Introduction: Improv: How to Use a Rotary Tool Without a Collet

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i broke the collet of the dremel. (a new one i ordered won´t get here until weeks). and since i use the dremel like my toothbrush (daily-ish): improvisation kicks in.

here is how to operate your rotary tool without a collet:

Step 1: Reducer-tube

to prevent the bit from wobbling inside the shaft: create a quick and dirty tube. here i use the lid of a fish-can (disclosure: i adore fish-cans. a gift from the gods)

cut a strip, roll it up to the size (depending on the thickness of the bit you will use)

Step 2: Compression Ring

to prevent the bit from spinning inside the shaft:

fabricate some kind of compression ring. here i use a small piece of stranded electrical wire with the insulation kept on >> the rubber will prevent slippage.

Step 3: Assembly:

insert tube into shaft of rotary-tool

push lock-nut over bit you will use

then push the compression ring over the bit inside the lock-nut

insert bit into the tube inside the shaft & tighten lock-nut

ready to bring down the universe


thank you universe