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Old 08-13-2010, 05:53 PM
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Thought I'd put this out for the forum members.....

I have an older Dremel Moto-Tool which had a "flex coupling" between the motor and shaft. After between 15 and 20 years, the coupling just came apart. It is basically a clear piece of plastic hose but there are splines on the inside. Newer tools have a shaft integral to the motor.

Anyway, a little web searching reveals that the part is obsolete, but there is a company in California that stocks these, and to my knowledge is the only place in the country that does. Here's the contact info:

Dremel Authorized Service Center

4631 E. Sunny Dunes Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92264

800 275-2052
760 327-3003

One source on the web said it was run by Rob Dremel, grandson of the company founder, but I did not verify this myself.

The little parts are only a buck and a quarter each. Picked up two..... they also send a driver spline for the motor which is made out of nylon. Mine seemed OK but the next person might need that too. Shipped in a week and less than ten bucks in the whole thing.

I've lost count of the gunsmithing tasks that my little dremel has done for me, from grinding recoil pads (not recommended but it was all I had at the time) to shaping stocks to cutting and grinding metal, polishing feed ramps, and who knows what all. The little cut-off wheels are the very best thing for shortening screws with fine threads - they don't peen over the end of the thread like a hacksaw will. Important if you don't have a thread file or die to chase it with.

Thought I'd pass this along in case others have a little dremel with the same issue......
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:25 PM
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Yup - one of the handiest gunsmithing tool you can own.

I've got the old corded type with a flex extension drive, plus a newer cordless one. These things are fantastic when it comes to small jobs.
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Yes sir an excellent invention , the Dremel tool , not quite up there with the wheel or computer , but mighty handy !
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