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Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™: 1/4" (.250") Diameter

The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Engraves Flat, Curved and Uneven Surfaces, Reduces Cycle Times


2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools simplify engraving and marking, reduce set up times, and reduce cycle times when engraving using your CNC Milling Machine. 1/4 Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool's patented design allows the engraving tool bit to float over inconsistencies and variations in your part for a more consistent engraving.

  • Engrave Flat, Curved and Uneven Surfaces faster using a 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
  • Engrave with your CNC Machine.  No need for additional and costly engraving or marking equipment. Machine and Engrave your part in the same CNC machine.
  • Obtain depth in your engraving of engraved letters, lines, logos, etc. using a variety of engraving tool styles, angles, and tip widths/radius.
  • Dramatically reduce set up and cycle times.
  • Engrave Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Brass, Tool Steel, and many other materials.
  • Etch or Scribe Glass, Stone, Granite and Ceramic as well as Deburr and Polish Parts.
  • Use for Rotary or Drag/Scratch Engraving.

2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are Manufactured in our Facility in Massachusetts, USA!


1/4" (.250") Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™
Part No.: 10381*


  • 1/4" (0.250") diameter shaft; fits in a 1/4" Collet or End Mill Holder.
  • 3,000 Maximum RPM.
  • 1,000 - 3,000 RPM speed range.
  • Holds 3/16" diameter tool bits.
  • Provides .40" of travel to the tool bit.
  • Integrated threads allow for optional use of a Depth Controlling Nosepiece.
  • Engrave or mark most materials of various hardness.
  • Use 2L Solid Carbide Engraving Tool Bits for maximum performance in a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.  See all Engraving Tools.
  • See complete product details for the 1/4" Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.

Watch the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool in Action

* The 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is covered by U.S. Patents 6,834,434, 7,093,368, 7,607,871 and a pending utility patent application.

We manufacture five different size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools to fit virtually any CNC machine. If you require a different size tool see all Spring Loaded Engraving Tools.

1/4 Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

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Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™
(Shown With Optional Depth Control Nosepiece)


Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Shown with Depth Controlling Nosepiece

Simulation of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Engraving a Curved Part

Spring Loaded Engraving Tool in action on Round Stock for CNC Mill

The Spring Action Allows the Tool Bit to Move with the Surface and Compensate for Irregularities in the Material.


Complete Product Details
1/4" (.250") Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™


  • 1/4" (.250") Diameter Shaft Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Fits in a 1/4" Collet or End Mill Holder.
  • 3,000 Maximum RPM.  1,000 - 3,000 RPM speed range.
  • Holds 3/16" diameter engraving tool bits.
  • Each 1/4" diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is sold as a Kit that includes everything needed to get started engraving. Each Kit includes a  Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, 3/16" diameter Solid Carbide Engraving Tool Bit, Light Tension Spring, free download of the 2L PRO Light Engraving Software Program, wrenches, instructions for use and a sturdy storage case.
  • Engrave using your existing CNC Machine. There is no need for dedicated engraving machines or marking systems.  Use the CNC milling equipment you already have for marking and engraving parts. Engrave using your CNC milling machine without removing the part from the machining set up or vise.

  • Engraves uneven, curved and flat surfaces. Spring loaded design compensates for uneven or curved material surfaces and provides constant pressure to the engraving tool bit as it moves over the surface being engraved.  Slight surface variations from part to part no longer create illegible engraving when engraving with the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. The tool bit floats back and forth within the Toolholder to move over inconsistencies in the part.  See engraving examples.

    Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Marking System for CNC Milling Machines
  • Compensates for varying part height and surfaces. Provides .40" of travel to the Tool Bit and compensates for variations in the material surface. It is not critical that the part being engraved is perfectly flat on the machine table.

  • Improves Tool Bit life. The spring loaded design allows the tool bit to move over the contour of the part minimizing possible breakage or wear when engraving inconsistent materials and workpieces.

