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Thread: Plotter Pen Bit for Drawing w/ ShopBot – Fits in 1/2" Chuck

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    Default Plotter Pen Bit for Drawing w/ ShopBot – Fits in 1/2" Chuck

    We’ve developed a universal CNC Plotter Pen bit that fits in any 1/2" collet, just like a regular end mill. Instead of cutting material like a normal bit, it allows your ShopBot to draw like a plotter. We’ve seen great results drawing on all kinds of smooth surfaced materials: paper, cardboard, MDF, particle board, baltic birch plywood, foam, plastics, etc…

    The design compensates for warped material and tables that are not perfectly flat while regulating the pressure on the pen, making it easy for your ShopBot to draw a thin (0.015”) solid, uniform line without wearing down the pen's tip.

    We’re selling these units as a package that includes detailed instructions for use along with the pen holder bit and 4 colors of PERMANENT ink: BLACK, BLUE, RED, and GREEN.


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    To see the Plotter Pen bit in action, check out our YouTube video:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFdN20pkl80

    Please see our web site for more details:
    www.WidgetWorksUnlimited.com

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    Now you come up with tis after I spend 350 for a spring loaded diamond drag tip (G) I was going to make a pen to fit it but this may be easier.

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    Watched the video but nothing works on the web site. Russ

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    here you go you have to go to ebay
    http://tinyurl.com/4xy49u

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    Russ, it's a nice idea but may I suggest it would be more useful if it held common, inexpensive Sharpie markers.

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    Let us know when the website is back up.

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    Also, consider offering a wider tipped pen as well.

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    I can see where that would more than slightly handy to have, as I have wanted a large format plotter but haven't got enough need for one to justify the $$$. I have been going to Kinkos and paying by the sheet for prints.

    What are they selling for?

    D

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    As these are nice and pretty, they are very easy to make yourself. It helps to have a lathe, and a hobby shop next door

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    I have a lathe that I don't like to use. but I figured the time I spent hunting the parts and doing the work there would be no money saved.

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