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Technical Forum => Studio/workspace/setup/equipment => Topic started by: ruth on August 10, 2018, 05:43:38 AM



Title: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: ruth on August 10, 2018, 05:43:38 AM
I know it isnít lampwork and that there are speacalist sites on FB but I thought I would ask here first. I make a lot of chainmaille stuff and teach a bit so decided to buy the ring maker. It is a lovely bit of kit but I break the blades and I donít know why. They are pricey, nearly£15 each.
Any tips or advice welcome


Title: Re: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: mizgeorge on August 10, 2018, 08:23:18 AM
Are the blades actually breaking or just losing teeth? If it's the former, it's likely to be some sort of misalignment that's causing the blade to spin slightly off-true, if the latter, then lubrication could be the problem, or using too fine a blade, or even just too hard a metal.

I have a couple of ring makers, but always seem to end up reverting to hand sawing, despite the ridiculous number of rings I cut.


Title: Re: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: ruth on August 10, 2018, 08:50:54 AM
Thank you George. I think it is misalignment. It is difficult because I cut several hundred rings and then it breaks. I always apply lubricant to the coils before cutting. On the fineness of the blade issue I am cutting copper or silver coils and using Pepe blades. Are there different thickness of blade?


Title: Re: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: mizgeorge on August 11, 2018, 08:11:39 AM
There are sources for blades that are a fair bit cheaper, and yes, they do come in different gauges. I'm back at my main pc until later next week, but will find you a link or two as soon as I am.


Title: Re: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: ruth on August 12, 2018, 03:30:00 AM
Thank you.


Title: Re: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: ruth on September 20, 2018, 03:19:11 AM
There are sources for blades that are a fair bit cheaper, and yes, they do come in different gauges. I'm back at my main pc until later next week, but will find you a link or two as soon as I am.

Dont mean to pester but would really appreciate this info. I know you are busy but I have drawn a blank on internet. Thanks
Ruth


Title: Re: Pepe jump ring maker problem
Post by: mizgeorge on September 20, 2018, 12:35:29 PM
Sorry Ruth - brain like a sieve!

My favourite suppliers are both out of stock (though the Ring Lord may well get them back in soon). In the meantime, try these: http://www.ottofrei.com/Pepe-Jump-Ring-Maker-Sawblades?custcol_of_xc_size=1402  or these: https://contenti.com/pepetools-jump-ring-maker - works out a fair bit cheaper even with postage. Both companies are very good at sending international stuff by letter airmail.