After coiling wire around a mandrel, thread your saw blade throughthe coil to cut the jump rings apart, and saw from the inside out. This makes sawing the coil easier as your blade tends to slid whenstarting to cut from the outside of the coil. Brad Simon CMBJ www.BWSimon.com
The best way we have found to make jump rings is to wind the wirearound a wooden dowel of the appropiate size and cut with a fine sawblade held at an angle to the rings. Cut through the wood as you cutthe rings off. When held in a vise the wood gives good support whencutting and the rings and they drop off onto the saw blade.
hold the dowel in the chuck of a screw gun, insert the wire in thespace between the chuck (perfectly safe), and wind at a slow speed.use your thumb to keep the windings uniform.