Used Metal Engraving Machine

used metal engraving machine
January 30, 2020. by




Reliable Used Metal Engraving Machine

Buying a used mental engraving machine is a great way to obtain the many benefits of owning a rotary-based engraver from the manufacturer of the most reliable machines, Vision. We have a wide selection of used machines ranging from small-format to high-volume engravers that can make quick and precise work of any project. Our machines are strong enough to work on steel and delicate enough to engrave on soft wood. 

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The Reliability of Vision

Vision Engraving and Routing Systems is perhaps the best manufacturer of engraving machines in the United States. Everything is built right here in the U.S., which allows you to be able to deal with only local reps that understand the local business climate and needs of their customers. 


When buying a used metal engraving machine, Vision is the best brand because they have a reputation of building engravers that last – a reputation that they have built over their 36 years in operation. With regular maintenance, a Vision system can last well over a decade. 


Do not hesitate to contact us today at 419.787.3882 to get a no-obligation quote on a used metal engraving machine, or send us an email at and tell us what you’re looking for. 




Why Buy Used Instead of New?

Buying a used metal engraving machine is a safe purchase due to the reliable, rugged nature of Vision as a designer of American-made engravers. Their engravers are built to last. The performance of our used machines is unmatched, allowing you to use the engraving software to precisely engrave onto any metal object you need. 


Essentially, you are buying a great engraver for an even more affordable price, with no downsides. 




Applications of Our Metal Engravers

The list of metals that a used metal engraving machine can work on includes soft and hard types of metal. Some of the metals that you can expect to easily engrave on include the following:

  • Brass
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • And other composite metals


The shape of the object that you might need to engrave on can be anything from an unusually shaped object to a flat surface. Cylinders, watches, or any other curved surface can be worked on. 


Common types of applications that our clients use our machines for include the following:

  • Firearms marking, such as serial numbers or unique designs
  • Parts marking
  • Metal tool marking
  • ADA Braille
  • Electrical engraving
  • Control panel marking
  • Jewelry engraving
  • Metal badge and tag engraving




The Benefits of In-House Engraving

Cost is always a concern in business. Any way in which your business can cut costs, especially if the costs are regular, can have a great impact in the long term. If you have constant engraving work that needs to be done, then owning your own machine can be very cost effective. The initial cost of purchase can pale in comparison to the long-term costs of paying another business to do engraving work on a regular basis. 


The turnaround time for projects is also in your hands if you own your own used metal engraving machine. There is no need to wait for another entity to eventually get around to doing your engraving work; you can start on the work immediately if you have your own engraver. 


Owning your own Vision machine with accompanying engraving software means that it is easy for you to make last-minute alterations, too. There is no need to have back-and-forth emails or calls with another business to try and adjust a project.




Overview of Metal Engraving Machines

Every one of our engravers comes with the Vision engraving software that allows you to create and complete projects with ease. The software wizard will run you through the process of designing a project, or redoing a previously-saved project.


We offer a wide range of machines that can tackle small- to large-scale projects. Our systems start from the smallest of machine with an 8″ x 10″ engraving area. Moving up from this model, engraving areas range from 12″ x 12″, 16″ x 12″, and 16″ x 24″. Our large-format engravers provide a 25″ x 25″, 25″ x 50″, and finally a 48″ x 96″ work area. 


All of our machines offer a Z-clearance of between 3.5″ up to 10″ with either risers or the Vise clamp. Maximum Z movement ranges from 1.25″ up to 10″.



Our previously-owned range of engravers can handle any metal engraving task that you may have.


Call us today at 419-787-3882 to receive a no-obligation quote. Alternatively, email us at to receive your quote. 


Below is a chart for the different types of machines we have and the appropriate application for the specific machine, either diamond drag or deep metal engraving (or both).


Model # of Machine Engraving Area Diamond Drag Deep Metal Engraving Z-Clearance Max Z Movement
VE-810 8” x 10” Yes Small Volumes 3.5” with Vise 1.25”
Phoenix 1212 12” x 12” Yes Small Volumes 3.5” with Vise 1.25”
1612 Pro* 16” x 12” Yes Yes Up to 7” with Risers 1.875”
1624 Pro* 16” x 24” Yes Yes Up to 7” with Risers 1.875”
1624 Router** 16” x 24” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
2525 Router** 25” x 25” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
2550 Router** 25” x 50” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
VR48** 48” x 96” Yes Yes 7” or 10” 7” or 10”
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