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Jump Ringer & All-Metals Saw


#1

Greetings!

I’m interested in finding out more about the Jump Ringer and
All-Metals Saw. Both my husband and I do chain maille type work -
I’m more into the fine metals, while he works with heavier gauge
steel and aluminum. First thing, I was wondering if there were any
Canadian distributers for both these products… and Secondly, what
are the limitations of the Jump Ringer and which materials are best
suited for it and same for the All-Metals Saw. Thanks, Bonita


#2

Thank you for your interest in our products. I’ll try to answer all
your questions. The Jump Ringer will cut all metals except steel,
iron, titanium, niobium and platinum. It may be ordered as the
cutting kit only or complete which includes the winder. It requires
a Foredom (or equivalent) flexible shaft machine to power its
circular saw.

The All Metals Saw, as its name implies, will cut any metal. It
looks similar to a miniature woodworker’s table saw and contains its
own motor so a flexible shaft machine is not necessary. The Jump
Ringer Winding Attachment may be ordered as an accessory for quick
and easy manual winding. For winding under power, The Drill Stand
may be ordered. This accessory securely holds your 120 volt portable
drill horizontally. Both units produce clean straight saw cut joints
.010" wide. They will process rings with inside diameters up to 1"
and wire up to 12 ga. (.081").

The Rio Grande (800-545-6566) tools catalog shows the Jump Ringer
and all its accessories extremely clearly. Their 2003 catalog will
also feature the All Metals Saw. Sorry, as yet no distributor in
Canada carries the All Metals Saw. If you are interested in ordering
either of these, I’d recommend that you call Indian Jewelers Supply
in Gallup NM (505-265-3701) and speak with Chris Caldes at extension
101.

Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further help.

Ray Grossman


#3

I have successfully cut niobium many times with the jump ringer. Why
is it listed as a metal that can not (or should not) be cut?

Cathy


#4

I use my jump ringer all the time - it’s a really excellent piece of
equipment. So much so that I put up “how to” pages on my website.
Go to

http://www.goldandstone.com/workshop/workshoptips/jumpringer.htm

It may help…

Tony Konrath


#5
	 First thing, I was wondering if there were any Canadian
distributers for both these products.. 

Hi Bonita, I really like my jump ringer; I use it for silver in a
variety of gauges.

It seems expensive at first (for a small producer) but it does
exactly what it claims (how refreshing). I don’t know where in Canada
you are; but your nearest Grobet distributor should be able to order
one for you; I got mine from my Grobet distributor here in Nova
Scotia.

In Toronto, Lacy (1 800 387 4466) can order them.

Good luck; it’s a great tool
Laurie


#6
 I have successfully cut niobium many times with the jump ringer.
Why is it listed as a metal that can not (or should not) be cut? 

Cathy, thank you for pointing this out. My error. Niobium can be
cut with either the Jump Ringer or the All Metals Saw. I have three
suggestions however. Lubricate - lubricate - lubricate. Because
niobium is a gummy metal (as is soft copper), it is imperative that
the coil be heavily lubricated to facilitate cutting. Titanium and
any ferrous alloy (iron, plain steel and stainless steel) may not be
cut with the Jump Ringer and so require the All Metals Saw. All other
metals may be cut with either system. Ray Grossman Ray Grossman Inc.
Manufacturers of Jump Ringer and All Metals Saw


#7

Dear Tony: I’d like your input into which “jump ringer” to buy?
Quality & price are my focus. Also which saw.

I’d appreciate your input.

Regards in advance…Audie’s Images


#8
Dear Tony: I'd like your input into which "jump ringer" to buy?
Quality & price are my focus.  Also which saw. I'd appreciate your
input. Regards in advance........Audie's Images 

Dear Audi: In order to answer your question properly, I need to know
what you are presently doing and what you want to do in the future.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer. The questions that should first
be answered aRe: What metal(s) are you using? What are the range of
wire sizes and jump ring sizes? What shape jump rings do you want to
produce? Do you need small or large volumes of jump rings? Please
answer these questions so that we may zero in on the equipment that
is best suited to your needs. Ray Grossman Ray Grossman Inc
Manufacturers of Jump Ringer and All Metals Saw