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
Enjoy your Jump Ringer!
Ray Grossman Inc.
Manufacturers of Jump Ringer and accessories.