I am a wood carver who has gotten arthritis pretty bad in the hands
and I want to get into power carving. Anyone have advice on tool
selection I know foredom makes a bunch of different handles for their
flexible shafts. I need to make my Birthday/Christmas lists. Was
wondering about vibration in the hand piece.
I got this kit for Christmas a couple of years ago and have really
liked it. It has two handles for the flex shaft: one rotary tool
holder (no wrench required) and a reciprocating tool shaft. The shapes
of tools included are limited but I use it often. It does vibrate but
it works well. I also have a Ryobi dedicated reciprocating carving
tool which is larger and does not vibrate as much.
I have this:
Been happy with it, I would have purchased a Foredom from USA (I live in
Finland) but shipping expenses and duties turned me to Wecheer (got it from
Here is their web site:
I use Proxxon rotary tool much more than this flex shaft.
USA models are availlable too.
Foredom has a 1/3 HP (important for torque and anti-stall) -
They also have carving knives that attach to the rotating flex shaft.
So you can gouge and carve and shave and grind....
I use my Dremel with and without a flexshaft. I've got the newer drill
press station which comes with the hanger. I've got all types of
attachments, some Dremel and some other brands. They all work fine.
Matter of fact I'll be going to the "Artistry in Wood" show this
weekend in Ohio and intend to pick up a few more attachments.
Artistry in Wood ...
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Sorry for not getting back to this sooner contractors at the house
and launching my wife's new site (http://www.babypop.com /) shameless
plug I have been swamped. Thanks for all the suggestions I currently
have one of the older sears rotozip knock offs with the flex shaft and
it dosen't have the torque or speed control I was looking for. I also
have the ryobi power carver, that I bought years ago but now will have
to dust off. I am going to stay away from the die grinder the price is
right but it is awkward to hold (for me) and I don't want the
I can't quite make a fist with either hand and do not have a lot of
grip. Trying to get use to not being able to trust my hands and I am
just turning 40 next month so this is sort of an adjustment.
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