Being the ultimate tool freak that I am, I stopped by our nearest
Harbor Freight Outlet today and bought a cute little gadget that
might meet the needs of many of you who are on a budget. This little
creation does the job of three different machines while costing but
a tiny fraction of all ! I bought mine simply as a convenience for
those times when I wanted to do a bit of grinding, polishing or
whatever without having to get up and go to another station in my
At thirty two dollars, I am blown away with what this gizmo does.
The set up is basically patterned after the foredom that is bench
situated on a cast iron base, but, instead of being essentially just
a flex shaft tool, it also serves as a buffer, grinder and flex
shaft. It has a rheostatic dial for rpm control and operates at zero
to 10,000 rpm.
I have no idea how reliable this unit might be, but , considering
what it can do and how little it costs, it could be the ultimate
value for beginning jewelers.
Ron Mills , Mills Gem Co. Los Osos, Ca.