Branding Instructions


Preparing Your Custom tip:

Your new custom 3D printed tip may come with bits of polishing media still stuck in the design or threads, this is entirely normal, they are bits of crushed walnut shell and help to clean the brand prior to shipping. We try our best to remove them but quite often we miss a lot of them, but don't worry, they typically burn off after 1-2 uses or they can picked out if you prefer.

To get the cleanest, crispest brand marks possible you may also choose to occasionally hone your brand to get the face as flat as possible. To do this simply slide the face of your brand back and forth on a smooth hard surface and a piece of high grit sand paper, grind stone or knife sharpening block.

Attaching to the Traditional Wood Handle:

Your new custom 3D printed tip will have a 3/8" threaded male end, just twist this into the 3/8" female end of the coupling nut that came with your traditional handle.

You only need to catch enough threads to hold the tip on firmly, it is recommended that you attach the custom tip to the nut and then attach the nut to the handle.

If the 3D printed threads are damaged or misshapen you can usually use a bit more force (a wrench) and the threads on the coupling nut will cut the threads on the tip more cleanly. Keep in mind that the tip is 3D printed and not as "perfect" as cut threads but still work.

Heat your brand tip until glowing red using a propane torch, Creme Brulee torch or other source of open heat.

Press tip firmly into product. The amount of time and pressure to use will vary depending on a lot of factors, including material, surface quality of material and the temperature of the brand tip, which will vary from design to design.

Always test and perfect your technique on scrap material prior to branding a finished product.

 

 

Attaching to the Soldering Iron (Electric Handle):

Remove the small screw in the side of the soldering iron and remove the tip that comes pre-installed. Slide your new brand tip into the end as deep as it will go and reset the set screw to secure the tip, the set screw does not align with anything on the tip. It is very important to slide it in all the way or you may burn out your electric handle.
You must use a screwdriver that is smaller than the set screw so you can recess the screw into the hole.

Turn the soldering iron on by plugging it in, allow the tip to heat up for at least 5 minutes. 

Press tip firmly into product. The amount of time and pressure to use will vary depending on a lot of factors, including material, surface quality of material and the temperature of the brand tip, which will vary from design to design.

Always test and perfect your technique on scrap material prior to branding a finished product.

If your soldering iron seems to be too hot then you may need to reduce the power running to it using a wattage regulator, we recommend the "Inland MiniPhaser Temperature Controller" These can be found on Amazon.