Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cool Tools for Jewelry

Good Morning,

Today I thought we would take a look at a couple of tools that I use when making jewelry.

Most of you know about and probably own a "Dremel", a popular brand name rotary tool, there are several versions .  I also own a Nikota.  Let's look at the Dremel 7300.  This sells for around $30.00.

This hand held tool is simple to use and comes with eight heads.

Cordless, it comes with a power pack / charger that plugs into any socket.  The battery is removable for easy charge-up or cleaning.    There are also a variety of heads available and sold separately for your needs.  Two speeds make sanding, shaping and polishing a breeze.

150 Piece Dremel Rotary Tool Accessory Kit.  Marked as a $70.00 value, you can usually find these for around $25.00 to $40.00 depending on where you shop.
Includes, sanding disks and drums, cutting wheels and drill bits.

The Roburn Soldering Iron / Torch 3 in 1.  This is a very small, butane powered tool.  It comes with an interchangeable head for a soldering iron, and the tool may be set for flame (torch) or to heat and becomes a hot air blower.

At 6-1/2" long this design isn't exactly the best, however, it is easy to control, light weight, and I like the 3 -in- 1 aspect of tool.  Operation time is about 60 minutes on a "tank" of gas at the medium-setting.  It should be noted that the torch flame reaches temps of up to 1300 degrees Celsius or 2730 degrees Fahrenheit.  THAT'S HOT!  The soldering tip reaches 430 C or 780 F, and works best with silver solder paste.  A torch striker is recommended by the manufacturer for ease of igniting the flame.

Yes, I do own these tools, and use them in the studio.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look.  

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

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