8 years ago
like. They are amazingly powerful for their size. And they really spin
up fast! One web site has kits you can buy to wind your own armatures.
Anyway, I have been wanting a rotary tool that is a cross between a
Dremel and an air powered tool I have. Something with an OD of about 1
inch. Like a Foredom handpiece. Faster than any of my Dremels but
slower than my small air powered hanpiece that spins at 80,000 rpm. So
I'm thinking one of the "inrunner" type motors might work. At 80,000
rpm the surface speed is about 2600 SFPM. Even though the speed drops
quickly as soon as the rotary tool contacts the work the speed is
still too high for carbide on steel and the burrs and rotary files
dull quickly, which makes them cut slower. On the other hand, the
Dremel and Foredom rotary tools are too slow and this ends up costing
time too. Something that spins about 40,000 rpm and maintains that
speed along with the smaller diameter would be great. In fact, a tool
that was .75 or even .625 diameter would be even better. I have a
dental handpiece that I use for some delicate work and it is just
under .5 diameter and is very easy to hold because of the small
diameter. If I could build an electric rotary tool with the torque of
a Dremel, 40,000 rpm, and 1/2 inch in diameter I would be very happy.
Even one that matched the Dremel torque and speed specs but was 5/8 or
1/2 inch diameter would please me greatly. So, anyone here play with
brushless RC motors?