Manufactured exclusively for Rio Grande in the USA by Swanstrom, this high-quality disc cutter set features tools made of hardened and tempered, shock-resistant tool steel with precision-ground surfaces. The spring-loaded die plate allows you to easily open and close the cutter according to the thickness being punched.
This cutter delivers clean, consistent cuts over years of use, reducing the amount of time you spend on finishing and the amount of metal that is wasted. Buy a Swanstrom cutter once and rest assured it will give you high-quality cuts for years to come.
Designed for soft materials up to 16 gauge (1.29mm) when using a hammer and up to 10 ga. (2.59mm) when using a Bonny Doon hydraulic press. Use a urethane square (1/16" thick, 95 durometer; not included) under the cutters as a support as you cut; the urethane absorbs the energy of the hammer blow, protecting the cutters and the work surface and ensuring a clean, sharp cut. IMPORTANT: Always position a shim of the same thickness of the material being cut directly across from that material to keep the plates balanced and ensure a perfectly perpendicular cut.
2016-2017 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.131
• one two-plate cutter block (4" dia. x 1-1/4"H).
• ten dies (each is 2" tall):
— 1/4" (6.3mm)
— 3/8" (9.5mm)
— 1/2" (12.7mm)
— 5/8" (15.9mm)
— 3/4" (19.0mm)
— 7/8" (22.2mm)
— 1" (25.4mm)
— 1-1/4" (31.8mm)
• one Allen wrench.
• one strong rubber base (5-3/4"-dia.) that conveniently holds the cutter and dies.
please note: • Protect the surfaces of your punches by using only brass-head mallets to strike them when cutting.
• Always use BurLife® on the cutting edges of your punches to keep them cutting cleanly and efficiently for years to come.
Brown & Sharpe Gauge Thicknesses
Use this handy guide to quickly, easily and accurately convert gauge sizes into inches or millimeters—or vice versa.
These instructions show you how to use the Swanstrom disc cutter and center-positioning die set to create perfectly cut circles quickly and easily.
Maintenance and Care of Swanstrom Super-Flush Cutters and Disc Cutter Punches
Get advice from Tim Sheriff of Swanstrom Tools on how to care for your Swanstrom super-flush cutters and disc cutter punches in this video from Rio Grande.
How To Make Mokume Gane Jewelry Using the Swanstrom Disc Cutter
Mark Nelson explains the origins of mokume gane, a mixed-metal laminate, and uses the Swanstrom disc cutter to make a variety of jewelry components.
How To Etch and Apply Patina To Mokume Gane, with Phillip Baldwin
In this video from Rio Grande, Phillip Baldwin, founder of Shining Wave Metals, shows you how to etch mokume gane and how to apply a color and finish that beautifully highlights this patterned metal.
Silver-Filled Stone-Set Chandelier Earrings Project by Lauren Tobey
Use silver-filled sheet and bezel cups to create these remarkable stone-set earrings. Designed by metalsmith Lauren Tobey, these earrings show you what you can do with the Swanstrom disc cutter and silver-filled sheet!
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