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#1 kobblers



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 01:45 PM

So, we're after a small engraver for doing brass plaques which will engrave up to about 6" x 8"


Any recommendations from you good and knowledgeable folk?



if i could make a wish, i think i'd pass, can't think of anything i need.

#2 Peter@CopyCut


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

Because it's for business you can't afford, long learning curve or to add engraving as a service just to permanently hate it.

As you are a permanent fixture on this forum ;-) you probably have heard how people hate engraving.

I can fully recommend any roland engraver, see here to find the size to suit https://www.rolanddg...chtop-engravers


The power of roland lays in its precision and the best software on the market, easy to use, simply designed to do the job over and over again without user hesitation.


The best advice I could give, is at least do not buy anything unless you go and see Roland in action at their show room.

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#3 B.C


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:27 PM






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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:40 AM

Hi rick have a look here http://mrfixitwholes...tegory&path=119 these are in my opinion the best value for money machines around with the most flexible easy to use software. Also after purchase you won't be stung asking for more money saying you need a dongle to open up that engraving option your software doesn't include that like other machines. Pop up to my warehouse and see the machines in action in my engraving workshop so you can have time to play with the machines and see. What they can do for you.
But most importantly any machine I sell I will give a 10% discount for shoe repairer forum members and can supply on monthly payments so no need to raid the piggy bank.


#5 Mick Friend

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

speak with mastergrave - I know bugger all about engraving but each year he sells at my show and locksmiths love it


as said

invest time in seeing them all a pain but so worthwhile - like buying a new car may look flash but no good if your knees are under your chin

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Oh Hell what do I get her indoors for Christmas

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

entry level get a pantograph with a motor and cut them your self

or move onto what everyone is talking about above

i bought is200tx 17 years ago and never looked back

carry on!

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:15 AM


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