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Old 04-06-2005, 12:21 PM
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any questions here for master bird carver Cam Merkle, president of Razertip Industries (Woodburning and dust collection equipment).

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HI Cam,

My kind and loving hubby, Michael, got me a D-10 Razortip for my Christmas present this year and I love it! After years and years of using a solid tip, one temperature tool I was stunned by the difference. In fact, most of my winter months were spent "playing with that wood burner" instead of doing my regular job I am just a very happy camper here and wanted to say "Thank You!"

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Old 04-19-2005, 10:23 AM
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Cam,

I though you might like to see a sample using your very nice burner. This was my first, I started it on Christmas day.

I sumbitted this one to Fox Chapel and they were pleased enough with it that they are featuring the burning and line pattern is the up-coming issue of Wood Carvers Illustrated. I believe that the mag is doing several articles just of wood burning ... you'll have to talk with BobD to discover who all is featured.

Again, Thanks !!!!

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Old 04-29-2005, 10:12 AM
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Hey everyone,

I moved most of these posts to the new Pyrography Forum--I'm trying to keep the author questions posts as on-topic as I can. The authors don't have a lot of time--and asked me to kinda filter this stuff!
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Hi,
I have a model SS-D SN 00690 Razertip burner. Just wondering what kind of problem I have. It doesn't always heat up properly. If I twist the plugs that go into it back and forth a couple times, it seems to make better contact and start working. It does the same with all the pens I have. Have you got an idea what is going on? Thanks
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Thats nothing Don! just grab a mouse and wipe the ends of the plugs down..........err small piece of fine sandpaper! Red Face
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Don, just a suggestion, my pens do much the same thing from time to time. Try a very fine sandpaper, clean both the male and female part of the connection, on the pen and the cord, both ends. It should make the difference. One more thing, the wires inside the cord might be broken, making a connection when you move them. Try putting a new end on the cord, or buy a spare cord, and try it. You will need an extra sooner or later.
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The problem you desribe happens from time to time. Most often the pen cord is the culprit. There are several things you can try. 1. "flip" the cord end-for-end. Sometimes the connectors fit a bit better one way over the other. 2. Try another cord. If the problem still persists, and is present on all of your pens, then the problem is likely with an output jack on your burner; it will need to be replaced. These problems are very infrequent, and they are always the result of poor contact. The trick is finding the source of poor contact. If your connectors are dirty (or dusty) you can clean them with a pencil eraser. I don't recommend sandpaper because it will eventually wear through the nickel plating on the plug. Also, you have to be careful when replacing a plug yourself. It is crucial that you buy a high-quality machined plug, solder over any crimped contacts on the plug, and be sure that the solder conncetions are solid, properly flowed, and well isolated from each other. Finally, if the problem persists, you can send us the whole set (all pens and cords along with your power supply) and we will get it taken care of.
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Don, I noticed after writing my first reply that your burner is quite old (ser #00690 was made in January of 1993). It is very likely that the jacks need to be replaced. Your best bet is to send everything in to us. If you are stll using the original cord, it is probably one that has moulded plugs (unlike the machined plugs that I talked about in the previous message). We would likley replace all plugs and jacks on the burner and cord, as well as check the contact on all of your pens. Also, unless your burner has been upgraded, it would only have a 3 amp transformer. We could retrofit your power supply to 10 amps for a flat fee of only $30.00 including any applicable shipping and taxes. The 10 amp upgrade would include jack replacement. You might want to buy a new cord or two as the cordage we are now using is alot more flexible than the one you currently have. If you went the upgrade route and replaced your cord(s), you would essentailly have a new unit and you would notice a big difference in the tip heat recovery and quite likely much better handpiece comfort.
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Wow, I have a ten amp unit, but my old 3 amp burner could use the upgrade. Is this deal for anyone??
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