Accessory changes with EZ and the new EZ twist?


Accessory changes with EZ and the new EZ twist?

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jack0458
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****o. Love Dremel and almost forgot about this forum. I have question. I have the 4000 rotary tool and have fallen in love with (gotten spoiled) the EZ-lock.



Now I see the EZ twist feature and have a couple of questions. Dremel told me it will work on the 4000 tool and they sell them. Now I'd like user input. In the picture of the 4200 tool I see a lever and the nose looks differnt. I had thought the EZ twist was just a nose piece that fits around the collet nut's flat sides to unscrew it. Dremel also told me it doesn't work with the chuck that replaces the collets and nut. I would like to get the EZ twist but almost never use the different collets any more. If it won't work on the chuck I may not need it. I seldom use the wrench on the chuck. Only when I NEED to know the accessory is in the tool super tight. Never had one slip yet just using my fingers to tighten it yet though.



Any info on the EZ twist on my 4000 tool is appreciated regarding the normal collet nut and the chuck also. Thanks in advance for any help.





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The EZ Twist is just a new nose for the 4000 & older Dremel. It is just for the collet chuck & the shaft adaptor for the flex shafts.



Collets have the advantages of better grip & less of the tool out of the chuck. That reduces vibration. If you use Router Bits in a chuck they often come loose.



I can say that the new EZ495 EZ Twist nose piece works great. It can be retrofitted to most existing Dremel & just replaces the existing nose piece. It isn't very expensive either at under $10.



To use it you just unscrew it. It comes forward off the mounting thread & then the internal socket fits onto the Collet Nut to allow you to loosen or tighten it. You don't have to take it off the neck of the tool to use it. Just slide it forward enough to fit the collet nut.



Simple & easy & nothing to go wrong.

Great that you can "upgrade" an older tool :-)



I think it is about as quick as the 3 jaw chuck if you aren't changing the collets. Not too slow if you are because you don't have to go looking for that little black spanner.



The Dremel 4200 is a totally new design & MAY be easier to use without needing a tool for collet changes, I haven't used a 4200 so I can't say how well the new collet system works in PRACTICE.



BTW, if you like the EZ Lock / Speedclic (same thing different markets), then you will like the EZ Drum.



The EZ407SA EZ Drum is a new item. It is a mandrel for the 1/2" sanding bands that doesn't need any tool to change bands. It replaces the 407 mandrel.



So far they don't have one for the 1/4" sanding bands.



Regards,

Brian.


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