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I'm new to power sculpting and am looking at flexible shaft tools. I'm working on a sculpture that is 42" tall. After roughing with a chainsaw, and shaping with a Kutzall disc, I'm looking to do some final shaping with burrs. Is Foredom the one-and-only brand to consider? I'm considering the 1/3 HP FOREDOM TX 5400 (woodcarverssupply.com).
Is Foredom better than the Wecheer 1/3 HP tool? The Wecheer costs half as much and can reverse (which the Foredom cannot). Is reversability (sic) all that important? I assume it is for getting less tearout when working "back-handed" against the grain.
Does anyone have experience with the Woodhog (also available at woodcarverssupply)?
Finally, how do people get to a finished surface? Fine carving discs and burrs followed by sanding flaps and discs?