Buying a Dremel in South Africa

I’d been wanting to get myself a Dremel rotary tool for ages, but only started looking into it recently. Immediately, I was overwhelmed by the variety of options thrown at me – do I get the tool by itself and then buy the accessories separately, or do I go for one of the kits? Which option is the cheapest?

Firstly, kit codes appear to be in the format of <Tool series>-<Number of attachments>/<Number of accessories>. As far as I can tell, there are four kits available in South Africa, although I could only find information on Dremel’s website about the 300-1/55, the 4000-1/45 and the 4000-4/65; the fourth kit, which I saw in Builder’s Warehouse, is a 300-2/40 and contains a Dremel 300 bundled with various accessories and a mini-workbench.

To help myself decide what to go for, I went through Dremel’s website and put together a spreadsheet detailing the accessories each kit contains. You can view the spreadsheet online. Note that the total accessories count is less than the number the kit code indicates; this is probably due to inaccuracies on Dremel’s website, as the kit I got included the correct number of accessories.

Hopefully, this spreadsheet will help your decision. In the end, I went for the 300-1/55; the value it gives at its price-point bested the Dremel 4000 kits easily.