Hi, I’ve been using Jett Sett now for close to a year and love it.
Everything from replacing handles on saws, gravers, etc. to holding
parts while setting stones. To prep clean Jett Sett, I have placed
it in the microwave with no problem. As earlier mentioned, I think
perhaps if you have sparks in the microwave, some metal has been
collected in it. As for my old material, I only use hot water to
soften. To harden it fast, pop it in the freezer for a few minutes
and you’re ready to work. Another idea for heating the material (I
haven’t tried it yet, just a thought), keep a hot pot in the studio
containing hot water just for that purpose… like a small potpourri
pot, dop wax, etc or hot plate with a small pot of water.
As for clean-up, it’s much like gum as it cools, you can dab the
areas with ‘stuck’ Jett Sett, it normally removes the excess from the
area. I’ve also used denatured alcohol which works just fine.
It’s been a life saver when working in tight spots, example, two
stones being bezel set very closely, you don’t want to scratch the
neighboring bezel or stone, place Jett Sett over the setting you want
to avoid with the material.
I must say I was hesitant at first to pay the price, but once I
started playing with I’m glad I did. I shared part of my 1st
purchase with my stone setting instructor, he too is hooked now. I
only fear the day I call Rio and hear the words… “I’m sorry, we’ve
discontinued that item”.