Electric Branding Irons: Frequently Asked Questions

What voltage are the branding tools you supply?

230 volts AC, as used in most of Europe.

Are all the branding tools you supply hand held?

We can supply hand held, single and two handed, or drill press mounted tools.

What materials can be branded?

Wood, rubber, most plastics or cardboards, and Foamex.

How long does it take for a branding tool to get to working temperature?

Working temperature takes normally about 15-20mins

How many items can be branded once the tool is up to working temperature?

After the tool has reached working temperature (normally about 15-20mins) approx. 20 items can be marked then a short (3-5mins) delay to allow the tool to regain working temperature, then another 20 items.

What is an in-line voltage regulator for?

This allows the operator to vary the 'die' temperature to accommodate the burn/melt level of different materials.

What is the optional RCD plug?

We offer the choice of a normal UK three pin power plug as standard, or the option of an RCD plug (at extra cost) which offers additional operator protection.

Can we obtain branding tools with interchangeable letters and numbers?

Yes. There are three options:
1. A tool with a machined slot that accepts a number of individual letters or numbers.
2. A tool with a special 'die plate' that can accept interchangeable plates.
3. A tool that is mounted in a drill press type assembly that has a number of wheels engraved either with specific letters or 0-9 numbers. These can be rotated to change the mark even while the tool is running at operating temperature.

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