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Date: 06/26/08 07:38
Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: wabash2800

I'm looking for this so I can use my variable speed Dremel Moto Tool with very small drill bits.

I saw this advertised somewhere and can't find it in the Micro Mark catalog.

Thanks in advance



Date: 06/26/08 07:48
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: BEAR8216

I bought one on Ebay, Home Depot sells them too. They are a Dremel variable chuck. I love mine. There is a seller on Ebay that sells them fairly cheap, $ 2.99 opening bid with $ 4.99 shipping. Very fast shipping. Home Depot sells for $ 9.99 plus tax. Ebay item # is 380036526773. Good luck.



Date: 06/26/08 09:36
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: wabash2800

Thanks Bear but I did a search on that item number and I don't think that was what I was looking for.

I'm looking for something so I can load very fine drill bills down to No. 81.



Date: 06/26/08 10:37
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: sandmanre

I have one and they will hold any drill bit from about 1/8" down to the smallest numbered bits available. I wouldn't want to work without it. As far as colletts for the Dremel, I have never seen one that will go down that small, unless there is something out there that I haven't seen. Trust me, the adjustable drill chuck for the Dremel is the way to go.

Ron Evans
Golden Valley, AZ



Date: 06/26/08 12:26
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: BEAR8216

I get my small bits in it with no problem. It works so much better than the pin vise.



Date: 06/26/08 12:28
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: wabash2800

Ok, the description sounded like it only went down to 1/8".


BEAR8216 Wrote:
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> I get my small bits in it with no problem. It
> works so much better than the pin vise.



Date: 06/26/08 12:30
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: BEAR8216

You are welcomed.



Date: 06/26/08 13:12
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: Frank30

In olden days the dremel tool came with 4 collets, the one with just slits
would hold the #80 drill, but can you slow the dremel down enough to prevent the drills from snapping? I have a Black & Decker electric screwdriver with a Micro Mark adaptor that takes the small #ed drills.
Unlike the dremel tool itself, the B&D Driver has a long snoot that gets the drills into some tight places.

That collet for the dremel may be available in the Walthers catalog.



Date: 06/26/08 13:59
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: wabash2800

Thanks again. I ordered one.



Date: 06/27/08 07:03
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: sandmanre

Frank30 Wrote:
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> In olden days the dremel tool came with 4 collets,
> the one with just slits
> would hold the #80 drill, but can you slow the
> dremel down enough to prevent the drills from
> snapping? I have a Black & Decker electric
> screwdriver with a Micro Mark adaptor that takes
> the small #ed drills.
> Unlike the dremel tool itself, the B&D Driver has
> a long snoot that gets the drills into some tight
> places.
>
> That collet for the dremel may be available in the
> Walthers catalog.

For most of my work, I use the Dremel flex shaft attached to the rotary tool. It's much easier to maneuver the flex shaft and get a steady hold on it, than trying to drill holes, or grind with the full sized tool in my hand. I use this method for drilling all the small holes needed for grab irons, etc. and my experience is that I have broken less drill bits this way, than even using a pin vise.

Ron Evans
Golden Valley, AZ



Date: 06/27/08 08:45
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: ESPEE5318

Ditto, I have been doing the same for many years...........Joe



Date: 06/28/08 09:32
Re: Adapter (collet?) for Dremel for very small bits
Author: pmack

I haven't used the Dremel since the Foredom showed up. It is orders of magnitude smoother and quieter and easier to work with. It has a handpiece that is a #0 3 jaw chuck and holds down to #80 bits. It is a bit pricey but oh so nice and will outlast you. Mounted on an IV pole it goes right to the job (vs mounting it over the desk in a fixed spot).



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