need one to carve the wooden case I built for my PC :)
Stuey 30th August 2011, 05:12 Quote
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The Dremel 4000 wasn’t as pleasant to use as the Dremel 300, mainly due to its weight and size, but it came a close second.
FYI, the 300 is going to be replaced with the Dremel 3000 in 2 months or so, at least in the USA.

Overall, I've found the 4000 to be the best Dremel ever. Yes it is a tad bit large and heavy, but hanging it off a hook and using the flex shaft is an easy fix that has other benefits.
PingCrosby 30th September 2011, 21:49 Quote
mmmmmm rotary
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