There are a variety of diamond-tipped engravers. However, none are designed to work with your router like this one. The WidgetWorks diamond engraving tool has spring-loading allows easy adjustment to the applied pressure without fear of breaking the glass. It has a 0.5″ stroke depth, enabling you to engrave extremely fine details to being aggressive in your depths.
WHY NOT JUST USE A CNC LASER?
CNC Lasers are excellent tools for etching on glass. However, the power level to etch glass puts most hobby CNC lasers with this capability out of reach for most hobbyists. CNC routers are a big investment as it is. The WidgetWorks diamond engraver opens up their options significantly to expand their creative capability.
This video shows the diamond engraving tool in action, as well as why I purchased it in the first place. What I especially liked is the diamond dragging on the glass leaves a uniquely beautiful sparkle a laser cannot produce, which accents the glass engraving quite nicely.
This was produced on a BobsCNC Evolution 4 CNC hobby router. This is the author’s favorite among all the hobby routers. To see how this is set up, click here. To see a good video review of BobsCNC Evolution CNC router, click here.
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