Dremel 4000 Review

The nice people at Dremel sent me their new Dremel 4000 to review.  I have so many projects in my head that this tool would be perfect for. I didn’t know where to start. This little tool has some serious versatility.  It can cut, sand, etch, route, carve, clean, polish, sharpen and grind.  WOW!

hero_4000My first project was to cut down some wrought iron garden stakes that I had gotten from a friend a few years ago.  I had lined three of them up and used them as a headboard.  But that was two headboards ago and we have since moved on.:-)  I didn’t want to throw them away because I knew they’d have potential if I could ever figure out how to cut them.  Enter Dremel stage right!

41n2FMqiyHL._SL500_AA300_ Since I am a total nerd I read all the materials that it came with, watched a bunch of youtube videos and watched the entire Dremel DVD that came with the tool.  I wanted to be prepared, equipped and ready to go.  There is just so much to learn about this tool.  It can literally replace so many other tools in my arsenal.

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I used the 426 Fiberglass Reinforced Cut Off Wheel which is suitable to cut metal.

r00104v1Can I just tell you how fun it was to watch sparks flying everywhere?  I felt like a power tool pro…but then I looked down and realized it was a tiny handheld rotary tool.  IMG_1803 IMG_1809 About 10 minutes later it looked like this…

IMG_1810 Then I used a 932 bit grinder to smooth the rough cut edges.r00140v1

Then I sprayed it with Krylon’s Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint…

IMG_1813 and it became usable decor in my home again… IMG_1814

IMG_1815The Dremel retails for $79.99 which I think is a fantastic price for all that it can do.  I would highly recommend this to anyone.  It is very non-threatening and easy to use. 

I will say it is a bit intimidating looking at all the accessories and attachments that you could purchase. But Dremel touts “We are only a phone call away.”  And I can attest to that.  I called them twice and their customer service department is super helpful.

I am sure you will hear the word “Dremel” a lot in the near future on this blog.