If you're at this level you can buy expensive tools like a seiz
microscoop, very good burs, precise cut stones which make
stonesetting much easier. Bottom line is, even if you have the
best tools, jou still need to master the craft but life becomes
easier with quality tools and fine equipment.
Mr. Kricuk is a goldsmith and a stone setter, that means, he set
stones... ...stones, which came from his customers. He has no
influence about the quality of shape.
It is correct - with this tools you can reach the top... ...but it is
not the tool only that makes a good work. To get at the level, where
he is, you need good instructors. Instructors and training courses
are expensive. Here in Europe you can disburse between two to eight
thousand Euro for that (without charges for living). The tools you
are talking about like a Zeiss microscope (a new one 2,500.00 Euro),
burs and other things are expensive, too. Between four to ten
thousand Euro for one workspace. Count it together and imagine how
many stones you have to set, to get all that money.
Live is not that easy.