  • A wide range of engraving tools can be used in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tools. 2L's Engraving Tool Bits are designed and tested for maximum performance of the Spring Loaded Engraving Tools. We test and manufacture bits to engrave many materials, such as Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Acrylic, and more. View all 2L Engraving Tools.

  • Use for rotating or drag/scratch engraving and scribing. The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool can be rotated to use rotating cutting Engraving Tools or held stationary for scratch engraving with Diamond Engraving Tools for hard materials such as glass engraving, stone engraving, tile engraving, etc.

  • Reduce engraving cycle times up to 84%. Rapid Tool (G0) into the part and use the suggested feed rates (instead of slow feed).  The engraving cycle times can be dramatically reduced by up to 84% with correct operation of the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.  View cycle time comparisons and Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Speeds and Feeds.

  • Significantly reduce set up times. In production applications set up times can be reduced dramatically. As the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool compensates for height variations from part to part, there is no need to relocate each part when loaded into the CNC machine.

  • Engrave soft, hard, and difficult to mark materials. Engrave or mark most materials of various hardness from Plastic to Hardened Steel.  Use different tension springs to vary the force against the tool bit.  Easy Spring changes provide deeper or lighter engraving marks.

  • Quick Tool Bit changes possible. There is no need to remove the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool from the machine to change tool bits. The Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool holds 3/16" Diameter Engraving Tools.

  • Engrave text, numbers, symbols, logos, lines and more. Typical engraving of text height of 10 pts (.085") and larger is possible using a wide variety of standard engraving tool styles and sizes.
  • Very small engraving possible, as small as 0.030" letter height. Engrave very fine lines and letters as small as .030" high using the Carbide Point Engraving Tool and a Heavy Spring with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool (example below).

    Carbide Point Engraving Tool engraves small letters with a Spring Loaded Tool

  • Engrave glass, stone, granite ceramic. Use a Diamond Tip Engraving Tool or Carbide Point Engraving tool  in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.  These tool bits will produce very fine and shallow lines.  View Example of glass engraving

  • Polish, buff and deburr. Use brushes and polishing wheels in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool to polish and deburr workpieces.

  • Obtain precise depth of engraving using the optional Depth Control Engraving System. Control engraving depth in 0.001" increments using the Engraving Depth Control Nosepiece System.  The Nosepiece System is effective when engraving very soft materials using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.

  • Free engraving software program provided with the purchase of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit. The PRO Light Version of the 2L Engraving Software (download version) is provided FREE of charge with the purchase of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit. The PRO Light Version converts any font into standard G Code for engraving using CNC or milling machine. View LIGHT version features of the 2L Engraving Software.

    For increased engraving software functionality, 2L offers several software programs and single line engraving fonts.

1/4" (.250") Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™ Kit

1-4 Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit

* 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are covered by U.S. Patents 6,834,434, 7,093,368, 7,607,871 and a pending utility patent application.

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1/4" (0.250") Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit


This Kit includes everything you need to get started engraving with your cnc machine.

Kit Includes:
  • 1/4" (0.25" / 6.35 mm) diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
  • Light Force Spring - Part No.: 10383.
  • Solid Carbide Engraving Tool: 3/16" diameter engraving tool, .020" tip width  - Part No.: C-1875x2.0-60-.020-G.  Note: The Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools hold only 3/16" diameter cutters.
  • 3/16" End Cap Wrench - Part No.: 10389.
  • Hex Wrench - Part No.: 10322.
  • Set Screw - Part No.: 10196.
  • Complete Instructions for use.
  • Sturdy reusable plastic storage case.
  • The Light Version of the 2L Engraving Software (download version) with one 2L Single Line Engraving Font is provided FREE OF CHARGE.

* The 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is covered by U.S. Patents 6,834,434, 7,093,368, 7,607,871 and a pending utility patent application.

If you need assistance selecting the tool bit for your application view our quick reference here or feel free to call us at (978)567-8867.

1/4" Dia. Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit

Part No.: 10381
Quantity:

Price: $345.00 each

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Don't Forget To:

Order Engraving Tools (below)

Order an Engraving Tool Starter Kit (below)

Order Springs & Depth Control Nosepieces (below)


Maximize Your Engraving Potential!
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Use the Optimum Tool Bit for the Material Being Engraved!

