Recommended tools links

Welcome to our E3 equipment links page. CLICK THE PICTURES FOR DIRECT LINKS TO ITEM.

This page allows students to purchase their essential tools required to start engraving. It is recommended that students attend class before purchasing. Students will see the tools listed below in a practical setting and understand the significance of each tool. 

E3 Engraving does not own or is affiliated with any seller. The list provided below are products that have been selected and reviewed by E3 to be cost effective, uphold good product rating, not a duplicate (fake), and seller maintains respectable ratings.

Amazon is recommended for their easy return policy, which ebay does not provide. Please be aware of cheaper models and fakes elsewhere, saving a buck can ruin your long term goals. Also see links to Lindsay and GRS web site pages for product information, price, and order.


Click pictures for direct link to items on AMAZON. Please message us if link is expired, we will try our best to keep it updated.

Thank you!

E3 Certified upgraded machines. Internal upgrades make this model the hardest hitting machine for heavy metal engraving we could create in the world. Made exclusively for E3 Engraving.

Gravers (pre shaped by E3) can also be purchased from web site link.









“Graver Helper” Engraving Machine from Amazon. This is a similar looking cheaper model machine that E3 upgrades and sells in class. This is the recommended machine for engraving into hard metals. It is an older version of the engraving machine originally manufactured by GRS. Good impact for heavy metal engraving. Not recommended for fine jewelry or intricate engraving art work. Rated from 100- 4000 SPM although it states 100-8000 SPM. 2 Black Plastic ended handpieces. Included handpieces don’t engrave as hard or deep as a professional handpieces, but are a good way to practice technique. E3 recommends upgrading the handpieces, and if interested in attending a class, purchase your machine after you see the internal differences between the E3 Upgraded Machines and those found on Amazon.






Engraving Machine from Amazon. Engraves similar to the Graver Helper machine, found above, but with less power, but is also rated from 100 – 8000 SPM, giving more freedom to engrave at higher speeds. This machine does not hit as hard as E3 Machines but are still very good for the average engraver. 







Aluminum handpiece sold separately from Amazon. Recommended if not purchasing the GRS 901 series handpiece. This is the most popular and diverse handpiece design used by many professional engravers today. This handpiece is included with E3 Engraving Machines and the Upgraded Engraving Machines found on Amazon. They are not included with the lower cost Graver Helper found on above link from Amazon.

Never allow moisture to enter handpiece, mostly due to internal piston rust. Open and lightly oil about once a month.

Extra Collets can be purchased here: 5.9mm Handpiece collet (For E3 Handpiece):





STEALTH brand 1HP/4Gal Ultra Silent Air Compressor. Roll-away with retractable handle. The best air compressor E3 uses in class is this air compressor. Very silent and strong, perfect for the demanding air required for engraving. Upright design saves space while the duel tanks support the user perfectly.

Don’t try and purchase a regular air compressor, you’ll be giving every excuse not to engrave due to the loud volume of regular air compressors.





Ultra Quiet Air Compressor

This compressor has the minimum recommended power for engraving. Smaller units can be used, but keep in mind engraving takes a lot of constant air, pushing smaller units to the limit. Most importantly, any weaker compressor will make the Chicago Scribe pen suffer in performance.









22 Pieces Air Compressor Accessories kit, 3/8 inch x 25 ft Hybrid Air Compressor Hose Kit, 1/4″ NPT Quick Connect Air Fittings, Tire Inflator Gauge, Heavy Duty Blow Gun, Swivel Plugs

If you have adapters and extra hose, this kit is only selected for those who are just starting and have no adapters.









Chicago Pneumatic 9361 Scribe Pen. Used for making background shading. The Chicago Pneumatic is the only choice for creating spectacular shine and lev

el shading. It is the only scribe pen that reacts to metal to give an even shade.

Don’t try to save a buck here, this is the only pen E3 recommends for Heavy Metal Shading. We review all the fakes and duplicates in class and demonstrate why this pen is required to elevate your engraving product.

Oil pen daily.






8 Gallon silent Air-Compressor

  • Comes complete with Wheel Kit & Air Filter | No hose included | Consider you will need a ¼” Universal / Industrial Male Quick Connector to attach your hose to the air compressor
  • Product dimensions – 26″ L x 14″ W x 23” H | Max Pressure – 120 PSI | Voltage – 110V / 60 Hz | Min running watts – 2500 | Noise level – 60 dBA | Max Continuous run time – 30-60 min (depending on PSI & CFM) | Low Amp Draw – 8.5 Amps
  • Oil-Free Pump for Less Maintenance & Costs | Powerful 1.0 HP (Rated / Running) 2.0 HP (Peak) Motor
  • The large 8.0 Gallon Steel Air Tank is Lightweight (48 lbs) and the wheel kit makes it very easy to transport
  • The Oil-Free pump allows for use in a variety of temperatures and uneven terrains | This air compressor is ideal for anyone working inside where noise is a major issue
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Die Grinder. Scribe Pen 1/8″ Shank. Used as a rotary. Dremel brand rotaries can burn out due to electrical motor. Dremel’s are very limited due to size and function. This Scribe works off of air, and does not have an internal motor to burn out. It’s the top choice for E3 engraving.

Inexpensive and lasts forever. Be sure to oil pen daily.





