5 Best Wood Burning Kits on a Budget

Wood burning is a fun and artistic way to make signs, designs, and illustrations of all kinds, using wood. This is a skill that allows your creativity to flourish and your imagination to run wild. This list covers the 5 best wood burning kits on a budget. All of these options have a beginner something to offer. Check it out!

There are lots of wood burning kits out there, sometimes differing in what features they have and what they can do. It can be difficult to decide on the best one, so we have created this list of the 5 best wood burning kits on a budget. Let’s get right into it and look at what the best kits are.

Chandler Tool Wood Burning Kit

The Chandler tool is a great introductory tool for wood burning. It’s made right here in America with high quality workmanship. It’s built to last with a precision heating element, steel shaft and solid brass tips.

This is the wood burner I used in my pyrography book for beginners! I chose this burner so it would be accessible to everyone and anyone that wanted to get started in wood burning. It’s affordable and simple to use. I knew that pyrography newbies would need and user friendly tool to get started. The chandler tool is perfect and deserves a spot on the 5 best wood burning kits on a budget.

  • High heat (600℃/1112°F) for smooth burning
  • 8 Solid Brass Tips
  • Soldering Tip
  • Hot Knife and adapter
  • Ergonomic handle for prolonged use
  • Insulated body for comfort
  • American brand & lifetime warranty

Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool

Whether you are a beginner or professional, this wood burning kit is a great budget-friendly option. It comes with a variety of tips, allowing you to get really fine and precise with your illustrations and words. This particular pack has a variety of tips with 11 from which to choose. It also has a soldering tip with soldering wire in the pack. For this blog review, I put together a simple piece of artwork on a repurposed canvas. I’m going to be using several of the tips throughout the burn to show you what it can do. 

Each tip has threaded base that you screw into the burner wand.

As with the previous wood burning kit, you can use it for soldering as well. However, you can also use it for stamping.

This is a perfect tool for crafters who are interested in experimenting with a variety of mediums. It comes with a temperature control dial allowing the user the flexibility needed to get the perfect amount of heat for any project. Other features for this wood burning tool are its color coded heat zones located on the dial and lead free solder.

This tool takes a few minutes to heat up, but once it does, it works really well. The tips are durable and will last a long time if you take care of them.

  • Inexpensive
  • Variety of Tips
  • Easy to find
  • Easy to use
  • Great for beginners

Walnut Hollow 42099 Tool

I had no idea this tool existed until I started searching burners for this blog. I came across this tool and I absolutely have to include it as an option. One of the draw backs of the craft burner is how long it takes for it to heat up and cool down so you can switch tips. This tool has two wands!! That way you can have two tips loaded and ready to go.

This is a great option for people that want to get more efficient and save some time when they are burning. It has the same features as the Walnut Hollow Versa tool, except there are two burners.

  • 10 tips
  • Variable heat dial
  • Easy to use
  • Great for beginners!

Wall Lenk L101KB Woodworker-foots 10-in-1 Tool Kit

This is another affordable model that is a great option for novices and professionals alike. Unlike the Walnut Hollow wood burning kit, this one heats up and cools down quickly, which is helpful in avoiding potential accidents, like burns. You don’t need to have vast knowledge about wood burning, since the pieces are easy to use. You can get started on your project right away.

The one thing you want to remember with this Wall Lenk wood burning kit is to allow for it to cool down before you attempt to replace any tips. This will help you avoid stripping the threads holding the tips in place.

  • Woodworker foots tool Kit
  • 1-30 watt Professional tool, 7-burning tips, 2-cutting and fusing tips, 1-soldering tip, storage case, tool stand, user instruction
  • Maximum tip temperature – 1050 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 10-In-1 tool Kit
  • 30 Watt Professional Woodworker’s Kit
  • 7- Burning Tips
  • 2- Cutting & Fusing Tips

Walnut Hollow 41992 Creative Woodburner Wire Tip Tool

The price point is fantastic for people that want to upgrade from a craft burner, but still aren’t ready to invest in a $200 – 300 wood burning tool.  It gives people a pro burner option without breaking the bank.  It doesn’t have as many features as a $200 – 300 wood burner of course, but it has some great features at a $58 burner. 

The heat setting dial goes from 1 – 10. It comes with one wand and a clip stand. The stand is compactly hidden on the bottom and you pop it off and place it in the slot on the side. Then it holds your wand in place and gives you a spot to hold it when it’s hot. It offers so much at a great spot and is my favorite option on the 5 best wood burning kits on a budget list.

Watch the YouTube Review!

  • Great Price!
  • Compact Size
  • Hottest burner on this list
  • Great for beginners
  • 4 Prong tips
  • 10 heat settings
  • Heats and cools quickly


The struggle to get started wood burning is real. You need the confidence, motivation and knowledge to take the leap.

And I know you don’t what to waste time and money on gimmicks.

I like to get right to the point with what you need and what right up front. The basics and in depth knowledge of wood burning.

Equipment, Wood, Safety, Color, Lettering, Shading, Varnishing, etc….


>> What Burner should I buy?

>> What varnish do I use?

>> How do I shade portraits??

>> Should I add color?

>> What tip should I use?

I can give you the knowledge you need to get started, learn about burning and create beautiful wood burned pieces.