I just use a standard split point engraver.. As for free apps, try the free program from NC Plot, called Stickfont.. Here is a link..
NCPlot - Stick Font
anyone know of any engraving apps, preferrably free, for VF mill, found the one in the quick code, but was wanting to get into different fonts etc...ariel italic or din17
also whats a good cutter to use engraving in alum, .005 to.010 deep, .12 size of text
something to work with, thanks