Foredom rotary tools & flexible shaft machines are built to industrial standards. Foredom is known for quality and reliability. Some people say Foredom – when they mean any Flexible Shaft Machine. Flex shafts are used for many jobs including grinding, deburring, carving, engraving, stone setting, and polishing on virtually any material. A complete Foredom flexible shaft machine has a motor that rotates a flexible shaft connected to a precision handpiece, plus – it needs a speed control adjustible by foot or hand.