oh, we just make up those stories, lol!
(not) You just have to be careful. You need to tape down the flimsy stand that they come with, or do like I do and use a frying pan.
I bought mine at HL, can't remember the brand, it came with several tips. I need to take a pic of the tip I use. If you do korkers like I do, you will LOVE your woodburner!
It was about 14 dollars I think, but I had the 40% off coupon.