Foredom is the world leading manufacturer of flexshafts. This bench mounted SR motor with a flexshaft is the ideal choice for grinding, deburring, carving, sanding, cleaning, buffing, and polishing on virtually every type of material.
This Foredom flex shaft model is bench mounted, with a table-top dial control. 230 V version with a three pin fused UK plug.
Why is the label red rather than blue - is this a fake?!
No, the label is red to show it is a UK 230 voltage motor, rather than a US voltage. Any Foredom motor you buy in Europe SHOULD have a red label. If it is blue it is designed for 110V!
Foredom's 1/6 HP, universal, flexible shaft machine runs in forward and reverse rotation at speeds up to 18,000 RPM. The M.SR combines the most important features you would expect from a Foredom - power, reversibility, reliability, and versatility - all in one motor. It comes mounted on a cast iron base, allowing for easy placement anywhere on the workbench. Comes with a 39" long key tip shafting for connecting to any of Foredom's quick disconnect handpieces.
Speed Control Description:
Speed control dial is built into the cast iron base. Switch on the motor allows you to easily switch between Forward, Off and Reverse.
Additional Motor Details:
The 1/6 HP, ball bearing series SR has 33% more power than the older 1/8 hp motors, and 66% more than the original 1/10 hp models. The added power helps to reduce stalling or slowing down under normal workloads. Ball bearings are pre-lubricated and do not require any maintenance!
Advantages of Running in Reverse:
- Left handed users have more control of the cutting tool
- Reverse helps to keep dust and other debris flying away from right handed users
- Alternating motor direction helps to extend the life of certain abrasives
- Reverse helps with accomplishing symmetrical grinding and carving techniques
- Reverse makes it easier to back out stuck drill bits
- Alternating motor direction makes it easier and faster to polish metals
Two year limited warranty.
PLEASE NOTE - this motor does not come with a handpiece. The Foredom flex shaft system is designed to allow interchangeability of most key tip handpieces.