The "reversible direction flex shaft" go my attention in the dust
collection thread ... where did you get it? I have a few left =
handed students, for whom texturing with the flex shaft is not
We carry 2 options for a reversible flex shaft, both are the Foredom
"SR’ motor. One option is the “SR” motor, shaft and sheath, you
purchase the foot pedal and handpiece separately. Or a complete "SR"
system which comes with the #44T handpiece, this is a collet type
handpiece not the typical #30 with a chuck locking mechanism.
One important note on reversible motors. Running in reverse severely
limits the tools and handpieces you can use with the system. A chuck
type handpiece can loosen while running so a collet type handpiece
is recommended, also directional cutting tools are basically useless.
Some of tools that are ineffective are, drill bits, burs and
anything that uses a screw top mandrel as the screw loosens against a
Some of the tools that can be run in reverse are, diamond burs, some
diamond drill bits, factory mounted abrasives and buffs, spilt
mandrels, wire brushes, snap on discs and rubber sanding discs (if
the disc is not threaded on the mandrel).
I hope this helps.
Rio Grande Technical Support
800-545-6566 ex 13903