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Blog entry by hairy posted 1371 days ago 1217 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Am I the only one who has:

. Had to start over. And it was one of the first steps. It’s a good thing I don’t believe in omens.

. Taken the dust collector apart to retrieve a piece that came off of the dremel. The first time to get the drum that holds the sanding sleeve onto the the bit. The screw came loose, that bounced off of my foot. The second time to get the ring, the one by the collet. Now it’s taped on.

Luckily I changed bags Tuesday, not much in there.

. Found out that if you’re using a burr, sometimes the wood is tough as concrete, other times you can take off too much just by looking at it funny.

.Thought that there needs to be another word for this, it’s more than a challenge.

.Realized that this is great fun?

I bet I’m not.

-- brown shoes don't make it...



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Jordan

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#1 posted 1371 days ago

Hey hairy, I’ve often used my sanding sleeves until they’re very worn and they do sometimes fly off when you least expect it, so when you see then start to fray at the end, change them…why is yours so far from the tip of the mandrel? But your boot is looking so great, it doesn’t look like much of a challenge to you.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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Jordan

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#2 posted 1371 days ago

BTW – I’ve thrown away that ridiculous ring everytime I get a new Dremel.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 1371 days ago

sounds like you had a frustrating time!
I;ll have to check mine to see if it has a ring thingy…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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hairy

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#4 posted 1370 days ago

It’s not frustrating, but I’m not sure what to call it. I’m getting rid of my mistakes by talking about them. I’m digging this too much to be frustrated. Sounds like I’m taking one for the team, and I’m cool with that.

About the sanding drum, I’ve noticed that when they start to wear out , they slide up and down on the mandrel. When I see them moving around, it’s time to change.

If I throw that ring away, that’s when I found out what it’s for.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 1370 days ago

“it is what it is” ... good to hear the story though. I looked at my Dremel and I didn’t see a ring.

When the sanding pad on mine was moving around I tightened up the screw on the end and it kept on working. Not sure if that’s what you are supposed to do.. but it worked for me.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jordan

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#6 posted 1370 days ago

Hairy, tighten the screw even more and they will not slide, the drum should bow out slightly to hold them on. Yes, the ringy thing is useful for holding on – I realized after I’d said that, because of you have a flex shaft, you don’t hold onto it anymore there and the flex shaft doesn’t fit on if the ring’s there.

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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learnin2do

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#7 posted 1361 days ago

Sometimes it takes longer to mess with all those little things than to actually work the wood on a project!!

-- christine

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