Rock Your Engraving Game: Tips and Tricks for Using Bits on Stone Surfaces

Hey there! Welcome back to the third part of our Beginner's Guide to Bits series, where we're diving into the exciting world of engraving on stone.

Stone is a durable and popular material used for everything from jewelry to home decor. But achieving a perfect, professional engraving on metal requires the right tools and techniques.

Don't worry, though - we've got you covered. In this blog post, we'll show you how to choose the right bits for your stone engraving projects, and share some pro tips and tricks to help you create stunning designs that will impress everyone. Get ready to level up your stone engraving game!

Before We Start

Engraving can create hazardous dust or debris, which can be harmful to your health if inhaled. So here we let you a few safety measures to consider when using your Customizer or any similar tool for engraving:

  • Work in a well-ventilated area: This will help to reduce the amount of dust or debris in the air and keep you safe.


  • Wear protective gear: A dust mask, eye protection, and gloves can go a long way in preventing injury or illness from dust or debris.


  • Clean up thoroughly: After you've finished engraving, be sure to clean up any debris or dust that may have accumulated on your work surface and in the surrounding area.


  • Dispose of waste properly: Avoid sweeping or vacuuming debris, as this can cause it to become airborne. Instead, use a damp cloth to wipe up the debris and dispose of it in a sealed container.


By taking these super simple precautions, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable engraving experience. Remember to always prioritize your safety when working with power tools, and if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to contact us.


What Bits should I use? Engraving on Stone

When using the 30-bit set that comes with your Customizer the best choice for engraving on stone are the Ball Tips

What you can do: Precise and thick lines or create big strokes
Probably you’ll think that the pointy bits are the right ones sadly no. That doesn’t mean they’re useless.
ProTip: Spray the stone with water before starting to create a wet surface that will help the bit grip the stone.
The Pointy Bits are perfect depending on the stone, if it’s a “sandy” stone it’ll be easier to engrave.

What you can do: Fine Lines or little marks  

ProTip: don’t use this on stone -yes we just recently tell you it’s ok. The pointy bits can lose sharpness since the stone can be too harsh for them.
Disclaimer: Stone it’s not the easiest material to use, and the results will mostly depend on the stone and its coarseness.


With the Pincel Tips, you’ll be able to create shades and precise lines 

What you can do: Shading and medium to thick lines
And our final but not least important are the Square Bits with them you’ll be able to cover more surface -depending on the hardness of the stone and create beautiful shades and designs.
What you can do: Shading and larger strokes.
Thanks for joining us on this exciting journey into the world of stone engraving!

We hope you found this guide helpful and that you're feeling inspired to create beautiful designs on the stone using the right bits and techniques. Remember to always prioritize safety when engraving.

Have fun exploring the many possibilities that this medium has to offer. Stay tuned for more beginner's guides to bits, and keep on creating!

If you want to learn more, don’t miss our other blog posts.

Beginners Guide to Bits

How to engrave on Stainless Steal

How to engrave on Plastic

How to engrave on Leather

How to engrave on Wood

How to engrave on Stone

How to engrave on Glass

How to engrave on Egg

Back to Crafting blogs and guides


Love these blogs helps me to understand the basics


These great tips will get me started; thanks! JH

Jim Hundley

Thanks for the info enjoyed this post

Donna Sullivan

I love this tool it’s lightweight easy to maneuver and works well. I do not however like that little thing that you have to screw in when you lose the one that’s in it I think that’s very very poor.

Carole lee

Very helpful! Bits are a bit diff than my Dremel, so these tips are great! (And the Customizer is SOO much easier and convenient to use than my Dremel!!)

Andria M.

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