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I bought a 1/16th in.collet for my 1/16in. grout removal bit. Why won't it fit? I'm in the middle of removing grout from my shower floor and my old bit kept coming loose. Any ideas? This collet is even to small to hold a smaller bit. It's a Dremel brand.
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ottawa, I don't know if this is your problem or not...but give it a try, may be of some help. Remove the bit, collet nut, collet and give them a good cleaning with some paint thinner, lacquer thinner or denatured alcohol and dry them thoroughly. These items may have a coating on them to prevent oxidation or rust and that coating is keeping the collet nut from tightening down properly. Hope this cures your problem...eezlock

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I agree with cleaning.  I had the same problem....I cleaned the collet and pulled a piece of paper through the slots in the collet.  it started working rite away
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****o this is Beth from Dremel.  In regards to your 1/16" grout removal bit, just make sure that you have the correct "collet" installed in your tool.  The bit you are using is a 1/8" shank size, so, look at the collet in your tool and whereas we "embed" a ring around the base of them to indicate the size, the 1/8" is smooth... with no rings around it.  Put the collet into your tool and then wind the collet nut "partially" onto the tool (do not wind it all the way on and then try to push the bit into the tool... it won't work for you this way).  Once partially wound on, then insert the grout bit, hold your shaft lock button down completely and wind the collet nut the rest of the way on.  This should work find for you then.  If you need any other assistance or have further questions, please feel free to call our Dremel Customer Service Department on our toll free phone line of 1-800-437-3635.

-Beth at Dremel


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