Friday, December 11, 2009

New Wire Cutters

Both my online orders arrived earlier this week, and I've tried out both my tools from Rings & Things. I have to say I love using the new flush wire cutters I bought. I used them while making a new necklace, and they cut through my 20 gauge copper wire like butter. At $20 they cost a bit more than some of my other cutters, but $20 isn't unreasonable to spend on a useful tool. The cutting action was nice and smooth, and required less hand force than my standard cutters do for the same wire. When cutting multiple lengths of wire for a project, it's nice to have a pair of cutters that don't wear my hands out as fast.

The other tool I bought is a pin vise. I played with it a little bit, and it's pretty cool. I'll do more with it after I get done with my holiday gift pieces.

And yes, I'm hoping to get some nice pictures of the necklace this weekend, when I have some natural light to work with. This time of the year it's already dark when I get home from work.

5 comments:

Dave Robertson said...

Hi Claire -- the days begin getting longer in less than 2 week, can you believe it? Here's to more natural light to work by. Thanks for reviewing our flush cutters, have fun with them!

:) Dave
at Rings & Things

plcpeggy said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm on the hunt for new wire cutters for my jewelry work, so these are a great find...

Peggy
http://www.peggyli.com

Claire said...

Dave - Thanks, and I can't wait for longer light days. You're welcome for the review, I'll have to post one on the site as well. I was happy to find a pair of flush cutters for that price on your site. I saw some elsewhere for around the same price, but they were only rated for 22 and finer gauge.

Peggy - You're welcome, and I'm glad to be of help.

:)

Dave Robertson said...

Hi again Claire -- great idea, I'd love it if you posted a review of the cutters in our online store. A link back to this blog post would be great as well!

:) Dave
at Rings & Things

Claire said...

Dave - I posted a review on the R&T product page. Sorry it took me awhile to realize I had another comment on this post, to much holiday preparation around here. :)

(And I also enabled e-mail comment notification to, so I can tell easier when someone comments on my blogs).