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Jack Kallmeyer

@samantha-ocon , @sadie-mills  I have an answer for you.  I got the following information from one of the prep lab people who actually use these tools:

The normal tool we use is Chicago Pneumatic scribe which comes in any number of sizes depending on what you want to use it for.  Paleo Tools has a wide selection of the Chicago and also services them.  We have a coarse one for removing bulk matrix and a finer tipped one for finer work.  Invertebrate paleo has some new tools that they call “German” which are Universal Tool air scribes UT8617.  I was told they were around $900 apiece but online I see them listed for around $255.  The Chicago runs around the same.

I hope this helps