KIT: Dremel® 290 with 2x tungsten carbide fossil preparation nibs - 1x long and 1x short
The Dremel® 290 is a popular choice in fossil preparation. Amazing work can be done with an electric engraver, for a fraction of the price of air tools. This kit comes with two of our own tungsten carbide styli optimised for fossil preparation.
- 1x Short (best for rock removal and more powerful) - 21mm total length
- 1x Long (best for precision work) - 30mm total length
The Dremel® 290 has a reciprocating or percussive action (the nib moves backwards and forwards) which is much better suited to fossil preparation than the rotary Dremels.
- Variable stroke length (1-5)
- Soft grip for comfort
- Replaceable carbide for use on a wide variety of materials
- Separate on/off switch to keep depth setting
- 6,000 SPM (strokes per minute) Motor
Working with an electric engraver on fossils is slower and less comfortable than with an air pen, but is a much more affordable start to the hobby.
For the greatest success in fossil prep, try to use a sandbag or shock absorbing surface, and use tips specially designed for fossil preparation (in this kit!). The needle pointed shape and small diameter of our ZOIC PalaeoTech nibs are designed and optimised for fossil preparation and rock removal. You'll find that you can work more quickly and more accurately with the right kit.
We use the same top quality, high grade tungsten carbide in our Dremel nibs as we do in our air tools. Tungsten carbide is the material of choice as it is very resistant to abrasion (rocks are an abrasive surface), meaning your nib will stay sharp for a long time and wear more slowly than steel or other metals.
Also comes with a 3mm carbide tipped nib and a lettering stencil (for use as an engraver).