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    Default Titanium soldering clamps update

    Just a quick note to let you know that Cooksongold have reduced the price of the Knew Concepts titanium strips for making the soldering clamps, they are now £19.20 including VAT for 10 strips, see; http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery...rcode-997-3318

    I made up this photo sheet showing what shapes I made and their uses and posted them on Facebook and got a good response. Some on this forum may find it useful.

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    What did you use to cut them to shape? I suspect I wouldn’t be able to make them even though I like the idea a lot.

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    The beauty of them is that they can be cut with a 2/0 saw blade and bent with ordinary pliers. A file will tidy them if required.
    As they don't stick to solder, or conduct heat well, they really are ideal.
    The only drawback is that having bought a pack, most of us are too lazy to make them and would rather struggle on as before.
    There's a niche market for someone willing to make them up for sale. Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    The beauty of them is that they can be cut with a 2/0 saw blade and bent with ordinary pliers. A file will tidy them if required.
    As they don't stick to solder, or conduct heat well, they really are ideal.
    The only drawback is that having bought a pack, most of us are too lazy to make them and would rather struggle on as before.
    There's a niche market for someone willing to make them up for sale. Dennis.
    You are right Dennis, I bought it in sheet form the first time James brought it up and then I was too lazy to cut it up. A packet of strips might just get me there

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    You can also use a bench grinder to shape them

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    Just to add to my original posting, I sometimes roll down the shop sold strips to make thinner soldering clamps which are better for some jobs. The first photo shows my rolled down strips made into clamps and the second photo shows the clamps I made from the strips as sold by Cookson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheen View Post
    What did you use to cut them to shape? I suspect I wouldn’t be able to make them even though I like the idea a lot.
    I used my piercing saw with size 0 vallorbe blades and then I used my standard files to shape the points.

    These standard shaped clamps are also useful for a lot of jobs.

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