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« on: December 15, 2011 06:09:37 AM »

I am hoping to put some kind of engraving tool on my xmas list to use for a silver bracelet engraving project I have in mind. Can anyone recommend a good one that is not too expensive?

When I was looking I found some very nice expensive ones that work on wood and stone as well, which would be nice but all the ones I found that seem to do this were thousands of pounds, which seems a bit excessive! Does anyone know of any cheaper ones capable of engraving stone? Also am I likely to find if I get one that does this it is a bit too big/strong for the delicate-ish metal stuff I really want to do with it?

Thanks for any help anyone can offer (also if there is a better place on the forums to post this please could you let me know)?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011 11:05:29 AM »

What it engraves probably has more to do with the tip you use than the machine itself.

You can often pick up a dremel, which should be sufficient for engraving silver bracelets (depending on how much detail you want) in the UK for 20-30. It's a rotary tool that you use like a pen. But if you're looking for something really detailed or that will do preprogrammed designs, you may be looking at much, much more.

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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011 11:37:23 AM »

You might want to ask this question on a metalworking board too, like the one(s) at Art Jewelry magazine:
http://cs.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/bajcs/forums/maingroup.aspx?groupid=9 (scroll down to "Making Jewelry")

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