Best wood burning tools according to redditors

We found 140 Reddit comments discussing the best wood burning tools. We ranked the 34 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Wood Burning Tools:

u/xonjas · 12 pointsr/pics

There are 'wood burners' like this:

That you use like a marker to burn wood. They're basically a soldering iron with a fat tip.

u/moudine · 10 pointsr/DIY

Woodburner - I got it for Christmas but here it is on sale now for $28 and it comes with assorted attachments. The carbon paper is less than $10 for 10 sheets, too.

u/Igmus · 9 pointsr/3Dprinting

Better tool than the one shown in his video, comes with variable temperature knob and flat end and other tips.

Would suggest adding this bits kit to give more hot end shape versatility.

u/inevitable_betrayal_ · 8 pointsr/DIY

Looks like a wood burner tool with some sort of letter attachments (like these maybe). I've never used the letter attachments myself but wood burners are cheap to pick up, pretty easy to get the hang of, and loads of fun. You could burn the letters with the regular attachment too but I guess if you don't have the best handwriting or if the wood you're using is tough to burn evenly then the letters make things simple.

Edit: Really cool project OP. Nicely done and a great idea.

u/heavymetalismetal · 7 pointsr/Leathercraft

It's like one of these.

Here's a collar I made for my dog. Its more legible on lighter colors, my dog'S collar and leash are just plain veg tan.

u/water_mellonz · 7 pointsr/Gameboy

Adding to all this:

Get a soldering iron that allows you to control the temperature. That made all the difference in the world to my own soldering abilities.

This is the one I've been using lately. Only costs approximately $20USD shipped, and does have a temp dial. Now the placement of the temperature dial is a problem for some people, because it's on the cord close to the iron itself. I have never had an issue of the dial pulling the iron off the table, but am really careful to avoid that scenario in the first place.

Practice safety with regards to any hot tools like soldering irons: turn em off when done, don't leave em unattended until they cool down, and ALWAYS unplug em when not in use. Never depend on an "on/OFF switch on anything in your shop/work space. Always unplug, making sure the cord (and everything else) is safely away from both the hot part of the iron and keep all things from the edge of the table itself.

The helping hands clamping devices on the market today have much smaller bases. I have 2 and the one with the magnifying lens is made useless because of the small footprint of the base. A regular helping hands would probably suffice. I bought a cheap lamp that has a built in magnifying lens which does the job for me.

u/lillianpear · 7 pointsr/Pyrography

Hi there. If you're looking for a craft, woodburning can be a lot of fun!

I'd recommend picking up a basic woodburning tool at your local craft store or online and give it a try. Most come with some instructions/ideas and a variety of different tips to use. A popular one (which I enjoyed using) is the Versa Tool by Walnut Hollow, since it's inexpensive and you can adjust the temperature. They make an even cheaper one-temp model but if you want to practice shading and such the temperature control is really nice for a few extra bucks.

Other than that, you really just need some wood and you're ready to get started! The craft store will likely have wooden plaques and shapes as well, usually pine or basswood which are easy to burn. But if you just want to practice, any wood will do. I get scraps from local carpenters or lumber yards; driftwood can be fun too. Just be careful you aren't burning wood that's been coated or chemically treated, as you'll breathe in some unhealthy fumes. Just regular smoke from burning can be a nuisance but usually more so when burning larger pieces/burning for long periods of time. So although it may not be necessary for a beginner, down the road I would recommend getting a fan if this becomes an issue.

As for stenciling, I personally use graphite paper to trace designs onto the wood (you'll also find this at the craft store). Carbon paper is a similar option but I find it a bit messier/hard to remove if I've made a mistake. All you do is draw or print off the image that you want to burn. Then you lay the graphite paper (black side down) onto the wood, lay your image on top (I recommend taping to keep it in place), and lightly trace over it. Once you are finished and pull up the papers, the graphite will have transferred onto the wood where you traced and now you have your outline to burn over.

I hope that made sense! I find seeing a visual can often help, so some Youtube tutorials may be a good place to start to learn the basics. There are tons of resources online, and quite a few books on how to do different techniques/use different tips if that's more your style. Or just find some old scrap wood and experiment.

