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    I have snapped a burr shank in my Foredom quick release hand piece flush with the collet . Any ideas how to get it out PLEASE!!

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    I don't have one, but looking at the instructions:

    https://foredom.net/wp-content/uploa...0_20D_20SJ.pdf

    It might be possible to remove the nose cone, release the lever, and work the shank out with a craft blade inserted into one on the slots. You could also try a magnet.

    Failing that, you could contact a repairer, such as Milnes Bros:https://www.google.com/search?client...lnes+brothers+.

    Keep looking, because more members will soon join in. Dennis.

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    I don’t have one either but with any chuck I would have thought why can’t you open the chuck to remove the broken drill bit or am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    I donít have one either but with any chuck I would have thought why canít you open the chuck to remove the broken drill bit or am I missing something?
    Unfortunately the problem is that with the quick release handpiece there is just a lever to open the chuck. This is not working and I canít get hold of the broken burr shaft with pliers which has snapped level with the chuck. If I could open the handpiece I might be able push the burr shaft out, but thatís beyond me!

    Thank you for trying to help

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    I would try emailing the company. I believe they are very helpful. I only have a Foredom micromotor so quite different. Youíd think there must be an emergency release somewhere that you arenít aware of.
    I did a search and apparently there is a screw to adjust the lever if the collet needs tightened. Iím guessing that this also works in reverse if it needs loosened ? If that fails then the advice was contact Foredom .
    Also there were quite a few historic questions on here as far back as 2010 so it might be worth putting Foredom quick release handpick into the search
    Last edited by CJ57; 24-05-2024 at 09:52 AM.

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    Foredom are based in the USA, but they have been known to help UK customers in the past:

    https://foredom.net/contact-foredom-electric-co/

    Ultimately if expense is involved, you will need to decide whether to pay out, or ditch your flexshaft, and spend less than the repair money on a more modern and compact micromotor

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403988900...B6WZPHDNJPMCRA

    They are all made in the Far East, and the chances of the guarantee being meaningful are low. But no one has complained here that they were sold a bad one. Just be sure that you choose one with a 2.3mm collet, as the collet generally can't be changed. Dennis.

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    Thank you for the advice, I took the handpiece apart to see if I could push the broken burr out but that was a disaster so I ended up buying a new handpiece, the basic H30 and am finding it much more useful than the quick release as I can use different diameter shanks so rather an expensive solution but practical!!

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    Thank you for the feed back. Even disasters have a plus side.

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