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    ManiacalMark Well-Known OPE Member

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    Anyone have the problem of the handpiece walking off the shaft constanly? Just got a new shaft and sheath and it still does it.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    The ball and latch spring on the handpiece should keep it on the sheath. Do you have a picture of the handpiece?
     
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    It's just the regular foredom handpiece with changeable collets. The weird thing is I can move the flexshaft back and forth inside the sheath.
     
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    huskihl Sausage Fingers Forever

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    The set screw on the cable where it fastens to the motor shaft may be loose
     
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    The set screw is tight and about 1/16" from the bottom of the threads off the motor.
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    You may need to adjust the sheath on the motor so you have the proper stick out of the drive key.
     
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    Wow, I can't believe I didn't think of that, I'll try that!
     
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    srcarr52 We can't stop here, th1s is bat country!

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    The proper stick out and how to adjust is in the instruction manual that comes with the foredom. I think it's 3/4".
     
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    I bought my foredom 11 years ago, if I find the manual I'll chit!
     
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    That seemed to do the trick, thanks man!
     
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