Hello Wade and Judy, A follow up to my earlier response regarding the PUK and Orion. Ended up purchasing the PUK 5 before even getting out to RIO to try them but went to RIO a week ago and John Sartin graciously spent time with me going over the basics of the PUK. The Orion’s were there in the studio, but I had already made my purchase and just went with it. I am very new to it, but I will say, it is a wonderful piece of equipment. While it will take me time to get the hang of it, it is intuitive and easy to use. Like I mentioned, it is going to take some practise, but it is a solid built beautiful tool and from what I have gleaned thus far, has surpassed my expectations.
Wade, there is from what I understand a HUGE difference between the PUK 3 and 5. Check out Jeffrey Hermans Blog http://www.silversmithing.com/puk.htm
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