Repetition and observation teaches you what to look for. When you
set thousands of stones, you know what a seat should look like. I’d
recommend knowing how to set it clean and tight before you apply
speed enhancing techniques. The glue just speeds up your setting time
so you can actually profit from your labor. I’ve set boatloads of
stones… channels, prongs, bezels, etc… When you have to set 30
anniversary bands before you go home, you figure out ways of getting
the job done right and fast.