Power Carving Tools


  • In the case of electric power tools, the speed at which they function can cause you to make an error e.g. loose a branch. This is less likely if you are working with hand tools.
  • In the case of power tools, these are more likely to be applied to the trunk of trees, especially when creating a hollow effect (the uro). As the scale of the trunk can be quite considerable compared to branches, power tools and the appropriate accessories will be required to achieve the hollow trunk effect.
  • The Makita is a very powerful rotary tool capable of generating 35,000+ r.p.m and ideally be used only on larger, more substantial material.
  • In contrast, the Dremel is a much lighter power tool, often with a variable speed control ranging from 5,000 r.p.m up to 30,000 r.p.m. according to manufacturer. This makes it much easier to carry out finer work when carving and is better suited to working on smaller material.
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Both tools carry a range of accessories in the form of routers, spiral wood carving tools, brushes and sanders to mention but a few. When using these items of equipment for the first time, it pays to practice on some old pieces of wood. This will enable you to get accustomed to the “feel” of this equipment as well as seeing how the various attachments function.


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