Hadewe (pronounced ‘had’e’we’) are one of the most recognisable brands of podiatry drill on the worldwide podiatry market.
Manufactured in Germany, Hadewe drills boast a comprehensive range of dry, dust extraction and spray drills with a variety of modern and up to date features.
Their drills have been in use in a range of podiatry disciplines for over twenty years, supplied and backed up through a range of suppliers in the UK and worldwide.
As well as supplying drills Hadewe also offer a range of accessories and spare parts for a range of podiatry equipment and supplies, including stools, cases lights and parts.
The SB 22 Dust Extraction Drill
The original SB dust extraction drill has been in production for over ten years and recently underwent a facelift, bringing it more in line with the modern trend of touch panel displays.
This feature avoids the issue with component and switch failures due to dust clogging these vital parts. A common problem with dry or suction drills.
For many years the SB range was available with a removable hand pieces of either 12’000, 15’000, 22’000 or 40’000 rpm.
The SB drills are now supplied with the hand piece integrated. Older hand pieces and parts are still currently available.
What’s in the box?
When you first open the box you get the basics you would expect with any dust extraction drill. You get the main unit with the hand piece attached. A full set of instructions. A cleaning tool for the hand piece (an important piece of kit). 5 paper dust bags to get you started.
How do you operate the Hadewe SB22?
As with many dust extraction drills the hadewe SB is very easy to operate.
Firstly you need to turn the main unit on with the button on the bottom right hand side of the touch panel display.
The speed of the hand piece and the level of suction are operated with the up and down arrows in the middle of the display.
The left and right direction of the hand piece can be changed with the button just right of the up and down adjustment.
The speed is shown in the digital display on the top right hand corner.
As with all Hadewe drills the burr or mandrel your using is changed by pushing the knob on top of the hand piece forward.
Unlike some other drills the burr can also be changed whilst the hand piece is running, although this is best done at the lowest speed and care must be taken.
One of the biggest changes with the recent upgrade is the location of the dust bag that is now located in the left hand side of the drill. The dust bag door can be pulled off and the dust bag changed quickly and easily.
What dust bags does the drill use?
Unlike a lot of other dust extraction drills the hadewe drills still have traditional paper dust bags available. Whilst these are not as good quality, they are more cost effective. There are more modern fleece type bags which are better at catching finer particles of dust.
- Input voltage and power: 240 V, 50 hz, 550 W
- Suction capacity: 300-600 mm WS (160 l air/min.)
- Size: W 254 x H 144 x D 184 mm(incl. projected parts: W 285 x H 154 x D 184 mm)
- Weight: 3,4 kg
- Classification: Class 2A Medical Device Equipment conforms to 93/42/EEC, EN 60601-1, CE 0482
- Maximum speed: 4.000 – 22.000 rpm maximum speed: 4.000 – 22.000 rpm
- Hand piece Ø (Diameter) 17–22 mm
- Hand piece length 142 mm
- Hand piece weight 116 g
- Suitable for all commercial podiatry burrs
Hadewe SB Instruction Manual
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The latest revised version of the Hadewe SB is an improvement over the previous model. With its easy to clean touch panel display it is now in line with most other dust extraction drills in the market. The only down sides are that the hand piece is now attached to the machine meaning you have to send the whole unit away if it needs to be serviced or repaired. It also no long comes with a handle on top which was handy for domiciliary practitioners. Overall this a still one of the most cost effective dust extraction drills available. If kept regularly serviced it should be a great performer for any podiatry practice.