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Featured Tool May 21: Wire Rounder Set
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Tool of the Week for
May 21, 2012
This week’s tool: Wire Rounder Set, #PIN-225.05
Video by Kate, JewelryTools.com
This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the PIN-225.05 Wire Rounder 3 piece set. It features a smooth wooden knob (removable), a Euro Tool vise, and 2 cup burs. The burrs are 1.8 and 1.2mm, which will accommodate wire up to 14-gauge. The smaller bur is better for smoothing thinner wire ends.
Wire rounders, which hold cup burrs that you can also place in your drill, work to smooth the wire ends, eliminating burrs and sharp edges, leaving your handmade ear wires, hooks, links, and rings perfectly scratch-free. Simply twist the wire rounder on the wire end before tucking your wire down, and it won’t scratch your finger, neck, wrist, or blouse!
You can see Sonja Kiser and Charley Key demonstrating how to use a wire rounder here: Removing Wire Burrs.
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May 21, 2012 at 9:08 am
I find it cheaper and faster to just buy the cup burs and put one in the chuck of the drill press….You cand do many wire ends more quickly and efficiently
May 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm
Cup burs are great for SMOOTHING sharp ends of wrapped wire, but to solve POKEY ends you have to pinch them down next to the wire, using your needle nose or curved nose pliers. They’re “pokey” because they’re sticking out. If you press them tight against the rest of the wire wrap, you don’t even have to worry about the ends being smooth: they will never touch your skin.