High Torque Carver/Engraver
Ideal for detailing and intricate carving, this powerful high-torque hand piece features variable speed, so you can always be operating at the optimum speed required by your bit or type of stock....
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• High Torque
• Variable Speed
• Rotary Action
• Light Weight
• Extra Collets
Great tool but broke too soon
The rotary tool is great to light wt for detail work. However, I only cared one bowl (20 hrs of use) before it started to not allow varible speed. Then it finally quit. The transitor, came unglued from the circuit board and the movement of it finally broke the three pins. I really like the tool and was able to move up to a new level of detail in my work without investing ungodly amounts of time.
I use it to carve gourds.
Good for small projects
I used it to correct errors in wood profiles and to get excess dry glue out of groves and hard to get to places.
Would recomend this product
Wood carving. It is held like an oversized pencil making it easy to use. It may be slightly under powered if you force it too much. Let it do it's own thing like any other tool and it is fine.
home wood work lure making
Works great for adding finishing touches and light sanding to my wood carvings. Have used it quite a bit already and am very pleased. I have a Fordom, but find it difficult to use for fine detail work. Much easier to use then my Dremel.
It does its job
I hand power carve projects
My first machine, I had to return.
I had to return my first one, because I couldn't remove the burr. The stop would not hold to remove the bit. Other than that, the power tool worked great. I rated it according to the problem. I called support, and they are replacing the tool. I think that the tool will be great for what I want it for.
A Hidden Treasure
Having used the flex shafts for years, I was surprised at how comfortable the mini motor carver was to use. I regret not getting one years ago, I liked it enough that I ordered a second unit so I don't have to switch burrs as often. It is not for "hogging" wood carving jobs, but it is a great fine detail carver. Runs super quiet, almost too quiet, you really need to make sure you turn it off before sitting it down. I really like the lack of vibration when it is running. A real winner, even recommended it to a friend that carves.
I cheer for wecheer
I bought one of these around 2006 from woodcraft. I use it all the time for details on my small carvings and it is still going strong. I do not use it for final details, but it is great for everything in between roughing out a design and final. I am going to get a backup soon, just in case, because I do not want to spend any time at all without this thing.
Wonderful tool,light weight,easy to use.
This tool is great for wood carving ducks.
Wimpy, Wimpy, Wimpy
It is not yet two months old and the motor has seized up. I wanted a "High Torque Carver/ Engraver," I got a "Wimpy, No-Torque Carver/Engraver!" It would begin to loose speed the instant the tool touched the work. I used it on wood, plastic, metal. I tried to cut, carve, grind, polish, and engrave. It would take forever to complete the smallest tasks.
Be patient, don't push the tool. Let it do the work. It does the job.
I have already reviewed this product once, but since I keep I keep getting review requests. I have decided to give a second review. I have owned this tool for about 2 months now, if I remember correctly. I have used is on a number of small carving projects. It seems to perform well even though, when you first hold it in your hands it feels very cheaply put together. I bought mine on sale and after having it, I still am not sure I would of paid full price for it. If you have ever used a Dremel. You know the feeling of torque you get once the motor kicks on. You do not get this with this tool. I have not had a reason or opportunity to tax this tool to see just how much torque it does have. Everything so far has been handled with ease, carving and sanding jobs primarily on pine or bass wood. What I can say is that if like me, you are looking for an easy to handle tool for some detail work. Then this may be your answer. After losing my right index finger, I have some difficulty with dexterity in my right hand. I have often had trouble controlling the flex shaft attachment on my Dremel. But being able to hold this tool more like a pencil and its light weight has made it easier to handle and control then the flex shaft. I will give it a while longer, and I will write another review of this tool once I can really put it through its paces. For now, I give it passing grade with some reservations. At least for light work, I would recommend it to a friend, but if I were able, I would suggest they come try it out first. Because I still have reservations about it, and I believe the current price is to high.
Wecheer tool chuck options
This item is available with a collet chuck or spring chuck. The spring chuck allows use of all tools compatible with the collet chuck but also allows use of shaft diameters of all sizes from near zero to one eighth inch. Great when using very small drill bits or other rotary tool shafts of something less than 1/8 inch.
So Far So Good
I purchased the High Torque Carver/Engraver item # 147235 from Woodcraft.com a couple of weeks ago[...] I will say that once I opened the box and actually held the tool in my hand I was a little disappointed. I was lucky enough to buy it on sale for[$]. Even at that price, it felt rather cheaply made in my hand. I had read the description very carefully before buying, because for one I already own a dremel. Which I have been having troubles with, but that is another story. But I thought this would be a good addition to my tool collection. One because I liked the pencil type design. Also, because since losing my right index finger many years ago I have had a lot of issues with dremel and other tools.So, as I said, I received it in good condition. I was not impressed with the look and feel of it once I got it in hand. Another part of decision to buy it was the variable speeds (3,000 to 23,000 RPM) but I was keeping my fingers crossed on the torque of the tool since the actual torque was not listed in the information section.I decided that the perfect project to try this out on was the Celtic Knot Broach which I have attached a picture of to this review. Having lots of bits and other things for my dremel helped. I used this carver to finish the broach, sanding some of the interior as well as refining the cross overs with a carving bit.While the tool was never taxed torque wise, it performed whether well. The speed and the relative low torque made the tool easy to handle and control. Even though I have always like dremel rotary tools for their torque, in this case the lack of torque actually worked to the tools advantage. One thing that makes me question "High Torque" as stated for the description is this. If you have ever turned on certain dremel rotary tools, you can feel the torque of the tool even at low speeds. But not with this tool, no matter what the speed I never got the feeling of torque from the tool.I hope that the overall look and feel of this tool does not come to prove that this tool is cheaply made. I also hope that I am able to use this tool for a very long time to come. As I get more chances to use this tool I will update my review of it.It should also be noted that I have used flex shafts for my dremel and that too has proven to tax my dexterity and stamina of being able to hold on to the tool and control it. While I do not quite see or feel the high torque of this tool, my hand did not quickly tire and it never became difficult for me to control.
Good power and versitility. Excellent.
The small size makes it ideal for detail wood carving. Also has surprisingly good torque for medium to more heavy roughing in. Just let the tool do the work. A definite plus to your power carving tool arsenal.
I was looking for an smaller moto type tool. This was Not it. My wife's manicure set has a stronger buffing/shaping tool. I'll hang on to Dremels for now.