5″ Ball Vise Engraving Setting Tool Full Pins Set Rubber Base for Engraving Block Jewelry 34 pc Attachment Standard Block Diamonds Engraving Setting DIY Tool Full Set

5 inch Engravers ball vise





GRS Blank Tungsten Carbide blank graver. Very strong, easy to shape and can last a long time. GRS is the premier brand when referring to metal engraving. *This graver is 3/32″ inches thick. This graver is only recommended for ease of ordering from AMAZON, otherwise Lindsay brand gravers are superior. All GRS gravers do not fit the handpiece, they tend to be larger, please ensure when ordering that the size is 3/32″ inch. 








Direct drive mini drill press

  • Can be widely used model, wood boards, plastic sheeting, aluminum, composite panels, resin panels, thin metal, circuit boards, precision machining of hard materials and other non-specific drilling.
  • Is hardware processing, mold making, document binding, electronic manufacturers, scientific experiments and other units of the ideal tool.
  • This mini drill press with 6-Speed ranges. You can drill precise holes with this product and it is great for small and precise work. It is easier to use and more accurate than hand-held drills. It is useful for jewelers, woodworkers, mechanics, hobbyists, home, workshop, arts and crafts.
  • Infinite speed selection within the machine’s six speed ranges(0-2800r/min).

Duty cast iron base: Heavy base weight and the three-hole screw positioning can reduce noise, and make the work more stable without vibration and movementE3 Mini Drill press.











Tungsten Carbide Rotary burr set. Used to create round burrs in metal with the air scribe pen. Shapes can be utilized to create patters and most importantly diamond cutting of edges.

Ensure the burr’s are Tungsten Carbide. There are ones that are Hardened steel or HSS (High Speed Steel), which aren’t as durable when using it to shave hard metal.

1/8″ inch shank. 6mm size bits

  • Use one side for shaping and other for fine mirror finishDouble sided ceramic sharpening stone


Vise Jaws – Nylon, Multipurpose 4″ – Use on any Metal Vise, Magnetic Reversible Pads, Clamp Flat or Round Products





– 1/3 HP Benchtop Grinding Machine with 3400 Max RPM & Twin LED Worklights. Used to polish and finish metal to a shine. Replace the stone wheels with cotton wheels found at the bottom of this list. Utilize the brown compound first, then the white for a chrome like finish. use the Brown with the yellow pad and white for the fluffy white pad.

Professional Polisher or Similar
  • Better polisher with LOW RPM for better polishing without burn
  • 1/2 HP, 2.5Ah, 120V, 60 Hz, 1Ph, Induction
  • Speed (No Load)1,750 RPM
  • Buffing Wheel Diameter 8″


Brown Buffing Compound (Rough cuts).

White Buffing Compound (Final).

This is a link to Steve Lindsay’s web page to purchase his M48 or Carbalt blanks. (Recommended to purchase the 5 pack) These are not formed or tapered (Gravers arrive square (no shape). Sharpening templates are required to form gravers to engravers preference. E3 is not affiliated with Lindsay’s engraving, we just recommend their products. *When ordering please mention in the “notes” section you were referred by “E3 Engraving”, we receive no compensation for the referral, just recognition. Thank you.















For a professional graver shaping and final polish of your graver, purchase Steve Lindsay ‘s Ceramic block and template set. The most universal and widely used template is: Sharpening Fixture with Universal 116 degree template, without stones. Please check link for purchase

The QC 720 Handpiece from GRS features high-quality construction and is great for wood carving, very heavy metal engraving, or hammering. This handpiece provides a powerful impact.

The only HEAVY METAL engraving handpiece recommended by E3 Engraving. There is no comparison, this is the best handpiece for deep engraving. Not used for intricate or delicate parts/metals.

This is purchased from GRS web site, E3 has no affiliation, we just recommend their product..


This is purchased from GRS web site, E3 has no affiliation, we just recommend their product.









Cricut Everyday Iron On – 12” x 2ft – HTV Vinyl for T-Shirts – Use with Cricut Explore Air 2/Maker – White






Heat Press – 7″ x 3.8″ Heat Press Machines for T Shirts Shoes Bags Hats and HTV Vinyl Projects & Portable Easy Iron Press Machine for Heating Transfer








Master Airbrush Gravity Feed Air Abrasive Eraser and Etching Airbrush Kit – Mini Sandblaster Etcher Gun with 1/2 oz. Cup, 0.5 mm Tip, Hose – Etch Glass Designs, Strip Paint, Remove Rust, Weathering

To etch Glass, E3 recommends using aluminum oxide 240 grit. Works well with air gun. Use in conjunction with vinyl cutter to create perfect stencils. 





K40 Laser Engraver. 40 watt..


Andies Master clipper..








The absolute best solenoid for your automotive hydraulic system.

  • Designed for Intermittent High Amperage Hydraulic Systems
  • Single-Pole 24 volt switch wire activation with included wingnut
  • Upgraded Spring and Contact Points reduce arcing (hydraulic motor remains “stuck” in the “on” position)
  • Used in series for High Amperage Lowrider Hydraulic Systems
  • Color: Black (not an off colored brown) with REAL Chrome cap
  • 5/16″ Inch USA Fine Thread
  • “LS” is a United States Trademarked Logo, labeled to ensure Genuine Lowrider Solenoid Products
  • For off-road use only, Do Not Purchase if searching for an automotive starter solenoid. Design may look identical, but these solenoids are specifically engineered for off-road hydraulic electrical systems and require 24volts to activate.