Air pens, otherwise known as air scribes or pneumatic hammers, are perhaps the most important tool in the fossil preparators workshop. They vary from the super powerful to the super delicate; with everything in between!
All of our own-brand tools at ZOIC PalaeoTech are custom designed to fulfil a need in fossil preparation, whilst making them as versatile as possible. Whilst there are ‘general purpose’ tools to suit somebody just getting started, many professionals or advanced vocational fossil preparators have a myriad of tools; each with its own very specific niche in their work. Our tools are used in home workshops, museums and laboratories worldwide. At ZOIC PalaeoTech, we make all of our air scribes or air pens right here in our Dorset workshop, just a stone's throw away from the Jurassic Coast. Have a look at our range below, or click here for our handy guide to choosing an air pen.