There are many ways to affix your engraving material to your machine. To ensure the highest quality engraving, it is extremely to hold your material in a way that will prevent any movement. There are many different holders, and the one that you choose will depend on your application and your personal preferences. Below is a list of some of our favorites:
Multi Mat: This is very easy to use, just press your engraving material onto the surface of the mat and it is held in place. Multi Mat does not leave a sticky residue that some tapes can leave behind. Works great with brass, aluminum, plastic, and acrylic.
Quick Lock Vise: This vise is specifically designed for T-slot table users. Its “cam” type locking device allows for quick changing of parts. The Quick Lock Vise is supplied with a removable front clamping plate which allows for holding thicker items.
Universal Pin Fixture: This fixture allow you to easily engrave irregular shaped items. Just place pins into holes on the bars around your item to hold the item firmly in place.
What is your favorite work holding device?