October 31, 2020

Walnut Hollow 5570 Woodburner Value Pen Review [REVISITED]

If you are considering getting the Walnut Hollow 5570 Woodburner value pen? This post will explain the features and functions. By the end of the post, you will know whether it is right for your needs or not.

Overview

The woodburning pen is perfect for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users as a tool of choice or as a backup. Approved for the United States and Canada by the UL, the walnut hollow Woodburner is a long cord with an on/off switch. Supplied with a tool stand and four different tips are Cone, Shading, Universal, and Flow. The tool also includes an easy-to-follow instruction guide on how and why to use each of the four tips. 

Durability

Most opinions have been that the wood burner gets hot over time and and and that the cord usually gets in the way. The latter is a position adjustment issue whereby the user should lay it out on the table next to the project. Let’s remember that this woodburning tool, getting hot is in its nature after a certain period. Suppose the heat is bothering you, especially when you really are getting onto a roll with the project. In that case, most hardware shops sell rubber cots specifically for this reason that you might want to consider buying one. Another point you also need to consider is the smell. The majority of the people out there find the smell in their homes of burnt wood to be very annoying. Therefore you must make sure that you work in a well-ventilated space.

Walnut Hollow 5570 Woodburner Value Pen
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Walnut Hollow 5570 Features

The perfect starter pen to use to learn wood burning. Initially designed for beginners as well as intermediate students. The Woodburner makes an abundant backup tool or a bonus burner for the more seasoned professional Woodburner. The pen comes with a tool stand plus four screw-in tips: Cone, Shading, Universal, and Flow. Please ensure that the stand is taped or fixed to a solid surface for safety and security reasons. 

The pen’s design comprises a fluted easy-grip handle. The 120 Volt pen heats up to 950 degrees F and will work on most woods. The tool is recommended from 14 and up with mandatory adult supervision. The downside is that you cannot use the pen in countries without the USA two-pin plugs and in countries that use a higher voltage. The package contains simple instructions on how to use each tip to create various effects. Like any other hobby skill, patience and practice will always give the best results.

Tips

Universal tip – performs all fundamental wood burning techniques

Flow tip – used to burn curves, dots, and fine details. It works well for cursive engraving and dot shading styles

Cone tipUsed to burn fine lines, dots as well as curves

Shading tipCreates shading but in subtle gradations or an even dark or bold shading

Verdict

The Walnut Hollow 5570 is a nifty tool that might be what you are looking for. The wood burner is priced well and well within anyone’s budget. The heat might bother you but it’s all worth it.

David D. Hughes
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