What type of Burs should I buy for these machines and is there
anything I should know before I just go out and buy some? How are
they sold is what I think I'm trying to say.
They are sold individually, and in sets, by type and size
(diameter). My first reaction is to first ask “what are you going to
use them for?” but that really doesn’t matter because you’ll find
many creative uses for each type, apart from their traditional use.
Especially if you tend to “think outside the box.”
Bud, setting, hart, krause, ball and inverted cone burs are my
typical “go-to” burs. I couldn’t possibly recommend one or a few
sizes over others because they all come in handy sooner or later. I
probably use bud, setting and ball burs more than the rest. You’ll
learn through experience which suit your needs most.
Eventually, you’ll even begin to modify them to suit your own
personal needs. A ball bur with the top hemisphere ground off makes a
great tool for grinding seats in bezels. Krause burs are wonderful
for cleaniing up the edges of pierced sheet.
In the end, I don’t have a definitive answer for you. Fortunately,
they don’t break the bank, so you should be able to experiment with
several different types and sizes at first. All that’s left is to
James S. Duncan, G.G.
James in SoFL