Features tungsten carbide tipped steel engraving bit for easily marking metal, glass, wood and leather. Depth adjustment dial controls engraving depth, from fine lines to deep grooves. Rubber over-moulded grip. 6' (1.8 m) power cord
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2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Mastercraft Electric Engraver
Review 1 for Mastercraft Electric Engraver
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This is a great tool for SOFT stuff
Date:September 28, 2011
"I tried to use this on tools and it doesn't work but works great on plastic and other softer material."
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Review 2 for Mastercraft Electric Engraver
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Don't need it if you have a Dremel, but still good
Date:January 23, 2011
"A cheap Jobmate rotary tool and a basic engraving tip (CT sells them for $5-6 a piece) and you can engrave some identifying numbers on a cell phone or laptop to help if they are stolen. I've done this before, and it works well with plastics and soft metals. When you are into engraving steel, glass, etc., then you will find you either need to get a more expensive MasterCraft or Dremel rotary or to buying a dedicated engraver like this one. This engraver is cheaper than any Dremel and the tungsten engraving tips comes built-in to the tool. It will work on a wide variety of surfaces from plastics to glass to the hard steel used in hand tools. (I used to identify my hand tools). The tool looks awkward to handle, but once it's in your hand it feels well balanced. You can write numbers and letters onto hard metal with a little patience. This engraver comes with a dial that let's you control the depth of the engraving, although I used this tool too make the most shallow engravings on the surface. I've also seen some more artistic types used a similar engraver to make patterns in glass and metal for little artistic projects or to engrave words on trophies with fancy scripts. I can't say if this tool is versatile enough for these artistic flourishes - I tend to focus on practical applications like adding an identity number to my tools.
If you plan to engrave a lot of letters and numbers on your stuff, invest in a metal template with letters and numbers. I found they make your "printing" look a lot neater than if you do it freehand. I haven't seen these for sale at Canadian Tire.
My recommendation? If you already have a good rotary tool like a Dremel, you are better off spending the money on engraving bit and looking for tutorials on how to engrave with a Dremel on YouTube or the Web. If you don't have this tool or you plan to do more artistic projects, then consider an engraver. There are better models, but this is a good engraver for the price."