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Jeweler's Saw: Picking the right saw frame

Picking the right jeweler's saw frame:

There are a few things to consider when choosing a jeweler's saw:

• What you will be cutting
• The intricacy of your design
• The size of the piece of jewelry

This is your standard jeweler's saw. It is a great starter saw frame and we use them in all of our Jewelry classes at the studio. I like it because it provides a lot of stability(which is important) when sawing and it can cut out most projects.

shallow frame saw for making jewelry

This is a bit deeper saw frame. The pros and cons of it are in the wider frame. You will be able to cut metal that is longer and wider, which is great! But, it doesn't provide as much stability when sawing out your design because of the deeper frame. Thus, it can be a little more difficult to cut as precisely. If you are a more experienced sawer and piercer, or love sawing, this may be the way to go for you. If you don't love sawing and see it as a means to an end, you may want to stick with the shallower saw frame.
Saw for cutting metal with a deep frame for bigger pieces

Side by side of the shallow and deeper saw frames.

Side by side of two different saw frames for jewelers
This is a super fancy saw frame that looks like a piece of art. I can't say too much about it yet, because I haven't used it, but Michelle at the studio got it as a Christmas gift and is in love. If you love sawing, or want to give a great gift to a jeweler in your life, this may be the way to go.

curved iron decorative saw for jewelry making

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