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Cutting Stainless Steel

I’m looking for advice from experienced metal workers. I enjoy
making chainmail and would like to cut my own coils. I don’t favor
cutting them by hand because of the horrid cuts it leaves. I’m
looking to saw cut aluminum and stainless steel with the same rig.
I’m thinking that maybe a lapidary trim saw could work for running
the coils through using a jeweler’s slotting saw blade instead of
the diamond blade. The only problem is most come with a 5/8" arbor
and I can’t find any jeweler’s slotting saw blades that come in
5/8". Plus a lot of them have lips to prevent the coils from just
running through smoothly. If anyone has any suggestions please let
me know! Diana

Diana, The Jump Ringer All Metals Saw is designed to do exactly what
you want. It will cut any metal that you can form into a coil
including all alloys of steel, titanium, niobium, platinum and all
the normal soft jewelry metals. It’s available and in stock at Indian
Jewelers Supply (800-545-6540). Ask for Chris Caldes at extension
101. He can tell you all about it.

Ray Grossman
Ray Grossman Inc.
Manufacturers of Jump Ringer