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.
- 1x Short (best for rock removal and more powerful) - 21mm total length
For the greatest success in fossil prep, try to use a sandbag or shock absorbing surface, and use tips specially designed for fossil preparation. 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.
Available to purchase as part of a kit with the Dremel 290 here - https://zoicpalaeotech.co.uk/dremel-290-engraver-with-2x-fossil-preparation-nibs-35w/
Longer stylus also available - https://zoicpalaeotech.co.uk/dremel-290-long-stylus-30mm-for-fossil-preparation/