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Hacksaw007

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07-16-2015 01:09 PM

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My wife (mostly, and I like to wood burn plaques and stuff. Hardwoods, and some soft woods. We have used over the years a good wood burner like a thin tipped sodering iron. I would love to get her a good adjustable wood burner that has changeable tips, easy to keep clean, and low heat in her hands. Quick recovery also. There are a lot of different burners out there, to the point of being confusing, and expensive. So who better to ask than my friends and fellow woodworkers, you. Let me know your findings and suggestions. Some day, Lord willing I want to purchase a laser etcher, but not in the cards now…... Thanks for your help!

-Mike

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hairy

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#1 posted 07-16-2015 01:59 PM

Best is a matter of opinion. Here’s a comparison.

http://www.sawdustconnection.com/pyrography-woodburning-tools-review-chart.htm

http://www.sawdustconnection.com/Pyrography-Woodburning-Tools-Reviews-Comparisons.htm

I have a Colwood detailer, it does all that I need.

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 05:02 PM

Mike:

I made a wood burned using a battery charger using Graeme Priddle’s plans.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/cmwt.production/paperclip/files/354/Wood_Burner.pdf?1329745748

http://lumberjocks.com/jeffthewoodwacker/blog/14556

You need a 10 amp manual charger or you need to rewire a automatic charger. I rewired an automatic Harbor Freight battery charger. You can make your own wand or wire it to use a standard wand. If you make your own wand you can use nichrome wire. That is what I did or you can buy tips and build your own wand to fit it.

The battery charger has way more power and recovers much faster than burners you buy.

The best part is you can build one for around $50.

Bob

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 07:15 PM

I love my Razor .

The folks at Treeline deal exclusively with woodcarving and pyrography/ woodburning and would be a great resource for you. Give them a call. You won’t be disappointed.

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#4 posted 07-17-2015 07:19 AM

I have the Walnut Hollow. It’s the only one I’ve used and it does what I think it should do. Definitely for an occasional hobbyist like myself.
http://smile.amazon.com/Walnut-Hollow-Creative-Versa-Temp-Temperature/dp/B005P1TRAS/

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#5 posted 07-17-2015 12:01 PM

Both the Razor and Colwood are very good. I used the Colwood Cub in a class and it was nice.

The harder question is which tips.

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