Engraving Standing Up Using GRS Palm Control To Help With Back Problems

Steece

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Hello All,

I regret not posting or spending much time on the forum. Business being as hectic as it is makes it difficult to find the time.

I have engraved 15 years serving the retail jewelry trade sitting down using GRS foot control equipment. Recently it was discovered I have some slightly bulging discs in my lower back. My doctor said it would be better for my back if I worked standing up instead of sitting. I do not have a debilitating situation at this point but want to do what I can to keep it from turning into a problem.

I know hammer and chisel engravers often engrave standing up but I am not aware of anyone using a GRS machine in a standing position. It is possible to retrofit my GraverMach with palm control so in theory I could work standing up. Does anyone on the forum have experience hand engraving, using palm control equipment, standing instead of sitting down?
 

FANCYGUN

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I have a bad back and what I like about the palm control is I can sit anyway I find comfortable while engraving as I dont have to reach to utilize a foot throttle.
So can you use it standing up? YES while I am usually sitting I have used it while standing at my tall/standing vice with no problem
 

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Yes you can stand up and engrave just fine with GRS Airtact palm actuated handpieces.
 

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I've been standing for years while engraving the back bone of the scrolls so I don't get flats and elbows and better control standing over the work also if you use H&C which I teach while standing at a pedestal you'll have good control while standing and walking around the pedestal no back problems. J.J.
 
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Steece

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Gentlemen, thank you for taking the time to reply. I am sure it will take a bit of getting use to but it seems long term I should move to standing up. The retrofit is $900 so I wanted some real life confirmation before I made the leap.
Thanks again!
Steece
 

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