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Forum topic by gr8outdrsmn posted 12-28-2008 02:36 AM 1391 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2008 02:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: woodburning

I am thinking of getting into some woodburning on some of my projects, but as with all tools there seems to be endless options. I have seen woodburning pens for $16 and sets up to $200. I do not have the money for the higher end sets right now, but if the less than $50 option would allow me to do decent quality work I would most likely go for it. What do you guys think?

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#1 posted 12-28-2008 04:59 PM

I would hold out for the higher priced units. The single tip pens, with a separate controller last longer than the replaceable tip pens, and the separate controller will keep the tip at a constant temp, versus the “soldering iron” type of pyrography tool.

I had asked this question earlier at this link…

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#2 posted 12-28-2008 06:00 PM


Here’s what I use:

Lee Valley

If you are serious about wood burning, then don’t endure the frustration of trying to use soldering iron types of pens. They are hard to control, difficult to master and impede the development of your pyrography skills.

I do use a soldering iron type pen when I want to deep burn wood for a rustic look, but not for detail work.

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