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Blackie_

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734 days ago

Hello Pyrography LJ folks

I’m in the market for purchasing a burning kit, so far I have these two listed that I’m looking at and need opinions, assistence and help been it be these two listed or something different.

Detail Master “Dagger III” for $139.00
http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2000800/1879/detail-master-dagger-iii.aspx

SUPER PRO II WOODBURNER BY COLWOOD for $108.00
http://www.thewoodcraftshop.com/store/p/1464-SUPER-PRO-II-WOODBURNER-BY-COLWOOD.html

Thanks a bunch.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 734 days ago

Don’t know much about them. Specs look similar so I go lest expensive if it’s a trial run.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Donna Menke

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#2 posted 734 days ago

I can help you out a lot with this one, Blackie, since I have been woodburning since 1995. I had the Colwood Detailer for 15 years and it worked great. I sold it to a wood shop where I was teaching and then I bought this Cub:
http://www.thewoodcraftshop.com/store/p/1466-CUB-WOODBURNER-BY-COLWOOD.html
It is smaller, lighter, and easier for me to take with me on my travels. It is all I need, and I woodburn on almost all my carvings. You may need just a writing tip and maybe a shader. I use the skew all the time for my animal feathers, fur, and other details.
The Detail Master is over-priced and the handles get uncomfortably hot- I used to sell them at Woodcraft.
You do not need a 2-holer. You can use only one side at a time anyhow.
Get the handled tips- not the replaceable tips and it is quick and easy to change them. Most of the time you don’t change around anyhow.
You have a good supplier- Larry is a joy to work with. Tell him I sent you- Donna

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 734 days ago

Thanks Donna, I have it on order. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Bertha

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#4 posted 734 days ago

Sounds like you’ve already found one but I’ve been real happy with my Detail Master.
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2000800/1880/Detail-Master-Sabre-IV.aspx

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Blackie_

3288 posts in 1108 days


#5 posted 733 days ago

Al thanks for posting but yea I went ahead and purchased the one that donna displayed above, it’s on it’s way only I went for the detailer not the cub and also the kit so my total was just under $130.00.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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