This is no ordinary flex-shaft. It has a built-in dust collection port for vacuum attachment, letting you capture waste material while using rotary sanding or carving tools, keeping airborne dust to a minimum.
The handle extends to form an unobtrusive 1-1/2" diameter shroud that surrounds the three-jaw Jacobs-style chuck. A 54" flexible vacuum hose branches off the rear of the handle, ending in a cuff to link to 1-1/4" diameter dust-collection hose (2-1/2" to 1-1/4" adapter and 2-1/2" splice available separately).
The 46" flex shaft contains three bearings for smooth operation and has a steel core with a 6mm (7/32") shank that can be driven by a power drill, drill press, motor with an arbor, or anything with a chuck (10,000 rpm maximum; cannot run in reverse). Chuck capacity is 3/8".
We offer an optional shroud extender for working with the rounded tip of ball-end attachments.
An excellent accessory.