Let loose an entire class of Jewelry 101 students, and the poor
cutter will soon fall apart. 10/16 Thank you for more info. How do
you regrind the cutters? I'm thinking, what I have is 3M gray
deburing wheels I wrote about earlier.
Most of the time, all I have is a 1" x 30" small belt sander, in
most jewelry studios, so tha is what I use to regrind the disc
I don’t have access to the big rough grinding wheels found in
machine shops, so I improvise as much as possible ( those non-profit
schools have no money!), so the belt sander is sufficient. I just
have to be careful and grind as flat as possible. The 3M deburring
wheels are not aggressive enough to remove steel if you are
regrinding. However, they can do an efficient job of refinishing your
Leonid - As for Swanstrom disk cutters, if you got the money, get
it. Otherwire, go what your budget lets you. As long as tools are
properly maintained, even cheap tools will work very well. I have
both the best and the cheap, and the cheap tools have held well, for
I know not to push it. It’s the students, that I have to watch for.
No matter how many times I explain, yell, or grab tools out of their
hands, they will always overdo things.
Joy ( who is forever improvising to make jewelry labs/studios work