April 19, 2022

Foredom 2230 Jewelry Making Kit Review

Characteristics of the Foredom 2230

M.SR-2 Motor

That is a 230 Volt version of Freedom’s most popular and best motor. The 1/6 hp, ball bearing, hang-up style M.SR runs forward and reverse at speeds of 18,000 RPM. It comes equipped with a motor bale for hanging and a standard 39inch long key-tip inner shaft and outer sheath for connecting to any of Foredom’s essential tip-compatible handpieces. 

Forward motor rotation means that the motor is turning an accessory counterclockwise when holding the handpiece upright in your hand and looking down onto the front of the accessory. The accessories can be bur, bit, drill, or cutter.  When the accessory is applied to the workpiece, your viewpoint changes. That is to the back end of the handpiece and accessory, and the forward rotation direction is known as clockwise. 

Forward Motor Rotation only uses Chisel or Hammer handpieces or Angle Grinder attachment. A chisel or hammer handpiece or angle grinder attachment in reverse can damage the handpiece, attachment, flexible shaft, or motor and may cause injury.

Man using a Foredom

Use the forward motor direction only for fluted burs, drills, and cutters. It cuts when turning in this direction. Mandrels have right-hand threaded arbor screws, which will unscrew in reverse.

Take precautions against dust and debris. Dust and debris fly away from the user when operated forward in the left hand. Operate in forward or reverse no matter which hand you use. Tighten the chuck nut or chuck jaws with a wrench or chuck key to avoid coming loose in reverse or forward operating directions.

Reverse rotation comes with advantages. Left-handed users will have better control in the reverse direction. For right-handed use, dust and debris fly away in reverse. Motor direction helps extend the life of mounted abrasive points, buffs, brushes, sanding bands, and Typhoon burs.

Reverse helps with symmetrical grinding and carving techniques and is for “backing out” stuck drill bits. Motor direction makes it easier and faster to polish metals. Use a mandrel with a left-hand threaded arbor screw.

C.FCH-2CE Speed Control

Foredom’s popular foot-operated variable speed control has durable electronics and comes in a heavy-duty plastic housing with an extra-wide design.

To connect the foot control to the motor, insert the 3-prong plug on the end of the motor power 

cord into the socket connector on the shorter power cord on the foot control. The motor switch in the “off” position, plug the 3-prong plug on the long power cord from the foot control into a proper 3-prong power outlet. 

Ensure the motor is not running when your foot is NOT pressing the foot control. The motor should not run. Your foot has to maintain steady contact with the pedal during operation. Hold the handpiece in your hand, and put the motor fwd/off/rev switch in the desired “on” position. Start with a light touch as you slowly and gradually increase the speed.

H.30 Handpiece

That is Foredom’s most popular general-purpose handpiece. It features a 3-jaw, geared chuck with a 0-5/32″ capacity. Changing accessories is easy with this handpiece using the supplied HPCK-0 Chuck Key. The H.30 is a compatible tip handpiece.

AK11 Accessory Kit 

The kit has 42 pieces of metalworking accessories, including various shapes, sizes, and grits of Satin Finishers, Bristle and Brass Cup, Wheel and End Brushes, Scotch-Brite Radial Bristle Discs, High-Speed Steel Fluted Engraving Burs, Rubber Bonded Abrasive Wheel, and Disc, Aluminium Oxide Sanding Bands, Screw, and Rubber Drum Mandrels, V Stone and Unitized Points, and Platinum White Polishing Compound.

What makes it ideal for making jewellery making

It runs smoothly with a sensitive foot pedal. It has enough power and speed for heavy or fine polishing. It works better with a tabletop speed control as well. It is easy to control, and reversible rotation makes it user-friendly. It is not affordable,  but you can feel the quality. It is worth the money.

Then try out different techniques with your flex shaft. The kit even comes with an accessory stand with space for lots more accessories. There is also a tube of grease for occasional maintenance of the flex shaft. The whole kit comes well packaged in a full-color box, making it an ideal gift for any jewelry, hobbyist, or crafter.

The kit is ready to go out of the box, hang up, plugin, and go. It comes complete with the Foredom SR motor, featuring 1/6 HP, with a reverse feature operating at up to 18,000 rpm. It has a solid metal housing and ball bearings, making it robust, smooth, and powerful. 

It takes all the work out of sanding, grinding, and polishing. Control is via the Foredom Foot pedal, made from tough abs, and it offers consistent control through the entire speed range.

The Foredom flex shaft offers the ultimate quality, with solid metal housings, smooth, vibration-free movement, high torque, and high power motors. It delivers precision and power right to your fingertips. An assortment of interchangeable handpieces is what you get. Foredom has a handpiece and accessory for you.

The motor is not held in hand. That makes the handpiece small and maneuverable. The motor is controlled by a sensitive foot pedal, allowing precise control of the bur at your fingertips. The chances are slim that you will get fatigued after a long period of use.

Pros

  • Excellent quality 
  • Slip-resistant 
  • Precise
  • Smooth
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Less affordable 

Foredom sr kit

This Kit is Foredom’s most popular Foredom starter Kit for the Jewellery Industry. The pre-packaged Tool Kits offer the best value and feature smart tool combinations for specific applications. They contain all you need to get to work- motor, speed control, handpiece, and accessories. When purchased with an optional motor hanger, you are ready to go straight out of the box.

Its components include an SR motor, the 1/6 HP, ball bearing, and hang-up style. It comes equipped with a motor bale for hanging and Foredom’s standard 39inch long tip inner shafting connecting to any of Foredom’s interchangeable handpieces. The motor and speed control carry a 2-Year Limited Warranty.

Foredom classic jewellers kit with h.30 handpiece

When purchased with an optional motor hanger, you have a better tool. It offers the best value and features smart tool combinations for specific applications. They contain everything you need to get to work- motor, speed control, handpiece, and accessories.

David D. Hughes
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