Excellent advice from all. I usually use Rx glasses or safety glasses when running any tool that spreads debris around, but still I'm kinda paranoid about getting stuff in my dry and sensitive eyes. Besides, just keeping those tiny particles directed downward instead of broadcasting them around makes a guard more sensible than not.
Now that I'm not going to buy it I'll reveal that the set is listed at Slidewright.com for $84.55
, and includes:
- Briko-Maplus 10cm x 10mm Standard Roto Brush Hex Shaft
- Briko-Maplus Quick Grip handle
- Toko (Red Creek)/Briko-Maplus or Swix Brass, Nylon and Horsehair combo
- Mounts in any standard drill chuck
The listing says the set was "used for several seasons in fair shape." Terry wrote this in response to my question about the condition of the axle and handle:
The handle and shaft are in good shape and will last a long time. The quick grip handles cannot use a shield like fixed shaft roto brushes but it can be used with typical 10mm hexagon brushes like Swix, Toko, Red Creek.
The Briko-Maplus axle and handle alone would cost between $80 and $90, so it seems like an awesome deal for a complete roto setup with a quick release handle.