Jewelers' Saws and Jump Rings
by Dale Armstrong
Question:

Hi Dale, to saw 20-gauge silver for jump rings, what gauge and type of saw and blade would you suggest?

-Debbie in Nakusp, BC, Canad
Instructions
Answer:

Good question, Debbie! Jewelers' saw blades come in a variety of thickness from very fine through very coarse (8/0 to 6). The size (#) of a blade describes how many teeth there are per inch; the more teeth there are the finer the blade is. Of course, the wider the blade is, the more kerf (the part of the material that is lost when cutting). For cutting 20-gauge wire, you can use blade size 2/0 through a 1. Most folks (including me) like a size 1/0. Just be sure to keep the blade lubricated by using a product such as beeswax.
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Materials

20 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-20H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.81
  • Gold Club Price: $0.61
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Tools

2/0 Relentless Sawblade - Sold by the Dozen
SAW-400.05D
  • SAW-400.05D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Crocodile Sawblades - Cut 2/0 - Sold by the Dozen
SAW-550.05D
  • SAW-550.05D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.57
  • Gold Club Price: $1.93
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4 Inch Saw Frame
SAW-344.00
  • SAW-344.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $12.95
  • Gold Club Price: $9.71
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Beeswax--1oz Bar
WAX-120.00
  • WAX-120.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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Basic Sawing Kit
G15-7
  • G15-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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  • Category: Tools
  • Technique(s): Sawing, Tools