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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    It is a pretty hard metal and even if heavy duty shears succeed, the results will be twisted. A piecing saw is the tool of choice. Dennis.
    I've cut Titanium sheet before using the shears but I must confess it wasn't a thin slice like this so you're right - it would probably curl up which is something I hadn't considered. Failing that the angle grinder makes pretty sparks on Titanium although probably a bit much for thin sheet!

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    I just checked and Cooksons have now increased their price for the Knew concepts titanium strips and they are now out of stock. H.S.Walsh also sell them.

    I have been making these types of soldering clamps for decades now, before I was introduced to using titanium I used stainless steel sheet to make them. If you check the Knewconcepts website;http://knewconcepts.com/TitaniumClamps.php you will see that they got the idea for soldering clamps from me, it was Lee Marshall that suggested using titanium strips for the clamps, he sent me some, I tried them and was impressed with the results when using them.

    James
    Last edited by Goldsmith; 15-02-2018 at 08:07 AM.

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    Back in stock today at Cooksons, I've just ordered a set this afternoon.

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    An alternative to titanium clamps, soldering tweezers set, not quite as good but requires no work with saw or angle grinder
    http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery...ers&channel=uk
    Last edited by Sheen; 28-02-2018 at 09:26 PM.

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    They are a alternative but at a similar price the titanium is much more versatile

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    I'm not sure I've ever successfully managed to use my third hand, it's never quite at the correct angle or in the right place if you've got something quite complicated. I usually wire everything up so can't wait on the strips to arrive. They were ordered with my prize when out of stock as a back order, no doubt they'll make me pay the new price

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    Thats funny Caroline as it just shows how we are all so individual- I use mine all the time and never wire anything up.
    I use gravity a lot too actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma View Post
    Thats funny Caroline as it just shows how we are all so individual- I use mine all the time and never wire anything up.
    I use gravity a lot too actually.
    We were taught to binding wire everything, I don't remember third hands in the dept. I use gravity a lot as I've got lazier with age and everything sits on a zig zag of heavy binding wire to lift it of the brick.

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    Mine arrived today and I've wasted no time in trying them out for the first time this afternoon - they're brilliant! Easy to bend into the right shape and worked perfectly to hold my components in place from start to finish.

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