Bethel, CT... Foredom introduces four new Tune-Up Kits for current and discontinued motors.
Foredom makes flexible shaft machines that are built to industrial standards, and, unlike other brands of rotary tools and hand-held grinders, they last for many years, sometimes even decades. It is not uncommon to “Tune-Up“ old Foredom tools from the 1960’s and earlier for continued operation. In contrast to a marketplace filled with cheaply made, disposable tools, the Foredom name is synony¬mous with quality, reliability and the tool style itself.
The introduction of all-inclusive Tune-Up Kits is the company’s latest step in product support. Tune-Up Kits include items to keep motors and handpieces running at peak performance. They can even transform old, discontinued or worn machines into ones that run like new. Four dedicated kits are configured to accommodate Foredom’s line: 1. Kit MSP10 for Series TX and LX motors, 2. Kit MSP12 for Series SR motors (models produced since 2005), 3. Kit MSP14 for old and discontinued Series CC motors, and 4. Kit MSP16 for old and discontinued Series S and SR motors (1/8HP models produced before 2005).
32-piece Tune-Up Kits have a $68 MSRP and retail value over $83. Parts include shaft, sheath, motor brushes and brush caps, hanging bale, motor connector, and 3 types of screws for holding different parts in place. There’s also shaft grease and a small screwdriver. Parts for Foredom’s two most popular handpieces – the chuck style H.30® and collet style H.44T – include ball bearings, catch balls, a spring clip, handpiece grip, chuck key, and pin & wrench assembly.
The key to a Foredom’s longevity is maintenance. Over the life of a machine, users can expect to clean, lubricate and, ultimately replace shafts, sheaths, and motor brushes. Motor and handpiece bearings may also wear over time, and, depending on the level of use, these components may require replacement. The fact that users can install new parts and perform routine maintenance without having to send the tool back to the factory, let alone replace it altogether, offers obvious advantages. The financial burden is minimized, as is the potential for lost production time. Best of all, the user is in control and Foredom is available to support their efforts with a knowledge¬able customer service team and a robust website (www.foredom.net
) with a library of parts diagrams, instruction manuals, how-to videos, and other reference materials.
Foredom is the leading manufacturer of flexible shaft rotary power tools in the world. From its flagship line of flexible shaft machines, to specialized motors, handpieces, attachments, and accessories, Foredom tools set the standard for quality, power and performance. Foredom flex shafts hang from the benches of professional jewelers around the world. Aside from jewelry manufacturing, Foredom flex shafts, compact bench lathes, and micromotors are commonly used by machine shop operators, custom fabricators, engineers, dental lab technicians, research scientists, conservators, woodcarvers, gunsmiths, luthiers, artisans and hobbyists.Foredom.net
Wednesday, April 12, 2017