Video Tip – Removing Wire Burrs

By on December 14, 2009
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Daily Wire Jewelry Tip for December 14th, 2009

Removing Wire Burrs

By: Sonja Kiser & Charley Key


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    grace lechuga

    January 15, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you for your tips on de burring jewelry. I have not taken any jewelry making classes and have managed to sell my designs. I would like to make my costume jewelry more professional looking and I really appreciate your informative video

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    January 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you for the helpful hint.

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    May 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Thank you for sharing this very helpful information. Much Appreciated.

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    M T

    February 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Great information. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 12, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    This is the best info yet. I have been having a lot of trouble getting rid of burrs. I used a fine sanding block, too. It does a very good job. I tried the needle files, but they don’t work that well. I end up with worse burrs than I had before. I will be trying these tips in the video. Thanks much.

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    February 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you, very helpful. I am wondering if I just use a tumbler will that take care of the burrs? Or do I still need to file (and then tumble?)

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      February 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

      Hi WB, I would personally use an acrylic nail file to take off the burr, and then tumble. When it’s something going in someone’s ear, I don’t mind spending the extra time :)
      But if it was a headpin or something else, I’d just do a quick file to get most of it, then tumble it.

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    July 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    After this video reached about the 2:06 point, the video stopped. One of those little circles that appear when something is downloading showed up and it just kept spinning around. Would have liked to have seen the rest of the video as what I did see was very informative.

    How do you know what size cup bur to buy for a certain size wire. For example, if I’m using a 20 gauge wire for a ring and I want to smooth down the ends, what cup bur size would I use. Thank you