Stephen Broeker of Daddyo Fattyo Has been using a NIBSBURNER for about 15 years:
When I started burning fairly often, I found that waiting for my cheaper, plug-in type woodburner to heat up to the right temperature was consuming all of my crafting time -sometimes killing any good ideas that I had with the wait. I also had problems with needing a different temperature for different wood, and so I started using the NIBSBURNER, and I LOVE it!
After a move to the west coast, I was disappointed to find that there were no local suppliers for this product, so we BECAME a supplier -- it is THAT GOOD! I mostly use it for walking sticks with carving on the top and calligraphy on the bottom but it is great for burning any kind of wood, gourds, and vegetable tanned leather (regular leather gives off toxic fumes when burnt, so use vegetable tanned).
FIRST STEP UNIT Model: 1315
The FIRST STEP pyrography woodburning system is powered by 50-watts. This burning tool offers a lower range of heat while still burning nicely with Nibsburner's smaller tips.
This versatile small burning tool has proven to compete proficiently with other systems, excelling in wood craft and carvings.
Included in the First Step system are: One woodburning handpiece. One cord, the #1D chisel tip, and handpiece holder, making this an excellent woodburning system.
·Greater power with solid state circuitry
· Easy 50-Watts of power
·Heat selector dial
·Compact metal chassis
·Power indicator light
·Replaceable tip woodburning handpiece
·Nibsburner's First Step woodburning system includes: vented woodburning handpiece, chisel tip (#1D), cord and handpiece holder.