The Dremel Fortiflex is new to the North American market. If you in the market for a rotary tool you may find this information helpful.
Ron's Rotary Tool (Foredom)
If the video doesn't start at 38 minutes and 30 seconds then jump ahead to that position.
Watch for at least 2 minutes.
Dozens of dremel related failures. (Unsure if the failures are motor or flexshaft related).
The pedal control will make it easier to keep your bits cool, prevent you from splashing the cooling fluid everwhere.
The problem with the Dremel 4000/4200 flex shaft
The Dremel Fortiflex
It would appear that this model solves the flexshaft failure problem.
Dremel 4000/4200 motor - 1.6 amps 35,000 RPMs
Dremel 9100 motor - 2.5 amps 23,000 RPMs
The fortiflex is more expensive upfont but may save money in the long run.
You can order the Fortiflex from lowes.com, it will qualify for free shipping and you can usually find a 10% off lowes coupon online.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tracy Gallaway
Thank you for this information, might have to look into one.
If you're on a shoestring budget and want the option for a foot pedal on/off, I bought a 12 dollar sewing machine pedal that I plug my dremel into. Its just on/off, no variable speed based on your pedal position but it was only 12 bucks too.
Nate I want to thank you for posting all this! I re-watched Ron's training vid. With that and what Dan Merrick just posted, it made me re-think my technique to realize why some of my Grooves have had that Cave Man quality! Gonna alter my technique again. I knew you would be a sharp Gadgetman! And that new Dremel Fortiflex looks awesome...
Keep at it.
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