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Trouble Changing Attachment

I am trying to remove the collet that the Minimite originally came with and attach the sanding drum instead....but I cannot loosen the collet to remove it. I tried pressing down on the red button and loosening the collet by hand (as the directions said), but still cannot loosen it. Can anybody help?

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  • kayachka Oct 25, 2008

    I tried doing that, but when I hold the button down all the way, the collet locks up and will not turn at all. When I hold the button down half way, the collect will turn but doesn't loosen (no matter how many times I turn it). I think I may have a defective Minimite....but thanks anyway!

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Have you tried using the little spanner that comes with the tool?

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Looking down on the collet end of the dremel, push red button and take pliers and turn locking nut in a counter-clockwise direction.

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