Hello, I’ve just started using an older dremel-type rotary tool that
I inherited. It has a “hanging” motor and foot pedal operation, and
is marked “Foredom Model 206” on the motor. I can see how it will
be very useful in jewelrymaking, but I have a pretty critical
The spin direction of the head is counterclockwise, so when I hold
it in my right hand to work on a piece (I’m right handed), it kicks
the dust directly at my face. I am, of course, wearing a dust mask
and eye protection, but it’s bad enough that my lenses are coated
very quickly. I can see how this could be a health hazard!
Does anyone know of a way to change the rotational direction on this
tool? It seems that if it were rotating clockwise, I wouldn’t be
having a problem. I’m not coordinated enough to hold it in my left
hand, either ;-).
Unfortunately, the previous owner is deceased, and I have no clue as
to where the operating manual might be. The Foredom web site doesn’t
contain any operation manuals for download (they only supply them if
you buy the maintenance kit to repair the motor, which I really don’t
need at this point).
Note From Ganoksin Staff:
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- Reading our guide to the Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Review for jewelry work here
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