Have fun!

u/EmmNems · 6 pointsr/woodburning

The Creative Woodburner from Walnut Hollow is what I started with and it's the one I use the most. It's very versatile, has temp control, and you can change the points very quickly. I also have the Versa Tool that was mentioned below; it's cheaper and comes with a case, which makes it a sweet starter tool.

Additionally, get her lots of patterns! (Amazon has many books on pyrography but "grownup" coloring books are fantastic resources, too.) Carbon paper is a must as well for easily transferring those designs onto the wood.

Right now, Walnut Hollow is also having a 40% off sale w/code WBCVIP40 in case you want to get her planks or rounds to burn on. They may or may not get here on time for V-Day so try Michaels or Amazon.

And because by the time she gets the goodies Feb won't be over, have her follow the hashtag #BurntFebruary on Instagram: It's a challenge where every other day pyrographers all over create/share their projects inspired by a particular word (Love, Animal, First Project, etc.). It's a great source for inspiration and ideas.

(Random but also along those lines: For more inspiration to gift her, look up the hashtag #BurntOctober [same concept as above but different prompts] and maybe try making a book with the projects from that hashtag like with Chatbooks, which I think may do it automatically.)

u/CreepyOldThreeBalls · 5 pointsr/Pyrography

my best advice, as a semi-novice myself in wood burning:
i'd start with a cheaper wood burning tool. can find one at wal mart, home depot, craft store... it'll look like a soldering iron. get one with a few interchangeable tips, maybe one with a heat regulator if you're so inclined to spend the extra money. they can get complex and expensive, so depending on your involvement in the hobby it can get expensive, but you'll definitely see a difference in the heat consistency in the more expensive tools. but for a beginner, something like this is perfect to figure it out:

u/pacachan · 5 pointsr/somethingimade

I got this set as a gift, but after doing three projects and burning my fingers on the handle I'd recommend buying a tool like this where you can actually adjust the temperature. For more information and inspiration I'd recommend checking out /r/pyrography and good luck getting started.

u/SmolderingDesigns · 4 pointsr/Pyrography

Well, considering another user just posted that Walnut Hollow Versa Tools are frickin dirt cheap on Amazon right now, I'd get one of those asap. Here's the link. I've used mine for the last 3 1/2 years and it's the only tool you'll ever need if you learn how to use it. This entire piece was done with my Versa Tool

Lightly sketch out the outline of the design you want to burn. Then turn the burner on and just trace the pencil lines. You'll need to just get in there and practice, nothing I tell you will make much sense until you get some hands on experience. Don't wet anything, you use the burner to draw the same way you'd use a pencil.

u/hmbmelly · 4 pointsr/CraftyTrolls

Should be less than $15 at places like Michaels. Especially with coupons.

Also this:

u/pcgate · 4 pointsr/Pyrography

This is the one to get, Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control & 11 Woodburning Points (Tips)

u/Yogurt_Boiz · 4 pointsr/satanism
u/Gametista · 3 pointsr/advancedGunpla

How about a hot knife?

Might melt the plastic too much or make a clean cut, not sure. I have something like this too in the closet, probably should get around to seeing what it can do!

u/j3ss1b0wtF · 3 pointsr/Lettering

it's this

i bought it at michaels but much cheaper on amazon

u/FredWampy · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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u/-momoyome- · 3 pointsr/woodworking

I use this and another one. Sadly I lost all the tips recently and I'm working with just one. Don't loose them, they come in handy when you get better.

It's kind of like a pen with a steel (?) tip that's interchangeable depending on what you're doing. I would suggest getting wood from a craft store (Michael's), heating up the woodburner and trying things out. It can take a lot of patience at first to even do lines. Experiment with how long to hold it on the wood to make a line.

Oh, also if the wood isn't pre-sanded, make sure to get some sand paper and sand it down. At least that's what my grandma always told me to do, so it's now habit. :o

I also trace lightly in pencil what I'm going to do before I actually go and burn something. If you're not a very good artist you can always tape something to the wood and press on the paper and trace. It won't leave a pencil/pen mark, but it will leave an indent you can see and go over with the wood burner.

Afterwards stain it and leave it out to dry for a few hours.

