February 3, 2021

Wood-Burning Kit


Tips & Stamps  and Their Uses

Your new Scissor-Tailed Wood Burning Kit comes with a wide variety of burning, cutting, branding, and specialty tips. To get the most from your kit, you can use this guide to get an idea of what they are for, so that you can create the results you want:


  • Universal tip – a multi-purpose tip. Hold the tip at various angles for creating lines of varying widths. Performs all fundamental wood-burning techniques.
  • Slanted tip – Hold the tip at various angles for creating border lines, curved lines and letters of varying widths. 
  • Tapered tip – Must be used gentle. Do not use pressure Use this tip to create tiny details and fine lines.
  • Mini Flow tip – For writing script and for burning grooves of various depths. Move slowly across your work to make deeper grooves.
  • Flow tip – For large area fills, lines, dot shading, and cursive written.
  • Calligraphy tip – This tip mimics the shape of a calligraphy pen. Do not allow the burner to rotate in your hand as you trace calligraphy letters. 
  • Mini Calligraphy tip – Create fine lines and letters with this tip that is shaped like a pen point.
  • Circle flow tip – For making dots and circles of various sizes and depths. Make light touches to your surface for big dots or circles. Hold it longer on your surface for deep holes. 
  • Shading tip – This tip is tapered so that you can use it in several positions to create light and dark shading. The polished base slides smoothly and is great for general shading. Also can be used to transfer patterns. Edges can be used for thinner imprecise lines. The toe can be used for burning fatter imprecise lines. The inverted tip can be used for stippling.
  • Stripes tip –  Lightly press and slowly slide to make stripes. Great for shading and texture. You can try varying the number of lines by adjusting the angle.  
  • Pattern transfer tip – This nib is best used for transferring printed patterns (stencils) unto your surface.  Refer to Laser-printed design transferring (Page 10) for guidance on how to create stencils.
  • Straight Tip – Great for shading and line texture. You can try varying the number of lines by adjusting the angle
  • Blade Tip – To install the knife blade tip onto the burner, carefully insert the blade into the blade adaptor. Use this specialty tip to cut foam, rope, or other soft rigid materials
  • Blade Adaptor – Insert the threaded blade adaptor onto the soldering iron barrel and tighten.
  • Soldering Tips and Wire – Used to convert the tool into a soldering iron.  Use a lead-free solder to join metal. 


Embossing Tips or Stamps – Great way to enhance or spruce up a wood burning project. Apply these various tips vertically on your project surface. Remove them in a straight vertical motion to make a distinct pattern. Use these separately or together to create interesting patterns and borders on multiple surfaces. Care should be taken when using them, since some pressure would be needed especially when working on softer surfaces such as leather, the direction of the pressure should always be perpendicular to your work piece. These can be used to star-in-circle shapes, striped circles, crisscross patterns, squares and diamond patterns, etc