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Where to find a Pyrogravure
jlmurc
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 02:31 AM UTC
Hi all,

I have been trying to source a pyrogravure for sometime as Historex have discontinued theirs due to the manufacturer changing hands and the tool then becoming prone to an unacceptable failure rate.

Can anybody suggest a supplier? Preferably in the UK, but notwithstanding that I will consider somewhere else if that is my only choice.

Looking forward to more detectives helping me in my quest.

John
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 04:27 AM UTC
Historex UK use to have them.....
here's the link to their site:

http://www.historexagents.com/

It's under Pyrogravure.... naturally... but in a PDF file.
tells you all about it, how to use it, how to order it.
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 03:27 AM UTC
Interesting tool. What sort of temperature does it operate at?
jlmurc
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 04:23 AM UTC
Historex has stopped selling the current batch due to quality so hence my question.

As to the temperature if I can ever lay my hands on one I will find out, but they seem like 'hens teeth'[ to find.

John
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 05:14 AM UTC
John, over here on this side of the pond, I made my own, using a radio shack cheap ass 2 wattage 15/30 watts, soldering iron. It has replaceable tips, and a few minutes at the desk grinder at work yield several smaller, and thinner tips of various shapes to use. The soldering iron cost me about $15.00US at the time, replacement tips are about $3.00 and I use a home made rheostat set up for more temperature control, the same set up I use for my Dremil speed control.
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 05:49 AM UTC

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John, over here on this side of the pond, I made my own, using a radio shack cheap ass 2 wattage 15/30 watts, soldering iron. It has replaceable tips, and a few minutes at the desk grinder at work yield several smaller, and thinner tips of various shapes to use. The soldering iron cost me about $15.00US at the time, replacement tips are about $3.00 and I use a home made rheostat set up for more temperature control, the same set up I use for my Dremil speed control.



Thanks Dave, I shall have a look at that idea and more than likely give it a go.

Regards,

John
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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 06:33 PM UTC
Dave is on it. I also bought a cheap "wood burning" kit at Wal-Mart for about $15. Has about 6 tip included. The handy tip in the one that holds X-Acto knife blades. I use that tip with various blades for everything from hot knifing zimmerit to cutting small parts of the sprue.
Link to what I am rambling on about:

http://www.tools-for-woodworking.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2420

Shaun
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2006 - 10:05 PM UTC

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Hi all,

I have been trying to source a pyrogravure for sometime as Historex have discontinued theirs due to the manufacturer changing hands and the tool then becoming prone to an unacceptable failure rate.

Can anybody suggest a supplier? Preferably in the UK, but notwithstanding that I will consider somewhere else if that is my only choice.

Looking forward to more detectives helping me in my quest.

John



Hi John,

Saw one of these in downtown Bielefeld today for 17 and remembered this thread. If you're interested give me a shout and I'll get it for you. Post via BFPO will be the same as UK postage.

Regards

Murdo.
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 04:05 AM UTC
A more expensive route..

If you have a requirement for a decent soldering iron as well, get one with adjustable temp control. I have a very nice (and possibly expensive) one I got for Xmas for working on RC Cars (Quit that money drain of a hobby). I just turn the temp right down and it works on plastic just fine though I haven't done Zimm I have done weld beads with it.


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