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I have had a few Dremel tools over the years. They are great but my problem has always been that I want to use 1/4 inch carbide bits... Mostly to take off more wood faster when roughing out a stick. So I decided to upgrade to a Foredom tool. I guess there are two versions available. The TR which is a 1/6HP which is also reversible. Is that a huge advantage? I'm thinking maybe to throw dust away from me? Thoughts on this? The second version is the TX... This one is a 1/3HP motor (and I assume it has more power) but is not reversible. Is the extra power a bigger advantage? I am also interesting in the power chisel carving handle. Does it work on both models? Just interested in your thoughts before I purchase... My only other option is to buy both but that is not an option financially until next summer. Thanks for any replies!
 

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I have the Axminster one, very happy with it, all the ususl attachments are available from them and at a more competitive price than Foredom and for you Foredom owners they fit youes as well.
Thanks! I am in the US though... probably wouldnt be feasible to order... it will have to be a Foredom for me.
 

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I have use a Foredom for many years. I just replaced my 15 yr old one last month. I use my fordedom for many things including wood carving. The TX is the heavy duty power horse runs up to 15000rpm but not as versatile as the SR. The SR was my choice. It runs up to 18000rpms and is reversible. I do not use the revers often but I find it very handy to have when I want it. I recommend the foot control on which ever one you chose. Gives you much more control. Make sure the headpiece that comes with the one you gets will take the size burrs you want to use. I prefer the H30 headpiece. Makes changing out burrs very easy. Check out Amazon. they offer a wood carver set. There are some good you tubes on maintenance and usage of the Foredom's. I have never needed more power than I get with the SR and I use it on all woods. There is not a issue if you let the burr do the work. When you put to much pressure you put a unneeded wear on the shaft and the motor.
 
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Thanks CV3! Great review... I have decided to go with the SR model. Have you tried the reciprocating chisel yet? Thanks again...
 

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Thanks CV3! Great review... I have decided to go with the SR model. Have you tried the reciprocating chisel yet? Thanks again...
Yes. I have one. I like it for waist removal but it is not much for detail work. Some issues with hardwoods. Also care has to be taken to keep the rpm"s in the mid range. To much use at full power will cut the hand piece life greatly.
 
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Great! That is why I wanted it..... mostly for waste removal. That and I want to be able to use the larger 1/4 bits for the same reason. Thanks again!
 
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