I noticed a few people saying they have trouble with small paillons
of solder flying all over the shop. For what it’s worth, there’s a
small tip that’ll prevent that. We’re using snips (or aviator snips
or sheet metal scissors) on solder sheet.
It’s very effective and all the jewellers I know do it … Might be
hard to describe, though.
Having cut several parallel cuts, flatten them (if they’re curled)
with flat pliers. Next we cut across them.
For argument’s sake assume the right hand holds the snips. Well, put
the left index finger tightly against the other side of the snips,
over the soon-to-be-little-squares, and snip away, across the
The little pieces are prevented from flying everywher by that index
finger and when you gently remove the finger from the side of the
snips, there they are on your finger.
I can do a photie if y’all want.
B r i a n A d a m
e y e g l a s s e s j e w e l l e r y
Auckland NEW ZEALAND