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Q. Who are you guys ?

A. We are a home based supplier of the various small tools needed for engraving machines.

 

Q. How much is shipping ?

A. Free in the contenental U.S. - $3.50 to Alaska & Hawaii - International rates are $ 7.95 U.S. per order

 

Q. How come I'm having a hard time getting my multihold jig to fit on the vise ?

A. New or used jigs may not fit your vise posts. WHY? Tight clearances, if your engraving machine was heavily used, the vise post may be out of aligment .This is caused mainly by over tighting the vise. Also the post may have small nicks, burs or just plain dirt, which will not allow the jig to slide down on the vise post. FIX THE PROBLEM First off clean all the accumulated dirt and crud off the post. Use a fine sand paper or steel wool, for cleaning and polishing the post. Next with a fine flat file or sand paper remove any nicks or burs that might be on the vise post. If jigs still do not slip down on the vise post, go to the next step. Place the jigs on top of the vise post and looking straight down, try to determine which jig hole is preventing the jig from sliding down on the vise post/posts. Using (sparingly), a “rat tail”, or a 5/32” chain saw file, (the best fit). File the hole in the jig, a few light strokes, repeat this as many times as needed to allow the jig to slide down on the vise posts. You want to file a small bit from each jig hole. This allows for a good alignment of the jigs. Remember you will be using two (2) of the holes in the jig, not all four of them. Mark the completed jig, as you will use the same jig on the same side of the vise. Now repeat, the above procedure, for the other half of the jig. With some luck you might have jigs that fit as they are received.

Q. I'm not sure what angle graver to order.

A. Characteristics of the Various Angles of Diamond Drag Engraving Tools

THE SHARP ANGLES (90 and 100 degree diamonds)

The 90 degree diamond graver has the sharpest angle of the available engraving tools and was designed to product very fine lines , small and delicate engraving, and is the tool of choice for coated pens. It also provides additional reach around a small diameter curved piece such as a pen.

The 100 degree graver produces a slightly wider line, will not cut as deeply, and is a more heavy duty tool.

Some caution must be exercised when using the sharp angle tools. They should not be used for general use purpose engraving. The sharper allows the tool to cut deeper and pressure must be correspondingly adjusted. Deep cuts are not desirable as there is a tendency to build up a berm on the sides of the engraving lines. Damage to the work can also result.

THE STANDARD ANGLES (120 and 130 degree diamonds)

These are the workhorse angles and are designed for general purpose engraving. There is very little effective difference in the performance between the two. The 130 will cut a slightly wider path and somewhat less deep.

THE WIDER ANGLES (140 and 150 degree diamonds)

These engravers are for soft metals such as gold and pewter. They produce the widest lines and have the least tendency to dig into the soft material. Again there is little difference between the two angles. The 150 will cut a slightly wider line.

Q. What is comprises a complete set of font

A. NEW HERMESŪ FONT ASSORTMENTS Listed are the main 3 fonts in the New HermesŪ font catalogue. Punctuation and spacers are not included in the total count.

STANDARD 01:

AAAAA BBBB CCC DDDD EEEEE FFFF GGGG HHHH IIIII JJJ KKKK LLLLL MMMM NNNNN OOOOO PPPP Q RRRR SSSS TTTT UUUU VVV WWW XX YY ZZ 11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 00 TOTAL 117 Pieces

STANDARD 03:

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM NN OO PP Q RR SS TT U V WW X Y Z LOWER CASE: aaa bb cc dd eee ff gg hh iii jj kk ll mm nn ooo pp q rr ss tt uu vv w x y z 11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 00 TOTAL 117 Pieces

STANDARD 05:

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM NN OO PP Q RR SS TT U V WW X Y Z SMALL CAPS: AAA BB CC DD EEE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM NN OOO PP Q RR SS TT UU VV W X Y Z 11 22 33 44 55 66 77 88 99 00 TOTAL 117 Pieces

The above 3 fonts show how many of each letter and number should be in a complete font. It also should have some punctuation marks and spacers. There are other fonts but most of them are Supplement fonts, which combined with the listed, above, fonts make up a extra large font. Some ebay sellers call a complete font, if it has just one of each letter of the alaphabet. So, quiz the seller before you spend your money for something that you are unable to use, have them to email you a list of letters they have to sell, then compare the count with the above fonts.

MONOGRAM FONT

STANDARD 13

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Includes 26 Left 26 Center 26 Right and 2 Center Periods.

TOTAL 80 PIECES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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