Did you know that Xuron® Models 2193 and 2193F Hard Wire Cutters are the only tools you should use for cutting memory wire, steel, or other types of hardened wire?
Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters, how do you choose the right one?
In the last few years we’ve seen more and more brick-and-mortar stores closing. This has left a significant hole in the jewelry community. Jewelers have fewer resources and less access to knowledgeable people. We’ve been fielding more and more phone calls asking for help choosing the right tool for the job.
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!
Memory wire is used by jewelry artist for it’s ability to retain shape allowing for a wider variety of design options. Our Brand Ambassador, Ashley Bunting, used memory wire to make this cute spiral bracelet.