I can see by using the Lindsay Graver, on its preset settings, that it is wonderful for very fine line engraving.
The power is there, too, for bright cuts and script. I can see that it will enable me to have more control. The tool has so many possibilities for
adjustment. It is going to take me awhile to fully learn to use the tool. So far, I'm happy with the tool's performance and am sure I'll have many good
years using it. Also, a BIG PLUS: My noisy air compressor did not come on once while I was using the tool.
The tool is working very well for
me. I have been doing mostly ribbon cut script monograms, and they look
a good deal better than before. I am able to cut finer lines, and
smoother bright cuts than I could with the hammer and chisel, or even with a
hand pushed burin. I'm looking forward to doing two family crest
projects that are upcoming, as well as a knife bolster. In my practice
sessions, the scrollwork is much easier, faster, and smoother, in form as well
as character of cut. I used to have a problem with roughness on
the edge of the cut in really tight spots on scrollwork, but not with your
tool. I am really excited about the possibilities for continued quality
improvement, because of what your tool will allow me to do. The only
problem is that now I have an increasingly difficult to resist impulse to get
a microscope! Patience will prevail, however.
It looks like the Air Chasing
Graver is working out just fine. I am doing my best engraving I have ever done
with this new engraver. The control is what I believe is giving me good cuts.
From the preset settings I can
produce a cut so fine that it is equivalent to the lightest touch of a push
graver, so much so that the lightest cut is barely visible by eye. The
fabulous part of the Chasing Graver is that I can now go from a standard cut
to the finest imaginable cut with no adjustment. I simply love that. Also I
think its just fabulous the way it cuts, unlike other impact engraving tools
which raised a lot of burs, your unit cuts so well that there are no burrs.
That's so cool!!!
I am a beginning engraver, and I
have been very impressed with the Air Chaser Graver. It is easy to use and
adjust and very versatile. As a tool maker professionally I appreciate the
simplicity of a well designed tool and the workmanship that is evident in this
Yes, I did receive the tool on
Friday. I had to sort of chase the postman for it as I had to sign for
it. I set it up this morning and it's AWESOME. Cuts smooth with
incredible control. Really a sweet tool. Nice work. Will report
back later with more. thanks
I was playing with the tool again
this morning....it just purrs in your hand waiting to go.....nothing like the
feel of quality....
Note: The below feedback is
from the engraver Barry Trindle with his first response after trying an
earlier prototype of the tool in 1999. He has a variety of other engraving
tools. The earlier Air Chasing Graver prototype he was using did not have the
length of stroke mechanism. Instead it was supplied to him with several
weighted pistons. They were fixed to not quite the longest stroke of the
adjustment mechanism in the current Air Chasing Gravers...although one of the
small pistons may have been set to about mid point.