Making Right Angles in Wire
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
I often want to make a right angle in wire for something I'm designing. Here's a tool to do that for you.
Instructions
The easiest way I've found to make perfect right angles consistently is to use my 3-Step Square Pliers.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Making Right Angles in Wire - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, step pliers
These also allow me to make two right angles at a time if desired and are graduated so I can make different sizes.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Making Right Angles in Wire - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, step pliers
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Making Right Angles in Wire - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, right angles in wire
Most of my other pliers are round, therefore, the use of this square pair has given me many new ideas. Give it a try and see what you can design.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Making Right Angles in Wire - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, step pliers

Materials

20 Gauge Square Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-20SQH
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.93
  • Gold Club Price: $1.45
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20 Gauge Round Half Hard Argentium .930 Silver Wire
H19-20H
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.74
  • Gold Club Price: $1.31
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Tools

3 Step Square Pliers
G2-505
  • G2-505
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $37.95
  • Gold Club Price: $28.46
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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  • Category: Tools
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