Tweezers are a constant in the life of a jeweler, especially in these safety-conscious times. Using tweezers can help reduce exposure to chemicals that cause dermatitis. For example, when handling items in solutions like pickles, soap, and detergents, the tweezers limit possible skin damage.
Tweezers are also one of the most straightforward bench-mounted tools. For example, they can be modified to hold stone components or heads and rings together when welding. Here are some of my favorite clamps and mods:
Regular hand soldering pliers are most useful when made of 8 inches of good, solid metal. Our favorite pair is a stainless steel table clamp from Germany. It should be noted that Indian style soldering tongs are excellent; It has a thick and decadent end to hold while in use so that your fingers don’t get hot.
During welding, two metal parts are permanently bonded with heat. When soldering jewelry or other objects, it is essential to handle the components with care not to harm yourself or your surroundings.
Reverse-acting clamps, also known as welding clamps or self-locking clamps, are designed to act as a “third hand” when welding complex parts. As one of the most popular soldering tools on the market, learn about soldering guns and how to use them.
Tweezers are a useful tool often used by all jewelers to reduce contact with harsh chemicals and solutions and protect against possible skin damage. Reverse acting pliers are handy for holding small parts while soldering your jewelry designs. Built with a spring-loaded scenario that compresses to open and releases to close, so details easily stay in place as you work. Allows you to hold objects while welding easily. All you have to do is clip it to your desk, and you are good to go.
Soldering materials allow you to use self-locking pliers to work with precision on intricate and delicate jewelry projects. Reverse acting welding guns are the same as the standard version but with specially designed insulated handles to protect the fingertips from heat when welding. Additionally, reverse-acting pliers have thin tips with serrated jaws that give you maximum precision and control. This is ideal when it comes to more complex jewelry designs. It can hold a wide variety of items, from small jump rings to large wedding rings. They can also be purchased and reshaped if needed, with a half-inch right angle bend at the end, then filed down to create jagged edges.
Are you working on a design that will need both of your hands to bring it to life? If your piece is a bit complicated and needs more attention, you can place the inverted clamps on a third-hand base. A third-hand base has been designed to secure your clamps while welding. It is adaptable and can be maneuvered from any angle you want.
Choose your reverse welding gun today, available with straight and curved tips.
NOTE: These clamps should not be used with the brine bath as the steel metal contaminates the solution and causes the parts to charge. Instead, use plastic, brass, or copper tweezers to avoid contamination.
At idle, the self-locking grippers are closed and opened when pressure is applied. However, what is the best tip for making your jewelry? In the following, we describe the basics of welding guns with straight and curved ends.
Straight Tip Reverse Action Pliers are ideal for holding small parts and jewelry components in place while welding. The fiber handles to protect your fingers from the heat as they walk through the metal. The fine tips are ideal for picking up, transferring, and placing small solder pieces in your work.
Curved clips are perfect for larger or longer items such as coins, tubing, and flat metal bands. Curved tips can be useful for lifting and maneuvering objects as they can be more secure. Curved clamps provide more flexibility and ease when working at difficult angles, although the curved and straight tips are safe and ideal for handling small objects. Ultimately, your choice depends on those that may depend on your preferences and the way you work.