For deep engraving as used in
Motorcycle and Heavier Western Engravings
The Nitro will work with
either a foot control or with a PalmControl handle. It has a
larger and longer internal bore and piston than the Classic,
BenchJewel or Artisan handpieces. CFM air volume requirement to run the tools is 0.9 CFM at 70 to 90PSI. The Supersilent 20-A compressor is too
small. The Supersilent 50-TC is large enough though as it outputs 2.0CFM at 84PSI to 114PSI. Other compressors that can out put at least
.90CFM at 80PSI should work fine with the tool. The tool can also be run with a 80psi CO2 regulator either in a foot control setup or PalmControl setup.
The 80PSI CO2 regulator is listed below.
Note from Steve: I usually
recommend the Classic with a tungsten piston, unless the person
is only doing heavy engraving all the time..i.e. car or
motorcycle parts then I recommend the Nitro. The reason is
that the Classic is easier to do detail work with but since the
stroke is adjustable, it can be setup for harder hitting..
making it like a number of handpieces in one. Later if needed
the Nitro could be purchased for an a second handpiece. The
Classic with the tungsten piston can be taken up to 80 psi.
Also set at a long or short stroke or somewhere in between.
The Nitro is included with one presharpened M48
and three HSS graver blanks, handpiece tubing wrenches
and an owners manual.
Carl Bleile - Master Engraver Nitro AirGraver Video
Check out Carl Bleile many engraving tutorials at EngravingLessons.com
Photos of Nitro foot control
Set #10 Set #10 - Nitro, foot
control air regulator setup, tungsten piston, one presharpened HSS and
3 HSS graver blanks. The Nitro uses it's own collets, two are
Set #11 Set #11 Includes set #10 plus - sharpener set, five pack HSS blanks, and five M42 graver blanks.
Additional Nitro collets separately
Photos of Nitro PalmControl
Set #12 Set #12 - Nitro
PalmControl (Metal handle), air regulator setup, tungsten piston, one presharpened HSS and 3 HSS graver blanks. The Nitro uses it's
own collets, two are included.
Set #13 Set #13 Includes set #12 plus - sharpener set, five pack HSS blanks, and five M42 graver blanks.