225-01 Flex Shaft Attachment Collar


225-01 Flex Shaft Attachment Collar

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So, I have a question that maybe someone can answer. I have searched the forums and the internet looking for something but have yet to find anything.



When tightening the collar of the attachment to the dremel tool, if the collar is tightened enough to lock in place the tool actually locks and will not engage, as if it is over tightened. When I back off the collar a few turns the tool will engage however the collar will work its way out enough that at one point it actually came off during use. So, I have taken it off, pulled the shaft out and re-lubricated the shaft with some hi-temp grease. And still the results are the same. Am I missing something here?



Thanks in advance for your help!



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****o Kirk, this is Beth from Dremel.  I have conferred with one of our technicians in regards to your 225 Flex Shaft Attachment and found they were just as baffled as me.  I think the "one" thing we want to make sure is that you are actually using the "driver cap" to attach your tool to the attachment and not your collet nut.  (Many users do this in error and it can cause it not to attach properly).  The other concern the technician pointed out is that perhaps some of the "inner core" broke off inside the cable, or something else is wrong inside the cable, though you can't really see that deep down inside there.  At this point in time otherwise, it sounds like everything you have been doing is correct and I would suggest you call our Dremel Customer Service Department to discuss where to send it in to be looked at by one of our Service Technicians.  It's truly hard to evaluate something without having it in your hands to see it.  Please call us on our toll free phone number of 1-800-437-3635, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, CST.  Any of us would be happy to assist you!

-Beth at Dremel
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Beth,



First off thank you so much for the reply! It is nice to see that there are still people out there that can and will assist someone.



I am using the proper cap (Driver Cap) for the attachment. And after taking it apart and inspecting it I can find no damage. After re-greasing and re-assembling the "Flex" attachment I have had no other issues than having to loosen the driver cap in order to allow the attachment to rotate as needed. I will continue to watch it and hopefully it will loosen up internally after a slight "break-in" period.



Thanks again!



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Hey Beth!



Well I found the issue. It seems that when I attached the flexible shaft to the dremel I forgot to remove the collet from the dremel tool. This was preventing the shaft from fully engaging in the tool itself, thus causing the issues with inserting the shaft fully into the tool and not allowing me to tighten the collar fully as needed. Once I corrected this oversight the tool is working wonderfully as expected. Thanks again for your assistance earlier.!



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After reading this I would also like to suggest my friend about this dermel tool for tightening the collar, because he too was facing teh same problem.




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The tool and attachment have been working flawlessly ever since. I have been using it to polish out my stainless steel barrel on both my Srringfield XDs .45 and my Springfield XDm 9mm 5.25 Comp models, as well as the feed ramps on everything including my Remington 870 Tactical.



It does a great job smoothing out the machining marks with the proper compounds and speed.


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