Porting Tools - Let's see 'em.

komatsuvarna

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Anybody have any experience with this http://www.harborfreight.com/flexible-shaft-grinder-and-carver-40432.html

I know you get what you pay for, but for the occasional saw I'd be game to give it a shot.
Yep. Motor works pretty well with a little grease in the cable. My Harbor Freight handpiece locked up with about 15 minutes on it....well actually, the chuck fell off first, then I put it back on and it lasted about 5 minutes before it locked up. I like the Dremel better if a straight shaft will do. I got the HF knockoff to run a 90* CC speciality handpiece. I wanted a 90* setup, but couldn't and wouldn't afford a whole Foredom or C C kit, so I got a good C C handpiece, and a POS motor.....but it works well for me. I just play with my own saws anyways :D.

Heres the handpiece

 
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komatsuvarna

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If I have a lot of material to remove fast, I use a die grinder and a Christmas tree shaped bur....talk about slinging some chips! Then go over it and clean it up with something else.
 
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Wigglesworth

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Just built this one a week or so ago....



Started with a dental handpiece, then made a stainless body, and drive shaft to fit it on the foredom/harbor freight setup. Still gotta buy some 3/32 burrs to fit it though....
 
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woodgrenade

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Hey Rick,

What hand-piece and bit setup do you have going there? Looks like it fits in the cylinder quite nicely!!
 
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