Established in 1922, The Foredom Electric Co. of Bethel, CT, has
maintained continuous manufacturing operations in Connecticut since
1955. Foredom is the leading manufacturer of flexible shaft rotary
power tools in the world. From its flagship line of flex shaft
machines, to specialized motors, handpieces and bench top attachments
and accessories, Foredom tools set the standard in quality, power and
Foredom is one of four manufacturing divisions of Blackstone
Industries, Inc. The other divisions are Olson Saw (band and scroll saw
blades), Zona Tool (razor saws and other hobby tools), and EFC (plastic
tools are used in jewelry manufacturing, industrial operations,
woodcarving and wood working, dental laboratories, art studios,
home/shop hobby applications and nail salons.
shaft power tools are used for many different applications such as hand
grinding, deburring, carving, sanding, cleaning, buffing and polishing
on all types of materialwood, metal, plastic, glass and stone.
Advantages of Foredom flex shafts over other types of hand-held electric and air driven power tools:
- Variable Speed foot operated or table top
dial controls allow users to find just the right speed for the
accessory, material, and application up to 18,000 rpm.
- Slim, light weight, smooth running Handpieces
the vibration, noise, and heat associated with hand held electric or
air motors in electric or air tools are eliminated by having the flex
shaft motor positioned above and out of the way of the workpiece. The
broad and interchangeable selection of Foredom handpieces also adds
tremendous versatility to the product line. Handpieces are available
with either collets or chucks for holding rotary accessories and drills
with shanks from 1/16" to 1/4" in diameter.
- Reliable and Economical flex shaft
machines have permanently lubricated, ball bearing, fan cooled,
universal motors that are easy to maintain and more economical to
operate than air tools.
- Comprehensive Selection of Rotary Accessories
an enormous selection of quality made rotary accessories is available
for accomplishing almost any task on virtually any material. In
addition to the standard offering of cutters, burs, bits, drills,
buffs, brushes, wheels, saws and more, Foredom features several
exclusive and unique lines including Typhoon® Tungsten Carbide Burs,
CeramCut Blue® Stones, Plated and Sintered Diamonds from Dumont®, and
3M products including Scotch-Brite Radial Bristle Discs, EXL Unitized
Wheels, and Trizact and Purple Ceramic bands and Discs.
In addition to flex shaft machines, Foredom also makes and sells other bench top tools including:
- BL Lathe
- Drill Presses
- Wax Carver
- Arch Trimmer
- Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit