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Thread: A question for Koil Kutter Owners.....

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    Default A question for Koil Kutter Owners.....

    I recently treated myself to a Koil Kutter and it's great for cutting the larger jump rings but when I'm trying to cut .8mm ss wire with an ID of 2.5mm it's cutting a groove in the jump ring opposite the cut.

    I was wondering if anyone else has this problem or is the cut-out bit on the white guard a bit too high? If I measure the amount of blade that actually goes through the groove in the plate it's just over 3mm, does this sound right?

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    Sounds a bit high to me Diane, I can cut 2mm id 0.6mm with no trouble. What version (ie handpiece) are you using?

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    Hi George, it's on a proxxon but I'm thinking the problem is with the guard as it allows the blade to go too low through the slot. I just wanted to check with others before emailing Dave to ask about it.

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    That's why I asked Diane - I know the guards are slightly different depending on the model. Could you just pop a little shim on top of the base?

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    Mmmm, I had thought of putting some electrical tape or something each side of the slit but thought it might affect the movement of the tool. Not sure about metal though I suppose I could rig up some copper sheet

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    I'm not lucky enough to have a Koil Kutter but I have heard that the guy who made them is great if you email him...

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    Dave Aarens is very helpful if you email him. How about trying putting electrical tape on top of the holder and trying to cut some copper rings with that set up? That way you can see how well the guard moves across without wasting silver.
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    Update:
    I contacted Dave about this issue and it is now happily resolved after him sending me a new guard which fits a whole lot better. (Super fast delivery)
    I have just successfully cut .8mm copper wire rings with an ID of 2.5mm - yeah!

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    He's a top bloke is Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinah46 View Post
    Update:
    I contacted Dave about this issue and it is now happily resolved after him sending me a new guard which fits a whole lot better. (Super fast delivery)
    I have just successfully cut .8mm copper wire rings with an ID of 2.5mm - yeah!
    Excellent! Hope you have lots of fun with it!
    Jo
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    www.daisychainjewellery.co.uk
    www.daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com

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