Most Popular Engraving Tool Bits Used With a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

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Tool Bit Name and Description Tool Shank Diameter Overall
Length
Included
Angle
Tip
Width
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Tough Tip for Stainless, Steels, Hard Materials
Tough Tip Engraving Tool for Steels & Stainless Steel, Hard Materials
Extremely durable solid carbide tool engraves Stainless Steels, Mold Steels, Tool Steels, Many Hard Materials.
See more about this tool.
3/16"
(.1875")
2.0" 30°
40°
45°
60°
.010"
.015"
.020"
.030"
.040"

Included Angles & Tip Widths:




Quantity: 

Price: $19.98 each

Size you want not listed?
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Tough Tip for Aluminum
Tough Tip Engraving Tool for Aluminum
Extremely durable solid carbide tool engraves Aluminum, Brass, Copper, and many soft/gummy materials.
See more about this tool.
3/16" (.1875") 2.0" 30°
40°
45°
60°
.010"
.015"
.020"
.030"
.040"

Included Angles and Tip Widths:




Quantity: 

Price: $19.98 each

Size you want not listed?
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Conical Ballnose for Aluminum, Acrylics, Steels
Single Flute Conical Ballnose
Multi purpose radius tip solid carbide tool engraves many materials, Acrylic, Plastic, Steels, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, more.
See more about this tool.
3/16"
(.1875")
2.0" 30°
45°
60°
.005"
.010"
.020"
.040"

Included Angles & Tip Radii:




Quantity: 

Price: $16.22 each

Size you want not listed?
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Standard Conical for General Purpose Engraving
Standard Conical V-Bit for Harder Materials
Solid carbide tool engraves harder materials, Steels, Stainless Steel, Hard Aluminum, more.
See more about this tool.
3/16"
(.1875")
2.0" 40°
45°
60°
.005"
.010"
.015"
.020"
.030"
.040"

Included Angles & Tip Widths:




Quantity: 

Price: $14.98 each

Size you want not listed?
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Standard Conical for Softer Materials
Standard Conical V-Bit for Softer Materials
Solid carbide tool engraves soft and gummy materials, Plastic, Brass, Acrylic, Aluminum,  and more.
See more about this tool.
3/16"
(.1875")
2.0" 40°
45°
60°
.005"
.010"
.015"
.020"
.030"
.040"

Included Angles & Tip Widths:




Quantity: 

Price: $14.98 each

Size you want not listed?
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Chamfering-Engraving Tool for Engraving, Chamfering
Chamfering-Engraving Tool
Extremely durable solid carbide tool engraves and chamfers wide range of materials, Steels, Aluminum, more.
See more about this tool.
3/16"
(.1875")
2.0" 60°
90°
.010"
.015"
.020"

Included Angles & Tip Widths:




Quantity: 

Price: $17.98 each

Size you want not listed?
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Carbide Point Engraving Tool for Small Engraving
Carbide Point Tool
Use this tool bit for extremely small engraving (.040" - .080" high letters) or if very fine letters and lines are required. Use with a Heavy or Extra Heavy Spring in the Spring Loaded Tool.
See more about this tool.
3/16"
(.1875")
2.0" 30°
45°
60°
90°
120°
N/A

Included Angles:




Quantity: 

Price: $17.98 each

Size you want not listed?
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We make many more Engraving Tools.
See all Engraving Tools here.

 

Engraving Tool Starter Kits
Include One of each of our Most Popular Engraving Tools

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Engraving Tool Starter Kit


Each Engraving Tool Starter Kit includes one of each of the below popular Tool Bit styles.

Each Tool Bit is manufactured of a Premium, Ultra Fine, Nano Grade, Solid Carbide for maximum tool strength and durability.

This selection of Tool Bits engraves a wide range of materials and can assist you in determining which Engraving Tool Bit you prefer for the material being engraved and your specific application.

