The Dremel Flexshaft is the single most helpful accessory for carving with a Dremel tool.  The comfort grip flexshaft handpiece is ergonomically designed, and does not heat up in your hand.  The handpiece has an integrated push button shaft lock for fast tool changes, and is compatible with the keyless chuck accessory.

The flexshaft fits Dremel models 100, 200, 275, 285, 300, 395, 398, 400, 780, 800, 4000 and 8200.  The flexshaft also includes a drive nut and instructions for installation.  GENUINE DREMEL part, factory packaged.  

The Dremel Dust blower is a small attachment that works with most Dremel models, including Dremel flex shafts. GENUINE DREMEL part, factory packaged.  

They may also work on other brands of rotary tools, but it is not guaranteed.  $4.50 

1/2" x 1/2" Drum Sander  1/8" shank
Great for smoothing sand ripples, grinding Inlace resin and many other uses.  GENUINE DREMEL part, factory packaged.   $4

NEW - Dremel EZ Lock Sanding Drum.  Pull up on head to release, no more messing around with loosening a screw to change bands.  $7

Tip: Keep 2 drum sanding mandrels on hand, one with a fine grit, the other with coarse - you won't have to change the bands when you need a diffferent grit.

Replacement sanding bands  Coarse              Fine
Coarse or Fine  6 for $3.00

*Do not run drum sanders at high speeds.
Sanding mandrel and discs
This small sanding attachment works great with your rotary tool, and is an inexpensive alternative for sanding small carved areas, grinding Inlace resin or other small sanding operations.  The mandrel has a 1/8" shaft with a mounting head for  3/4" adhesive backed sanding discs.  The mandrel comes with a sampler pack of 10 assorted grit discs including 60, 80, 120 and 220.   Run these at low speeds.

3/4" Mandrel and 10 assorted discs - $6     

Replacement  Discs - Discontinued by my supplier.  They are still available from Proxxon, but they are expensive.  What I have found works better is to use a piece of hook velcro (I will provide it with every mandrel) and use the mandrel with Abranet Sanding Mesh

NEW!  1 3/4" Sanding mandrel with 2" Velcro hook for use with Abranet sanding mesh.  This has a 1/8" shank for use in a dremel tool!
$15 for the mandrel and velcro set.  Abranet sold separately.

The Keyless Chuck (Dremel 4486) eliminates the need for wrenches and collets!  It accepts all accessory bits with 1/32" to 1/8" shanks. They work with most Dremel models, including Dremel attachments and flexible shafts. GENUINE DREMEL part, factory packaged.  $12  

Keyless chuck for off brand (mostly Chinese) rotary tools. 
This one has a slightly larger opening where the chuck threads onto the tool.   It is not guaranteed to fit every off brand tool, but if the Dremel one doesn't work, this one probably will. Special $6

Rotary Tool Accessories
Attachments for the Dremel Tool, Bur Holders and other Carving Accessories

Bur Cleaning Info and Tips
There are different reasons why burs leave burn marks or don't cut well.  If you know your bur is relatively new and not likely to be dull, then the cause is often a dirty or clogged bur.

The easiest way to clean all types of burs is to get a small jar (baby food size is fine) and fill it with enough acetone to cover the bur cutting heads.  Let the burs soak for a while, the acetone won't hurt them.  This will loosen the resins that are clogging the cutting surfaces.  After the burs are removed from the acetone, simply scrub them off with a toothbrush shaped brass brush.  This should eliminate the majority of the debris.  You can resubmerge and repeat if necessary.

Carbide burs are much tougher and in a pinch they can even be flamed with a small propane torch to burn off the residue.  Use caution when using this method; flame the bur while it is chucked into your tool, don't attempt to hold it with pliers (or your fingers!!!).  Do NOT try this on steel burs.  They will lose their temper and will not hold a sharp edge.  If you are cleaning a mandrel mounted carbide bur, you must remove the small fiber washer before using the torch cleaning method.
Brass Bur Cleaning Brush  $1

Bur Holders

Small Round Bur Holder with clear plastic cover conveniently stores and organizes 48 accessories. Holder has 24 holes for 3/32" shank burs and 24 holes for 1/8" shank burs.  $5.50

NEW  Bur Box with Lid and Handle

This bur box replaces the previous one that was discontinued by the supplier.  This one is roughly eqivalent, but instead of being made of rigid high impact plastic, this one is made from a thinner gauge material. It is still strong, but also has the advantage of being lighter weight and less expensive. 

If you are tired of rooting through a box looking for the correct bur, or of accidently dumping your burs when using other storage containers, then this bur storage box is the one for you.  The case is lightweight and has a handy carrying handle.  When the lid is closed, the burs will not fall out, even when the case is turned upside down!  Burs fit into predrilled holes in a heavy structured foam insert.  They stand upright so you can quickly see and select the bur you need.

Each box holds 231 burs (a combination of  3/32" shank burs  1/8" burs.  Smaller holes may be enlarged by forcing the larger burs in and expanding the foam) The case measures 7 1/2"  x 9" x 2 1/4"

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NEW Bur Boxes with lid and carrying handle!

New - Replacement Drive Nut for Dremel Flexshafts
*Lost the drive nut for your Dremel Flexshaft?  Your flexshaft will not operate without this part.  A drive nut replacement has a square opening that mates with the square ended spring shaft inside the flexshaft housing.    $6 
Picture this: You are at a class, merrily carving away, when you accidentally catch your bur in your work apron, and now your flexshaft no longer works!

As a safety feature, the flexshaft inner spring is designed to snap, to save you from injury, and to protect the handpiece and the rest of your Dremel tool. 

What to do? You might have to resort to carving with just the tool and without the flexshaft - or you'd have to go search for a replacement (usually well over $30 at a home improvement store.)

OR, you can be prepared ahead of time and keep a spare inner shaft on hand!  If's a much more economical solution to just replace the broken inner shaft, and not have to buy a whole new flexshaft.    $12 

Flexshaft Replacement Inner Spring

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Standard Drum Sander

EZ Lock Drum Sander