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Stonesetting: "The right tool


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...is half the job." -Karl Fischer 

Of course the other half is a skilled pair of hands.

There is a lot of personal difference between setters, but this
list would get you pretty far. This is a compilation of what
students at the Rev ere Academy learn with. Of course, even the
finest set of tools won’t d o the job alone.

All types of setting:
ring clamp
engraver's block or Benchmate
slide guage or Vernier caliper
dividers

For bezel setting:
bezel pusher
bezel roller
bezel punch
chasing hammer
burnisher
#6 modified square needle file

Prong setting:
flexible shaft machine
drills
setting burs
bearing burs
bud burs
ball burs
cup burs
#6 modified barette needle file
chain nose pliers
cutter: side, diagonal or end
parrot beak setting pliers
chasing hammer
setting punch

Bead and pave setting:
flexible shaft machine
drills
setting burs
bearing burs
bud burs
ball burs
oil stone: middle grit 
flat graver #40, 41 or 42
square graver #4 or 5
round graver #52-54
beading tool set