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A friend of mine dropped this off at the shop, it belonged to his uncle that recently passed away. It's a N.A. Strand flex shaft machine, the brochure that came with it is dated 1974. It has a 3/4 HP Baldor motor,3450 rpm.It takes 1/4" shaft accessories, and came with a guard for grinding and cut off wheels.
I searched and can't find anything on the company. The thing is built like a tank,it makes a Foredom tool look like toy!
Do you guys know anything about these? Has anyone used one?
Here's the brochure that came with it.
Close up of spec chart. If the 830 is the price, that's a lot of money in 1974 dollars!
08-07-2011, 02:37 AM
Ill give ya a case for it....lol looks like it could be quite useful i would much rather have old school tools then all the crap u get today...Milwaulkee 8 inch circular saw....looks like it came from harbor freight and has taiwan all over it.....not impressed.... I like how the motor swivels id relube the shaft and put it to use.
08-07-2011, 03:20 AM
yea they dont make anything like they use to .... american made doesnt mean much these days
08-07-2011, 09:45 AM
I actually used to have a couple of these. Mine had been outfitted with even larger motors. The buffing heads I had required the increased Hp. They are not bad machines and yours looks much better than mine ever did.
I never really found a use for them though. I have a smaller foredom with gear reducer and accessories, and that gets more use however still very little compared to the others I sold.
If you are like me, they will sit a LOT of the time. May come in handy for that one special job so long as you have the right accessories.
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