Dremel 4000 Corded vs the Dremel 8200 Cordless


Dremel 4000 Corded vs the Dremel 8200 Cordless

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Hi Everyone,

Looking for some expertise on what everyone thinks about the corded vs the cordless?

I am only looking to use it for hobby projects and think the cordless should be sufficient, but thought I would get the experts take.

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Update - Bought the Cordless 8200 - Worked well today, Had to recharge the battery once.

Will probably get the 4000 as well for days like today when I have a lot to do. That is unless I can buy a couple of spare batteries for the 8200, although I haven't seen any sold separately yet.

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I have both, and the corded has always been my favorite, simply for longer use and massively more torque.



That being said, last week my 4000 stopped working abruptly. Shut it off, would not turn back on. I was in the middle of a project that couldn't wait, so knowing I would have to send the 4000 in for repair, and not seeing a good reason to have TWO corded one, I purchased the 8200. Last night, it quit as well.



Not very happy at this point, $200 on tools, who knows how much in accessories (I go through cutting wheels like its nothing). My Black and Decker rotory tool cost half as much and ran well for a very long time.
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I'M A WOOD CARVER (WHITTLER). I USE ALL OF THE DREMEL TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES DURING DIFFERENT STAGES OF MY CARVINGS.

I USE THE 4000 ABOUT 18 HOURS A WEEK. I FEEL THESE TOOLS ARE LIGHT TO MEDIUM USE. FOR ME, MAINTENANCE IS IMPORTANT, KEEP HANDS OFF THE PORTS, USE CANNED AIR TO BLOW THE DUST FROM BEHIND THE COLLAR AND VENTS AND R&R THE MOTOR BRUSHES EVERY 12 MONTHS AND DON'T FORGET TO LUBE THE SHAFT IN THE FLEX SHAFT AND THE THREADS ON THE COLLET NUT. I ALSO CLEAN OR REPLACE THE ACCESSORIES ( CUTTERS AND BITS ) SOAK THEM IN DISH WASHER SOAP (50/50 WITH WATER ).

SEEMS LIKE I SPEND A WEEK A YEAR DOING MAINTENANCE AND TUNE - UPS. 

SAFETY FIRST, NOW TURN ON THE TOOL

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Bluemonster (5/27/2010)
I have both, and the corded has always been my favorite, simply for longer use and massively more torque.



That being said, last week my 4000 stopped working abruptly. Shut it off, would not turn back on. I was in the middle of a project that couldn't wait, so knowing I would have to send the 4000 in for repair, and not seeing a good reason to have TWO corded one, I purchased the 8200. Last night, it quit as well.



Not very happy at this point, $200 on tools, who knows how much in accessories (I go through cutting wheels like its nothing). My Black and Decker rotory tool cost half as much and ran well for a very long time.


There is a learning curve. My 8000 cordless has been great, but the first time I was using it with a low battery and it shutdown, I was sure it was broken.



Nope! Turn it off, wait a few seconds, and go back to work. I have two batteries so I usually change batteries when this happens. Otherwise, it will continue to shut down under relatively light loads every few minutes. Not fun!



Anyway, charge up your 8200 and you may discover it is not broken after all. Here's hoping! BigGrin
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Bluemonster,

We'd like to learn more about your experience and what you were working on when your 4000 and 8200 tools stopped working, and also make things right for you and ensure you have a trustworthy Dremel tool. Please send us a direct message with your contact information so we can put you in touch with Customer Service, or give them a call at 800.437.3635.

Thank you.

-Beth at Dremel



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