I’ve always heard great things about the Dremel line of tools. They are known for their good build quality, and can be used for cutting, grinding, sanding, shaping, and etching various materials. I recently had the opportunity to review the Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change, so let’s take a look at what is inside the box.
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In the box there is a nice sturdy case with handle to hold the Dremel and its many accessories.
Everything is laid out for easy access to all attachments.
The accessory list
- EZ407 EZ Drum mandrel
- 408 ½” 60 Grit Sanding (6 pcs.)
- 432 ½” 120 Grit Sanding (6 pcs.)
- 445 ½” 240 Grit Sanding (6 pcs.)
- EZ402 EZ Lock Mandrel
- EZ411 EZ Lock Sanding Disc – Coarse (3 pcs.)
- EZ412 EZ Lock Sanding Disc – Medium (3 pcs.)
- EZ413 EZ Lock Sanding Disc – Fine (3 pcs.)
- EZ409 Thin Cut 1 1/2″ Wheel
- EZ456 Metal 1 1/2″ Cut-Off Wheel
- 107 1/8″ Engraving HS Cutter
- 191 1/8″ High Speed Cutter
- 561 Spiral Bit
- 8193 5/8″ Aluminum Oxide
- 84922 3/16″ Silicon Carbide
- 932 3/8″ Aluminum Oxide
- 403 Brush Wheel
- 428 Carbon Brush Wheel
- 150 1/8″ Drill Bit
- Adapter and drive coupler for attachments 225, 575 and 670.
The Dremel 4200 runs at variable speeds, from 5,000 – 35,000 RPM, with a 1.6A motor and an EZ Change™ system. It’s very simple to pop on the attachment that you need; just push down both levers on either side of the Dremel and then insert the bit that you need. No wrench needed.
It’s also easy to change parts such as the cutoff wheel into the EZ Lock Mandrel attachment. There is a spring-loaded sleeve in a bowtie shape that you align with the EZ Lock Mandrel. Once you insert and turn the cutoff wheel, everything locks into place.
Ready to cut! As always you need to ensure everything is locked securely, for your safety.
More attachments (gutting guide and rotary cutting bit) are seen below.
And here’s the variable speed dial.
Holding the Dremel was quite comfortable, and I like the fact that it’s easy to use in either hand. (I’m left-handed, so I always have issues when holding tools.) You can use various grips such a “golf” grip, or hold it like a pencil. It’s pretty overwhelming what you can achieve. On the Dremel website is a Projects and Community section filled with how-to videos for ideas and various projects. I really like the new EZ Change™ mechanism that this Dremel features, so you can switch up whatever accessory you need. Best of all, if you already have Dremel attachments, most are compatible with this new tool. The Dremel 4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool with EZ Change is available from various online retailers for about $129.00.