Have a lot of fun and experiment. It's such a fun hobby!

u/Janke47 · 3 pointsr/woodburning

Here this is a good one to start with it has temperature control which is great (its currently on sale so bonus). The kit i started with didn't and its been a hassle.

u/qualityburger · 3 pointsr/gaming

Like the idea. If you have $10, get one of these: Woodburner Really easy to do detailed burns. Just make sure to burn before staining!

u/mciv2424 · 3 pointsr/woodworking

I have a process down that I love (since I'm not artistically gifted at drawing or writing pretty). I neither free hand, nor draw it.

I use an inkjet printer and print the image, phrase, etc. onto wax paper (but it has to be mirrored horizontally). The inkjet printing on wax paper will not allow the ink to dry. You can then press the paper onto the wood (do some careful measuring and marking to ensure that you get it where you want it). Make sure you do it once and do it right without moving it (otherwise the ink will smear). Then you basically have a printed version of whatever you want to burn on the wood piece all drawn out for you. You can then trace over the ink with a wood burner (see link below for cheapo kit I have used for this method which works great). This saves me from having to be skilled/artistic, and I also find that the ink burns into the wood and helps enhance the blackness of the burn marks.


I spent about $150 a couple years ago for a cheap cheap inkjet printer, a ream or two of wax paper, and the wood burning kit and I have gotten a ton of mileage out of it.


Link for transferring printed item to wood


Cheapo wood burning kit I use

u/wintermute93 · 3 pointsr/magicTCG

A woodburning iron? Any craft store should have them (Michael's, AC Moore), or just buy one on Amazon. Often them come in boxed sets (with some kind of booklet and a bunch of scrap wood) designed for kids.

u/jcobb_2015 · 3 pointsr/Sysadminhumor

I used these to burn the lettering:

  1. Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool...

  2. Walnut Hollow Hotstamps Uppercase...

    Definitely want to sand the finish off the handle first - makes the burning easier. Also need to go slow with it since the curve won't allow you to get the entire letter burned in at once. Kinda have to roll it up and down.

    Did the whole thing (including hammer) for about $50
u/CurtainClothes · 3 pointsr/CraftyTrolls

This is the burner I'm currently using, but it's pricy. I started Woodburn initially using this,to see if I'd like it, but the thread for the tips melted with extended use. I invested in the fancy professional one when I felt certain I was going to keep this hobby going, but the first one I bought really worked well for practice and testing out the hobby!

u/jdovew · 2 pointsr/Pyrography

Oh, wow, that's beautiful. I've been looking at that one in my local store for a while.

Still on the little pen-type burner.

u/RHOutdoors · 2 pointsr/guns

Honestly... no. This handgun is as basic as it gets- you'll be able to strip it in 30 seconds. Just buy a bunch of ammo and get rolling. If you're into DIY projects, go ahead and get an [extra grip module] ( and a wood burning kit. That way you can work on stippling. Practice on a PMAG or something first! You can look into the Apex flat trigger (link in my big comment) as well.

u/martinibini · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I really want to try my hands at woodburning! I have this tool on my crafts and hobbies wishlist. It can make some pretty cool stuff! LOOK AT THIS! I want! :D

/u/fatalis_vox duuuuuuuuuuuuude let's get creative in herre

u/dpearse2 · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones


Walnut Hollow Deluxe Woodburning Kit by Walnut Hollow

u/soon2Bintoxicated · 2 pointsr/bleachshirts

My husband uses rolls of this:

I forgot to mention that he uses a burning tool with a fine tip to 'cut' the stencil. Like this one

u/lebaron360 · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I used this one:

It worked well for my first project but I will likely be investing in a better tool for future projects.

u/MeerkatofDoom · 2 pointsr/Art

This is the exact model, though we did get a small pack of various tips as well.

Wood is from Michael's. It's very cheap so get some and try it out!

u/SeaWolf84 · 2 pointsr/woodburning

56PCS Wood Burning Kit, Pyrography Pen with Adjustable Temperature for Wood Burning/Carving/Embossing/Soldering+ Soldering Tips + Stencil + Stand + Carrying Case

u/Gorgehead · 2 pointsr/DMB

Of course! One of the really cool things about it is that it is a very low start up cost art form. No expensive paints or canvases needed.

