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Canadian Foot Nurse

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by aafke51, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. aafke51

    aafke51 Member


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    I'm a foot nurse in BC, Canada and have been operating a small mobile foot care business for the last three years. Until now I've used various dremels which have been replaced with a portable podiatry file. I'm considering the purchase of a Hadewe Helius 40 file with vacuum and would like to know if any of you are familiar with it. Any suggestions or recommendations are much appreciated.

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. Ella Hurrell

    Ella Hurrell Active Member

    Hey aafke51

    :welcome:

    I have not used the particular machine you refer to, but our department has a number of the Hadewe SB models which are now about 3 or 4 years old. We have found that the handpieces are prone to breaking/snapping off near where they attach to the power cable. I am not sure if this is a weakness in the handpiece design (it is their cheaper model I think), or whether we have a particularly heavy-handed pod who likes dropping it on the floor or something?! This is quite a possibility!:craig: Although I believe Hadewe have discontinued a lot of their drill models recently, so maybe there was a quality control issue?!
     
  3. fishpod

    fishpod Well-Known Member

    hadewe are crap cheap and break down ask a technician who repairs all makes of drills i did he said they were total sh-- he told me to buy one of the expensive ones of which i have 3 they rarely have problems. a good handpiece costs 4-500 quid. ps buy a wet drill they are much better cost between 1200 3000 british pounds.
     
  4. aafke51

    aafke51 Member

    Any recommendations on podiatry files with vacuum??? I'm looking for something fairly portable.


     
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