These styli are meant for embossing on Polycarbonate or PETG plastic. They have thinner shanks to fit into 80's Japanese lathes made by Hara, Van Rock, and Atom.
This product is for the Thin Shank variety.
- Short Shanks for Grampian, Audax, Presto 5C, Mag, Fairchild, RCA, Olsen
- Short Thin Shanks for 80s Japanese lathes (Hara, Van Rock, Atom, etc) that may require a thinner shank
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.
Notice: Styli vary by unit. The stylus you receive may not look exactly like the ones picture.
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