Post by Copperfeather on Jan 2, 2013 16:55:28 GMT -6
Hi everyone. Since the beginning of my metal madness, I've been using a dremel fitted with a flex shaft attachment, and the foot control from an old sewing machine, instead of a "real" flexshaft motor, and I am ready to purchase a better alternative. I am considering this one:
I have some concerns. Is the #30 handpiece too bulky? Will I be able to use it with the smallest drill bits? Do any of you use this equipment, or have any advice to offer. My Santa cash is burning a serious hole in my pocket, and I want to make a decision soon.
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I used a 1/10HP Foredom for many years and it got the job done. More power, in my opinion, is more better More HP will give you better torque, which means it won't slow down as much if you really bear down on something.
The #30 handpiece is a workhorse. The chuck is fully adjustable to accommodate bits of many sizes (tiny drill bits, too). It may seem bulky to begin with, but the versatility and durability of it can't be beat. You'll get used to it. I have wee hands.
Andrea Robinson Silversmith, Gemologist, Motorcyclist, and Espresso Enthusiast MmeMagpie.com