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The Right Tool for The Job

The Right Tool for “The Job”.

Can you picture Paul Bunyan cutting down a tree using a  ParaGraver?  The tiny little (high speed) bur chews away at the bark bit by bit while “Babe” (you know, his blue ox) stands aside in amazement. “What in the world is Paul doing? Is he out of his mind? We could be here a while, a very long while!”

Custom Carved Door by Craig Hone

Did you know that Craig Hone carves full size doors using only a high speed handpiece?

Custom Engraved Fireplace Mantle by Joe Cummings

Did you know that Joe Cummings roughs out amazing fireplace mantels (like the one above) with only a high speed engraver? Can you imagine how long that would take? (and you thought he was expensive now!)

Custom Fine Furniture Carving by Al Hone

Have you heard that Al Hone produces some of the finest custom furniture available anywhere in the world by chewing away with a 1/16″ cutter?


They don’t ….. it’s all lies! (we’ll save the discussion about the tooth fairy for later)

One of the worst mistakes you can make as a craftsman, wood carver, gourd artist, wood worker etc. (the list goes on and on) is to think that one tool takes the place of another.

How many mechanics do you know that throw a wrench away, just because they bought a new one?

Does a hunter take his .22 down to the pawn shop because grandpa gave him a new shotgun?

Are you kidding me?

Tools compliment each other. You can never have enough. (But don’t take my word for it. Just ask Keith Hone.)


Warning – Larger, Power Carving tools are not for everyone. Hey, I’ll just come out and say it. You might not have any use for a tool of this caliber. You might not save any time by removing 10X the material in a fraction of the time that it normally takes.

But…..for those that do work on larger projects, or want to try.

You are about to meet your new best friend!

NSK Power Carving System

The NSK E-Max Electric Power Carver is quickly becoming “the” power carving tool for wood carvers, gourd carvers and engravers world wide.  Electric engravers are perfect for larger carving projects, allowing you to remove more material in less time.

No Flex shaft to get in the way. No Vibration. No nonsense. Simply plug it in and go.

This high torque, zero vibration engraving system operates at 1-27,000 rpm – easily adjustable by simply turning a knob.

Here’s something you might want to know – Now, you can use different shank sizes of burs including 1/8″, 3/32″, and even 1/16″ (high speed burs) with these electric motors – WITHOUT EVER CHANGING A COLLET.

We’ll show you how….

Though these electric power carvers save a ton of time when it comes to removing more material in less time, it can be a real pain to stop and change chucks to switch to a different size burs. Power carving burs come in different shank sizes. Most are either 1/8″, 3/32″ or 1/16″ in shank size. In the past, carvers used a 1/8″ chuck for the 1/8″ cutters, then switched to a 3/32″ chuck to use 3/32″ bits, and they never used 1/16″ burs in these larger handpieces, because the manufacturers don’t make chucks that small.

However, the game has now changed.

The video below will show you how easy it is to set up the NSK E-Max Power Carving System and use 1/8″, 3/32″ and even 1/16″ burs in a larger handpiece, without ever changing a chuck! (This process will work on all larger engraving systems, including NSK Espert, NSK Emax, NSK Vmax, TPS, QC700 and more.)



Things to Note:

  • The NSK E-Max is a commercial grade electric engraving tool – max speed is 27,000 rpm, high torque, no vibration, connection ports for two motors, motor does contain brushes
  • The NSK Espert is the top of the line power carving electric system – max speed is 50,000 rpm, highest torque available, connect two motors, brush less motor, torque attachment available that will allow you to use burs all the way up to 1/4″.
  • The TPS Electric Engraver is an entry level electric engraving system.


Remember – Tools compliment each other, where a power carving tools stops, a high speed engraving handpiece is just getting started.

It’s all about choosing the right tool for the job.

Now get down to the pawn shop and get that .22 back!

Quick Links:

NSK E-Max Engraving System

Reducing Chuck (1/8″ to 3/32″)

Reducing Chuck (1/8″ to 1/16″)

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One Response to The Right Tool for The Job

  1. admin January 12, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Hugo, all of our prices can be found in our online store at http://profitablehobbiesstore.com. We can also answer any questions you have by calling 1 800 624-7415. Please let us know if we can help you.