Hi Ringman & LaVerne, The original question on this thread was from a
person looking for advice on buying their first foredom setup.
To clarify: I have three foredoms hanging from each of my benches
each with a different handpiece. ( std chuck, quick connect, & a
hammer piece) Does that mean that everyone should spend the money for
that setup? I don't think so. Do I think the best way to start is
with the #30 chuck? Yes.
As far as carpal tunnel goes, I will also stick to what I said.
Engraving, bead setting, hammering, drawing wire, squeezing pliers,
changing saw blades, & the list goes on, will contribute to wrist
pain more than changing a bur in your handpiece. For me, I'm most
aware of my wrist after using a computer mouse for an extended time.
Lastly, I do not have carpal tunnel yet but sometimes feel a
tightness in my right wrist. Occupational hazard possibly or is it
that darn handpiece?