We've got the PowerCarver 400xs in stock! Read over the information below and see if the PowerCarver is right for you. The PowerCarver goes way beyond electric powered tools like Dremel or plastic turbine carvers. Isn't time you consider using a professional carving tool to get the best results possible for your artistic talent? Yes, it costs more than the cheaper made electric rotary tools, but the PowerCarver 400xs is a well built, high speed engraver designed for professional use. You will discover the second you place it into your hand that this is quality built tool. Debbi LerMond, professional equine sculptor, uses the PowerCarver daily for creating her equine art that can be seen at www.HorseModels.com. Want to know more about what can be done with a PowerCarver? Sure you do. Give Debbi a call in the SculptingStudio at 1-888-643-9423 and tell her you "want more information about the PowerCarver 400xs". Also, ask her about the burs best to use for your work. She can help you sort it all out. So give Debbi a call.
Higher Precision! The PowerCarver 400xs is a step up in quality and precision from the PowerCarver 400K. The SCM engineers know there are artist's doing insanely detailed work. These artists work under larger magnifying glasses or under microscopes. To obtain this level of detail for these artists, one requires a truly amazing tool! The engineers at SCM were up to the challenge and created the PowerCarver 400xs with unbelievable tight tolerances for the turbine. The PowerCarver 400xs turbines are machined to such tight tolerances that the assembly requires a microscope to build the final turbine assembly! The results are worth it because nothing else can match it short of ion beam milling at the atomic level. By machining the PowerCarver 400xs housing down a little more and adding an ergonomic fluted grip, even better control via tactile and sensory feedback was obtained. This is especially important when using inverted cone burs and serrated carbide cutters. The dual turbine impellers and bearing assembly was specifically designed and manufactured under a microscope to work in this tool to obtain the highest degree of precision engraving for the artist. By having a larger impeller, more air is converted into torque. This means you have more cutting power at a sustainable higher RPM than other tools. The PowerCarver 400xs uses Phenolic in the bearing retainers and the entire bearing assembly is encased in a metal housing. Only the impellers and bur port are exposed. This not only prevents contamination, but replacing the turbine/bearing assembly is a simple 15 second process requiring NO TOOLS! It is important to note that the bearing assembly is encased in its own housing, the compressed air powering the turbine does not need to pass over the bearings. This extends bearing life by keeping contamination out.
The 400xs is the product of years of intensive research and development, the revolutionary PowerCarver 400xs engraver is the most advanced handpiece on the market today!
Utilizing the contemporary science of ergonomics to fit your hand with maximum ease and a vibration-free operation, the PowerCarver 400xs is specifically designed for hours of the most comfortable operation possible!
The PowerCarver 400xs engraver is manufactured by SCM Systems, Inc using the highest quality materials available under the most exacting standards of quality control, unsurpassed by any other engraving system.
Although you only apply a small amount of pressure when engraving, it’s that pressure which eventually wears out on any handpiece. The PowerCarver 400xs engraver, with its unique dual-bearing design, provides much greater internal support for engraving pressure. That means you get longer life with trouble-free service.
The PowerCarver 400xs delivers maximum control and cutting ability whether you’re making the final cut on a custom car window or completing a detailed egg shell, the PowerCarver 400xs high-speed 400,000 rpm handpiece gives you a smooth and controlled cut, through the entire operating range.Lube For Life Bearing
With the PowerCarver 400xs Lube For Life Bearing construction, there is no longer a need for the old style, messy, in-line mist fog oiler. SCM is the founder of this type of bearing construction.
The most technologically advanced handpiece on the market today, the revolutionary PowerCarver 400xs operates at an amazing 400,000 revolutions per minute - yet, it's light and easy to handle! Featuring an ultra-high-speed turbine and dual support bearings, it provides high-torque steady vibration-free action unmatched by any competitive handpiece. And it's quality-backed by the best protection plan in the business. It sets up in minutes, too: simply connect a few hoses, plug in the compressor, insert the preferred bit and you're in business.
Free SculptingStudio Add-Ons!
The 5 bur sampler contains DR12M Diamond Round (2), DR22M Diamond Round (17), FG4 Carbide Round (9), FG332 Carbide Pear (15), FG699 Carbide Taper (16). The number in parentheses is the SCM part number for reference.
The PowerCarver 400xs operates at an air pressure of 45 PSI (pounds per square inch). At this pressure the PowerCarver 400xs will rotate at an amazing 400,000 RPM or nearly 7,000 revolutions in one second! Why not go faster? Isn't faster better? Not necessarily, for two reasons. First, the impellers on the turbine are designed to capture a massive amount of air with little blow-by. This means nearly all of the air is converted into torque. Think of torque as "turning power". Torque is the power delivered to the bur, the actual cutter. (See the photos below to compare the PowerCarver 400xs turbine to the Powercrafter and Turbocarver.) The second and the most important reason is the bur's maximum RPM rating. Most burs are only designed for rotational speeds of around 400,000 RPM. It is this reason you should never exceed the pressure of 45 PSI. Be safe, stay at 400,000 RPM.
Compressors come in many different types, but there are two requirements which must be met to power the PowerCarver. First off, the pressure needs to be 45 PSI (pounds per square inch). Secondly, the volume of air needs to be rated at 1.5 CFM (cubic feet per minute). We are asked very often if an air brush compressor will work? The answer is no because they do not meet the 1.5 CFM at 45 PSI requirement. There are cheap compressors available at Sears and Home Depot, but they are extremely loud requiring ear protection. We've seen air compressors pushing 130db! The air compressor shown here is the one which we carry. It is very quiet at 60db and is an oil-less air compressor which uses a dual-piston pump for high performance and durability. Our air compressor is designed to provide 45psi of smooth and consistent airflow to your PowerCarver. The 1.6 gallon aluminum tank is rust resistant and helps to remove condensation before it enters your air hose going to your PowerCarver, see our air compressor. Please Note, the air compressor is optional and not included with the tool.
We want our customers to have the best experience with their new carver, so we provide a 1 year 100% repair or replacement protection plan. If your carver stops working from 1 year after the date of purchase, call or email us and we will repair or replace your original PowerCarver at no cost to you. This protection plan does not apply to negligence, misuse, abuse, commercial use, or alterations made to tool.
The PowerCarver 400xs body is made from nickel plated brass, a real treat since craftsmanship on this order is rarely seen nowadays. This quality tool is made in the USA and comes with a 1 year SculptingStudio protection plan. Our Introductory Price of $595 includes all accessories and the free Variable Speed Air Valve, 4" Magnetic Polished Bur Tray, Cleaning Stone and 10 feet of extra hose. SCORE: Form=5, Fit=5, Function=5, Total=15 out of 15.
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