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Well my run of bad luck with tools continues. I recently discovered a Parkside Dremel type rotary multi tool I bought years ago as it was cheap at Aldi or Lidl. I found it recently in a clear out and I have been using it to sharpen blades and it came in handy when I was smoothing out metal burrs on a recent job. However, the chuck, which is screw type compression fitting, seized and I just could not open it. Progressive manipulation wrecked it and I got it in my vice and molegripped the whole lot off. Easily sorted I think so I buy a nifty replacement for a couple of quid off eBay and it arrived from China in three days, amazing. Doh, my expectation of a universal thread on these machines was nieve and now I have a useless tool. I suppose I could use the the little bits in my cordless to carry on sharpening? I do not want to shell out £30 odd for a Draper cheapo as I really do not do that much with it.

Any suggestions other than bin it?

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do you have a model number ?
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i have one i bought perhaps 15-20 years ago from lidl and never use it as i have taken all the attachments to use on my bosch
https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=bosch+ ... y-Tool.jpg
give me a few days to look but think its all there ??
do you have a picture off yours ??
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If its the same as the Dremel that is M8 x 0.75mm but there are all sorts of random sizes used
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Problem solved, my neighbour has one he has given me as he no longer has a use for it. Not sure what make it is but it works. Thanks for the offer of help chaps :thumbright:

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Remind me to not lend you any tools Walt! :lol:

You get times like that though. Everything I touch seems to go wrong sometimes!
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Ha Ha yes, I have had a bad run, firstly I cut through my chainsaw cable and buggered that, I broke my chipper and now this multitool chuck. To put this right I got a Titan corded chainsaw for £40, very good value, the chipper repair came to £112 and I was given the rotary tool. How to do £150 without trying :lol: I like having an electric chainsaw as my petrol one is heavy and noisey and the electric one is easier to heft. I am going to experiment putting the short Oregon bar I slavaged from the dead one as a short blade is more manageable in some situations. Hopefully that is my three now.

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I was given a Titan ½ sheet sander yesterday , as the base plate went around and around .

Turns out the four rubber Post things had fallen out , just ordered some 15mm diameter nitrile rubber “O” ring rubber to make some , checked with several places no spare parts available !

Oh, total cost £4.80 for a metre including p & p
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You should watch the post apocalyptic inventor on YouTube. He's a German guy who finds stuff in scrapyards and fixes them.

I've found his stuff very informative and I brought an old B&D drill back to life for less than a fiver.
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Argyl, looks like another evening,s veiwing lol , love that sort of stuff. Like dragging bulldozers out of swamps after 20 years and get them working , usually in the US and canada
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Thats the same one that I mullered A. That is cheap for a cordless, is it still available or is it an historic image? For that money I get tempted to buy :lol:

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dewaltdisney wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:16 am
Thats the same one that I mullered A. That is cheap for a cordless, is it still available or is it an historic image? For that money I get tempted to buy :lol:

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It's on sale now pal.
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Apologies, it's not on sale until the 15th.
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I must say the idea of having a cordless one is more of convenience with the sharpening of tools as the corded ones do get the cable snagging on everything. I will pop in next week, thanks for the link :thumbright:

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