Best Wood Burning Tools

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 13, 2019
Whether you are new to wood burning and looking for your new pyrography pen or you are a professional craftsman in search of a good replacement for your old tool, this review may be helpful for you. Here, we have narrowed down five best wood burning tools for any taste and preference. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

This model comes with 2 pens and a temperature controller with 2 ports. This means you can use both pens simultaneously, so you can burn wood with a partner.

CONS

Some tips look similar. 

OUR VERDICT

This wood-burning kit is designed for professional craftsmen. It is equipped with a powerful transformer, a variety of high-quality tips, pliers, tweezers, five files, and a carrying case.

detailed parameters
Best for

Wood burning, leather burning

Kit contents

Wood burner with 2 pens, 2 pen holders, pliers, tweezers, 5 files, 50 tips, case

Power

60 W

Extras

LCD screen, adjustable temperature, cool-touch pens

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The power supply transformer is designed with large air inlets, so it doesn't overheat no matter what. 

CONS

Changing the tips may feel awkward.

OUR VERDICT

The Tekchic wood burning tool is a user-friendly pen designed for both beginner craftsmen and professional wood burners. It also has a wide variety of tips and an attractive price.

detailed parameters
Best for

Wood burning, leather burning, gourd burning

Kit contents

Wood burner with 2 pens, 2 pen holders, screwdriver, sponge, 50 tips, case, 2 wood pieces

Power

50 W

Extras

LCD screen, adjustable temperature, cool-touch pens

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The handle is produced from solid wearproof plastic, that's why the pen is pretty lightweight and conducts heat very well. It also cools down quickly, so you don't have to wait long to change the tip.

CONS

You cannot regulate the temperature. 

OUR VERDICT

The TRUArt Stage 1 is a basic pyrography pen designed for work with wood and leather. It has two power modes, many different tips, and hassle-free operation, making the product a good choice for beginners and experienced users.

detailed parameters
Best for

Wood burning, leather burning

Kit contents

Wood burner, pen holder, 21 tips, metal pyrography alphabet stencil, case

Power

30 W

Extras

Dual power mode (30 W/15 W), non-slip grip

Warranty

1 year

PROS

This wood-burning tool comes well equipped. It has 12 plastic stencils, 28 soldering tips, a carrying case, and 12 pencils to add color to your paintings.

CONS

The case is not ergonomic. 

OUR VERDICT

This wood-burning tool is made user-friendly, wearproof, and multipurpose. Not only does it allow the user to draw on wood, bamboo, leather, and paper, it can also serve as a soldering pen, thus letting you work with metal pieces.

detailed parameters
Best for

Wood burning, soldering

Kit contents

Wood burner, pen holder, 28 tips, metal set of stencils, 12 colorful pencils, case

Power

60 W

Extras

Adjustable temperature, non-slip grip

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The temperature controller has 4 zones shown in different colors for simpler set up. The yellow zone is the coldest. It's for cork, softwood, and leather. The red zone is for ceramic, gourd, and hardwood.

CONS

It could be more lightweight.

OUR VERDICT

The Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool is a good choice for any craftsmen. It lets the user work with a wide variety of materials, has a very affordable price, and durable construction.

detailed parameters
Best for

Wood burning, leather burning

Kit contents

Wood burner, pen holder, 11 tips

Power

25 W

Extras

Adjustable temperature, non-slip grip

Warranty

6 months

TRUArt PRO-2-2

A Professional Tool

The TRUArt Stage 2 Dual Pen is one of the best wood burning tools on the market today. Equipped with a powerful 60-watt burner and 2 ergonomic pens, the TRUArt model guarantees effortless operation and super-fast heating of the tip. The unit supports digital voltage control, so you can set the right temperature for the material you are going to use.

Since there are two ports on the transformer, you can use both pens at a time. Handy, right? Now, you can engage your friend or child (if he/she is old enough) to work and create something together. And with 40 wire tips that are included in the box, you can make very detailed pictures. They are effortless in use and have a special design to eliminate the risk of getting a hand burn.

The manufacturer took care of safety as well. These pyrography pens rest on holders when you don't use them, so they don't touch the stuff around them. Plus, you always have quick access to pens. Also, there are 5 varied sized fine-toothed files, tweezers, and pliers for safer and more convenient change and cleaning of the tips.

Without a doubt, the TRUArt Stage 2 Pyrography Pen is a top-of-the-line wood burner. It is a bit pricey but considering its quality and packaging, the deal is worth it.

Review of TRUArt PRO-2-2 Professional Woodburning Tool

 

Tekchic 20 Tips

Affordable and Pro-Quality Wood Burning Tool Kit

The Tekchic wood-burning machine is another pro-quality pyrography tool on this list. It is twice as cheap as the TRUArt model and has a bit simpler design. Still, this model has a lot to offer to both beginner and advanced DIYers.

The kit comes with this 50-watt power supply transformer that lets the burner heat up and cool down very quickly. As well as the TRUArt burner, this machine is equipped with a dual-voltage controller, so you can change the temperature of the pan to work with a variety of materials, from wood and metal to leather, paper, and bamboo.

