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Forum topic by MAS520 posted 03-17-2018 12:46 AM 522 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MAS520

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03-17-2018 12:46 AM

I would like to buy a flexible shaft for my Black and Decker Rotary Tool. Any idea where I can find one? Thank you.

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MrUnix

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#1 posted 03-17-2018 01:01 AM

Depends on what the end of your tool looks like. While all of the rotary tools I have (both Dremel and no-name brands) have the same size/thread on the end, I’m not sure all of them do. I got a northern tool version as a gift, and it had a flex shaft included, which also fits my Dremels. I wanted to get the Dremel one as well, mostly because it has the collet lock in the wand end. Wound up finding a dremel kit on CL for $20 that had a fairly new Dremel variable speed tool, flex shaft, and a box of bits/discs/etc…

If you have never used the flex shaft, you will wonder why you waited so long to get one :)

Cheers,
Brad

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-17-2018 01:59 AM

I agree the shaft is a game changer. Bought this last year and love it. https://www.amazon.com/WEN-2305-Rotary-Tool-Shaft/dp/B003BYRFH8

Old unit I gave to my son as it did not have this option available. For $20 you get the entire package. If it fits your Black and Decker, great, if not you have one that does for the $20 you would have spent for just the shaft.

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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 03-18-2018 02:21 AM

I have a B&D rotary tool and it fits every Dremel accessory I’ve tried with it. I would venture to say you’ll be just fine using the Dremel one. Also, if you search the reviews on Amazon for the Dremel shaft, I bet you’ll find someone who has already tried it.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 03-18-2018 03:57 AM

I have one like this, and the Dremel flexible shaft works just fine.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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