First,thanks to all who have responded to my questions specifically,
and for this list in general, it has been a tremendous help.
I am just starting to get back into jewelry after many years away and
would like some input on one of the low end flex shaft machines
offered by Harbor Freight:
I have always believed that you get what you pay for and normally I
am more than willing to pay more for a quality product. In my current
situation I do not have the extra funds for a $175 to $200 Foredom
and I wonder if anyone has experience with this low end model.Since I
am just starting again it will be at best a part time hobby only as
time and energy allow. The unit in question is a 1/4hp ball bearing
motor…normally I would think a higher hp would be better, but with
a flex shaft is it likely to produce greater vibrations? Or would the
shaft and sheath be more of a cause for vibrations…and if so would
a foredom shaft work with this motor?
Thanks again for a great resource.