Electric engravers are an affordable alternative to air tools, making the hobby of fossil preparation accessible to many people. Whilst they may not be as powerful, nor as comfortable to use as an air pen (a pneumatic tool run off an air compressor), amazing results can be achieved. It just takes a little longer.
We stock the Dremel® 290 because it is an electric engraver with a percussive or reciprocating (not rotary) action. With our tungsten carbide nibs (or styli) designed specifically for fossil preparation, the Dremel® 290 becomes a force to be reckoned with!
Use the short nib (21mm) for powerful strokes, and the long nib (30mm) for getting into the nooks and crannies for finishing work.