micromotor carving system
Price: $225 + shipping
Optional Foot Control:
General Micromotor Facts
Q. How is a micro-motor carver different from a rotary tool such as a Dremel?
A. Micro-motor carvers have a flexible cord instead of using a flexshaft, making the handpiece easier to maneuver amd more comfortable to hold. A Dremel tool is heavy, and heat from the motor will become uncomfortable very quickly. Even with an added flexshaft, a Dremel tool is cumbersome in comparison to a micromotor handpiece and cord. Miicromotor tools have a bit less power than a Dremel, but they have more speed.
Q: Can I still use the burs that I already bought for my Dremel tool?
A: Yes, definitely. These Microcarvers come with a 1/8" collet, which is the same size as most Dremel and other brands of carving burs. These tools come with a 3/32" adapter that slides right into the existing collet for quick changes to smaller shank burs. (Optional 1/16" collets for dental burs are also available as an added accessory.)
Q: Do I need a tool hanger?
A: No - these tools have a base unit that sits on the tabletop (or clips on your belt in the case of the portable micromotor tool). They have an attached tool holster or a tabletop stand for the handpiece. The base unit is small and compact and easy to transport for use in classes.
Q: Is this tool powerful enough to carve gourds?
A: While the micromotor carvers have slightly less power than heftier rotary tools, it is more than adequate for gourd carving. When using large headed burs, the tool may be strained by heavy duty carving. The tool will automatically switch off if you overload it, but can be reset and run as normal after a short cooling off period. Try to avoid excessive "lugging down". Use lighter pressure.
Q: I have arthritic hands and my hands are small. Will this tool work for me?
A: The true advantage of this type of tool is the lightweight handpiece and flexible cord. These features allow you to hold the tool comfortably for an extended period of time. The handpiece and flex cord make it possible to do hours of carving with less hand fatigue.
Micro-Pro by Mastercarver
Burs not included
From the Manufacturer:
Compare Micro-Motor Tools Grinders / Carvers based on quality, features and value: The MICRO-PRO by MASTERCARVER® High-Performance Tools wins Micro-Motor Tool comparisons to: FOREDOM, RAM, TPS, NSK, Gourd Master and more!
Compare component quality: The Micro-Pro features top quality components like NSK bearings and CNC manufactured high precision stainless steel collets.
Compare Micro-Motor Tool Grinder warranties: the Micro-Pro covers the handpiece and control box for 1-full year.
The new Micro-Pro Champion features an 11% increase in torque (power) from their previous models. With higher torque & speed up to 46,000 rpm, the Micro-ProTM has the power, speed, superior features & quality you want, priced far less than others! For better control, power flows to the handpiece by a 6’ flexible cord. The dial varies speed from 0 to 46,000 rpm! Control box features: dial speed control knob, lighted power indicator, on/off switch, overload protection, 6-burr storage holes, 110/220 Volt selector, forward/reverse switch (directs chips away from you or for left-handed carvers). Handpiece features high torque, fan cooled micro motor, sealed NSK ball bearings, solid grip turn-ring for hands-free bit changes (1/4 turn releases or locks bits & collets). Handpiece specifications 46,000 rpm: L. 6”, diameter 5/8”-1”, weight: 7.3 oz. Set includes: handpiece, 3/32” & 1/8” quick change collets, variable speed power supply, table top and box mounted handpiece holders, long-life motor brushes, instructions & 1-year warranty.
Note: Burs not included. For hands-free control add optional on/off foot pedal.
Optional Accessory: Micro-Pro Champ ON/OFF FOOT PEDAL
Add this On/ Off foot pedal to your Micro-Pro Champion Set for hands free control. Speed is adjusted from the base unit, and power is only on when foot pedal is depressed. Note: Compatible only with the current MASTERCARVER® brand Micro-Pro Champion model
These adapters slide into 1/8" collets to allow them to accept 3/32" or 1/16" shank accessories. A 3/32" adapter comes with each tool. They may be used in any brand of micro motor handpieces, or even in Dremel type tools.
1/8" TO 3/32" COLLET ADAPTER $10
Out of Stock
1/8" TO 1/16" COLLET ADAPTER $10
There are several micromotor options - read below to find out which one is best for you.
Collet Adapters for use in any brand of micromotor tool that has a 1/8" permanent collet