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Matt Perrult
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Nov 13th, 2018 at 1:22pm
 
I am looking to step up from my cheap woodburning pen. I don't know what id good and what isn't in the wood burning world for products. I am not looking for prograde but in the 150 range and something i can add tips etc to down the road.
Is optima anygood seems they have a good kit that you can add too?
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Re: Wood burning
Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 1:45pm
 
Razer Tip is what I use very good product and service.
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 2:03pm
 
The Burnmaster Hawk is what was recommended to me in a class where we were doing ALOT of multiple burns and I had brought my Razortip system and it definitely didn't have the power to keep the tip hot enough to burn over and over. It took forever to get the tip hot enough to burn again.

If you're only going to do pretty pictures on a flat piece of wood, then the razortip would do...but if you are planning to burn multiple patterns with custom made tips or even using stock tips then you need more power than the
Razortip offers.

In this class I also learned how to make my own tips  with 20ga Nichrome wire..creating patterns..sort of like a branding iron as well as the basic tips that get used and broken over and over.

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Re: Wood burning
Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 3:26pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Nov 13th, 2018 at 2:03pm:
The Burnmaster Hawk is what was recommended to me

I have a Burnmaster also and I love it.
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Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 4:27pm
 
Ok... i have to say... my teacher called it sissy burning versus serious burning. What we were doing was using the tip to do deep burns over and over.

The smoke was catching fire as we burned!! It was so "Tim the Toolman" cool!!

Even the repeated shallow burns we were  doing.. the Burnmaster was more than up to the job.

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Re: Wood burning
Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 10:16pm
 
I use the Burnmaster as well.  It is a good machine and has the necessary power to burn all day with out any rest.
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Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2018 at 9:40am
 
I think the choice of equipment may partly be dictated by the type of burning you want to do. Burning deep textures will no doubt require more power than “arty” drawings. On the assumption it’s for texturing check machine output and maximum wire size. Over here I had the choice of several machines with outputs from 30W up to 45W with maximum recommended wire sizes of 23swg (.6mm) or 20swg (.9mm).

I went with a 40W machine that’s takes 20swg wire. It was an easy choice as it was half price at a tool show!
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Reply #7 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 12:35am
 
I have a burnmaster eagle 2 , I love it and unfortunately it’s not cheap but it will take about any pen as well as any pen that you manufacture yourself - stainless steel welding wire is aperture good substitute for nichrome wire - remember that a vase is a vase ( pronounced vozz) when it is over 100 dollars - although these are wood burning machines they have the moniker pyrographic machine
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Reply #8 - Nov 16th, 2018 at 12:24pm
 
Love the 2 finger holes as his nostrils!! Shocked Grin Grin Thumbs Up
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