Woodburning Tips:
The Universal Point - a.k.a. the Chisel Tip

One of the most commonly used woodburning tips is the Universal Point. It's named the universal point because it can pretty much do everything any other tip can do.

But just because it can do everything does not mean it's the easiest to use for everything.

Like all tips, this one has it's pros and cons - which I'm giving you right now.

⇢ Want a Woodburning Project Delivered to Your Door Every Month?

Crate Club subscription box walnut hollow versa tool burner
Crate Club subscription box opening unboxing
crate club subscription box gnome for christmas ornaments

⇣ Get high quality, curated woodburning projects worthy of a professional pyrographer, easy enough for a beginner! Each month is a different project to allow you to grow your techniques, expand your experience, and try new things that otherwise you might not have ever tried.

Perfect for gifting to friends, family, and even yourself. ;)

⇣⇣⇣

READ MORE HERE



Universal Point Features

Like most solid point tips, these are brass colored, screw-in tips that come with almost every basic solid-point woodburning machine out there.

These are the tips that usually come already slipped into place and ready for you to use.

Some call this one the chisel tip because... well, look at it. It looks like a chisel.

And it's the one most of my woodburning students start out with.

What's the difference between the universal point and it's sister the mini universal?

Just the obvious.

You can get into smaller areas with the mini universal point and the regular sized universal point covers more space.

Get a free download of all the top used woodburning tips and their best uses here!

What I love about the Universal Point

This tip - a.k.a. the chisel tip - is great for straight lines.

It's also an excellent tip for shading, especially large areas or areas with a straight edge.

I also love to use this tip for bold, large, block lettering. Smaller block lettering takes some practice.


What's Okay About it

It doesn't really make "dots" that are round. But it does make a cool triangular pattern when you go for a stippled look.


What Bugs Me

I don't love it for making circles or rounded patterns. But if you turn the tip upside down, that point works pretty well for fine curved lines.

So it works. But it takes a lot of effort.

Cursive is even harder. But again, this tip can do very fine curved lines when turned upside down.

If you want to do cursive and rounded corners, definitely practice on a scrap piece of wood first.


Quick View:
Universal Point Uses

Best Uses

  • Straight lines
  • Shading

Okay Uses - Not the easiest

  • Dots
  • Lettering

Hard Uses - choose a different tip

  • Curves
  • Circles

More Woodburning Tips

Of course, there are other tips you can use that might be easier for you to use.

In fact, I cover 10 of the most common woodburning tips and their uses.

For a look at all the solid-point woodburning tips, have a peek at this article that is just waiting to satisfy your burning curiosity. (Get it? Burning? Heh, heh.)


Burn Savvy Home > Woodburning Tips & Their Uses > Universal Point

Want to seriously up your pyrography game?

I'm spilling my pyrography secrets. Don't miss out on...

  • Your FREE guide to woodburning tips & their uses
  • Helpful tips, hacks & articles
  • First dibs on upcoming courses
  • Notice of retreats, challenges, and other pyrography events
  • and so much more coming!

So go ahead. Subscribe. Consume. Enjoy.

You deserve it.


⇣ Consider yourself a giver? ⇣

Are you enjoying the free pyrography tips & techniques I share with you here and on YouTube?

I'm always happy to help you!

The best and easiest ways that you can give back are to...

  1. Watch my YouTube videos (that's totally FREE for you)

  2. Buy your woodburning products through my affiliate links which throw me a dime or two at no extra cost to you (read about affiliate links here).

    And...

  3. Take the pyrography courses that I've poured my heart and soul into helping you burn like a boss!

I truly appreciate givers like you who are willing to help me - your fellow pyro - to keep making free, delightful woodburning content for you and pyros like you.

Thanks for always being so supportive of me!




Burn Savvy Home > Woodburning Tips & Their Uses > Universal Point

[  Burn Savvy ]