When making jewelry with wire it’s important to understand the differences in composition, size and hardness of the wire, as this will dictate the type of wire cutters you will need to use.
Our friends at Halstead ™ recently published a blog article offering excellent guidance and instruction on wire gauges and wire tempers (hardness). This should be recommended reading for any beginner jewelry artist!
Now that you’ve read the Halstead™ blog and know everything about wire, it’s time to select the best Xuron® Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter for your project. In the world of wire and wire cutters, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and this is why we offer multiple options to cover the entire spectrum of wire you’ll be working with be it soft, half hard, or hard. It’s especially important to remember to never cut hard wire (like memory wire) with a sharp edged flush cutter. The wire is harder than the edges of the cutter and will leave perfectly shaped half-moon dents in each blade.
This reference chart offers an easy way to find the correct Xuron® Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter for multiple types and sizes of wire:
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