Rockler branding iron - how long to receive customized head?

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Forum topic by Vrtigo1 posted 07-21-2011 04:47 AM 1291 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2011 04:47 AM

My wife bought one of these for me for Father’s day. It came with a form that you mail in to them to get the head with your customized message on it. I think the form said allow two weeks for delivery. It’s been about 3 – 3.5 weeks and was wondering if anyone here has ordered one and if so how long it took to arrive. I keep forgetting to call them during their regular business hours.

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 06:21 PM

I think mine took about 3 weeks.

Are you getting a hand held branding iron? I did and I find it more difficult to use than I expected. Either all of the letters do not burn in or they all burn in plus you get some additional area burned. It takes a lot of practice to get it right.

I usually burn onto a small piece of wood that is about an 1/8th of an inch thick. It often takes several tries to get it right. When I get a good one, I glue it to my work.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 06:38 PM

Mine took about two weeks to receive.. I mailed the form just after Father’s Day. Rich makes a good point. The head will warp just a tad after heating (and it gets really hot!), so a little practice will go a long way in learning the deflection of your particular head.

I am pleased with the results I am getting. Like Rich, I get a little extra “heat-burn” on surrounding areas, but sandpaper takes care of it.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 07:22 PM

I just called and they said it usually takes 3-4 weeks, so it should be arriving any time now. They’re going to call the company that makes the heads (which I guess isn’t Rockler) and see what the status is for me. This was my first time calling Rockler and they were pretty helpful, good to know!

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