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Micro Pro Champion micro motor

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image The Micro Pro Champion micro motor packs power into a small unit.

 

Woodcarvers Supply has redesigned their Pro Champion micro motor to give it a higher top speed and greater power (torque). The tool now features a top speed of 46,000rpm.

The Micro Pro kit eliminates the foot control. I never use the foot control with a micro motor, and I don’t know many carvers who do. The speed control dial and power switch are in convenient locations, and the handpiece is balanced and comfortable to hold. The kit comes with 3/32"- and 1/8"-diameter quick-change collets, and the handpiece uses sealed NSK bearings. It also features an integrated handpiece holder.

To test the limits of the tool, I chucked in a large carbide-point bit and grabbed a piece of hard maple. I pressed the tool against the wood and gradually increased the pressure. I was surprised at how much pressure I could apply and how much wood was removed before the tool bogged down. Within a few minutes, I reduced half the chunk of maple to shavings and sawdust.

The Micro Pro is not meant to replace a flexible shaft tool for roughing out carvings. However, this tool has a substantial amount of power, which allows me to switch from the bulky flexible shaft tool to the more comfortable micro motor at an earlier stage of carving.

The Micro Pro Champion is available for $199.95 from Woodcarvers Supply, 800-284-6229, www.woodcarverssupply.com.

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Comments (3 posted):

Patrick on 12/04/2012 09:10:48
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Question concerning the motor brushes. Is this a brushessless motor or does it require brushes? If brush motor do you carry the replacement brushes? Thanks for your time. Patrick
BobD on 12/04/2012 10:34:01
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Hi Patrick, I just checked in with Woodcarvers Supply. Here's what they had to say. We offer replacement motor brushes 793026 Spare Motor Brush Set $9.95. We list the replacement motor brushes in our current catalog on page 10 and also online: Micro-ProTM-Wood Carvers Supply
lcampbell41 on 08/21/2013 22:42:34
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Just got my new Mastercarver Micro Pro Champion - love it! i used it for maybe 1/2 hour as I was testing on some scraps of gourds, but in removing the burr to store it back, I must have inadvertently rotated the center ring to close it before I got the dummy burr back in - how do I get the handpiece to unlock?
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Bob Duncan Bob Duncan is the Technical Editor of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated. more