Flex shafts can last up to 30 years with routine maintenance. Follow this step-by-step checklist to make the most of your investment.
VOILÀ! Your flex shaft is as good as new.
After 200 hours of use, clean the shaft with a solvent such as paint thinner prior to re-greasing it. Remove the shaft by unscrewing the motor coupling from the motor shaft and soak it in the solvent. Then scrub it with a toothbrush to remove dust and debris. Lay it on newspaper to dry and be sure it's completely dry prior to re-lubrication.
Keeping your Foredom® flex shaft clean and maintained will become easier each time you do it. Dirt and debris are the biggest causes of motor wear and electrical shortage of the flex shaft.
Here are some excellent video demonstrations from Foredom's website for those of us who prefer visual and auditory instructions: Foredom Maintenance Videos (the last two links on Foredom's website are directly related to these instructions)
Thank you and long live your flex shaft!