TJ Verrett Posted May 1, 2013 Report Share Posted May 1, 2013 I've been seeing a lot of you talking about using a Dremel tool for your carvings and I have a suggestion for you that might help you. If you're not doing carving on a full time basis and by this I mean more than 4 hours at a time then by all means go with the Dremel. But if you're doing work that takes more than 4 hours and you want a tool that has the strength to hold up then I highly suggest going with the Foredom power carver. I once owned one of these and regret ever selling it. The difference between it and the Dremel is daylight and dark. The Dremel could not keep up with the long hours of use plus their flex shafts are off poor quality they tend to break easy and they jam up. The Foredom on the other hand is built with a 1/3 hp motor comes with a high quality flex shaft and foot pedal plus the motor will run in forward or reverse. The hand piece for it is capable of hold different size collets it feels like a real tool in your hand and the whole thing is built to run long hours. Burrs from the Dremel can be used in it furthermore there is a wider selection of burrs for it than for the Dremel. Granted the Foredom is more expensive than the Dremel but you get what you pay for as for durability and power. I used to carve numerous woodspirits to sell at shows and I had to have a tool that would keep up with my high usage and the Dremel just could not do it I would constantly have to replace the flex shaft or the entire unit due to over usage. But once I got the Foredom in my hand I could go for hours without having to replace anything. Except for the fact that I accidentally got to close to my shirt with the tool and it broke the inner shaft but that was user error. So if you intend on going pro or just want an excellent tool that will stay you for a long time go with the Foredom. You'll be glad you did. BTW here is the link of where to buy this http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2005912/19153/wecheer-14-hp-flexible-shaft-carver-kit.aspx Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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