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Old 04-21-2015, 09:38 AM   #11
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Re: Changing dremel sanding drums

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The nail file trick is a good idea. I use a small hose clamp, tighten the sh#t out of it, remove it quickly and put the new drum on quickly before it stretches back to full size. I have also had good luck putting a little dish soap on the drum before sliding it on. Once you tighten the screw down again, it won't slip.
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:57 AM   #12
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Re: Changing dremel sanding drums

I think I have found a solution to over tightning and losing the drum sanders!. I sometime ago bought a lock and release drum sander bit. This bit doesn't require any tightning as its slip on and push down to lock and pull up to release the drum....I started using it and I tell you, my drum is still going on strong.....Best $10 bucks I spent on a Dremel bit!
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:49 PM   #13
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Re: Changing dremel sanding drums

I have several drums that I've used for years. I find if I roll the drum and sanding wheel on the table top pushing down with my hand, thumb , what ever the sanding drum comes off no problem. I then replace it with the new one. When I tighten the screw everything is working as it should. I've bought parts everywhere but use Dremel
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:05 AM   #14
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Re: Changing dremel sanding drums

Try loosening the screw a few turns, then pinch the rubber drum and roll it between your thumb and fingers. It'll compress the drum enough that the old sleeve will come off, and a new one will slip on. Remember to snug up the screw before firing it up again lol
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