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#1 posted 09-10-2012 04:29 PM

Mastercarver makes a flexshaft tool that does 45,000 rpms and is less expensive than the foredom. The main thing with the flexshafts vs Dremel is the ability to use bigger 1/4” shaft burrs and the footpedal control. The micromotors also do 45k rpms, and have less run-out than a dremel, in addition to havinging a much smaller handpiece and a flexible small cord that is easy to work with. But they are only meant for detail work and will bog down easily if pushed to do too much. The dremel is really multipurpose in that it can do many things. I bought the flexshaft to use the bigger bits and the micromotor to do details. I seldom use my dremel much because of the large bulky handpiece, the way it tends to eat the flexshaft attachment, hand how it heats up in my hand. Wish dremel made the thing a bit smaller in the hand.

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