With this jig, you can cut jump rings and it will be virtually impossible to cut yourself. The pictures to the right show the different steps. You form a spiral of wire around an object like a pencil, knitting needle ... whatever. Undo the blade of your jewelers saw and slip the blade THROUGH the middle of the spiral. Place the spiral in the "V" notch of the jig. Use the slot in the plexiglass to guide your blade. Press the spiral of wire firmly down in the "V" notch while you cut your jump rings by sawing back and forth. And don't forget to lubricate your blade with burr life or candle wax, etc.
"The jump ring jig is designed to be used with a jeweler's saw. It holds the coiled wire in place and provides a guide for the saw. Your results are more dependent on your ability to use the jeweler's saw. Even those who don't use a jeweler's saw in their work, with a little practice, can cut jump rings cleanly and smoothly. This is a skill worth developing, especially if you're a chain maille artist. You will enjoy being able to make jump rings of any size and any gauge wire with smooth clean cuts ... even 12 and 14 gauge wire should you choose. "
There are a few of things to remember. First, make sure that you have the correct blade size. It's important that the blade is geared for the size wire you're using. Three blade teeth should be able to rest on the wire. Second, keep your saw blade lubricated. Third, it's a light touch. Starting is a little tough, but once you get any kind of a groove in the metal, the rest should be easy going. Get a rhythm going with the saw blade. Saw on an angle and hold the coil down.
That's it. Perfectly cut jump rings every time and with no danger of hurting yourself. The Jump Ring Cutter Jig is designed to fit perfectly in a vise.
Please see the video that Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire, made
I have used this guide twice and love it's usefulness and simplicity. Great communication from Mr. Lewis and item was shipped within a day of purchase. Overall happy with my experience with TreasureLocker
Jul 14, 2016 by kkrgr
Really quick delivery (the next mail day) and an excellent invention.