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Electric Wax Pens


#1

Hello Everyone,

I have just started to attempt wax carving and am wanting to
purchase an electric wax pen. It seems the prices are all over the
board on these and I am not sure which way to turn. Any advice on
which pen would be a good place to start and grow with.

Thank You,
Linda
www.seadreamjewelry.com


#2

I actually went through this. What I actually like better is a lamp
with hand tools. But Rio does have a “less expensive” pen setup - I
can’t remember the name right now - but it’s the lower priced of
their options. It has a red hand piece and plugs into a base that has
variable temperatures. I have one and like it quite a bit because of
the temperature control.

Veronica


#3

Hi,

The best advice I can give is don’t buy the foredome wax system. Mine
cops out when the temperature gets higher. The darn thing only worked
right for about a month then malfunctioned. It wasn’t worth the
money.

Augest Derenthal
Cry Baby Designs


#4

Whaley Studios has a reasonable one, however I couldn’t enlarge the
picture to see more details. Whaleystudios.com

Bob Rush


#5

Dear Linda,

I had purchased an micro electronic soldering iron which is used in
elecronic industries to solder miniature circuits, to this iron in
series i connected an electronic fan regulator or you can call it a
dimmer, and now it controls the temperature from room to the maximum
of the capacity of soldering iron,normally it is 250 degrees
centigrade,maximum.

I think you can get this electronic soldering iron of good quality
for $15 to 20 approximately.

I made different tips from silver wire for this above wax pen.

Hope this helps.

May all be peaceful,happy and healthy (mentally, Physically,
Spiritually and Socially)

Umesh


#6

Umesh, great idea! I love my little electric soldering iron I got
for 18 bucks, but I couldn’t think how to “dim” the heat.

Veronica


#7

Hi Augest,

I’m sorry to learn of your problem with our wax carver. It should
not be giving you trouble, please send it back for a warranty repair
or replacement.

Mike Zagielski
Foredom Sales Manager
800-441-0625


#8
Whaleystudios.com 

This looks very much like a hobby kit sold by Harbor Freight for $10
to $15 ( don’t know part # right now) and a router speed control (
light dimmer) they sell for about $13. These are what I use not
fancy- but they work.

jesse


#9

I re-organized my studio a couple of months ago, and freed up a
bench for wax work. I had collected three wax pens, so I plugged them
into an power strip and plugged that into an off/on foot switch. I
turn on the power switch to the wax pen that I want to use, and
select the temperature setting, and use the foot switch to turn it
off and on, giving me additional control over the wax melting
temperature while I am working. I have different tips on each wax
pen, I just turn on the one I need. I used to have just one pen on
the foot switch, this was easier than trying to remember the location
of three foot controls…

Rick Hamilton


#10

The Harbor Freight heat pen is called a hobby tool kit item 38593
$9.99 today will be higher sometimes. The control is Router speed
control item 43060 $159.99 today was $12.95 recently and will be
again. Special tips can be made by silver brazing wires or whatever
to 8-32 brass screws .

jesse