Tools & Equipment

Having the Right Jewelry-Making Tools and Equipment Is Essential to Your Success.

Without the proper tools, even the simplest task can seem impossible. When you sit down at your bench, ready to bring your jewelry into reality, you want to have a collection of tools that enables you to perform tasks quickly and efficiently. 

The right tool for the job depends on the task you need to perform. Are you sizing rings, forming metal or setting stones? At Rio, you will find a selection of high-quality hand tools such as mandrels, hammers, files, pliers, disc cutters and precision measuring tools designed to make each of those tasks easier with special features like ergonomic design and spring-loaded handles.  Time is money and a bench stocked with time-saving, long-lasting, dependable tools is well worth the investment.

A solid workspace is the foundation of every piece you make. We have workbenches and bench accessories to suit any size jewelry studio or workshop and a wide selection of benchtop organizers, tool caddies and stands to keep your Foredom® flexshaft and accessories readily available. You will also find many time-saving bench accessories like the GRS® Benchmate®, the Encore QC and the slide-and-lock bracket—each designed to stabilize your workpiece in the perfect position so you can maintain the optimal working posture.

From CAD software, mold-making supplies and wax injection machines to our exclusive line of Neutec® casting equipment, we have your manufacturing needs covered. We also carry the mass-finishing equipment, such as magnetic pin finishers and rotary, centrifugal and vibratory tumblers, needed to support your manufacturing processes. Ready to stock your shelves with consumables? Check out our tumbling media, finishing solutions, filters, cleaners, seals and lubricants. 

Proper jewelry making tools will make a difficult task easy, a complex problem simple and a time-consuming process faster. Regardless of how big or how small your operation is, having the right tools and equipment is essential to your success. At Rio, we’re a company of jewelers for jewelers, and we recommend the same tools and equipment to our customers that we use ourselves. If you ever need help determining the best tools to use, just give us a call and ask.