Swanstrom Super-Flush Cutters
Item Number: 111305
This pair of Swanstrom super-flush cutters features forged and machine-hardened high-carbon, high-chrome alloy steel for the most durable cutters you can buy.
• Extremely durable and ergonomically designed, Soft-Touch™ handles are extra-long, wide, textured and padded to distribute pressure across the hand, relieving the carpal tunnel pocket in the palm.
• Anti-glare black finish lessens eye fatigue and improves visibility.
• Double-leaf spring is welded in place for durability.
• Knurled jaw-stop prevents collision of the cutting blades and allows you to achieve the same cut over and over again.
2014 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.30
please note: Not for use with Beadalon® or memory wire; take care to avoid using these pliers beyond their maximum capacity.
How to Make an Ear Wire
Using wire, some pliers, and these few steps, you can quickly make ear wires with a loop for your earring designs!
Use super-flush cutters to cut a piece of wire 3" long.
Bend the wire in half and pinch it together so the two sides of wire are touching.
Curl the bent end into a “U” shape with round-nose pliers.
If one leg of the wire is longer than the other, clip it to make them even. Position the largest part of the round-nose pliers in the center of the legs of wire. Bend the wire of each leg into a wide “U” shape.
Bend the end tips of the wire slightly.
Clip apart the two legs of wire at the bend that was made in Step 2. You now have two identical ear wires.
Close the eye loop on each wire.
Using a cup bur or wire rounder, smooth the long end of the cut wire.
How to Make A Loop or Eye
Using a pair of round-nose pliers, you can easily form wire loops and eyes on the end of a head pin or eye pin for your beading projects.
Slide a bead on to a head pin or eye pin. Bend the wire slightly using chain-nose pliers.
Using round-nose pliers, rotate the wire into a loop.
Cut off any excess wire with super-flush cutters.
Use the round-nose pliers to close the loop.
This illustration shows the proper positioning of the completed loop.
How to Make a Spiral Head Pin
Using a pair of pliers, you can quickly form a tiny spiral at the end of a length of wire to make your own head pin.
Measure the desired length of wire, then add 1/4" for forming the spiral. Use super-flush cutters to cut the wire.
Smooth both ends of the wire with a file or sandpaper.
Use chain-nose pliers to curl one end of the wire into a tight spiral.