Just something like this
Wood Burning Kit, Wood Burning Tool Adjustable Temperature Woodburning Pyrography Pen Kit for Adults With Number Stencils 46 Pcs

And literally any wood you can find. When I started I can remember burning my rolling tray, my wallet (you can burn leather too), old guitar bodies, broken pieces of scrap wood. Although avoid pieces with stains and glazes, noxious fumes! Always work with proper ventilation. I even wear a glove and use a fan for smoke control in my immediate area.

u/Rachter · 2 pointsr/Pyrography

I use this, and like it quite a bit. Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control & 11 Woodburning Points (Tips)

u/Xn007 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I use a cheap ass one off Amazon that's going strong after a bunch of builds. Unless it's somehow crappier than that, I wouldn't worry about it.

I would suggest getting a switch puller if you don't have one. Often listed as an 'IC puller', it still works and it should be real cheap. There are clips at the top/bottom of the switch that hold it into the plate, a puller can release those and help pull the switch out. It makes life a lot easier.

Often I'll just heat up the legs of the switch (both at once, if you have a big enough chisel tip) and gently wiggle it out with the puller, rather than trying to use one of those crappy solder suckers to clear it all out beforehand.

u/taladan · 2 pointsr/Woodcarving

If I had the money I would already have a colwood superpro 2, or one if the Razertip brand. This is the burner I currently use and it is great. Not what I want, but definitely worth more than 75 bucks.

Hope this helps.

u/AdxLevi · 2 pointsr/DnDIY
u/Frostrich · 2 pointsr/videos

I found this one on amazon for $12

u/GreyICE34 · 2 pointsr/boardgames

I use something similar to this I picked up:

It's a huge improvement once the blade heats, goes right through the paper and the foam.

u/lizzieisrad · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

What about some cool paint by numbers? Like a cool cow or maybe a neat tree.

I've recently attempted to take up wood burning and fried a couple of wooden spoons, may take some time to actually get the hang of it..or that could just be me....

wood burning

u/pro_skub_neutrality · 2 pointsr/CraftyTrolls

Cool! I use the double of that one, which I was going to recommend. I think they're functionally almost identical, though the version I have lets you tinker with the power output a bit more.

Kinda funny, but I also started out with something simple and similar to the one you used.

u/AThiccBahstonAccent · 2 pointsr/Pyrography

One of those, beginner tool (sorry, dunno how to hyperlink).

u/skfoshay · 2 pointsr/woodburning

When I upgraded from a beginner burner, I got this. It's definitely an upgrade, but it's still a good "beginner" level tool in terms of price. Great as you learn to control a wire burner.

u/zenzamboni · 2 pointsr/gaming

You use a special tool that's basically a soldering iron with special tips. I currently use one of these. The red comes from stain applied after the burning. And thanks :)

u/LuferLad · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

This is the exact burner that I use:

I just bought mine at a crafts store in the city I live in. However, pretty much all burners are the same, so you can definitely buy a cheaper one and it will probably work just fine. I used to have one that I got for $15, but I upgraded to this one for the temperature control abilities.

u/HeadOfMax · 2 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

60/40 rosin core should be good.

Alpha Fry AT-31604 60-40 Rosin Core Solder (4 Ounces)

Use solder wick and a wide tip to clean the old solder off

NTE Electronics SW02-10 No-Clean Solder Wick, #4 Blue, .098" Width, 10' Length

Use lots flux. Coat the area before you use the wick and again before you solder. It helps bond the solder to the metal.

MG Chemicals No Clean Flux Paste, 10 ml Syringe

A good iron helps so very much. This is what I have

Weller WES51 Analog Soldering Station

However this should do for occasional use

Vastar 60W 110V Welding Soldering Iron with Adjustable Temperature Dial, 5pcs Interchangeable Different Soldering Iron Tips and Solder Tube for Soldering Repaired Usage, Blue

When you are done clean with 90% or above isopropyl alcohol and let dry before you use.

Watch some videos on how to use the wick. Its a great tool to have and works so much better than the crappy suckers.

u/darkstaff · 2 pointsr/DnD

This is what I'll be getting. Similar to my old one.
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Temperature Control

u/Jimdude101 · 2 pointsr/longboarding

I used one of these.

u/Sith503 · 2 pointsr/3Dprinting

Perhaps you are not scrolling to the bottom of the album images or maybe your browser is not showing it. Here is a picture of it on the album:

and an Amazon link:

Hope that clarifies it. Cheers!

