Though luck and perseverance I have my allowance saved, and based on
advice from Peter Rowe I have my mind set on obtaining the economy
rolling mill at Contenti with the extra pair of wire forming rolls.
My question, however, extends which drawing plate to pair with my
mill so that I can begin drawing wire once it is formed on the rolls.
I’d rather get them from the same vendor as the rolling mill to save
shipping. I’d also rather get away with buying just one drawplate, as
I do not need to be rich in drawplates, I have other things to need
The wire rolls offered with the rolling mill have grooves from .75
to 4.3 mm wide.
Contenti only offers tool steel drawing plates, not carbide.
Round wire drawplate ranges:
0.3 to 2 mm
0.5 to 3 mm
0.5 to 6 mm
I’m playing with fine silver, as usual. I want very fine round wire
for inlay, but I want the equivalent of 22 gauge for necklace chain.
Would my reasoning be correct in selecting the 0.5 to 3mm drawplate,
or would it be a better idea for me to get the 0.5 to 6mm drawplate
so that I can overlap the high end of the rolling mill’s wire forming
Thanks again for your advice,
Andrew Jonathan Fine