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Posted 2/19/2009 3:38:29 PM
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hi everyone. got a flex shaft for a gift, afraid to use it, how do you that use one, like it? is it hard to use? also have the dremel workstation to go with it. oh, have a model 395 to connect it to. like to hear any comments, suggestions. thanks
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Posted 2/19/2009 5:23:00 PM


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Hi lvwood

To mount the flex shaft, remove the collet nut, collet and housing cap from the Dremel. Install the flex shaft driver cap on the Dremel motor shaft. Make sure the square end of the flex shaft center core fits into the square socket of the driver cap then screw the flex shaft collar onto the Dremel where the housing cap was. Place the collet and collet nut, which were removed from the Dremel on the hand piece of the flex shaft then mount the accessories you need to use as you did in the Dremel without the flex shaft. The Dremel motor needs to be elevated higher than the hand piece. One of the #220-01 work station is the telescoping tool stand and provides an adjustable means for achieving the needed elevation.

You will find that the flex shaft gives you much greater tool control than the Dremel without the flex shaft. You just hold/use it like a pencil. For more precise control slide a finger of your other hand under the hand piece and you get a tripod affect.

Hope that answers your question.

Curt
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Posted 2/21/2009 11:47:29 PM
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I got a Dremel 300 for Christmas and soon after purchased the FlexShaft and a Workstation. I attached the FlexShaft and just leave the Dremel 300 with FlexShaft attached and hanging from the workstation.

Today was the first time I removed the FlexShaft because I wanted to sharpen an axe blade (but turned out I couldn't do it using the special garden tool sharpening attachment). Afterwards, just to compare the difference between using the FlexShaft and not using it, I continued with a rust-removing project I've been working on. It's much better with the FlexShaft, so I attached it and plan to keep it on unless I absolutely have to remove it for some special reason. I find it easy to use and more comfortable (lighter weight and easier to maneuver).



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Posted 2/22/2009 2:52:20 PM
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I agree with you, Packrat.

Enrique
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Posted 3/12/2009 8:12:37 PM
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I've had a flex shaft, since they were first introduced.

I use it often, for many tasks.

A very handy tool and usefull tool.

Wouldn't be without it.

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Posted 3/18/2009 7:23:49 PM


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You better give a hug to who gave the flex shaft to ya!

You learn to love it!!!! 

Bruce!

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Posted 3/23/2009 3:15:16 PM
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Remember to always keep the your rotary tool elevated above your flex shaft to avoid any problems with disengaging ect. I haven't tested this theory so if anyone else has that would be nice to add on.

It's okay, I forgive you.
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Posted 3/23/2009 8:25:54 PM


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Agateboy (3/23/2009)
Remember to always keep the your rotary tool elevated above your flex shaft to avoid any problems with disengaging ect.

Oh you are so right! I'm a lil slow on the uptake so it took a few minutes for me to figure out why the tool kept disengaging.

My wife says it is because I'm just a man?

Bruce!

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Posted 11/10/2009 2:07:22 PM


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See my post on DREMEL HELP re: care and feeding of Flex Shaft!

Jim

PS: Curt: you are right on with this!

JR

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there is a DREMEL solution"

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