Whether you are looking for a heavy duty rotary tool for fast rough work, a micromotor tool for finer work or an ultra high speed turbine for extremely delicate work, we can meet your needs. We also have a large selection of power carving abrasives and stones including wheels and cutters by Saburrtooth, Typhoon and Dura-grit. Not only do we sell a great selection of tools and burs, but we service most of them right here in our shop, for fast turnaround and unmatched convenience. Not sure what tool is best for you? Contact us. Our expert advice is always free!
Cutter and rotary tool quality: To get the best results and longest tool life, be sure to choose a good rotary tool and buy the best cutters you can. Cheap rotary tools use either a bulky chuck system or a cheap 4-jaw collet. Bits will not run true in these collets or chucks, resulting in bit run-out that causes vibration and greatly reduces the bits cutting ability, accuracy and life. All of our rotary tools use precision 3-jaw collets (or an actual Jacobs chuck in the #30 Foredom handpiece), resulting in a true-running bit that cuts efficiently, accurately and runs smoothly. All of the bits that we carry are very high quality, true-running bits that will last well when properly used and cared for. Remember - you get what you pay for, so there will always be a trade-off when you see a lower-priced bit. It is a good rule of thumb that the most expensive bits we sell are the most economical in the long run. Diamond burs cost less per running hour than rubies, and solid carbide stump burs are a lot less expensive per running hour than HS steel stump burs.
Abrasive cutters remove material by grinding it off in small particles. They are generally easy to control, and they cut equally well in forward or reverse. Coarser abrasive cutters can remove wood very quickly. Very fine abrasives include stones and sanders and they cut slower but leave a smooth finish.
Sharp Cutters generally give a faster cut with a smoother finish than abrasives. However, sharp cutters generally do not cut in reverse, making them awkward when it is necessary to carve against the grain. They are often harder to control and may have a tendency to grab into, and run along the work being carved.