View Full Version : Strand Flexible Shaft Machine

08-07-2011, 01:14 AM
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?





08-07-2011, 01:18 AM
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.