If you’re looking for the best wood burning tools that a professional use on a daily basis, keep reading!
I’ve written a few posts about the best wood burning tools for beginners and promised a full post on what I exactly use to create my popular wood burning art, so here we are!
I started wood burning back in 2015/2016 and I quickly fell in love with it. To this date, I have created custom orders for people all over the country!
As a professional artist and art educator, I am trained in many different mediums, so when I first heard of wood burning, I was intrigued! Wood burning just seemed so cool because burning into something is very permanent, so I started creating with this medium and haven’t stopped since.
I sell my original wood burning artwork on my shop website and still create custom orders from time to time.
Wood Burning Supplies & Tools
Below is a list of all the wood burning tools I use to create my work.
For my professional wood burner, I use the Dual Razertip machine. I love my SS-D10 burner so much. You can switch to different pens while working seamlessly and they heat up instantly. This machine is amazing and in my opinion the best on the market for the cost.
You can buy many unique pens for a variety of uses like writing, shading, texture, and more. I use this wood burning machine for fine detailing work and basically 95% of all my wood burning art. This specific model is expensive up front, but the investment is worth it. I have been using mine heavily since 2017 with no issues. Click here to buy on Amazon!
The versa tool is considered to be a beginner wood burning kit, but this tool is still essential in my toolbox. You can buy a variety of tips and even hot stamp letters. I use this tool from time to time for specific works and recommend it to anyone looking to try out wood burning art on a budget.
You can burn on a bunch of different woods, but my go-to is basswood. I love to purchase from walnut hollow, they have great quality wood in all different shapes and sizes.
Other woods I burn on are birch and aspen. There are many kinds of wood you can burn on, but some are easier to burn than others. Always do your research!
Of course, you can chop down wood to use for your wood burning projects, but you have to make sure it’s fully dried, and sand it. It is quite a process and you have to know what you are doing. Purchasing the wood from walnut hollow is a time saver because it’s already done for you and the pieces are sanded beautifully.
Related post: How To Seal Wood Burning Art (a quick guide!)
Other Wood Burning Tools
I’m going to list some of the other supplies I use for my wood burning art. This includes erasers, finish, transfer paper, etc. You really don’t need many tools to get started with wood burning. Just a piece of wood and a burner, but the more you advance in the craft you may learn to use other tools to help make the process smoother.
Pencils can sometimes be hard to erase from wood, but these Tombow erasers are excellent at removing pencil lines. A pack of 3 will last you a long time.
I had some of my TikTok videos of me sealing my wood burning art go viral. Lots of comments asked what I used, and this is exactly what I use to finish my projects! Polyurethane is my go-to and the only finish I use for my signs and coasters.
Tracing paper is great to use when laying out your designs before you start to burn. I love this brand and have used it for many many years!
This post was all about the best wood burning tools.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! If you have any questions, please just post them below and I will gladly help the best I can.
Amanda The Green Artist