I am just starting out in the jewelry biz (very part time) and I am
trying to figure out what equipment to purchase to begin with. One of
the things I am having trouble with is choosing a Flex Shaft system.
Up until now I have been using a Dremel with a flex shaft attachment
but it doesn’t have the power so I was looking at the Foredom units.
I would very much appreciate any advice that anyone would like to
share on the subject. If it helps I presently need it for shaping and
polishing, but wish to eventually use it for setting and other things,
so flexibility is a big plus.
Is Foredom the usual choice, or are there other manufacturers as
good? I would like the ability to use “standard” handpieces (like the
Foredom model 30)- do you have to use a Foredom flex shaft to do so,
or is ther some compatibility between brands?
Sorry for the newbie questions. I’ve been reading this group, the
Orchid archives, and several books I’ve found in the bookstores and
library, but haven’t been able to find anything on this.
Eye of the
Moon Jewelers, L.L.C.