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Funtec SB-Series Line Engraver

Funtec SB-Series Line Engraver Tools First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2018 Manufacturer Funtec
Subject Line Engraver Part Number SB-Series (see text)
Pros Versatile tools Cons Not cheap
MSRP (USD) $27.95-$30.95

Review

Funtec produces a variety of high-end bits for precision modeling and crafting applications. The SB-series of bits are carbide line engraving cutters that are ideal for creating or replacing damaged panel lines. Unlike the average panel line tool 'out there', these precision bits range from 0.1mm to 1.2mm in blade width so you can more accurately replicated details that may have been removed or faded during molding. You can see the range of bits below:

Funtec Line Engraver

Each cutter bit is on a 3.175mm shaft which will fit into larger pin vices or into Funtec's specially made K-Holder handle. Each cutter has a colored ring to help identify the width of each bit.

Funtec Line Engraver

These bits are not cheap, but they are part of Funtec's high-end tool selection which are durable and versatile. One caution they provide is the thinner blades (0.1-0.25mm) can be broken if you put a side-load on the blade while engraving a line into your surface. On the other hand, they are designed to last on materials like styrene and resin. When not in use, please keep a protective cover on each bit (one is provided with each bit as shown below).

Funtec Line Engraver

Funtec does provide a brief YouTube demo of these bits at work here: demo

You can find these Line Engraver bits with free shipping (within the US) at HobbyZone USA here!

My thanks to HobbyZone USA for this review sample.