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Swashdrive Machines

Gen 8 Cutback Adjustable - Brushless

Gen 8 Cutback Adjustable - Brushless

Code: SDG8adjustable

New design adjustable Gen 8 Brushless, with the same adjustable or rigid swashplate.

- Hinged adjustable rear bearing track.
- 5 watt brushless motor custom built by Swashdrive using some Maxon parts.
- The new Gen8 is smaller, lighter and better balanced than our previous model.
- We have laser etched the polished stainless steel tube clamp.

We have made the brushless Gen 8 as small as possible. It comes with a set of 2 anvil weights, a bottle of Oust oil, and allen keys to make any adjustments.

The brushless Gen8 has the same adjustable give clip as the previous model, which goes from rock hard to feather soft with an easy shift of the mechanism.

Our Gen8 series now come with the needle tensioner fitted to the frame.

Important Information on the Brushless Motor

Brushless Motor Characteristics:

The brushless motor powering your new Brush is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.

A minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but that’s the way it’s designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9 watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.

Motor spool up may seem slow at first but this is part of its electronic programming to ensure a softer ramping up of motor acceleration up to the desired RPM. This is very different to a typical brushed motor which responds instantly when it’s powered up.

The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation.

The result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.

Important to note - the power input is polarity sensitive + -

The positive (Red) wire must be connected to centre of the RCA plug. Wiring the machine the other way will not destroy anything, it simple will not operate!

There is also an overload cut out to prevent motor destruction in the event of a lockup or overload situation. In this case the motor will trip out and reset after 3 seconds before restarting.

Operating Voltages
9 volts at start-up will deliver 2000 rpm or 33 CPS
11 volts = 3000 rpm / 50 CPS
13 volts = 6000 rpm / 100 CPS
16 volts = 9000rpm / 150 CPS
Maximum RPM is 22 volts

$550.00

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Gen 8 Cutback Rigid - Brushless

Gen 8 Cutback Rigid - Brushless

Code: SDG8Rigid

New design rigid Gen 8 Brushless.
- Hinged adjustable rear bearing track.
- 5 watt brushless motor custom built by Swashdrive using some Maxon parts.
- The new Gen8 is smaller, lighter and better balanced than our previous model.
- We have laser etched the polished stainless steel tube clamp.

We have made the brushless Gen 8 as small as possible. It comes with a set of 2 anvil weights, a bottle of Oust oil, and allen keys to make any adjustments.

The brushless Gen8 has the same choice of rigid or adjustable give clip as the previous model.

Our Gen8 series now come with the needle tensioner fitted to the frame.

Important Information on the Brushless Motor

Brushless Motor Characteristics:

The brushless motor powering your new Brush is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.

A minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but that’s the way it’s designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9 watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.

Motor spool up may seem slow at first but this is part of its electronic programming to ensure a softer ramping up of motor acceleration up to the desired RPM. This is very different to a typical brushed motor which responds instantly when it’s powered up.

The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation.

The result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.

Important to note - the power input is polarity sensitive + -

The positive (Red) wire must be connected to centre of the RCA plug.

Wiring the machine the other way will not destroy anything, it simple will not operate !

There is also an overload cut out to prevent motor destruction in the event of a lockup or overload situation. In this case the motor will trip out and reset after 3 seconds before restarting.

Operating Voltages
9 volts at start-up will deliver 2000 rpm or 33 CPS
11 volts = 3000 rpm / 50 CPS
13 volts = 6000 rpm / 100 CPS
16 volts = 9000rpm / 150 CPS
Maximum RPM is 22 volts

$550.00

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Cutback Whip

Cutback Whip

Code: SDW

$520.00

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Swashdrive Compact Machine - Screw On Version

Swashdrive Compact Machine - Screw On Version

Code: SDCSF

THE SWASHDRIVE COMPACT MACHINE, Available is 2 styles - Tube Lock Vice & Screw Fitting. No tools are required to adjust the stroke or give on our new machines. We have created the smallest machine we can around the Maxon DCX motor with adjustable stroke and give.

The give is adjusted by turning the dial to one of 6 settings we also supply a rigid bar if you prefer no give. Our adjustable stroke swashplate gives you the ability to change stroke from 1mm through 6mm by simply flicking the D shaped lever on top of the swashplate up then while holding it winding the dial underneath to your desired stroke then push the D shaped lever flat to lock the hub.

Our threaded version is very simple, all you need to do is wind on our matching adjustable depth grip or your existing Cheyenne style threaded grip.

The adjustable stroke swashplate and adjustable give are the same on both machines.

Every Swashdrive compact (threaded or tube lock) comes with a complete kit of accessories including Allen keys, both adjustable and rigid drive pin, RCA to Clip Cord adaptor, and extra anvil which allows you to use your standard needles and tubes.

$550.00

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Gen 8 Combo Adjustable - Brushless

Gen 8 Combo Adjustable - Brushless

Code: SDG8COMA

This new brushless combo version (screw fit) allows you to use a Swashdrive Grip and it will also accept a threaded Hawk style grip.

  • This version has the adjustable give clip.
  • Hinged adjustable rear bearing track.
  • Brushless motor custom built by Swashdrive using some Maxon parts. (Our custom motor can be rebuilt when the bearings wear out, just send it back to Swashdrive for a low cost overhaul.)


The new Gen8 is smaller, lighter and better balanced than our previous model. Machine weight: 83 grams, 2.9 ounces We have made the brushless Gen 8 as small as possible. It comes with a bottle of Oust oil, and allen keys to make any adjustments.

The brushless motor powering this new Swashdrive is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.

A minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but that’s the way it’s designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9   watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.

The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation, the result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.

*** grip sold separately

$575.00

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Whip - Combo - Brushless

Whip - Combo - Brushless

Code: SDWCOM

The Brushless Whip has the same unique action as the cutback whip in a new lightweight body.

We have streamlined the frame and beefed up the neck, the combo allows you to use a Swashdrive Grip and it will also accept a threaded Hawk style grip.

Included with each machine is:

1. A firm give clip with 10 adjustment options.
2. Hard plastic custom made box

Machine Weight: 64 grams, 2.2 ounces. Additional weight sets are available.

Combo version.

*** grip sold separately

$525.00

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