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#1

Hi all,

I recently took the plunge and bought myself a CC foredom system.
Looks great :slight_smile: However, it’s been years since I used one and I’m a
little nervous about the noise. How much noise should a new flex
shaft make? Mine sounds like shaking a zip bag of sterling casting
grain. Should I be able to hear the rotation or not? Any response
would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Terry Swift,
Corydon, Indiana {thawing Midwest}


#2

Hello, Terry.

I have a foredom drill that is 12 years old. It has always, as
does now, sounded like a dentist’s drill. I think yours might bear
looking at, perhaps by the person who sold it to you.

Laura


#3

Hi Terry:

I have a foredom drill that is 12 years old.  It has always, as
does now, sounded like a dentist's drill.  I think yours might
bear looking at, perhaps by the person who sold it to you.

I agree with the above advice. I have a Foredom MM model - since
20 years and still works - quietly, barely audibly. Suggest you
check with your dealer!

Regards,

Joe Bokor
@Joe_Bokor


#4

hi terry,

it sounds like it is not sounding so good. perhaps the handpiece
is pushing the inner spinning cable inside the flexible sheath.
causing the armature to be out of alignment, causing all this
racket.

remove the handpiece from the sheath and try running your flex
shaft. if the noise stops, you can adjust the sheath yourself by
loosening the set screw located directly below the motor where the
sheath connects to the motor housing. with the motor running at a
medium speed and the handpiece connected, move the sheath downwards
until the noise stops and retighten the set screw.

if the noise didn’t stop, be sure nothing is displacing the
armature. if it can’t be figured out, call the supplier.

best regards,

geo fox