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Jump Rings


#1

Hi Dave! I am very interested in finding out more about the Koil
Kutter. Where did you get it? Does it hold any size jump rings? I
would be using it primarily for sterling silver right now. Do you
know what it costs? Rio has Jump Ringer, but its $132 and I was
hoping to come up with something for less. Any more help would be
appreciated. Jay


#2

I can highly recommend the Koil Kutter – it does the same thing
thing as the one Rio sells but is cheaper. Dave Arnes makes the
cutter and all kinds of other helpful chainmaking tools. He really
stands behind his tools and cheerfully gives helpful info.

He can be reached at gemstonesetc@gci-net.com Ask him to send you
his info sheets . HTH, Adrienne


#3

An unsolicited testamonial for the jump ring cutter available from
Rio and other sources. I have owned mine for nearly five years and I
love it. I know it is a bit pricey, but worth it. I also recommend
getting the set of calibrated mandrels. They provide consistency I
have not been able to achieve using wooden dowels. I use the
jumpring cutter for silver, solder-filled silver, and gold. Remember, your time is also valuable.


#4

I’ve posted a picture of the set on my website You can go there
directly at http://www.goldandstone.com/jumpringer.htm

I think its wonderful!


#5

I am the inventor and manufacturer of the Jump Ringer you mentioned.
I am happy you are satisfied with it. While there are cheap imitations
of my design, none compare with its precision, all steel and aluminum
construction and its versatility. You can for example, add to it by
purchasing the Oval Conversion Kit which includes five calibrated
oval mandrels and an Oval Coil Holder. For high production there is
Long Jump Ringer for machine winding and cutting 15" (380 mm) long
coils in about 3 minutes. If at any time, you feel you need technical
help, please feel free to call me at 516-333-9147.

Ray Grossman
Ray Grossman Inc.


#6

Speaking of jump rings, this is something I have yet to sit down and
figure out. Is it more productive/a better use of time for the
single person shop to make their own ring rings or buy?

I’ve always made my own…

Elaine Luther
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Certified PMC Instructor
@E_Luther


#7

Hi Elaine,

Is it more productive/a better use of time for the single person
shop to make their own ring rings or buy? 

I vote for making your own. Then you always have the size you want &
don’t have to worry about runing out.

Dave


#8
 Is it more productive/a better use of time for the single person
shop to make their own ring rings or buy? 

Absolutely make your own. Making rings takes very little time and
you can control the kind of metal, the gauge, etc. "Store bought"
rings do not have the same quality and never quite “meet” properly.

Cathy