Engraving Machine Mash Up

What will work best for your store?

An art practiced since ancient times, engraving is a popular way to personalize a piece of jewelry. And there are many ways to do so – a special message, a finish, a unique pattern, and many more. If you’ve been thinking about offering some form of engraving in your store, but don’t know where to begin, we can help! Decide which option fits your store best in our handy engraving machine comparison chart below.

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 GRS GraverSmith  GRS GraverMax  GRS GraverMach
Feature 26-4013 26-4011 26-4009
Air Regulators 1 Standard 1 Precision 2 Precision
Handpiece Outlets 1 2 2
AUX Outlet for Rotary None 1 1
Airtact Hand/Foot Control Compatible (not included) Compatible (not included) Fully Integrated
Bias Control No Yes Yes
Price  $$ $$$ $$$$
Skill Level Beginner Intermediate Expert
Control Foot Pedal Foot Pedal Palm Driven
Handpiece Options Ultra Fine Engraving:
26-4038
Setting & Engraving:
26-4037
Setting & Engraving:
34-2224
Ultra Fine Engraving:
26-4038
Setting & Engraving:
26-4037
Setting & Engraving:
34-2224
Ultra Fine Engraving:
26-4038
Heavy to Fine Engraving:
34-2224
Setting & Engraving: 26-4036

Expert Note: You can engrave or stone set with these machines because they’re all pneumatic/air driven, which lessens the amount of pressure on your hands and wrists.

Do you offer engraving in your store? What’s the craziest thing a customer has asked you to engrave? Share with us in the comments below!

2 comments
  • John Wade [ permalink ]

    I do hand engraving for the trade. I use a GraverMax SC but I learned it 39 years ago with regular push gravers. GRS equipment allows me to be faster and more precise.
    I have engraved on guns, swords, car parts, motorcycle parts, flatware, crest rings and of course lots of jewelry. Probably the oddest thing I engrave are urns with peoples ashes in them.
    John Wade
    Wade Designs Jewelry http://www.wadedesignsjewlry.com

  • Timothy Harmon [ permalink ]

    I engrave by hand with an ultra high speed rotary paragraphics paragrave unit from what is now http://www.profitablehobbies.com. The craziest thing I was asked to do that really caught me off guard was a woman asked me to engrave a horse saddle. I said I’ve never tried to do leather but I can look at it. She said no, not on the leather, it’s a parade saddle and it has a name plate permanently attached and regular engraving places have to use liquids our put it in a machine and can’t do it. I went to her barn since all my equipment is portable and did the plate on her stand. Wish I could share a picture. Facebook under Harmons Custom Engraving, Myrtle Beach, SC

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