Bucking the industry trend of ever increasing speeds for pneumatic hand tools, the EnSet uses longer, more powerful strokes to cut and reshape metal. David Alderson, an award-winning silversmith with 35 years of experience from Twin Falls, Idaho, described the EnSet as “the most efficient and pleasant to use of all other hand engraving tools that I have used to date.”
“It is very relaxing and easy to learn without fighting to keep up because of the slower rate of strokes per minute and the great directional control,” says Alderson. When it came to setting stones in several high end commissioned rings, Alderson said “the EnSet made this a very easy and quick operation.”
The EnSet controller has no motor. The hand piece is driven with an electronically controlled air valve, pressure regulators, a foot control and simple pressure readout. This makes the system durable, easy to adjust, and it uses less compressed air than the other major systems on the market.
Another key EnSet feature is its ingenious hand piece. Each system ships with a hand piece and three striker heads of different weights. The differently weighted striker heads change the amount of force used to impact the graver, effectively making the hand piece three tools in one. The heavy striker head is most useful for background removal and engraving tough metals like titanium, and the light striker head makes it easier to engrave fine lines and delicate bulino work.
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