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Use of hand tools in jewelry making

Top practical tools for jewelers

With the development of jewelry and metallurgical tools, the use of hand tools in jewelry making has made significant progress. The art of jewelry making dates back to thousands of years ago when ancient civilizations made jewelry for decorative purposes. In the past, jewelry had many uses, the most important of which was the decorative use and display of precious stones, expression of faith and belief, representing social status and so many other usages. The most widely used type of jewelry was used for royal purposes and the most expensive and beautiful jewelry was and still is used in the crowns of the kingdom and the royal family. Over the years, continuous discovery of new rocks, Precious metals and decorative materials, combined with the development of jewelry and metallurgy tools, have made the art of jewelry no longer belong to a specific social class and now almost everyone has access to delicate and beautiful jewelry.

Use of hand tools in jewelry making

Today, jewelry making is one of the most lucrative jobs that you can either have it at home or on a workshop after taking training courses and having some creativity. The useful jewelry tools you need to get started with are:

Wire cutter

Wire cutter enables you to easily cut long connections of wires and chains. When using the wire cutter, always try to place the flat side of it near the object to have a smooth and clean-cut, and also hold the end of the work it by hand so that it does not fly in the air after cutting. Without this useful tool, so much harm can happen for the users! Ronix has produced some of the most quality wire cutters in the market.

Wire cutter

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Round nose pliers

Round nose pliers are hand tools for making rings and hooks and are widely used in the jewelry industry. Round nose jaws of this tool allow you to wrap your wire around it and make a ring of any size using the round-tipped conical tip. To make a larger loop, wrap the wire near the handle, and to make a smaller loop, wrap the wire near the tip of the round tail. As easy as that!

Needle-nose pliers

Needle-nose pliers are similar to round nose pliers, except that the narrow tips have flat jaws. These flat jaws are very suitable and practical for holding wires and chains (without causing damage or scratches on the piece) and therefore that is really useful.

Needle-nose pliers

Wide nose pliers

This hand tool with its flat and wide jaws makes it easier for the jeweler to grab the jewelry wire. Wide nose pliers, like a round nose and needle-nose pliers, are not necessary tools in the jewelry industry, but keep in mind that to shape the wire, you must have a tool by which you can hold the wire with a narrow nose. Give it a round shape, and a wide nose is the best hand tool for holding the wire.

Wide nose pliers

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This hand tool  is used to corrugate and shape the wires. Crimper has two C-shaped slits in its jaws that can be used to create rings and chains.

Jewelry making table

This may be overlooked, but one of the main necessities for any jewelry workshop is a desk. Tables can have different dimensions and features depending on your needs. So, when buying a jewelry making table, be sure to consider the dimensions of your workshop.

Jewelry saw

The difference between gilding jigsaws and other types of jigsaws is that the length of the handle can be changed so that broken saw blades can also be used. The depth of this type of saw, depending on the type of use, can be between 6 and 20 cm.

Use of hand tools in jewelry making

Digital balance

All of the above tools cannot achieve the desired result without the scales. There are different types of digital gold scales. Accuracy up to 4 or 6 decimal places, working at low weights (usually up to 3 kg) and the need to maintain in good condition so that its sensitive settings are not disturbed and during the long life, less need to calibrate are the common features of scales.

What you saw in this article were just a few of the tools that are essential in jewelry workshops. Each workshop has different needs depending on the type of function and resources available. You just need to make up your mind about your needs

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Eric Cooper

I studied IT management and I have worked as a senior copywriter for 10 years. A few months ago, my wife died in a car accident and since then, I have started to do my work at home. Because I have 2 little daughters, I need to take care of them every day. So, these days I’m a freelance copywriter and I develop content for 5 big industrial tools companies. I forgot to mention that I’m a tools lover and expert too. I’m trying to design one of our rooms to turn it to a small workshop for some DIY passion. That’s what I really want to do.

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