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Tripps Easy Settings


#1

Has anyone used Tripps Mfg. as a supply source? How easy is it to use
their “easy mount settings” ? Do I need gem set pliers? They seem
pretty expensive at around $32. I am experimenting to see if I want
to use them for a few earrings and pendants. Thanks for any advice,
sympathy or suggestions.

Bob B

RBUCK83133@aol.com


#2

To Bob B

Tripps Yes I have used them, pretty good. The Gem Pliers are a
good investment there are other supply catalogs like SWEST that
may have better price, I would recommend.

Good Luck, Jeff Thomson www.aussie-opal.com 800-376-6725 “For all your
OPAL needs”

Nathalie & Jeff Thomson
P. O. Box 82
Duncan, OK 73534
1-800-376-6725


#3

Hi Bob

I have used Tripps settings and they are easy. Yes you do need a
set of Gem pliers but you do not need Tripps Pliers. I have
used Tripps pliers and they are worth the money you pay for them.
I have never had any problems with my deelings with Tripps,
they tell you up front what your price is and about when the
delivery date is.

Good Luck Al


#4

Hi All,

We use Tripp’s Easy Mount settings all the time, and have never
had a problem. They are easy to set if you take your time and
follow the directions. We have used Tripps for years for a lot of
settings and supplies and found them to have outstanding products
and customer service.

I do reccomend getting the Easy Set pliers, they have been worth
it to me!

Regards,

Mike Shell
Minerals and More
P.O. Box 371,
Bethel, Ohio 45106


#5

Bob B. said,

Has anyone used Tripps Mfg. as a supply source? How easy is it to
use their “easy mount settings” ? Do I need gem set pliers? They seem
pretty expensive at around $32.<<

I’ve used their mntgs several times with good results. In all
cases I used the smaller setting pliers they recomend. Depending
on your manual dexterity, feel & experience you could use a
needle nose pliers or some other tool. $32 for the pliers may be
a lot cheaper than replacing a broken stone. The pliers lets
you control the closing pressure easier than a needle nose.

Good luck! Dave


#6

Bob,

I almost always use their settings, and they are very good. I
have found that it is not nearly as simple or easy to mount at
first as the instructions would indicate. I am not great with
hand tools, but I am getting better all of the time. If your
gemstone is not exactly right in size you have to adjust the
mounting. I have a major problem mounting pear shaped stomes and
have found the 3 prong pear shaped mounting easier than the 4
prong for those types of mountings where they are available. They
have a pair of non-US made gem set pliers on the same page that
are cheaper and just as good. It is not necessary to use the gem
set pliers, but they are nice. You may use a needle nose plier
with smooth tips. Start with sterling silver. It is actually
easier for me to mount in the sterling silver mountings and
cheaper. 14K gold is harder than sterling silver.

These are non-professional notes from someone who just recently
started to set I hope the professionals do not dump
on me too much for my dumb comments.

TOM (OWL1)


#7

I’ve used Tripps easy mounts since they first started out. The
pliers are almost a must since you can regulate the amt of
pressure on the prongs. Bob Goll


#8
> These are non-professional notes from someone who just recently > started to set I hope the professionals do not dump on > me too much for my dumb comments. >TOM (OWL1)

There’s no such thing as a dumb comment or question. We are all
equals dealing with different combinations of
problems;education;experience. Fell free . Your question
will illuminate others thoughts and own questions.I thank you for
it. Charles

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