Guide: Foot Pedal Mod for Rotary Tools
Posted: April 1, 2007 07:12AM
- Dremel's, Ferm's, Proxxon's rotary tools have one thing in common; you need both hands to operate then. Yes, there are some special models that make them almost usable with only one hand but they do not come even close of the usability that this little mod of ours offers. When you have full revolutions running on the tool and you would like to set them lower, you will need to let go of the object you are working on to get the speed setting right. Same goes to turning the tool on and off. When you have a pedal on the floor, that can be used both to turn the tool on and off and also allow one to make stepless speed adjustments, you get a lot more done with better end results. I for one have ruined several pieces that I've tried to carve because I didn't have proper control over the tool. Now it won't happen again.