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/pics

I burn the designs in by hand using an inexpensive wood burner, then stain, seal, and line the bottom with felt.

u/abeardedblacksmith · 2 pointsr/GunPorn
u/SJdport57 · 2 pointsr/Leathercraft

Really, I learned by trial-and-error. Get a good set with adjustable heat and plenty of tips. For leather burning you wanna use the brass tips rather than the steel soldering ones. Practice with your tips and see how they burn and move across the leather.

I recently purchased this kit and used it to make the sling.

Edit: here’s the proper link:

u/AnIndustrialEngineer · 2 pointsr/modelmakers

This is the foam I used. 1 sheet is enough to do both those drawers fully without having to mess with piecing offcuts together. I know, it's pretty expensive for what it is, but once you get used to it there's no going back. It's like power windows or having the ice dispenser in the fridge door.

Optional but highly recommended is cutting the foam with a hot knife. I bought this one and it's decent.

The foam I used has a weird silicone- or wax-impregnated backing so no marker or pencil or pen I tried would write on it usefully, so I had to make all my marks on the backing with shallow exacto cuts, then cut through with the hot knife. It's important to remember that since you lay out the marks on the backing that everything will be mirrored left-to-right from the finished product. I took pictures so I'd be sure everything would be where I wanted it when I flipped back over.

u/InkandOakCo · 2 pointsr/Pyrography

I started with the walnut hollow very simple

Then I upgraded to a TRUArt Stage 2 Single Pen Professional Woodburning Detailer 60W Tool with Digital Temperature Control, and it changed my world!! The professional tools with wire tips are more expensive but much more comfortable to work with and capable of so much more!

I also just recently invested in a razertip with the interchangeable pen, honestly I thought it would be much better than my truArt but I’ve really only found it to be better in terms of detailing, I will say it is more comfortable and the grip is much more like a pencil, based on what it sounds like you’re looking for I think it would be a good fit. Check out, they sell razertip pens/units in their stores and have locations in the US - you could head to a store and hold/get a feel for the pen.

u/ConceptualTrap · 2 pointsr/pics

You can get them pretty cheap. This is a pretty decent starter one with temperature control.

u/JiffyFogMan · 1 pointr/arkhamhorrorlcg

Okay I bought everything needed except woodburner. Do you think this would get the job done?

Any chance you could show me what your printed out and how you stenciled? Yeah I am copying you completely.

u/TheHonorableTurtle · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas
u/Vaxme--IIIII---I · 1 pointr/woodburning

Wood Burning Machine Kit 20 Tips, Dual Pen 110V 50W Pyrography Machine, Digital Temperature Adjustment and Electric Wood Burning Detailer for Wood/Leather/Gourd, Red

u/JKzkars · 1 pointr/woodburning

I'm only experienced with a basic kit, which has a few different tips. Basically, I use 3, a fine point, medium point and a thicker point to fill.
Something like this should work for what you described....
Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner Introduction Value Pen for Beginners and Intermediate Woodburners

u/squeavers · 1 pointr/woodworking

I've got this one

u/ItsTooEZ · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle

Great job! I do this as well but I only trace stuff I find online or create on my own. What tools do you use?

I own this:

In my experience, I find basswood the easiest to work on. I am still very new to this so any advice/links would be greatly appreciated. I have done approximately 6-7 pieces.

u/SteelingTime · 1 pointr/SquaredCircle
u/dopedoge · 1 pointr/Pyrography

I'm assuming you're using one of the cheaper green pens with the three tips. There's another, more robust hobby pen from the same company that comes with a circle-shaped tip to it, that's about the size you're asking. The burns won't be crazy fast, but if you do it right they'll come out as nice black polka dots.

This is the pen I'm talking about

If that doesn't work for you, you should look into getting a more expensive setup or a blowtorch that you can heat that circular tip with more quickly.

u/PrinceAndromeda · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm a big fan of Pyrography or Wood Burning Art and the amazing art it makes. You should look some up if you have the time. If not just comment and I'll post some links of some cool stuff. You need this puppy to put the art onto the wood. I find the entire process very relaxing. Hope you may considering venturing into this awesome art form.
Oh and...... Stillneverwrong is so groovy

u/cassowarycolors · 1 pointr/Pyrography

Thank you! I definitely think you should give it a shot. From what I see so far on this subreddit, I use a different tool than most. , but I really like it.

