Speed controls are required to
operate a Foredom flexible shaft machine and allow the user to vary
speed from low to full. Most people use a control that is separate from a
motor, but within each motor series we have a model with an built-in
dial speed control: M.SRM, M.TXM, and M.LXM.
Motors connect to speed controls and NOT directly into an electrical
outlet. The 6' long speed control power cord plugs into an outlet.
Foredom's offers three styles of interchangeable controls for every motor:
1. FOOT operated control in PLASTIC housing
2. FOOT operated control in METAL housing
3. MANUAL, table top dial operated control in PLASTIC housing
The most popular is the plastic
housing foot operated model that features durable, solid state
electronic circuitry in an extra wide footprint. The other foot
operated control shares the same electronics but comes in a heavier, cast iron housing that eliminates any unexpected movement on
the floor. The table top manual control can be
positioned anywhere on a work surface and has a dial to adjust speed.
Controls for Series TX and LX motors are NOT INTERCHANGEABLE with controls for Series SR and other discontinued universal type motors.
Speed controls come in 115V for use in the USA and
230V for use in countries around the world where 115V is not available. Different plug options are available for CE
rated and other 230V models.
Finally, we offer On/Off Foot Switches for use with flexible
shaft and other stationary power tools. These 'Momentary On' switches
allow users to turn a tool on and off without having to use the manual