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Forming pliers


#1

I am looking for pliers that are used to form a fairly large curve
on about 8 guage silver. I saw these pliers on the net several years
ago but now , of course, that I need them I can not find the site…
Can anyone help?

( I want to use them to form bracelets from silver flatwear. I
currently do this with my bracelet mandrel but am having trouble
keeping up with demand. I need a faster way to set these annealed
flat pieces into a bracelet shape.)

Thank you all…
Linda


#2
    I am looking for pliers that are used to form a fairly large
curve on about 8 guage silver. 

Linda, Pages 198&199 in Rio grands tools catalog show various 1/2
round pliers that I assume will do what you want. Page 200 has nylon
lined to prevent marring. Thomas Blair


#3

Linda, You should be able to find what you need at
www.jewelrytollsbymaland.com They have a great selection of pliers
and forming tools. I got to play with the tools in Tucson last year
and Mr Miland was kind enough to donate several tools to the Orchid
Silent Auction. Eileen DelDuca


#4

Hi - I believe you’re looking for www.jewelrytoolsbymiland.com. As a
collector of sterling flatware, however, I would like to voice my
dissatisfaction with destroying these lovely pieces, many of which
can be worth quite a lot of money. If you have any which are
monogrammed with a single letter C, I would be interested in maybe
purchasing them. (My own personal “Save the Spoons” campaign, and
knives, and forks … ) Thanks! ~kara


#5

This might be where you saw the bracelet maker.
http://www.jewelrytoolsbymiland.com

Dana


#6

Ring bending pliers are sold at every tool dealer int the business -
I would offer up, though, that if you’re doing a lot of work, what
you could use better is a ring bending MACHINE. I don’t know of a
comparable, ready made device that’s geared to bracelet size, though

  • you just have to be careful not to curve the stock too much. A
    ring bending machine (not cheap, but the best) mounts on a bench, and
    has a short, stepped mandrel with a big handle attached. in the base
    is a die, also stepped, which meets the mandrel. You put your stock
    in it, pull handle-feed, pull, feed----voila’, a nice, clean circle.
    They are great, they are stout - indispensible, to me. If you see a
    photo, you’ll see better what I’m describing.

#7
I am looking for pliers that are used to form a fairly large curve
on about 8 guage silver.  I saw these pliers on the net several
years ago  but now , of course, that I need them I can not find the
site.. Can anyone help? 

Check out http://www.jewelrytoolsbymiland.com
http://www.riogrande.com
http://www.ofrei.com

I have had great experiences with all of these companies but Miland
tools “rock”. And if you ask his advice he may be able to guide you
to the best tool for such heavy gage metal.

Cathy Wheless
@Cathy_Wheless_artjew


#8

I would appreciate you may have about forming tools that
are available.

I’m looking for something similar to concave/round forming pliers
but NOT tapered. What I’m doing is taking a piece of 22ga sheet,
approximately.75 X 1.5 inches and rolling one end into a tube shape
for the cord or chain to go through.

I’ve been forming them intially with round pliers then annealing and
hammering around a bar but it is time consuming for production work,
and frankly, I’m not very good at it. I know - practice makes
perfect, but ugh, I just can’t keep at it again and again. I’ve
tried soldering a piece of tubing at the end but it isn’t the look I
want.

I’m wide open to suggestions.
Thank you,
Bobi


#9

Hello Bobi,

I'm looking for something similar to concave/round forming pliers
but NOT tapered. What I'm doing is taking a piece of 22ga sheet,
approximately.75 X 1.5 inches and rolling one end into a tube
shape for the cord or chain to go through. 

I don’t remember seeing a reply to your question so I thought I’d
kick in my 2 cents. You might want to check out Jewelry Tools by
Miland © at jewelrytoolsbymiland.com, in particular the “Double
Cylinder Metal Wraps” which come in various sizes down to 1/8 inch.

I realize these might be a little largish for what you had in mind
but (a) you might be able to make do or (b) you might try requesting
a custom made pair from them.

I’ve ordered from these folks in the past, have been quite pleased
with what I got, and wouldn’t hesitate to order from them again in
the future.

Cheers,
Trevor F.
in The City of Light
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