Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

Discussions regarding equipment used for gemstone carving

Moderators: PinkDiamond, John

User avatar
PinkDiamond
Posts: 7743
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:30 pm
Location: Ozark Mountains

Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

Postby PinkDiamond » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:51 pm

This is from Interweave and is a review of a new small tool that can be used for a lot more than carving, and the motor is in the handtool, oddly enough. Check this out. It's available at Rio Grande if anyone's interested. :)

Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant
September 24, 2019 | Author: Tammy Honaman

Image

"|Sponsored| I recently had the pleasure of test driving the Saeshin Micro Motor from Rio Grande. I hadn’t worked with a micro motor before and didn’t know what to expect. This baby is waaaaay more than I even thought possible in a motorized bench tool, and now this tool junkie is in love! Knowing I’m surrounded by many other self-proclaimed tool junkies, I want to share a little about what’s under the hood of this little studio giant.

Image
The control box can be vertical or horizontal which gives you great flexibility.

First, its size. At 9” long x 8” high x 3” wide, this bench partner takes up very little space. The control box can be placed in the vertical or horizontal position, which makes this tool uber flexible. Speaking of flexible . . . the handpiece cable is very flexible and, unlike a flex-shaft, it doesn’t need to be kept straight. This feature alone allows you to carry and use this motor just about anywhere!

Image
The handpiece should always be placed on the base when not in use.

About the Motor . . .

Oh, get this! The handpiece IS the motor! For some of you, that won’t be a surprise, but I’m still getting my mind wrapped around how a handpiece can go at these speeds. The Saeshin Micro Motor can operate up to ... "

https://www.interweave.com/article/jewe ... 1292119191
PinkDiamond
ISG Registered Gemologist


· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.·´ .·´¨¨))
((¸¸.·´ ..·´ There are miracles left for you to do .... -:¦:- -:¦:-
-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´* It all begins inside of you. ;)

User avatar
rocks2dust
Posts: 721
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:41 pm
Location: Oregon
Contact:

Re: Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

Postby rocks2dust » Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:15 pm

That looks a lot more easy to handle than the Dremels, which also have the motor in the handpiece, but are too bulky to exercise much fine control.
r2d

surplus odds and ends that I have on ebid.net
· Xtra gemstones
· Xcess fossils, minerals and rough
· Everything else

Artfldgr
Posts: 399
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:46 pm

Re: Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

Postby Artfldgr » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:04 pm

no way!
not me...

for that price you can get a TX series flexshaft and ALL the things that are available for that and power to make jump rings
and heads that let you set stones, and more...


If you are looking for guidance, our best advice is to go with a model within the Series SR. Series SR flex shaft motors are 1/6 HP, run in forward and reverse at speeds up to 18,000 RPM, and offer all of the power and speed needed to accomplish most every job. Keep in mind that our motors are rated at continuous duty or maximum efficiency and NOT maximum output. If we adopted the max output rating used by other manufacturers, it would qualify as 1/5 or 1/4HP

Series TX motors are 1/3HP and their extra power/torque at speeds up to 15,000 RPM make them great for more demanding work like hogging out large quantities of wood or porting engines. Series LX motors have extra torque from 500 RPM to max speed of to 5,000 RPM and are designed for drilling, wax modeling, and other slow speed applications. The PowerGraver is a dedicated system for engraving, stone setting and other hammering work.

https://www.foredom.net/product/k-tx300-jewelers-kit/ $432.64 – $514.80
1. Series TX Motor
C.TXR Speed Control
H.30 Handpiece
AK11 Accessory Kit - 42-pc. assortment of metal working accessories including various shapes, sizes and grits of Satin Finishers, Bristle and Brass Cup, Wheel & End Brushes, Scotch-BriteTM Radial Bristle Discs, High Speed Steel Fluted Engraving Burs, Rubber Bonded Abrasive Wheel and Disc, Purple Ceramic Sanding Bands, Screw and Rubber Drum Mandrels, V Stone and Unitized Points, and Platinum White Polishing Compound.

THEN with the money you save, pick the attachment or two you want..

i got the drill press... $175.76
Image

and handpieces? they even have annodized colors so husband and wife can switch off and know

i ended up getting this because the size of the chuck
Image
this allowed me to clamp the chuck, and put on a standard buffing or any kind of whee, given its 1/4 chuck
$68.64

they make a heavy duty handpiece... (??? no idea)

hammer handles.
Image
$149.76
Last edited by PinkDiamond on Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited by Pink to embed the video

User avatar
SwordfishMining
Posts: 2229
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:06 pm
Location: Denio, NV USA
Contact:

Re: Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

Postby SwordfishMining » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:22 pm

Thanks for the opinion Art.

SalvorHardin
Posts: 13
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:50 am

Re: Test Driving the Saeshin Micro Motor: A Little Studio Giant

Postby SalvorHardin » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:21 am

I'm using a counterfeit SaeShin Strong 204L from TaoBao (20$) and it performs exceptionally well so far. At some point I'll try to upgrade to a legit one.


Return to “Carving Gear”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest