When I began this entire process of burning wood, I started with a beginner’s wood burning tool that didn’t allow an adjustment of heat, but an adjustment of tips. The burner had a wide stem to protect your hand from the heat, but it got extremely uncomfortable when I used it for long period of time. If you are a beginner and simply want to dabble in pyrography, the beginner’s tool is perfect. I used the round tip the most in order to create my first jaguar piece and my lily piece. I took a lot of breaks to compensate for the width of the tool being a little uncomfortable. This is also perfect for kids to start using a woodburner, with the supervision of an adult.