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I can't get the head to open to take out the bit

How do i open the head od the dremel model 395 i'm stumped

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  • theilerc May 28, 2008

    It won't even turn a half turn

  • barbarik Jun 09, 2008

    These instructions were wonderful for clarity, instruction and information however mine seems to be stuck. Would it be a bad idea to use a bigger wrench or should I find someone with stronger hand muscles? (Hate that whole damsel in distress routine.)


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Unplug it, then while pushing in the little silver button near the head use a wrench on the hex nut and turn counter clockwise about a 1/2 turn. Push the bit in, then pull it out (that releases the little fingers that hold it).

The silver button locks the head so it won't spin while you are changing bits. Always be sure it is released before plugging in or turning on the power.

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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I've had this happen. Unscrew the collet nut and the collet and attachment will come out with it. You will see the attachment pushed all the way through the collet. Once the push the attachment flush with the collet, it will come out. I have pushed the collet down on a table to force the attachment up or have gotten creative with pliers.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

I found a dremel at a yard sale model 395,I have never used one,and this didn;t come with instructions,how do you insert the tips

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Definitely not Home Depot. Try googling 'dremel model 395 switch', you'll probably come up with something. If not, there's always dremel themselves. This is a current model so there shouldn't be any real problem getting parts.
Sorry, don't know about installation, but I can tell you most of these dremels are real easy to fix in general, not complicated at all.

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