Drawplates are an essential tool for any jewellery maker who is interested in wire drawing. The tool is used for making wire thinner by drawing it through the holes in a steel plate. Drawplates reduce the thickness of the wire by reshaping it – length is increased whilst diameter is decreased. View our range of drawplates to find the right tool for your requirements.
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We sell drawplates in many sizes and shapes for drawing round, square, oval, and D shape wire.
When drawing wire the drawplate should be held securely in place with wither a vice or drawbench. Ensure your annealed wire is filed at one end to give it an initial taper. The tapered end is used to draw the wire through the hole of the desired width. To ensure this process is as effective as possible, draw tongs are used to hold the tip of the wire and pull it through. You may often need to use jewellery wax or lubricant. However, you may only need to use this process on thicker wire or tube.
Need help deciding which drawplate you need to use? Call 0845 100 11 22 and one of our advisors will be happy to advise.
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