I am looking for your opinions on the best set of setting burs
you’ve ever seen available to the trade. My husband and I are both
jewelers, and I have seen what is available in Gesswein, Rio,
Stuller, etc. However, they all seem a bit lacking. My husband sets
a lot of stones every day, and I would love to give him a truly
phenomenal set of burs.
I want a set that has tiny steps between sizes, not large jumps. I
want to give him a set that will have the right size bur for any
stone he is likely to set in a given day, which probably runs from a
.01ct melle stone to a 2 carat, and everything in between.
When I look at the premade sets, I notice they don’t contain all of
the sizes you can purchase individually. Maybe I will need to
purchase the burs individually and make up my own set? Also, is there
a brand or type of bur you all prefer? I’ve used mostly your standard
steel burs, but I see there are also high speed steel burs and some
I would want to have a set that has setting burs, rounds, and
probably 45 and 90 degree burs. I would also want 3/32 shanks.
So what do you all suggest? Having the perfect bur makes life so much
easier; I would love to make my husbands life easier.
And as a final note- I know this will not be inexpensive; I am
looking for the ultimate set of burs, not the cheapest.
Thank you all.
Nesheim Fuller Design
Mason City, Iowa 50401