These styli are meant for embossing on Polycarbonate or PETG plastic.
This product is for the long shank variety.
- Short Shanks for Grampian, Audax, Presto 5C, Mag, Fairchild, RCA, Olsen
Long Shanks for Presto 1c, 1d
Fidelity-wise, they are a very good mid-point between lo-fi tungsten and high fidelity diamond cutting styli. They have much more clarity and high end and a very low noise floor when compared to tungsten styli, but they don't require heat or vacuum, and are less expensive for the hi-fi diamond styli.
Your results will vary depending on equipment and experience, but we typically get at least 200-300 7" sides at least out of each one. Once the needle starts to get noisy after typical use, you can rotate the stylus in the head a couple times to get new, quiet faces.
Our Needles can be resharpened for $45 each. We may also be able sharpen your old, chipped sapphire cutting styli for $45 (must have decent stone left). Please contact lathecuts//at//yahoo//dawt///cawm for questions.
Price includes shipping in the US. For combined orders with other products, email lathecuts////aaaattt///yahoooooo///dawt///cawm.