Helios Pyrography Tool Kit: Manila

house number, door sign and coasters

13122853_1388131011204458_7026971235101878067_oNow that I have a number of finished works using my Helios Wood-Burning Tool, it’s the perfect time to write about it. Let’s start with the things I had issues with.

The last one I used was wireless so I knew I was going to have issues with the wire even if it’s not exactly limiting. It meant I had to work close to the box and sometimes it feels heavier than usual because of the pull of the wire.

The pen was still too thick and still heats up when used for some time. I hope in the future silicone can be used for more heat resistance and perhaps make it a more ergonomic “pen”?

The kit is a little bit bulky so you can’t exactly just put it in your drawer when it’s not in use. I also tend to get a bit paranoid when packing it up because I might damage the tip. I should design a cap so I don’t have to worry about it.

But otherwise this locally-made pyrography tool kit is the best thing that happened to me and my craft. I love how easily the heat settings can be adjusted. I love how I can use it for longer periods of time. I love the pyro tip’s precision and I can do various angles without worrying about unwanted heatmarks (when I used Dremel’s Versa tool, I burnt areas which were far from the tip). I also like the appeal of the black wooden handle.

13606820_1442112609139631_7631770885271214949_n

chopping board

13886308_1459660830718142_4816854336149842450_n

jungle bolo

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s