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Posted 12/13/2012 4:17:12 PM
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I recently received a 4000 as an early Christmas present that is still in he box. Is the ez change the only difference in the two?

Also, how much simpler is the ez change than the ez lock? The price will be about double with the package I received so I am considering just keeping the 4000. It looks like you don't need a wrench with either one. Am I seeing this correctly?

Also I noticed where there is an accessory for he 4000 that eliminates the need to change collets. Doesn't this make the 4000 fairly easy to use?
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Posted 1/2/2013 11:30:19 AM


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I would recommend the 4200 for various reasons.
1-you can buy it brand new for $130, with 6 attachements and 40 accesories
2-EZ-change, EZ-lock, and EZ drum are all compaitible, and come with the 6/40 kit.
3-4200 is the only rotary tool to remove bits without using a collet nut.

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The 4000 is a nice tool still.

While the 4200 MAY be easier to use without needing a tool for collet changes, I haven't used a 4200 so I can't say how well the new collet system works in PRACTICE.

I can say that the new EZ495 EZ Twist nose piece works great. It can be retrofitted to most existing Dremels. It just replaces the existing nose piece. It isn't very expensive either at under $10.

To use it you just unscrew it. It comes forward off the mounting thread & then the internal socket fits onto the Collet Nut to allow you to loosen or tighten it. You don't have to take it off the neck of the tool to use it. Just slide it forward enough to fit the collet nut.

Simple & easy & nothing to go wrong.
Great that you can "upgrade" an older tool :-)

The EZ407SA EZ Drum mentioned is also a new item. It is a mandrel for the 1/2" sanding bands that doesn't need any tool to change bands. It replaces the 407 mandrel.

So far they don't have one for the 1/4" sanding bands.

The EZ402 EZ Lock / SC402 Speedclic Mandrel (same item in different markets) is a quick change system that doesn't require any tool for accessory changes

The EZ Lock range includes new design Cutting Wheels (normal, carbide & diamond), Grinding Wheels, Sanding Discs, Abrasive Buffs (like scotchbrite), Detail Abrasive Brushes (fingers of abrasive plastic) & Cloth Polishing Wheel.

The normal EZ Lock Cutting Wheels last at least twice as long as the older versions & most EZ Lock Cutting Wheels including the Carbide & Diamond version are 1 1/2" diameter.

The EZ Twist nose piece & the individual EZ Lock / Speedclic & EZ Drum mandrels can often be found for less than $10 each so they aren't expensive upgrades.

Kits are available with various EZ Lock & EZ Drum mandrels & accessories. Some are only available in the USA.

Many EZ Lock items have a EZ suffix & Speedclic items replace that with a SC. Not all items follow that coding system though.

The EZ Lock Cloth Polishing Wheel, Abrasive Buffs, & Detail Abrasive Brushes (abrasive rubber bristles) can be used with either the EZ Lock or the older style Standard 402 Mandrel with mounting screw through the centre.
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