I'd say that I'm somewhat artistically inclined, but in that I like to be creative. I wouldn't say I can freehand well, aside from stick figures. I use carbon paper to help me transfer images.

The tricky part is more in your steady hand and eye for shading than in your artistic ability, I think! I mainly use three tips: one that looks like a pencil, one that's a tinier pencil tip, and one that looks like a leaf (I use that one for the shading and the others for outlining). That's it!

I've been doing this for maybe a year now, and still learning techniques. Give it a shot!

u/neatoni · 1 pointr/gaybros

Yeah, those kits are usually pretty cheap too. Way nicer to look at than sharpie, if you've got the time to work on it.

This one on Amazon is under 25 bucks.

u/DrewGo · 1 pointr/Pyrography

Thanks for taking the time to answer! Is this the pen you're talking about? I was looking at this one. The reviews seem mostly okay, but I wanted to ask around here before jumping in.

u/yeeyeebroski · 1 pointr/woodworking

There’s a really cool marker I’ve seen vids on. It’s called a scorch marker and it’s on amazon I’ve used it a few times for signatures on my pieces and it works good but I’m gonna end up investing in an iron. All you do is write whatever you need on the wood and use a torch overtop of it!

u/PhunkeyPharaoh · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Ahh I see! I'll probably get some switches then! I'm also glad to hear that not all the switches need to be removed.

While I never desoldered or soldered anything in a few years, I like your way and hope that there'll be nothing in the way between the legs. When you say clean up the solder, you mean with a wick? Also, what do you think of this soldering kit?

Thanks so much for all of your help! :)

u/forevernomad · 1 pointr/3Dprinting
u/northernfire · 1 pointr/raspberry_pi

I needed a cheap 2nd iron recently. I bought this:

8-in-1 Soldering Iron Kit Kuman 60W with ON/OFF Switch Adjustable Temperature, 5pcs Different Tips, Tin Wire Tube, Desoldering Pump, Stand, Anti-static Tweezers and Solder Tip Cleaning Wire w/ a Tool Case

Has everything you should need for starting out. That is a Canadian Amazon link. I'm sure it is a lot cheaper US.

u/ccox39 · 1 pointr/Pyrography
u/amsterdam_pro · 1 pointr/The_Donald

It's basically wood burning. You take a sanded piece of wood and then start drawing (burning) with this tool as if you would with paint. Takes some skill, yes, but the most basic of patterns are very easy to do. Then just apply varnish and let it dry.

u/reeveston · 1 pointr/skyrim

Actually this one looks like the kit I have --
...and it's a bit cheaper, anyway. And I completely know what you mean about tooling and neighbors! That was a problem until I finally got out of an apartment....

u/stricknein · 1 pointr/boardgames

No problem!!!

Capital letters:
Walnut Hollow Hotstamps Uppercase Alphabet Branding and Personalization Set for Wood and other Surfaces

Lower case letters:
Walnut Hollow Mini Hot Stamps Lowercase Alphabet Branding & Personalization Set for Wood, Leather & Other Surfaces

Wood burner:
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control and 11 Woodburning Points

u/falsecomradery · 1 pointr/XXXTENTACION

A pretty ok wood burner is about $28 on Amazon

Here’s the one we have

u/LivingWithBacon · 1 pointr/woodburning

Thank you! I use a truart burner. This one specifically: TRUArt Stage 2 Dual Pen Professional Woodburning Detailer 60W Tool with Digital Temperature Control, 20 Tips and Case

u/hammer6golf · 1 pointr/woodworking

Wood Burning Kit Woodburning Tool with Soldering Iron Intlmate 54 PCS Woodburner Temperature Adjustable with Soldering Iron Set Pyrography Wood Burning Pen,Embossing/Carving/Soldering Tips+16 Stencils

u/usmevans7 · 1 pointr/woodworking

Another option is a scorch marker and a heat gun. Makes it look like it was burned in. If you've got good handwriting it comes out looking really great. And it's terribly easy.

u/Mind-Over-Minis · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I've been using a woodburning tool which is an adjustable temp soldering iron type of deal with multiple nozzle attachments when I want to heat smooth any PLA, works great if a little awkward to hold due to the heat shield. I mostly use it for the exacto blade attachment since it slices PLA like the proverbial hot knife through butter and couldn't be happier with that aspect of it and would be kind of lost without it.


