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Richard Shelby
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Carving tools
Sep 5th, 2018 at 6:52pm
 
My 40-year old Dremel is showing it's age, so I need to upgrade for embellishing turnings.  What's your power carving tool and why do you like it?
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Re: Carving tools
Reply #1 - Sep 5th, 2018 at 7:13pm
 
IMO
A Foredom type tool (motor, flex shaft & handset) gives you more precise control than a dremel.
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There are other brands available, it all depends on your needs.
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Reply #2 - Sep 5th, 2018 at 8:59pm
 
I have the harbor freight version of the foredom and it has worked great for me.  I dont carve to often but it has lasted a couple years for a fraction of the price of a foredom.  The foot pedal is the key it lets you control the speed without stopping to adjust a dial.
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Re: Carving tools
Reply #3 - Sep 6th, 2018 at 8:48am
 
chris lawrence wrote on Sep 5th, 2018 at 8:59pm:
for a fraction of the price of a foredom.


I forgot to mention that the price of a Foredom is something you should be sitting down for.

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