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Foredom speed


#1

How important are the higher speeds on a Foredom? I am strongly
tempted to buy the “Flexade,” a flexible shaft that connects to a
bench grinder. It’s only $25 and I already have the grinder. The
main catch is that the Flexade is rated for 7500 rpm.

Janet


#2

Correction–the Flexade can go up to 15,000rpm (I misread the
catalog listing). But my bench grinder can only go 3,450rpm. Is that
too slow for jewelry-making tasks?

Janet


#3

Janet, I doubt that you bench grinder turns at 7500 rpm, more likely
3250 max rpm. Then you have to be able to vary the speed. A Foredom
operates over it’s whole speed range, which is one thing that makes
it such a useful tool. Joel

Joel Schwalb
@Joel_Schwalb
www.schwalbstudio.com