In this kit, you'll get the Swanstrom disc cutter and all the accessories you need to start making and creating with discs, washers and more; it is sure to become an indispensable feature on your bench!
Manufactured exclusively for Rio 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. Spring-loaded die plate allows you to easily open and close according to the thickness being punched. Designed for soft materials up to 16 gauge (1.29mm).
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.130
• Swanstrom original round disc cutter, 4" dia. x 1-1/4"H with 10 punches (112509).
• Rubber organizer/base, 5-7/8" dia. (1125091).
• Center positioning dies; set/10 (112524).
• Urethane pad, 95-durometer, 6" x 6" (110331).
• BurLife® stick, 1.9 oz. (117003).
• Brass mallet, 2 lb. (112138).
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.
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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