karincorbin Posted November 9, 2015 Share Posted November 9, 2015 Another new tool is rolling out at the end of this month. This one should please a few people who are making miniatures with drag knife plotters. They have added a second knife/pen holder head to the machine and also are going to offer a holding for rotary tools such as a Dremel. The KNK company has been in the business of making the electronic drag knife (vinyl cutters) that can handle thicker materials such as cardstock for quite a few years. They appear to be decent quality machines, definetly much better and more capable than the entry level craft cutters such as Silhouette and Cricut. With this machine you actualy will be able to cut and engrave thin wood with what is essentialy a souped up vinyl cutter. However instead of risking spitting the wood under pressure from a wedge shaped knife you will be able to machine the wood to cut through it with a small router bit. There will be a vacuum hose attachement for the rotary tool holder to collect the dust. While they actually are going to start shipping the machines to customers this month they still not yet made public the full specifications or any video tutorials. Also the rotary tool holder is not yet available. Personally I a not a huge fan of all this early development shipping that gets generated by the pressure of the Kickstarter campaing funding. For me if the specifications for the viny cutting are of high enough resolution it might be a handy tool to travel with in my mobile workshop space.It will also be handy because with the dual heads you can have a knife and an embossing tool employed on the same project as demonstrated in this video. That could be very useful for miniature makers as you would be able to create professional quality packaging of custom sized small boxes on demand without having to shop for them, purchase in quantity to get a good price or store them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhYOBRVrsTg Here is the introductory video used on their kickstarter campaign where you see the rotary tool in action. Not much time spent on showing that but at least it is in the video.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3TBPsnwLnw Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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