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Daily Wire Tip Nov. 29: How to Prevent Pin Vise From Breaking Wires
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
November 29, 2009
I have a pin vise to twist wire, but every time I try to use it, it bites off the end of the wire before I can twist it. I was told to use only square wire, which I have. I’ve watched the videos and tried to do what I’ve seen you do. What am I doing wrong?
Unfortunately I have seen this happen in my classrooms as well and you are probably not doing anything ‘wrong’, rather the tool was improperly finished when it was made. I have tried to remedy this situation by filing the inside surfaces of the point that holds the wire, but then it doesn’t grip firmly. The best solution is to return the device to the source, with a note that describes what is wrong with the tool, and ask for a replacement.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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