Which Foredom Flex Shaft Motor is Right for Me?

Answer: 80% of our customers should get an SR.


If you are looking for guidance, our best advice is to go with a model within the Series SR. Series SR flex shaft motors are 1/6 HP, run in forward and reverse at speeds up to 18,000 RPM, and offer all of the power and speed needed to accomplish most every job. Keep in mind that our motors are rated at continuous duty or maximum efficiency and NOT maximum output. If we adopted the max output rating used by other manufacturers, it would qualify as 1/5 or 1/4HP.

Our most popular motor-speed control combination is the M.SR Hang-Up Style Motor with the C.FCT-1 Foot Operated Speed Control in plastic housing.

What Makes Up the Foredom Flex Shaft Tool?

*ALL 4 components shown above are required to complete your motor*

Read on for more information about each component. We also have combinations of all components sold together scroll down for more info!


MOTORS

Our Most Popular motor has the power and speed needed for most jobs without stalling or slowing down while under normal load. Runs in both Forward and Reverse. *Comes in 115 and 230 Volt Horsepower: 1/6 HP Maximum Speed: 18,000 RPM Rotation: Forward & Reverse

Extra power / torque for the most demanding work– hogging out large quantities of wood or porting engines. Offers excellent control of the cutting tool, drill, or bur under load. *Comes only in 115V* Horsepower: 1/3 HP Maximum Speed: 15,000 RPM Rotation: Forward

Most powerful at low speeds (max speed is 5,000 RPM) even more than Series TX at the low end. Ideal for low speed jobs: stone setting, wax modeling, drilling and chisel carving. *Comes in 115 and 230 Volt Horsepower: 1/10 HP Maximum Speed: 5,000 RPM Rotation: Forward

PowerGraver is part of a unique system with shaft, speed controls and handpiece designed for power stone setting, engraving and texturing. *Comes in 115 and 230 Volt Horsepower: 1/20 HP Maximum Speed: 2,800 RPM Rotation: Forward

FLEX SHAFTING

*For the motors listed above* Read on to learn about shaft types!

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Key Tip

Standard Shafting

85% of Foredom Flexible Shaft Machines use a 39“ long Key Tip Shaft. Foredom offers 17 handpieces to fit these shafts. Key Tip shafts are made to handle most types of work from jewelry fabrication and woodcarving to industrial use. A Foredom motor is built to industrial standards and when compared to a hand-held grinder or other Dremel®-type rotary tools, it consistently offers more power and performance. * For use on SR, TX, and LX motors. Must use compatible Handpiece.

Square Drive

Heavier Shafting

Foredom motors equipped with square drive shafts and thicker protective sheaths have a letter ‘H’ added to the model name (SRH or TXH, etc.). The motor is identical. Square drive shafting is thicker, less flexible, usually 63” long and can connect to 4 Square Drive handpieces. Few applications require square drive shafting with a torsional breaking point of 50 in.-lb. (compared with 24 in.-lb. for key tip shafting). For unusually large or difficult jobs, square drive shafting may be a good choice. * For use on SR, TX, and LX motors. Must use compatible Handpiece.

Slip Joint

European

Slip Joint Shafts are mostly used in Europe. Foredom motors equipped with Slip Joint Shafts and sheaths have a letter ‘J’ added to the model name (SRJ or LXJ, etc.). The motor is identical. Since Foredom motors are used worldwide we offer shafting with this European-style connection method and a choice of 7 handpieces that connect with the slip joint. * For use on SR, TX, and LX motors. Must use compatible Handpiece.

Power Graver

Sheath

The PowerGraver is in a class of its own! It uses a standard 39″ Key Tip Inner Shaft (p/n S-93) but requires a unique Neoprene Outer Sheath (p/n S-76N) for Connecting to a H.9D PowerGraver Handpiece. As listed above, it has 1/20 horsepower and runs at a maximum speed of 2,800 RPM. For use on the Power Graver motor only. Must use compatible Handpiece.

SPEED CONTROL


We offer a wide selection of foot pedals and dial control options.
Visit the Speed Control page on our website for more foot pedal info!

Speed controls come in 3 styles:

1. Foot operated in plastic housing
2. Foot operated in metal housing
3. Table-top dial operated in plastic housing.

All motor-speed control combinations have a Two-Year Limited Warranty.

Note: A complete flexible shaft machine requires a handpiece, which may come separately. See purchasing options below.

 

Don’t stress over deciding what to choose – we’ve already done the work!

Check out options below that have been pre-assembled just for you:

Includes: Motor + Shafting + Speed Control.
(Accessories and Handpiece sold separately)

Sets Include: Motor + Speed Control + Shafting + Handpieces
(Accessories sold separately)

Kits Include: Motor + Shafting + Speed Control + Handpiece + Accessories

Includes: Motor + Shafting + Speed Control. (Accessories and Handpiece sold separately)

Kits & Sets

Sets Include: Motor + Speed Control + Shafting + Handpieces (Accessories sold separately)
Kits Include: Motor + Shafting + Speed Control + Handpiece + Accessories