Folks, Thank you to all who replied to my question about the rotation
direction of my Foredom tool. I’m now MUCH more educated about it
and got some excellent ideas.
As a result of your suggestions, I mounted the tool in a
rubber-sided bench vise on my left, which is leaving my hands free
to hold the piece I’m working on for buffing / polishing. This has
worked very nicely.
From the perspective of edge working and cutoff wheel work, I
haven’t yet found a good solution, but am trying several of the
suggestions. Part of the problem is that I’ve grown older, I’ve
become increasingly right-handed I’ve got to overcome my
tendency to hold the handpiece in my right hand and keep the work
On an interesting note, I called Foredom and gave them my model
number and they had no idea what I was talking about. Seems it’s a
model that hasn’t been made since the 1970s. So if anyone knows
where I might get maintenance supplies and/or ops manuals, I’d be
At any rate, thank you all!