This Basic Woodburning Kit Review article’s main purpose is to help you make the decision on whether this product is worth purchasing to help you get started in mastering the art of writing with fire.
It’s the first time package for beginners who have a passion for wood art, those who would like to build and nurture their creativity from a lower profile to a professional standard.
It’s a well-rated, carefully handpicked collection created by an experienced artist. With Basic Woodburning Kit, starting Pyrography is easy, creating a good workflow becomes easy, and the best results come fast.
Because this kit (and our other kits mentioned here) comes with everything you need to get started, you won’t have to spend an extra coin on any other accessory. Overall, it is the most beginner friendly package we’ve seen so far.
Who Designed this Basic Woodburning Package?
Colwood is the brand behind the Basic Woodburning Kit. The kid has received many positive reviews from artists. So, it is clear that the brand has created something that new Pyrographers can truly take pride in, because the kit makes writing with fire fun.
When you look at the kit, it won’t take you more than 60 seconds to learn that Colwood takes the cake for what they have done.
That’s because every single tool in the package is a true masterpiece of its kind. You are getting the biggest bang for your bucks here. And while it is pricier that TS Shure Woodburning Creations Kit, the quality is worth the cost. So, the price tag is not exactly a deal breaker.
What is in the Package?
The first, most important tool in the kit is the Colwood Detailer, which the brand categorizes as a tabletop model. This unit is the brand’s biggest seller because it is original, feature-packed, and works exactly as expected.
Another thing that makes it stand out is that it can work with style pens that have fixed tips as well as replaceable tip.
It is important to remember that this control unit was designed to work only on 120V. As such, it is not a good options for people who live in countries where 120V watts isn’t the power standard.
Still, Colwood has designed control units that work on 220V, so there are high quality options for those in counties where 220V is the standard.
There is only so much that you can do with a single tip. That is why Colwood has included more than one to the kit to make it possible for you to work different outlines and patterns as you deem fit.
You actually get three tips: two 45-degree tips and one 90-degree tip, all replaceable.
What you will love about each tip is that they heat up fast, so you do not have to wait long to start burning different sections of the wood that you are working on.
Also, the tips are durable; you’ll use them for a long time before the need to replace them come to your mind, really.
The hand piece in the kit is well built. You do not even need to regulate temperature for this one when doing your writing because it hardly gets too hot too soon. Actually, you hold the cork grip when working with the hand piece. This grip provides sufficient shielding from heat so you can use the piece for long hours.
More often than not, you can use the hand piece for over an hour before it starts to get hot. And this is at a higher setting of the detailer, without any issue. You can even use hotter settings when patterns and outlines demand, and still the hand piece won’t get hot.
You can always get thicker cork grip just in case you need more shielding for the hand piece. You will need to buy these directly from Colwood website, as they are hard to find from anywhere else.
Given that this kit is mostly suitable for beginners, it would have been otherwise incomplete without the Pyrography Workbook.
To be frank, writing with fire is as foreign to every starter as it is to someone who has no idea what Pyrography is in the first place.
But with this book, learning the ropes is easy and getting started with your fast project is straightforward.
The most beautiful thing about the handbook is its simplicity. Colwood uses the simplest language to address the audience, so beginners like you won’t miss even a single detail.
What’s more? The book is detailed enough so you won’t have to spend extra cash on books written by the likes of Fox Chapel Publishing.
Who Should Buy Basic Woodburning Kit?
If you are getting into pyrography for the first time and you are looking for the best kit that you can use for a very long time, this package is for you. If you do not want to buy Pyrography tools, you should consider buying this kit.
If you are an intermediate Pyrographer who is in the market for a simple alternative to T.S Shure Creations Kit, then the Basic Woodburning Kit can get you going.
If you are going to let a kid use this to learn woodburning, it is important to make sure you supervise everything they do to be sure they are getting everything right.
- The detailer can work so well with stamp art
- The terminal barrier makes it easy for a user to replace the hand piece cord
- A 16 gauge heavy duty cord is included in the package
- The control unit (detailer) has a separate on/off switch
- Because a Pyrography Workbook is included in the package, you do not have to spend an extra $15 to buy woodburning books by/from Fox Chapel Publishing.
- This control unit won’t work in countries that don’t have 120V as the standard
- Buying the detailer alone won’t get you a hand piece and replaceable tips. These are often sold separately, and this means spending some extra cash. As such, it makes sense to buy the kit as whole.