I picked mine up at a Michael's in the wood crafting section, if you're in the US go there or amazon something like this as I think that's my exact model.


I also do heat welding/smoothing with a 3Doodler 3dpen with the nozzle removed and a pin vise drill bit embedded in the hot end to conduct heat to a fine pointy tip for super fine detail. About the only use I have for that 3d pen since it's incompatible with my typical filament diameter and I won't buy their proprietary overpriced filament on principle lol. But the little attachement modification I made to it is too useful to return the device so I keep it.


This isn't a perfect solution, neither of these are and are going going to be useful in certain circumstances but you can royally mess up your prints with heat smoothing, especially when you're not mindful and the heat shield melts off a giant chunk of your piece. Not to mention toasting the hell out of your fingers from time to time. Anyway it's useful but not a magic bullet. Best way I've got to smooth prints is using filler primer, filling compound and sanding and I stick to the heat tools for cutting and welding these days, but I did try for awhile to perfect this, just not ideal for my needs. Useful tool to have though for this hobby, like I said couldn't do without the exacto attachment it's worth it just for that!

u/xr47ch37x · 1 pointr/GlockMod

alright just getting an idea of what you used, I was using soldering iron first then got
and my stippling went from what you got there to PRO looking overnight the variable temp is the way to go. I also did alot of prep maybe too much but i used just sandpaper (120>300>600) grits to get it super smooth, then stipped with a fine or med point. Not telling you that it looks like crap I just want you to know that the wood burner can take it alot farther than the iron ever will without any more practice involved.

u/Ezack · 1 pointr/Pyrography
u/BreeStephany · 1 pointr/Tools

You could always make shadowed socket holders out of Kaizen foam and place the sockets exactly where you want them. You can use a hot knife, long thin razor knife and/or a hole saw kit to make cut-outs for your sockets.

A wood burning kit like THIS works great on the foam for making finger grip holes and for cleaning up the bottoms of shadowed spots that are less than the thickness of the foam.

FastCap's long nose permanent markers are great for marking out the patterns of your sockets or other tools for you to cut on.


Just my two cents.

u/theIdeaMen · 1 pointr/electronics

This is how I got started! Bought this book at a Radio Shack when I was just a wee one. Soldered my first project with a wood burning iron.

I would like to say that I'm now a millionaire because of that book, but after two BS's I just engineer part time at a start-up.

Thanks for the nostalgia.

u/senorpinar · 1 pointr/metalgearsolid

This is the pen that I used to make this. I taught myself by just messing around on a blank piece of wood and it wasn't too difficult, but I'm sure you could find some good videos on YouTube if you just search "Pyrography".

u/CloneWerks · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I use this dial controlled “pyro pen” or wood burning tool for various cleanup tasks, especially removing supports from small bits on figures. The included “x-acto” blade works great. This specific model will dial down pretty low though I’ve never actually measured the temperature.

Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control & 11 Woodburning Points (Tips)

u/HoneyBrie · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh! Exciting! I love surprises so I'll let you choose if I win :D

Perhaps The Old Apartment needs some [Olive Oil?] ( Hot Knife? or maybe just some Astronaut Ice Cream!

Thanks for the raffle!

u/ownish · 1 pointr/gameofthrones

I bought a 25 dollar wood burning kit off Amazon. Here is the one I used. I really liked it because it had its own temperature control, and a whole lot of different tips you could use to make patterns or thin lines.

u/G8r · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Leather pyrography is quite easy and fun, actually. Buy a woodburning kit and do it yourself.

u/Corinnegade · 1 pointr/Pyrography
u/lxkhn · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

$8.50 on amazon but comes with a bunch of other stuff.

I use it to carve the fake Styrofoam pumpkins (with a fan going and a mask because the fumes)

u/redtoken · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

What makes me feel loved is when she sleeps out on the couch with me when I don't feel well just to be close.

Link to $10

Link to $15

and thank you for expressing more love.


u/lemonsky · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Fuzzmeow · 1 pointr/MonsterHunter

I picked up the Creative Versa-Tool kit for $29.99 at a local store. It's currently $26.31 at amazon.

