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Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™ - Checklist

Quick Checklist when purchasing a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™


  1. Verify the size Spring Loaded Engraving Tool you require below.
     
  2. Get the right Engraving Tools by choosing the style engraving tool you need for the material you are engraving.
     
  3. Choose springs offering more tension.  Order different tensions springs for increased pressure to the tool bit.
     
  4. See Collet size for the Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tools:  Order additional size collets to hold engraving tool bits.
     
  5. For precise engraving depth consider a Depth Controlling Nosepiece System.
     
  6. Review the Spring Loaded Engraving Tools FAQ.



Choose the Largest Diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Your Machine Can Accommodate

Spring Loaded Engraving Tools™
(5 Sizes Available)
Engraving Tool Bits Max RPM
3/4" Diameter
Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
(most popular size)

3/4 inch diameter Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Fits in a 3/4" Collet or End Mill Holder A 3/16" integrated Collet is included in this Spring Loaded Engraving Tool kit.

The Collet holds 3/16" diameter cutters.

Purchase other size collets (1/8", 1/4", 4mm & 6mm) to hold other diameter cutters.

Max RPM 10,000
20 mm Diameter
Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

20mm Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Fits in a 20 mm Collet or End Mill Holder A 3/16" integrated Collet is included in this Spring Loaded Engraving Tool kit.

The Collet holds 3/16" diameter cutters.

Purchase other size collets (1/8", 1/4", 4mm & 6mm) to hold other diameter cutters.

Max RPM 10,000
1/2" Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

1/2 inch diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Fits in a 1/2" Collet or End Mill Holder No Collet used - 3/16" diameter tool bit is held by a set screw. Holds Only 3/16" Diameter Cutters. Max RPM 7,500
3/8" Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

1/4 inch diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Fits in a 3/8" Collet or End Mill Holder No Collet used - 3/16" diameter tool bit is held by a set screw. Holds Only 3/16" Diameter Cutters. Max RPM 6,000
1/4" Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

1/4 inch diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Fits in a 1/4" Collet or End Mill Holder No Collet used - 3/16" diameter tool bit is held by a set screw. Holds Only 3/16" Diameter Cutters. Max RPM 3,000



The type of engraving tool used will greatly affect the appearance of the engraved line when using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. We have developed a quick reference list to get you started. 

See Popular Engraving Tools.

See all Engraving Tools.


Springs for the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

Springs for use with the Spring Loaded Engraving Tools™
Springs apply pressure to the tool bit*
Extra Light Purchase Separately Used with very soft gummy materials
Light Included with each Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit Used for most general purpose engraving (plastic, aluminum, etc.)
Medium Purchase Separately Used for Steel, SS, Irons
Heavy Purchase Separately Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut
Extra Heavy Purchase Separately Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut
Extra-Extra Heavy Purchase Separately Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut
*Note - Springs apply force to the tool bit to increase the depth of engraving. This stronger pressure can affect increased wear on the engraving tool bit.

To order Springs - click here



The Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools hold only 3/16" diameter tools, and does not hold alternate size collets.

The Standard size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools (3/4" and 20 mm diameter) have an integrated collet that can be changed to hold various size engraving tools. Available Collets are shown below.

Collets for use with Standard Size Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

Collets - for use with the STANDARD Spring Loaded Engraving Tools™ (3/4" & 20mm)

Integrated Collet holds the engraving tool bit in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
1/8" Purchase Separately
3/16" One is included in each STANDARD Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit
1/4" Purchase Separately
4 mm Purchase Separately
6 mm Purchase Separately
To order Collets - click here



Depth Control Engraving Systems
Control Engraving Depth in .001" increments

For use with Spring Loaded Engraving Tools™
Depth Control Engraving System with the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

Depth Control Nosepiece System for use with the Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

For more details and to order - click here

 

Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools shown with Depth Control Nosepieces

Aluminum and Plastic Depth Control Nosepieces for use with the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

For more details and to order - click here

A Depth Control Nosepiece is typically used when engraving very soft materials and/or the depth of engraving needs to be precise.

 

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