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#1

About 10 years ago I bought a flexshaft from Harbor Freight (aka
Buffalo), its was cheap and I wanted a second one. I already had a
Rio ,Foredom, series R that worked great and a Foredom 18 hand piece.

I couldn’t get steady control with the Harbor freight, so about a
year later I bought a Foredom series L, and a Pepe quick change hand
piece. ( I have 2 of the Pepe hps now, they are great )

I kept using the HF hand piece on my Foredom machines when I needed
the versatility of a #30 like hand piece until recently when it
started to jitter and feel like it was sticking. It use to run
smoothly.

I broke down and bought a Foredom #30 from Rio last week and it does
the same thing? The jaws are a little sticky, which I assume is
probably just burrs left behind from machining and will work off
after a few uses. But the jittery, sticking feel is really annoying.
Somehow I don’t think this is how it is suppose to feel. Its like
this on any machine I try it on, the R, L even the Harbor Freight
one. My other hand pieces don’t do this at all. Any suggestions on
what it might be and how to smooth it out?

Daniel


#2

Have you lubricated the shaft lately? that usually fixes mine when
that happens. maybe the drive shaft is worn out.

Frank A. Finley
Salish Silver
Handmade Indian Jewelry


#3

Hi Daniel,

The No. 30 Foredom Handpiece should not feel sticky or jittery.
Please send it back to me here at Foredom and I will have repaired
or replaced at no charge per our warranty.

Mike Zagielski
Sales Manager
Foredom Electric 16 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone 203-792-8622