This can be overwhelming so we will do our best to keep it straight forward and simple. Its not a matter of just buying a tool that is the most expensive or scanning for one with the highest wattage. In this post we aim to give you some guidance when it comes to buying Pyrography tools.
Tools can be very different from each other and depending on the instrument itself and how it is used, will produce very different results.
What To Look For When Buying Pyrography Tools:
- What is my budget
- What kind of work are you going to be doing
- What is the manufacturers reputation and how do they deal with customer issues
What Am I Prepared To Spend on a Tool?
When looking at purchasing your next tool you need to decide on how much you are willing to spend. Can you afford to buy a tool that won’t need upgrading in the future?
If you are new then I would look at a low to mid range tool. This way you are not investing too much into a hobby you may not stick with. We all know those parents who’s children tried every hobby and played every sport. Their garages and closets filled with items from a time forgotten!
On the other hand, if you have been wood-burning for a decent amount of time, and you have a few projects under your belt, then you probably know by now that you are a pyrographic artist for life! In this case your tools are your lively-hood and you know you pay for what you get.
What Kind Of WoodBurning Will I Be Doing?
The tool you grab should match the job. The best way to describe this is trying to put a thumbtack into a wall with a sledgehammer!
If you’re just wanting to do some casual crafting then the tool you need will be very different from someone who is producing art with great detail and definition.
Pyrography takes time and patience. There is no such thing as producing quality work at speed. A masterpiece takes time to come to life. Like when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, things of beauty take time, but are well worth the wait.
What Is The Reputation Of The Company?
Another thing to consider is the reputation of the company. What do the other pyrographers have to say about the product? Are there any negative reviews? How does the company deal with negative reviews or issues?
You want to know that the gear you are buying is worth the money you’re paying. As consumers we like to know that the company cares about us and will stand by their product, especially when there are issues. We feel this is what makes or breaks a companies reputation.