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Setters hold it


#1

This is a wooden handle apparatus that has a screw on the side to
open the two flat jaws. I use this for flat bottomed bezel earring
studs. I’ve looked everywhere, Stuller, Otto-Frei, Eisinger and even
Rio-G! I have two right now, but one is now a doorstopper!..:

The name on the side is “Ray Grossman, Inc.”. The registered name is
"Setters-Hold-It" can anyone in Orchid-land assist me…pulleeze!

Gerry!


#2

Gerry, I typed “Setters Hold it” into Google, and it took about 3
seconds to locate a link to Mettaliferous, who shows it to be in
stock…

Peter


#3

Sounds like what Shor has listed as a “Universal Work Holder.” It’s
about halfway down this page, just above the hand vises.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vh

Most tool houses should carry this, though I don’t know if they’ll
call it by the same name.

Elliot


#4

Many thanks Peter The ‘most’ obvious place was totally overlooked, I
found a tool supplier here in Toronto. I’ll make a purchase of two
of them this week. This fellow takes ‘debit cards’ and cash. Never
want to get stuck again…thanks to all…

Gerry!


#5

Gerry, I found this Setters-Hold-It
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vj

Can’t tell from the image if it says Ray Grossman Inc but I hope it
is this one.


#6

Is this the tool you’re talking about?

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vj

Hope that link went through, I know Ganoksin sometimes strips them.
If it didn’t, go to “jewelers toy store dot com” and type setters in
the search bar. Second result.

~Willis


#7

Hi Gerry, I have a metal version that I have glued thin leather in
to cushion the jaws. Checkout http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vj
Jme


#8

Here’s some more: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vk

Pearson Jewelry Tools and supply: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vl


#9

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side to open the two flat jaws. (…) The name on the side is “Ray
Grossman, Inc.”. The registered name is “Setters-Hold-It” $B"d (B

Perhaps it’s similar to the GRS Benchmate?

  • Lorraine

#10

Gerry,

Unfortunately, due to waning sales, we discontinued manufacturing
the Setter’s Hold-It several years ago and have no spare parts left
in stock. What is the problem with the “doorstopper”? Perhaps we can
repair it. Please let me know.

Ray Grossman


#11
I have a metal version that I have glued thin leather in to cushion
the jaws. 

Jamie (or anyone with answers), What type of glue do you use to
attach leather to steel tools. I’ve tried this with poor success, and
suspect that my choice of glue is wrong.

Thanks,
Jamie (a different one)


#12

Perhaps this is what you’re looking for (?) Try micromark dot com,
search for “hand vises” see item # 60937

Hope this is of some help…
Kim


#13

Hi

I’ve been setting for 25 years and have a ridiculous amount of tools,
holders, clamps and contraptions for use while setting various shaped
pieces. About half the clamps & tools I’ve bought from the usual
suppliers and the rest I’ve had made by myself or local engineers &
tool makers. If you are a serious setter doing good work and charging
fair prices then it’s well worth having your own tools made to suit
you. Ring clamps with extra wide opening jaws or specially shaped
attachments to suit the work you do will make your job less stressful
and give more stability to the piece which means quicker work and
more money in your pocket. Most of the special clamps cost less than
a few hundred dollars and paid for themselves in the first month of
use. If you cant find it, build it of have someone build it for you.

Good luck
Phil W


#14
What type of glue do you use to attach leather to steel tools. I've
tried this with poor success, and suspect that my choice of glue is
wrong. 

Contact cement

James Binnion
James Binnion Metal Arts


#15
Perhaps it's similar to the GRS Benchmate? 

No. Has more in common with the jaws of an engravers block, with a
handle, and little sharp edged plates on top that can grip into metal
resting just on top of the jaw surfaces. The GRS is a fancy ring
clamp system.


#16

MicroMark carries this particular one…couldn’t live without it!

Rose Marie Christison


#17

I believe this is what you’re talking about, its available for about
twenty bucks at Gesswein http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1vm

David Geller
www.jewelerprofit.com


#18

A few days ago I posted an email about my ailing setting-clamp and
wanting to see how it can be either replaced or repaired. I had many
Orchidians give me suppliers in America (I live in Canada). The
"customs and shipping" would have made it almost expensive to get a
replacement of one simple item. I have two of these holders for over
3 decades.

I found out that these wonderful tools are no longer being sold,
pity! Well guess who wrote to me? The man himself, "Ray Grossman"
the sole manufacturer! He told me that he hasn’t any more parts to
make my ‘hold-it’ operable again. Guess what he did? He sent me the
original machinist drawing to help me make a copy of that broken
part.

This is just what “Orchid” is all about, one hand helping the other.
In my humble opinion, Ray Grossman is one heck of a good
’mensch’…a.k.a. a good soul…:>)*

With our own Orchid, who needs Facebook or Twitter. I don’t use
either of them…

Gerry!


#19
Jamie (or anyone with answers), What type of glue do you use to
attach leather to steel tools. I've tried this with poor success,
and suspect that my choice of glue is wrong. 

Use contact adhesive.

Warning the good stuff is solvent based, so glue outside or with
ventilation.

Regards Charles A.


#20

Jamie, I use epoxy. I have the best luck getting leather to adhere
well to my tools by prepping both surfaces and giving the glue time
to cure. Try roughing both surfaces, the metal/wood and the leather
with 320 paper before applying the adhesive. Use the finished side
of the leather as the glue side and do this when you do your tool and
bench clean up at the end of the day. I keep leather cut from an old
leather jacket in my side drawer to cut up. It is feels like new
tennis shoes. New leather makes you faster… Hope this helps,
the other

Jamie