3/16" dia. Engraving Tool Starter Kit

Part No.: 10489
Kit:

Price: $98.91 each

In Stock!

The Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools hold 3/16" diameter Engraving Tools

This Starter Kit Includes One of each of the Following Solid Carbide Engraving Tools.


Tough Tip for Stainless, Steels, Hard Materials

Tough Tip Engraving Tool for Steels & Stainless
Tough Tip for Aluminum

Tough Tip Engraving Tool for Aluminum
Conical Ballnose for Aluminum, Acrylics, Steels

Conical

Ballnose
Standard Conical for General Purpose Engraving

Standard Conical V-Bit for Harder Materials
Standard Conical for Softer Materials

Standard Conical V-Bit for Softer Materials
Chamfering-Engraving Tool for Engraving, Chamfering

Chamfering-Engraving Tool
Extremely durable tool engraves Stainless Steel, Steels, Many Hard Materials. Extremely durable tool engraves Aluminum, Brass, Copper, and many softer materials. Multi purpose radius tip tool engraves Acrylic, Plastic, Steel and Stainless Steel. Engraves harder materials, Steels, Stainless Steel, hard Aluminum, and more. Engraves soft and gummy materials, Aluminum, Plastic, Brass, Acrylic, gummy materials Extremely durable dual engraving and chamfering tool for Aluminum, Steels, many materials.



Popular Accessories
for use with the 1/4" (.250") Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™

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Springs

Springs for the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
 

  • Springs provide force against the tool bit.
  • Stronger tension Springs can be used to apply greater force when engraving harder materials.
  • Light Tension Spring - is included with each Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit and can be used for most general purpose engraving (plastic, aluminum, etc.).
  • Medium Tension Spring - can be used for Steel, SS, Irons.
  • Heavy Tension Spring - can be used for Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut.
  • Extra Heavy Tension Spring - Can be used for Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut.
These Springs are for use with the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools.

Medium Spring

Part No.: 10384
Quantity:

Price: $4.50 each

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Heavy Spring

Part No.: 10385
Quantity:

Price: $4.50 each

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Extra Heavy Spring

Part No.: 10386
Quantity:

Price: $4.50 each

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Engraving Depth Control Nosepieces:

Plastic Depth Control Nosepiece
Aluminum Depth Control Nosepiece


For use with Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools to control the depth of engraving in increments of 0.001".

Plastic and Aluminum Nosepieces for the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

  • Available in aluminum and plastic for engraving on softer materials such as plastic, brass or copper.
  • The plastic nosepiece is suggested for very soft plastic where scratching may be possible.
  • Tip gradations of 0.001” can be achieved and easily modified to control the exposure of the cutting tool to the engraved part.
  • Each Nosepiece includes one set screw.

Plastic Depth Control Nosepiece

Part No.: 10387
Quantity:

Price: $45.00 each

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Aluminum Depth Control Nosepiece

Part No.: 10388
Quantity:

Price: $45.00 each

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Customers Purchasing a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit Also Use:

Tough Tip Engraving Tool for Steels & Stainless Steel

Tough Tip Engraving ToolEngrave:

- Stainless Steel
- Tool Steel
- Gun Steel
- Hastelloy
- Inconel
- & more

Standard Conical V-Bits


Standard Conical Engraving ToolEngrave:

- Steels
- Aluminum
- Plastic
- Brass
- & more

Conical Ballnose


Conical Ballnose ToolEngrave:

- Aluminum
- Plastic
- Acrylics
- & more

Engraving Tool Starter Kits

Engraving Tool Starter Kit

This set of six of our most popular Engraving Tools will familiarize you with our cutters and assist in determining the tool you prefer for the material being engraved.

Engraving Software Programs



Engraving Software

Engraving Software Programs for CNC machine engraving for 3 Axis, 4 Axis, C-Axis, and Multi-Axis Lathes.

Depth Control Engraving Nosepieces

Plastic and Aluminum Nosepieces for the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

Use when precise depth of engraving is required. Engrave in increments of .001".
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