Best Branding Iron I have found
Posted December 24, 2013
Received my branding iron in a very short time. Received my personalized head yesterday which was also in a very short time. I tried it out and I am extremely pleased with the results! With the voucher offer, I was able to afford this item and will use it often in my workshop. I am retired and enjoy woodworking. I highly recommend this branding iron to anyone who is looking for good results. The reviews before me also helped me in my decision. Just allow enough time for it to heat up and do rock it slightly side to side and slightly up and down for the best results. "Sample" first before using it on your final project. One happy customer! Thanks Rockler!
I got my iron and I...
Posted December 10, 2012
I got my iron and I love it. Originally I had a small problem with the iron, however it was sorted out in a timely manner and everything I do gets branded. I agree you have to allow the time for it to heat up and I have found I too have to rock the iron back and forth. But all in all very satisfied. It makes my work stand out. Cheers, Geno
I purchased this iron a few...
Posted October 15, 2012
I purchased this iron a few weeks ago and have had the opportunity to give it a test ride. Like most of the others have said, there Is a learning curve to get it right. I practiced on a variety of hard and soft woods and it did take a while to get a consistent brand. I'm getting the hang of it and the brands are coming out looking sharp. I did notice that different pressure is needed depending on the hardness and or grain pattern your trying to brand. I practice on the same wood I plan to brand my project with. The iron is well made and reasonably priced.
Thanks to previous comments giving it...
Posted July 15, 2011
Thanks to previous comments giving it the full 15 minutes to warm up I had no problems using it on my first attempt. I used a piece of scrap - of the same material as my project - to get the hang of it. All in all, easy to use and nice looking results. Only downside I experienced was the wait time for the head to show up in the mail - about 3 1/2 weeks.
This item is wonderful for giving...
Posted May 22, 2011
This item is wonderful for giving a professional and real craftsman finishing touch to your work. It takes a little learning curve... you have to let it warm up for about 15 mins or it will not work well. Then you have to do our imprinting and let it cool off before putting away... definitely not a minute job to put this on your work. That's the major drawback. make sure you have a scrap or two to test on, impatience will make you want to do it too early. Rocking or rolling the brand is the way to go to get good even burning. The heat rising off the brand can make the handle a bit warmer than you think.