Drag and Scratch Engraving with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool™

Scribe, Drag and Scratch Engrave, or Perform Rotarty Engraving with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools can be used for rotary engraving and drag engraving (also know as scratch engraving or scribing).

Most often drag or scratch engraving applications use a Diamond Tip Tool Bit, or a Carbide Point Engraving Tool Bit. Both of these tools will produce a shallow, thin, fine line on practically any material. Use of these tool bits are especially effective for fine and delicate engraving, and engraving of small letters.

Both the Diamond Tip Tool and the Carbide Point Tool can be dragged as well as rotated in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. Dragging or rotating produce slightly different aesthetic engraving results.

In the below images the engraving has been completed on a 5″ x 2″ workpiece with Anodized Aluminum coating. A 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool and the following tool bits were used:

  • The US Flag was engraved using a Diamond Tip Tool Bit, Part No. 10392.
  • The Data Matrix Barcode was engraved using a Data Matrix Tool Bit, Part No. DM-1875×2.0-120.
  • The text and logo on the left of the larger piece was engraved using a Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool Bit, Part No. B-1875×2.0-60-.010.
  • The text height of “ENGRAVED WITH A…” is .125″ tall. The text height of “RAPID THE TOOL…” is .85″ tall.

Spring Loaded Engraving Tools – here.

Diamond Tip Engraving Tools – here.

Carbide Point Engraving Tools – here.


* The 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is covered by U.S. Patents 6,834,434, 7,093,368, and 7,607,871.
Engrave Fine and Wide Lines Using a Spring Loaded Engraver
Engrave Fine Lines Using a Diamond Tip Tool
Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tools - 3/4" and 20 mm

3/4" & 20 mm Diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

For High Volume, High Speed Production Engraving