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Frames and Accessories / Engraving Cutters

Engraving Cutters

 
Using This Chart: Where*** Appear, Insert Three-Digit Tip Size (.05, .020, etc.) To Complete Part Number
1\8"
Shank Diameter
rotating cutters
11/64"
Shank Diameter
rotating cutters
1/4"
Shank Diameter
rotating cutters
Recommended Cutter Assortment

Recommended Cutter Assortment

Recommended Cutter Assortment

Intermediate widths available upon request

How To Select Cutting Width

 
Height of Characer
1/64" 1/32"
1/16"
1/8"
1/4"
5/16"
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1-1/4"
2"
The width of the cut is directly related to the height of the engraved character. This chart is a useful guide to help you select cuttter tip widths for various engraved letter heights.
   
Width of Cutter                      
Single Line Font
.005 .010
.015
.020
.030
.040
.060
.090
.125
.171
.250
Multi Line Font .005 .005 .010 .010 .015 .015 .030 .040 .060 .060 .060

Rotating Cutters (For Rotating Spindle With Motor)

 
SUGGESTED
APPLICATIONS
& CUTTERS
Shank
Size
TYPE OF CUTTERS Recommended
Tip Size
Notes
High Speed Steel Carbide
Gravoply Ultra, I & II, Gravolase
Metallex and 2-Plex
1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-307-***
42-007-***
43-007-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank All plastic except Phenolic. All font styles. All Materials
Phenolic 1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-304-***
42-004-***
43-004-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank All fonts
Acrylic & All Laminated 2-Plex Materials 1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
40-327-***
42-027-***
43-027-***
  .005 to full width of cutter shank
(70° angle)
Front and reverse engraved acrylic and 2-Plex laminates. Single and multiline fonts.
1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-354-***
42-054-***
43-054-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank
(90° angle)
 
1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-352-***
42-052-***
43-052-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank
(110° angle)
 
Standard Angle Metal Cutters
for aluminum / brass and soft metals
1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-308-***
42-008-***
43-008-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank Soft Metals for lubrication use kerosene. All fonts.
Ferrous Metals 1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
40-324-***
42-024-***
43-024-***
40-306-***
42-006-***
43-006-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank Steel and ferrous metal. For lubrication use machine oil. All fonts.
Wide Angle Metal Cutters
for aluminum / brass & soft metals
1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-319-***
42-019-***
43-019-***
.005 to full width of cutter shank Painted aluminum, anodized aluminum, trophy brass, silver. For lubrication use kerosene. All fonts
Burnishing Cutters
for enamel brass, aluminum & polished brass
1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-313-***
42-013-***
43-013-***
.005 to .090 Burnishing cutters should be used at a maximum depth of .002.Single & multiline fonts.
Quarter-Round Metal Cutters
for stainles steel, hard metals and difficult applications

1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
  40-366-***
42-066-***
43-066-***
.010 to full width
of cutter shank
Stainless Steel or hard metals. For lubrication use machine oil. Specify tip size when ordering.
Stencils 1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
40-322-010
42-022-010
43-022-010
40-301-010
42-001-010
43-001-010
.010
.010
.010
Stencils are templates made of brass, mylar or soft metals. Minimum letter height 1/8". Use Single Line Stencil font.
Master Templates and Logos 1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
40-323-***
42-023-***
43-023-***
40-302-***
42-002-***
43-002-***

.025
.030
Recommended engraving depth .025
Plastic Pens 1/8"
11/64"
  40-303-010
42-003-010
.010
.010
Recommended Single Line Extended Block font.
Cross Pen Oxidized Steel 1/8"
11/64"
  40-306-010
42-006-010
.010
.010
Rotary-Extended Block Type font.
Acrylic and Eyeglass Lenses 1/8"
11/64"
1/8"
11/64"
40-331-***
42-031-***
40-329-***
42-029-***
  .005 to.010 Single Line Block or Cursive Fonts
For harder lenses (90°).
For harder lenses (90°).
For harder lenses (28°).
For harder lenses (28°).
Bowling Ball 1/8"
11/64"
  40-309-030
42-009-030
.030
.030
Single Line Block or Cursive font.
Radius Cutters

