I have been engraving for over thirty years now, using hand gravers mainly, but also hammer & chisel. About 1 1/2 years
ago I bought one of Steve Lindsay's palm control graver systems & it has changed my life. It is so nice to use, I started using it in conjunction with my other
tools but, now I use it for 95% of my work. It has taken the strain out of my work. I don't get the neck & shoulder aches that I always got after a long days work
& using the tungsten piston for heavier work you still get the power of a hammer & chisel when you need it.
I have been very busy in my main line of work. I recently acquired a Palm Control and have grabbed bits of time to use
it. I cannot believe the Absolute Fine control This Outstanding tool has ! Right from the get go, not even having time or experience using it ! I haven't changed
any settings on it or tried the heavy piston yet. But I find that it has great power digging deep too. And Smooth ! The ability to go slow and careful to faster
and deeper, smoothly through the whole power band. Its a DREAM machine ! And i haven't even explored the range of power and stroke settings possible with it. I am
Truly impressed. I don't have to learn how to control it, it just does what its supposed to. Right from the tiniest start. This is important. There is no sudden ,
explosive take off or hesitation. Totally smooth and predictable. This has lifted a level of stress I didn't realize I had until I started using it. I have owned a
lot of tools in my life. It's Simply the best tool I have ever owned. This is more than a tool , its a fine instrument. I can now focus on learning technique.
Successfully beginning a cut is no longer a concern. I am Humbly honored to have any association of any kind with this Historic and revolutionary tool. It is a
brilliant design and invention. I have bought and used tools all my life, good tools. I've done a lot of things in my life, I make my living with my tools and
equipment. The Lindsay Palm Control has impressed me beyond any tool I have ever owned.
Hello Steve, I thought I would let you know I finally was able to give the Classic a try. I can't say anything that
hasn't already been said before, it's just a great tool. I have only worked with traditional push and chase engraving, but never really gained the confidence or
feeling for the tools. This lead to a limited amount of time I spent using and or learning to use those tools. After using the Classic AirGraver for a couple of
hours I find it hard to put down and do other things that I need to get done. When working on a practice plates I find myself wanting to hurry and finish so I can
start another and try to make it better. The Classic has given me more feeling of control plus the advantage of being able to concentrate on that control. It cuts
smooth with little effort on my part allowing me to focus my attention on the design and guide lines. Again thanks for a great tool that's enjoyable to work with.
I really like using the AirGraver.
Steve, your PalmControl is without a doubt the finest power assist tool I’ve ever used, and I’ve used them all. When
you use the PalmControl you can fine tune it to achieve the finest detail. When you first advertised the Palm Control in the FEGA newsletter where I read, “No
more foot pedal”, that got my attention for what came to mind was its possible use by handicapped individuals. I am looking forward to using the Palm Control in
demonstrations at up coming shows. The PalmControl will be incorporated into classes taught by me at my School of Artistic Engraving here in Manassas, VA. Keep up
the good work.