I am looking for advice on quick change hand pieces for my flex
shaft. I am an amateur jewelry maker, so tool changing speed isn’t
the issue. I am looking for a slimmer profile than the #30 gives me.
I want to use it primarily for stone setting with my new Foredom LX.
I intend to retain my #30 on my CC unit. I realize I am limited to
3/32 shafts but for stone setting that works for me. I feel a smaller
profile would help my line of sight when working with small setting
The currently available hand pieces run from a low of about $65 for
the Foredom model #20 to $200 for the Italian made Farro, AKA Foredom
model #10. While I’m not opposed to spending the $200 the question I
have is in you experience do you get what you pay for? Any
observations or advice based on your experience as to what model or
models I should consider would be greatly appreciated.
Also I have never worked with a hand piece that has a duplex spring.
Would you recommend one? I understand they are subject to failure if
misused; again I would deal with that if their functional advantage
out weighs this drawback.
Thank you in advance for any help.