Artisan and BenchJewel
|The differences BenchJewel Graver and
the Artisan are:
Graver comes with the tungsten piston, a short collet, a long of
collet, an adapter for the long collet, and is engraved. A
stainless piston can be purchased separately for it.
The Artisan comes with the stainless
piston, holds one size collets and is not engraved. A
tungsten piston is can be purchased separately for it.
information page for options and
Below is information and ordering for the Artisan.
The Artisan™ and
BenchJewel Gravers are work horses for jewelers. Speed range: 2400 at idle through 10,000 at 60 PSI when used with the included stainless piston. When used
with a tungsten dead blow piston; 1500 at idle through 7,000 at 60 PSI. Three handpiece tubing attachment locations for customability and comfort. Non-slip
Nose collets are S7 tool steel, hardened and tempered to 57 Rockwell. Cylindrical precision ground
for a life time of service.
Includes: Stainless body, two quick change collets, two high speed graver blanks (not sharpened),
supple black rubber handle. The tool uses the same dead blow bore and pistons as the Classic
AirGraver® handpiece for interchangeability and also includes a hex
wrench, handpiece tubing and fitting, and owner’s manual.
Artisan™ handpiece does not have the patented stroke adjustment. Additional power if needed is
attained by purchasing a tungsten dead blow piston.
More information about Lindsay AirGravers.
Custom Amboyna Burl Handle for foot control
burl handles will fit on foot controled Classics, Aritisans and NitroG90s.
Gun Engraving by Carl
Bleile with Artisan™ AirGraver® Click
Keeping the overall price down on an engraving system
hand piece together with foot control, idle adjust regulators is $844.
This is the least expensive AirGraver® , together with a tungsten
piston it is more versatile in power and speed than any competitor's
top-end product. Top end power with the stainless piston is reached
around 60psi where as the tungsten piston can be taken up to 80psi.
The tungsten will really will kick-in up in that psi.
If desiring to keep the overall price down of a system an air compressor can be expensive. However, because the
AirGraver®s do not require very much air
volume, the smaller inexpensive compressors work fine. Ace hardware and Wal-Mart carry a $59 compressor as well as a $99 one. They aren't as quiet as
the Silentaire compressor but other than the noise they do fine. One way around the noise problem is to place the compressor in another room or in your
garage and run an air line through the wall.
Below is a chart. It shows the various impact speeds at different stroke adjustments of the Classic handpiece. The
Artisan™ doesn't have this stroke
adjustment but is fixed at the mid stroke length. Follow the "Medium Stroke" speeds on the chart to see the speed ranges for the
Artisan™. The tungsten piston
also works in the Artisan™ and there is a column for that. Follow the medium stroke column there too. For both the
Artisan™ and the Classic the PSI ranges
are adjusted with the foot control or the PalmControl® handle.
At Browning I have taught people to engrave that wanted to learn the art and absolutely fell in love with the Lindsay
AirGraver®. Also, I have let non-engravers play with it and guess what, they starting cutting with no problem.
Rich Hambrook, Browning Arms Company