Tim Allen rotary tool

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  1. stary

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    I have a rotary tool that's sold under the name TIM ALLEN SIGNATURE TOOLS (no; it's not made by BINFORD TOOLSsign1) that I bought from e-bay. But the only problem is; it came without accessories (I bought it that way because the guy told me that they're easy to get). But, they're not!! Anyone know where I can get some?
    The tool's made by a company called ENVISION INDUSTRIES; I've tried looking for them on the web but no luck.

    Also, I was told that Dremel makes an accessorie set with 4 collets that might work. But; I can't find that set anywhere. Anyone know if they still make it? It's #4485
  2. trainnut65

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    Go to lowes are home depot they have all the dremel tool stuff in the tools area
  3. ezdays

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    Just about every rotary tool accepts a 1/8" shank. You might need a collet to adapt. About a week ago, I bought a rather large set from Harbor Freight. If you don't have a store near you, they have a web site and an 800#. I get frequent updates and coupons via email, but one you're on their mailing list, you will get bombarded with catalogs as well.
  4. stary

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    WRONG!!!! I checked; and they don't have it!!!:curse::curse::curse:
  5. trainnut65

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    WELL the one here keeps all of the dremel stuff. Sorry i tryed to help.
  6. Roger Hensley

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    Isn't this a little "Off the Wall". He was just trying to help you out.
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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  8. stary

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    sorry; I was a little angry and frustrated when I typed that.

    Thanx for trying to help me out.:)
  9. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    What would help is if you could tell us what size collet your tool has, and how it locks the accessories in place. Micro Mark has a number of adaptors to put small collets in drills, etc.; but without any size guideline, I have no clue what would fit it. I would be surprised if there is anyone here who has ever heard of a Tim Allen line of tools.
  10. stary

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    thanx; but I asked Dremel and they said it WILL fit. HURRAY!balloon6
  11. Dave Harris

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    The BEST Dremel accessory I ever bought was a drill type 3 jaw chuck that replaces the collet nut, allows use of any size shank from 1/8 down to a # 80 drill bit. Micro -Mark sells them & so do several others. They used to cost about 5 - 6 bucks. Dremel might have one now themselves.
  12. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Try Walmart, I think they have a Dremel accessory set. They also sell a rotary tool for about $20, seems to work fine for as much as I use it!