spring loaded engraving tool

spring loaded engraving tool

Postby muddy0409 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:38 am

Hi all,
Anyone got any suggestion for where to get a spring loaded engraving bit holder with 1/8 inch shank. I have seen a few 1/4 inch, but nothing smaller.
Thanks.
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Re: spring loaded engraving tool

Postby todd_aust » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:23 am

http://www.2linc.com/engraving_mini_1-4.htm

I have just ordered their 3/4" 'standard' one, awaiting delivery. Price is somewhat hefty, but I'm hoping to get a fair bit of use from it. If you are in the US you will probably have an easier time than I did purchasing it, 2linc dont accept non US CC's or paypal...
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Re: spring loaded engraving tool

Postby ccamember » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:54 am

todd_aust wrote:http://www.2linc.com/engraving_mini_1-4.htm

I have just ordered their 3/4" 'standard' one, awaiting delivery. Price is somewhat hefty, but I'm hoping to get a fair bit of use from it. If you are in the US you will probably have an easier time than I did purchasing it, 2linc dont accept non US CC's or paypal...


What will you be using it for, what type of curve surface. Interested in seeing how it works for you.
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Re: spring loaded engraving tool

Postby Frxdy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:50 am

A search on ebay for "cnc engraving diamond" will bring up a 1/4" and a 3/8" drag diamond. I have the 3/8"...works very well! I bought a spare diamond. IT has a step down shaft. About 1/2" of the length is .122". That part holds the diamond. It steps up to about .18. The step keeps it in the holder part & allows the spring to do it's job. You could buy one and cut it leaving a .122 shaft holding the diamond, BUT, without the spring loading it seems it would be almost impossible to use. Your parts, clamps, machine, would have to be so very exact so as to not break the diamond.
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Re: spring loaded engraving tool

Postby allaces » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:43 pm

You might want to checkout this new complete "spring loaded engraving tool" kit offered by http://CNC-Aid.com
It's also sold on eBay and Amazon.

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Re: spring loaded engraving tool

Postby ssflyer » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:43 am

I've never seen one with a 1/8" shank, as the OP requested. Be a pretty small spring! :o
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Re: spring loaded engraving tool

Postby NormanAlbert » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:35 pm

Hi: You could make a special holder to mount in place of the router to hold the engraving tool. I've used glued up corian to make many special jigs and part holders and it has the rigidity and strenght to last a long time. It holds a thread for locking screws very well.
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