How do you choose the best woodburning tool?
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First, we'll cover the top 2 categories of wood burning tools and get you familiar with the basics.
Then we can dig deeper and help pick out the perfect tool for YOU.
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Here are those 2 basic categories or “models” of wood burning machines we just talked about:
I like to relate woodburning tools to cars - the practical, the lemons, and the fancy upscale machines with all the bells and whistles.
A solid-point tool looks more like a soldering iron (because 99.9% of the time it IS a soldering iron).
This woodburning tool is the Ford Focus or Honda Civic of the wood burning world... but with a stick shift.
Beginners can have a bit of a rough go at learning how to get this tool to burn smoothly. Yeah it gets the job done, but definitely doesn't have all the perks of a new Mustang or the ease of an automatic.
Some advanced artists stick with the solid point machines, but most pyrographers upgrade to the slicker wire-nib models.
The solid-point machines are...
The wire-nibbed pyrography pens are much more like actual “pens” than the solid point wood burners.
This is where you find your Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce burners. They're soooo satisfying to use and way easier to learn woodburning with than a solid point.
The wire-nib machines tend to be...
Ahhhh the question of the day. How do you choose?
Let's go over the basic pros and cons side by side so you know a little more about the differences between them and which model is the best woodburning tool for you.
Why should you buy this?
Why Should you Buy this?
Why Wouldn't You buy this?
Why Wouldn't You buy this?
The Solid-Point Burner
The Wire-Nib Burner
Alright buttercup, you've got the basic overview of the different burner models. Which one sounds most exciting? Which one sounds most practical?
And which are YOU going to pick?
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