Hi all: I'm looking for an inexpensive flexible shaft (under
$100.00) for a friend who wants to carve stone and isn't ready to
commit to an expensive tool.
Hi, I just bought a mini hand held grinder similar to a dremel ...
But Much Better, Lighter and more powerful from Home Depot for $39
it has 3 setable speeds up to 30,000 rpm and is very light... no
flexible shaft... uses collets, does not need a tool to remove the
burrs... Has a built in lock to remove the burrs. Comes with a well
made case that has storage compartments for burrs and other stuff.
Very small case. We have used it extensively for the past month and
it is definitely worth it.
There is a larger version that comes with the flexible shaft /case
and more goodies for About $59 ... it is not neccessary to use the
flexible shaft, but , you have that option. It can be hooked up to a
footpedal if neccessary, but I find it is also not neccessary. This
grinder is made by black and decker and is called the RTX. the
brochure says it is the most powerful in it's size range . I believe
it ! I have been grinding down steel bars with it and cannot stop ,
or even slow down the rotation no matter how much pressue I put on
Hope this may be helpful . Daniel Grandi We do casting finishing and
a whole lot more for people in the trade