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Which Foredom is best?

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  • Member since
    August, 2018
Which Foredom is best?
Posted by ncc1762 on Thursday, October 04, 2018 4:57 PM

I have decided I want one - but which one is best

I have seen people recommend the TX model but it would seem that the lower RPM LX would be better suited?

I work in mostly plastic....but have done a few wooden ships

Any thoughts or helpful hints would be appreciated



  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, October 04, 2018 6:17 PM

The true beauty of the Foredom is the foot-operated speed control. No matter the amount of torque the motor generates, you have very precise control over the speed, just like with a sewing machine. Make certain the models you are looking at have this controller instead of the one speed on-off controller in some of their bundles. In the end, more power is more power for really big jobs, so ignore the torque ratings and focus on speed control.

Make certain you select a model with the keyed chuck rather than the"quick change" collets. The keyed chuck allows you to use a wide variety of different bits, including something as small as a #80 drill bit, where you are limited to three sizes of arbors with the quick change nonsense.

Keep the motor oiled and the shaft itself well lubricated - regular maintenance really extends the life of the tool. I'm going on nearly thirty years with mine and beyond the white lithium grease, the only expense was replacing a split shaft cover around its 25th anniversary.

  • Member since
    January, 2006
Posted by Paul Budzik on Monday, October 08, 2018 10:03 PM

I would choose the TX ...





  • Member since
    August, 2018
Posted by ncc1762 on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 9:40 AM


I have watched that video twice

I am getting the TX model - hoping i dont need the ability to change direction which seems to be only on the SR model





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