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Fixing a Faro hand piece?

how many times do you fix a faro hand piece? i am constantly having
to repair the collet on my quick change hand piece. each time it
cost $30 to $50 a new one is about $110. tonight i had a new one.
the foot petal will not stop, thinking about it now this might be
causing the handpiece problem.

does anybody else have this problem.

Matthew
www.mhgjewelry.com

No reason to be changing collet so often usually lasts for quite
sometime.

Check your collet source. Are they selling genuine Faro heat treated
collets. Foredom sells parts for Faro check No. 10 handpiece.

May be the the inner part (where the collet retract into) is worn,
or the cam on the lever needs to be adjusted.

The foot pedal is probably stuck has got nothing to do with the
collet. If it is electronic you can get the inner part for this and
replacable easily. First check if the spring in the pedal is
dislodged.

Kenneth Singh
karat46@aol.com

Collets on Faro’s and other quick change handpieces wear out.
Simple as that. It’s usual, and depending on how much and how you use
it will determine in part, how long a given collet lasts. A new
handpiece doesn’t get you a more durable collet, but it does get you
all the rest of the parts, bearings change levers, springs, etc. Buy
the new handpiece when the old one is getting too sloppy in areas
Other than the collet.

Your run on foot pedal might well be contributing to handpiece wear,
if your not letting the handpiece stop before opening the quick
change lever. The faros do not but ball bearings in the change lever
mechanism, so if the shaft is still turning, then the lever acts as a
break, and that will wear down that little cam inside that’s doing
the changing. And if the collet is still turning when you pull out
or insert a bur, then the bur is increasing wear on the collet.

And no, you’re not the only one to whome this occurs.

Peter