I’ve been wanting to try out these low cost micro engraver pens for a while because they seem precise. Recently, I found the chance to test it out for engraving glass and I wanted to give my thoughts.
First off, you can find these on Amazon here.
Quick Rotary Engraving Experiment
- Print Pattern– just like the hand-scribe engraved tutorial, I found some great sketch-type patterns, printed them to the size of the glass and taped it behind the glass.
- Rotary Engraved– then I simply traced over the sketching. You have to press the power button to keep it on.
- Finished engraving– I just wanted to test it out on a quick project so it didn’t turn out great but the engraver had good control.
Pros & Cons of this Micro Engraver
- Pros: it is inexpensive, seems to be of fair quality, precise, good control
- Cons: it is battery powered so it doesn’t last long
In the end, if you want to simply mark things or engrave a small glass from time to time, I think this could work. But if you want to engrave for long times, it is best to stick with a corded engraver that can be plugged into the outlet like this one.
Anyone else know of a good value engraver set for less than $50-100?
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