You take your chances when you buy a toolkit. Some brands are known for putting out excellent tool-kits. Every piece and attachment as good as anything on the market. With other brands, you’re lucky if half the pieces included even work. There might be one decent tool in the box, and the rest is basically just a bunch of junk they had lying around that they’re using to pad the sale out and call it a kit.
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But that’s a chance you have to take when you need a new Dremel set. You can’t really get started until you have every attachment available at arm’s reach. If you have a lot of intensive, delicate work in front of you, your Dremel box isn’t something you build up one piece at a time. So, the Dremel 4000-3/34 120-Volt Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit. How is it?
Not perfect, but not bad! Here’s what you need to know:
The Power Can Act Kind Funny, But Is Mostly Reliable
Sometimes you’ll get hours of uninterrupted use out of the rotary tool, other times it takes a few flips of the power switch to get it working. So far it doesn’t seem to shut off int he middle of a task, and when it’s running, it runs at full power, but there may be a manufacturing flaw in the wiring of the tool itself.
It Has Everything You Need For Basic Jobs
Ninety percent of users are going to be perfectly happy with the accessories that come in the box. For most miniature work, engraving, wiring and other delicate jobs, you’ve got everything you need.
The Separate Speed Switch Is Appreciated
It’s a minor nuisance with a tool like a Dremel: Every time you turn it on, you have to wiggle the switch around to find your preferred speed setting. A small design choice, but one that we appreciate with this unit, is that the speed and power are assigned to two different switches. Nothing groundbreaking, but a nice feature nonetheless.
Here’s our final verdict on the kit: It’s a pretty basic setup, and you have to cross your fingers and hope you don’t get one with a wonky power switch, but overall it’s a great starting point for any Dremel kit. If you’re in need of a replacement tool and some new bits, this one comes highly recommended.
The kit is also great for anyone who’s starting out from scratch and doesn’t know where to begin. You can save yourself a couple dozen trips to the craft or hardware store with this kit. You may need to spend a few extra bucks on additional attachments depending on the nature of your work, but no matter your project, chances are you can get started within minutes of opening the box.
We hope they’ll do something about that power switch issue, but overall the Dremel 4000-3/34 120-Volt Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit is a great replacement kit and a great beginner’s kit. A solid tool with all the attachments you’re probably going to need.