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Lubricating Jump Ringer


#1

I need to lubricate the jump ringer cutting wheel that I use with my
foredom flex shaft - I currently use beeswax which I try and remove
with a 10% solution of sulphuric acid, but I find that I still have
problems soldering the jump rings. What is the best way to do this?


#2

G’day; an aqueous solution will *not *dissolve a wax! It will
dissolve in acetone, petrol, turps, mineral turps. Wash in any of
these with a toothbrush then rinse in alcohol or rubbing alcohol.

Cheers for now,
JohnB of Mapua, Nelson NZ


#3

After much experimentation we have found the following to work best:

Instead of beeswax use a stick lubricant specifically formulated for
lubrication of cutting tools and easy removal. An example of this
would be Rio Grande’s Bur Life. Other brands are available from
other tool distributors.

Generously rub the lubricant along the entire length of your coil
where the cut will be. This will insure a constant supply to the
blade during the cut. It is not necessary to apply it to the blade.

When you are finished cutting, pour the jump rings into a screw top
jar and then add hot water to about half way to the top. Add a
little dishwasher detergent. Securely replace the lid and shake it
vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds.

Pour the contents of your jar into a small strainer and run hot
water through it.

Empty the contents of your strainer onto a clean surface (paper,
cloth etc.) and allow to dry. Your jump rings will sparkle and be
easily soldered.

Enjoy your Jump Ringer!

Ray Grossman
Ray Grossman Inc.
Manufacturers of Jump Ringer and accessories.


#4

Hi,

There are several things that can be used to lubricate the saw blade
when cutting coils that won’t interfere with soldering. I’ve
successfully used oil of wintergreen, & liquid dish washing
detergent. I’ve heard others have used olive oil & other cooking
oils with equally good results.

Just put a little dab on your finger tip & rub that down the top of
the coil before putting the top on the coil holder.

Dave


#5
I currently use beeswax which I try and remove with a 10% solution
of sulphuric acid, but I find that I still have problems soldering
the jump rings. 

I do not know what the effect of this would be on precious metal (I
would assume none but I don’t like to assume), but you may want to
try some Simple Green. I use it to clean my scuba equipment to make
it ready to use with high concentrations of oxygen, and it doesn’t
harm my gear at all. I would warm the solution up and let the jump
rings sit in it for a while. Take them out, rinse in water, dry, and
they should be free of the beeswax.

Rudy Bescherer, Jr.