Thanks! One thing that I realized while doing this project is that it will require you to a) learn how to draw, or b) find some creative way to sketch a pattern onto the wood for you to trace. I ended up free hand sketching the design on a piece of paper (while looking at a wiki image), overlaying it onto the wood, taking a pocket-knife and poking holes through the paper/onto the wood at the corners of the shapes, playing connect the dots with the resulting holes, and then traced over with the wood burner. However, I'm pretty sure there are easier methods, this is just what was in hands reach.

u/ARCFXX · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Not adjustable at all, and that much heat is excessive for this, and can get you in trouble quicker.

I have this kit, it's lasted me through several builds and switch swaps.

One other thing I would consider required equipment if you're going to be desoldering is a switch puller, a.k.a IC puller/extractor, to easily release the switches from the plate and pull them out. Iuno where to get it cheap in Canada, I ordered mine off AliExpress. It makes life so much easier.

u/suzerz · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I got this so I think soldering?

u/anotherjunkie · 1 pointr/baduk

If you ever get the urge to refinish it, the beeswax can be removed fairly easily, and a good wood burner can be bought pretty cheap.

If it were me, I'd spend $20 or so on a small U-Gouge and use it to cut out the lines you scored originally. Because that gouge is 1.5mm, you should also be able to straighten up any slightly-crooked lines by choosing a good starting point for your cut. Since it's a log, I would use a small paintbrush to brush hot water onto each line a minute or so before you start your cut to soften it a bit. With the gouge I mentioned you shouldn't have to re-sharpen, but you'd need to strop it frequently during the process.

After cutting the lines, use the chisel tip (or a round tip 1mm or smaller) of the wood burner to re-trace the lines to get that nice, dark look to them. The kit also comes with a big, blunt, round tip that is perfect for re-making the dots once you've finished with the lines.

That would hold up better and wouldn't fade in the sun. Of course, that all assumes the wood itself is still in good condition, which it might not be.

Anyway, it's a pretty easy and cheap weekend project you could do to restore that awesome board to have a nice look and playable quality. Wish I had some stumps around here....

u/jeebsalexander · 1 pointr/woodworking

Thank you, just a regular wood burning kit. My wife free-handed it with a pencil first and then traced her lines.

u/thumbtackmassacrrre · 1 pointr/woodburning

Thank you so much! I started out with the tool that came with the Brit + Co. wood burning kit: . However, the temperature is a little weak, so I switched to this tool I found on Amazon:

kit/-/A-51666305 .


Honestly, I wouldn't recommend the second tool either. It lasted until the very last second of this project, then the tip I was using got stuck and wouldn't budge one way or another. Was finally able to unscrew it using pliers, but the inside of the tool was completely stripped and now won't hold anymore burning tips, so I'll be replacing it.

u/thecrafthorse · 1 pointr/woodburning

Thank you! I really appreciate that! Wood burning quickly became my way to destress and I fell in love.

I also use this guy:

u/tykittaa · 1 pointr/Pyrography
u/GOpencyprep · 0 pointsr/IDAP

Thanks dude! And, yeah that's an awesome design, I think it'd make a cool deck too.

I'll let you in on a secret that took me forever to figure out: the best way to make masking / stencils is to get yourself some transparency sheets, like the kind used for overhead projectors in school, and then take a marker and draw what you want to spray through (best way to make stencils). Then take a 'wood burning kit' (which is just a low-heat soldering gun pretty much) and use it to "trace" your lines on the transparancy sheet, do it light and quick and it'll cut the parts out that you want - afterwards you'll be left with a mask or stencil that's much stronger than paper, easy to clean, and the wood engraver allows you to make more detailed and smoother cuts than if you were masking with tape, or cutting out of cardboard or card stock.

When you finish your painting, you'll want to give it a light coat of clear spray finish, and when that dries hit it with a coact of actual clear coat - I use minwax - that''s 'satin' (which is their way of saying 'matte') listed there but I prefer mine to be gloss. It's important that you hit it with the spray finish first, because it'll seal the paint, and the minwax may cause it to run if you don't. I use a lot of markers in my paintings and minwax will absolutely make them bleed and run if I don't seal them first.

You also want to seal it because the acrylic will easily chip off the deck

Like I said, also be aware that painting on a deck is A LOT different than painting on canvas, the deck will cause the acrylic to paint much faster than canvas so you lose that 'wet period' you normally have to blend paint.

Good luck, post a picture when you finish it! And feel free to drop me a line if you have any other questions.