Cut out discs and a variety of special shapes for creating an endless variety of components for your jewelry making and design work. This comprehensive collection of Swanstrom disc and shape cutters includes the round, oval, triangle, heart, square, rectangle and teardrop cutter sets with corresponding centering dies as well as a brass-head mallet, a urethane pad and a stick of BurLife® lubricant. With this collection, you have everything you need to get going right out of the box.
Manufactured exclusively for Rio Grande in the USA by Swanstrom, these high-quality disc cutter sets feature tools made of hardened and tempered, shock-resistant tool steel with precision-ground surfaces. The spring-loaded die plates allow you to easily open and close the cutter according to the thickness being punched.
The cutters deliver 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 Swanstrom cutters and rest assured they 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 the included urethane square (95-durometer) under the cutters as a support when 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.
• 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.