Sawing & Piercing

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    How To Saw & Pierce

    Saw piercing is likely to be one of the first major tasks you attempt as a jeweller.  It is the first step in the transformation of a simple sheet of metal into something entirely different and holds endless possibilities.  Although most of us are familiar with the concept of sawing wood, many find metal a […]

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    Everything You Need To Know About Saw Blades

    Saw blades come in a wide range of sizes to accommodate different gauges of metal, the idea being that you change them regularly rather than sticking to just one. A saw cut is initiated from the edge of the metal or a carefully pre-drilled hole, although as you work your saw blade requirements will alter. For […]

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    A Beginners Guide on How to Pierce Metal by Christine Pearson

    Trying your hand at piercing metal is a great project when learning how to use a piercing saw. Practice makes perfect when using a piercing saw, so don’t be too disheartened if you break a few blades when you start. It is important to have the blade in the saw correctly, have a comfortable posture […]

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    How To Use A Jeweller’s Saw

    Starting out in jewellery making? Need to brush up on your pre-existing knowledge? Either way, you’ll need to know how to use a jeweller’s saw. And this can be pretty tricky if you’re learning it for the first time. So to help you on your way, we’ve listed everything you need to know for using […]

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    How To Cut A Hole In Sheet Metal

    Piercing, cutting and drilling sheet metal is an integral part of metalsmithing. It may seem daunting at first – something as simple as learning how to cut a hole in sheet metal can seem like a tall order. But, once you get to know the tools (whatever your budget!) and how to use them, you […]

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    How To Use The Proxxon TBM 220 Bench Drill

    Wondering how to use drill machines to drill through metal for your jewellery creations? Like many jewellers, you may have used flex shafts previously. However, if you’re looking for an advanced piece of machinery that’s even more precise, you might consider using a Proxxon bench drill. Take a look at our video, where Lydia Niziblian, […]

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    Tips and Tools For Cutting Sheet Metal

    Build out your workbench step by step… In this series of blogs for beginner jewellers, we’ve been helping you piece together the tools you need to be fully equipped to become a professional, from basic workbench essentials to filing tools and polishing techniques. We hope you find this latest instalment useful – it’s all about how to […]

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