Dremel 3000 vs 4000 Rotary Tools: Comparison

The Dremel 3000 and 4000 might be the best value for money finishing task type rotary tools on the market.

Both are very versatile in terms of the number of applications and tasks you can use them for, however the Dremel 4000 is the newer model of the two.

When comparing the Dremel 3000 vs 4000 models, it would be fair to say the Dremel 4000 is just a little bit higher performing and better equipped in most categories.

In addition, the Dremel 4000 has a wider range of tool kits to choose from with fewer or more attachments and accessories.

Let’s get into this Dremel 4000 vs. 3000 comparison and review to find out which of these two finishing multi tools suits you better …


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Dremel 3000 vs 4000 Rotary Tool Comparison – Which Should You Get?


Both are corded/electric Dremel rotary tools

Both are variable speed tools

Both can accept all Dremel accessories – therefore, both can be used for almost any application

Both have the EZ Twist nose cap

Both have a 6 foot long cord

Both are good value for money



The Dremel 4000 is a newer model compared to the Dremel 3000

The Dremel 4000 has an increased Amperage in the motor at 1.6 Amps, compared to the Dremel 3000 1.2 Amps

The Dremel 4000 has a higher max speed range at 5,000 – 35,000 rpms, compared to the Dremel 3000 at 5,000 to 32,000 rpm

The Dremel 4000 has more starter kits to choose from, and more accessories in most of the kits

The Dremel 4000 is compatible with all attachments, whereas the 3000 is compatible with most attachments


Which Should You Get?

Dremel 4000

If you want a more versatile cordless Dremel tool, with larger battery capacity and an increased speed range – the Dremel 8220 is worth your consideration.


Dremel 3000

If you want a smaller 8 volt cordless Dremel tool, built more for comfort, precision and control – the Dremel 8050 is worth your consideration.


Dremel 3000 vs 4000 Rotary Tool Reviews

Dremel 4000 Variable Speed Electric Dremel Rotary Tool

We’ve already reviewed the Dremel 4000, but as a summary:

Great value for money

Compatible with all Dremel attachments and accessories – can perform basically any task you have the bit or attachment for

Can use it with the flex shaft attachments which is a pen-like handpiece that allows greater precision for tasks like carving

Variable speed – from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM speed range

1.6 Amp motor

120 volt tool

Replaceable motor brushes

EZ Twist Nose Cap Chuck System – Quick collet lock for fast accessory changes – the wrench mechanism is integrated in the nose cap of the tool so you don’t need a separate wrench or bit changing tools

Wide range of starter kits to choose from – 6/50 (6 attachments and 50 accessories) and 4/34 kits are quite popular.


Read more in the Dremel 4000 review here.


Dremel 3000 Variable Speed Electric Dremel Rotary Tool

We’ve already reviewed the Dremel 3000, but as a summary:

Great value for money, but older model than the 4000, 4200 and 4300 models

Compatible with all Dremel accessories and most attachments

Variable speed unit – 5,000 to 32,000 RPM speed range

1.2 Amp motor

120 volt tool

Replaceable motor brushes

Comes with EZ Twist™ nose cap with an integrated wrench that allows the nose cap to be used as a wrench to tighten accessories and eliminates the need for a separate wrench or bit changing tool

The 2/28 kit is a popular kit including 2 attachments and 28 accessories


Read more in the Dremel 3000 review here.


What About The Newer Dremel 4300 Rotary Tool?

Dremel also has their newest heavier duty rotary tool available – the Dremel 4300.

The Amperage has been increased slightly, a new case design is available, and the 4300 uses a 3 Jaw Chuck accessory changing system (amongst other features).

You can read more about the 4300 in this guide – Dremel 4300 Review: Comparison vs 4000, 4200 & Other Models.


Dremel 3000 vs 4000 Rotary Tool Resources

1. http://dremel.com/



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