H.S.S
only
    Rounded cut for reverse engraving on acrylic. Single Line Fonts. Specify tip size when ordering.
Glass Engraving— faceted diamond rotating cutter 11/64"
11/64"
11/64"
   42-061-010
42-061-015
42-061-030
.010
.015
.030
Maximum depth of cut is .003. Soluble oil lubricant. Single, Double-line, Monogram fonts.
Glass Engraving— sintered diamond rotating cutter

11/64"
11/64"
11/64"
   42-060-030
42-060-060
42-060-090
.030
.060
.090
Maximum depth of cut is .003. Soluble oil lubricant. Single, Double-line, Monogram fonts and logos.
Beveling Cutters
for computer engravers
11/64"    42-019-001 .001 Matrix beveling on computerized engravers.
Special Application Cutters
Beveling Cutters
B-6 Beveler
1/4"
1/4"
1/4"
43-510-000
43-511-000
43-512-250
  30°
45°
full width
30° bevel angle
45° bevel angle
1/32" to 1/8" border cutter.
Beveling Cutters
B-4 Beveler
1/8"
1/8"
1/8"
40-510-000
40-511-000
40-512-000
  30°
45°
full width
30° bevel angle
45° bevel angle
1/32" to 1/8" border cutter.
Parallel Cutters 1/8"
11/64"
1/4"
.015 - .020
only
.025 tip size
and larger
.015 to full width
of cutter shank
The lenght of cutting depth for sizes under .060 must be1-1.2 times the tip size. For perpendicular cut in laminated plastics, Phenolic, and Soft Metals.
Oversized Cutters 11/64"
11/64"
  43-015-250
43-200-250
.250
.250
For Manual Machines Only.
For use with Computers Only.
Stencils 11/64" 42-032-040
42-032-060
42-032-080
  .040
.060
.080
Cuts New Hermes special stencil material on Vanguard Stencil 200 Computerized Stencil Machine.
ADA Signage 11/64"

1/4"
    .035
.015
.035
.015
For use with New Hermes RLS System and Gravo-Tac materials
End Mills
1-1/2" lenght
for 1/4" collet spindle
1/4"
  43-315-*** 1/16", 3/32",
1/8", 5/32"
3/16", 1/4"
Industrial enraving tools for deep routing in metal. Heavy duty, longer lasting cutters. For lubricaion, use machine oil.
Long Shank
End Mills
11/64"   42-615-***
6-3/8" length
.060, .090
.125, .171
Industrial enraving tools for deep routing in metal. Heavy duty, longer lasting cutters. For lubricaion, use machine oil.

Non Rotating Engraving Diamonds

 
Do Not Use With Motor On Or Serious Damage May Occur
DIAMOND
TYPE
Shank Size Part Number Diamond
Angle
Notes
Diamond Gravers 1/8" 40-436-020 130° 4" long
11/64" 42-036-020 130° 6 5/16" long
1/4" 40-235-020 130° 1" long
Diamond Inserts
(non rotating)
for Gold & Pewter
1/8" 40-253-020 140° For wider engraving
Diamond Inserts
with shaft
7/16"
shaft
45-335-21   GN-2, GF-3, GT-M, GM, GMV, GK, GKV, includes shaft and 1/8" diamond insert.
Diamond Inserts
with shaft
7/16"
shaft
45-435-21   GTX-L, GTX-3, GTU-V, GTX, GTV, GTX-U, includes shaft and 1/8" diamond insert.
Diamond Inserts
for ball bushing spindle
1/8" 40-200-020 130° 1" long insert for ball bushing spindle.
   40-135-020 130° 9/16" long insert for ball bushing spindle.
Diamond Insert
for Cross pens
(oxidized steel 1-1/8" length)
1/8" 40-100-000 100° For wider engraving
Diamond Insert
for Cross pens
(oxidized steel 1-1/8" length)
1/8" 40-290-000 90° For narrow engraving.
Diamond Insert
for ring Engraver
(7/16" length)
1/8" 40-134-020 130° For “hand” engraving effect on rings.
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