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Cutting Stainless Steel


#1

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


#2

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