|Review by Joey||posted 04-06-2008 09:06 PM||4098 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Ever since I started making spoons and spatulas back at christmas, I have been looking for a tool that makes carving the bowl of a spoon easier. I started out using a dremel. The problem with the dremel’s is that you can’t find carving heads big enough. All of the power grinders I had found were $300+. But Woodcraft has a new tool made by Wecheer. It is simply to use, and has more than enough power using carving bits with 1/4” shanks.
The first time i used it, I cut the amount of time to make a spoon from about hour to just over 45 minutes.
The motor is a 1/4 horse power. It has a power switch located on the motor that will of course turn the unit on and off, but also reverse the dirction of the spin. The Motor can be mounted to the wall, a cabinet, or clamped to a work bench. The shaft is 42” long. The hande piece has 3 different size collets, 1/4”, 1/8”, and 3/32. It also has a carver attachment that is sold seperatly that I haven’t gotten yet.
It is controlled with a foot petal. The more pressure you apply to the petal, the faster it goes. All the way up to 20,000 rpm
So far I have made 10 spoons with it, and can find nothing wrong with the usefulness of it, or the operation. A very comfortable and straight forward design. And the price can’t beat, it was half the price of the next cheapest one I found and had more hp to boot.
-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com