You also get two pyrography pens so that you can create your crafts with more convenience (if you need to use several different pins for your job, you don't have to wait until the tip cools down to switch it). There is only one port on the transformer for a pen, so you can't use both simultaneously. You need to switch between pens and wait a few seconds until it's hot again. The pens heat up very quickly, so you won't have to wait too long.

Finally, the Tekchic has 20 wire pins of different shapes and purposes. With their help, you can do shades, curves, calligraphy lettering, detailed impressions, and more. In other words, with this pyrography pen, you get all the freedom to create any piece of artwork that requires such a tool.

Review of Tekchic 20 Tips Wood Burning Machine Kit

 

TRUArt B-1-21

Good Tool to Learn Wood Burning

Despite the fact that the TRUArt Stage 1 is designed mostly for beginner craftsmen, its package is quite advanced. It includes one pyrography pen with a switch on its handle so that you can shift between power modes with ease.

This is a dual-power tool. It can work either at 15W or at 30W, allowing you to draw on wood and leather equally well. The thin rubber handle fits the hand perfectly. It is quite lightweight, so it doesn't cause any hand fatigue even after hours of continuous use.

This model uses craft-style solid tips. There are 21 items in the box. They include a calligraphy tip, pattern, branding, and dot tips to name but a few. With their help, you can draw practically anything you could think of. Fine details, large projects, calligraphy lettering. You've got all the freedom to create.

The TRUArt pen is built to last and has everything a beginner artist may need for their work. But it has one flaw. The tips are made from brass. It softens under high-temperature stress. For this reason, the manufacturer recommends avoiding putting excessive pressure onto the tip (you don't need to when the chosen temperature is right) and letting the tip cool down before replacing it.

Review of TRUArt B-1-21 Wood and Leather Pyrography Pen

 

drtulz 56PCS

More Than Just a Pyrography Pen

This wood-burning kit is a good choice for those who want to have a solid instrument for occasional crafts work and metalwork. Whether you draw a detailed picture on a wood slice or solder several metal pieces together, this pen helps you finish your project with ease.

It has a controller on the handle that allows you to adjust the temperature in the range of 392°F - 842°F, thus giving you more freedom to create. There are 6 modes, so you can work with wood, leather, bamboo, paper, wiring, and many more.

Thanks to the ceramic core heater that is built into the handle, the pen heats up pretty quickly. This tool also comes equipped with a variety of interchangeable tips. There are 28 craft-style solid points in the box. They let you make many types of lines, patterns, lettering, etc. There are also 12 plastic stencils for more convenience.

Jewelers and/or electricity technicians may find this pen helpful too, mostly because it comes with several soldering tips. There is a very thin attachment for the finest details. Switching between points is also simple: you need to wait until the tip cools down, unscrew the nut, and replace it.

Finally, we like that the kit includes a set of pencils to add color to your projects and a carrying bag for safe and convenient transportation.

For its price, this pyrography pen gives the user lots of opportunities to create high-value pieces of art.

Review of drtulz 56PCS Wood Burning Kit

 

Walnut Hollow WH38283

A Good Deal

If you are on the market for a pyrography pen that has both good quality and a reasonable price, then you can't go wrong with the Walnut wood burning tool.

This is a budget model. It is equipped with fewer tips than more expensive models do but, in most cases, these tips are enough to create very good pieces of artwork.

First, the heating time is short. The pen has several temperature modes that can be adjusted with a controller. It has four temperature zones that are shown in different colors (light yellow, yellow, orange, and red). The lighter the color is, the lower the temperature of the pen and the more delicate work you can perform.

The lowest temperature is suitable for leather and soft plastic. The red zone is suitable for wood, foam, and soldering.

Next, there are the tips. The Walnut model is designed for use with solid craft-style tips. There is a universal point for making different kinds of lines and shades; flow point and mini point to make dots and curves; shading and tapered points to make detailed drawings. You also get calligraphy, soldering, and hot knife points.

So, whether you are going to join metal for your embroidery project or cut a nice pattern on a pumpkin for Halloween, with this wood burning kit, you can easily do it.

Review of Walnut Hollow WH38283 Woodburning Tool with Versa-Temp

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What Is a Wood Burning Tool?

A pyrography pen or, as it is also called, a wood-burning tool, is an instrument used by craftsmen to draw on wood, leather, and canvas. The construction of the tool is simple. It has a cylindrical handle, a heating element of metal, and a metal tip that heats up and draws upon the surface. Almost every pyrography pen allows the user to adjust the temperature so that it would be suitable for different types of materials. More sophisticated models also have a transformer with an LED screen to give more control over the temperature of the tool.

As for the tips, there are two common types: craft-style solid points and wire tips. The former are often made of brass which softens under high temperatures, so they demand more delicate handling. These tips are thicker than those made of wire, so they are ideal for shading, making large dark areas, and signs. The wire tips, on the other hand, are designed specifically for making fine impressions and detailed work. These tips heat up and cool down pretty quickly. They are more durable and pricier than their alternatives.

If you are new to wood burning and have just started to buy the necessary tools for your work, you might also need a crafts table to have all your instruments neatly arranged. Also, a sizable craft cabinet will help you store small items like wood-burning tips, pliers, etc.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-13 11:02:21