PulseGraver • Quick Sharp Carbide Micro Gravers • PulseGraver Unviersal Collet • OZ Elite Micromotor System • Orion 200i • Oval Disc Cutter • Mettler Toledo JET Gold and Carat Balances • PUK 5.1 • Badeco M1 Portable Micromotor Kit • Jewelers’ Assist Mobile App
Designed to operate quietly, the PulseGraver is an all-electric airless graver that does not require the use of a compressor. Suitable for use in stone setting, hand engraving, and other decorative work, the graver has four modes that allow the foot pedal to control speed, power, bright cutting, and a burst-mode speed for beading and artistic effects. The handpiece has a built-in knob for fine-tuning power. It is compatible with all gravers used on pneumatic machines and most sharpeners. It comes with five collets. Contact: Engraver.com/Precision Artistry LLC, 8 Atkinson Drive, Unit 531, Doylestown, PA 18901; 1-215-512-6258; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; engraver.com.
Designed to be tough and long lasting, these 1.9 mm round carbide gravers feature an indexed side for easy sharpening and swapping between collets. Made from a carbide material that will hold its edge without fracturing easily, the gravers measure 1.75 inches long, and their small size means less time spent sharpening as well as an improved field of vision for the user. The gravers are sold individually or in sets of 5 or 10. Contact: Engraver.com/Precision Artistry LLC, 8 Atkinson Drive, Unit 531, Doylestown, PA 18901; 1-215-512-6258; e-mail email@example.com; engraver.com.
Designed for use with the PulseGraver electric graver as well as most pneumatic engraving systems that use a tab to prevent a collet from spinning, this multi-slotted collet comes in 1/8, 3/32, and 1/16 bores to fit practically all tools used in powered engraving and setting systems. The multi-slot design allows users to quickly rotate collets to accommodate different tools and get the handpiece wire or tube out of the way of the work. Each collet has five slots that are 45 degrees apart to accommodate round and square engraving tools as well as left- and right-handed jewelers. Contact:Engraver.com/Precision Artistry LLC, 8 Atkinson Drive, Unit 531, Doylestown, PA 18901; 1-215-512-6258; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; engraver.com.
Suitable for a variety of applications, including grinding, finishing, and polishing, the OZ Elite Micromotor System features an advanced controller and a 50,000 rpm, 230-watt brushless rotary handpiece. It offers consistent and ample torque (up to 8.3 Ncm) at all times to ensure fast and smooth metal removal. The system features a thin, lightweight H180 handpiece with 3/32" and 1/8" collets. It also includes a variable-speed foot rheostat, handpiece cradle rest, detachable handpiece holder, and a replacement fuse. An easy-to-read digital speed display allows for precise speed and torque settings. In addition, the system has a self-diagnostic error display and overload protection. Contact: Gesswein Co., 201 Hancock Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605; 1-203-366-5400; fax 366-3953; e-mail email@example.com; gesswein.com.
Developed to give the user more control, more capability, and a simpler welding process, the Orion 200i is a compact jewelry-welding system that offers pulse-arc and resistance weld modes for a variety of tasks, including resizing rings, filling porosity, re-tipping prongs, and more. Capable of making from one to five welds per second, the unit has a pulse arc weld energy range from 0.1 to 200 joules. Suitable for use with a wide range of metals, the welder has a 10X microscope with eye protection, a melt spot size of 0.1 to 4.5 mm, and an intuitive 10 inch touchscreen interface. It has a footprint measuring 16 inches by 5 inches by 10.5 inches (40.6 cm by 12.7 cm by 26.7 cm). Contact: Orion Welders, 1693 American Way, #5, Payson, UT 84651; 1-801-658-0015; fax 866-701-1209; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; orionwelders.com.
Finished with a protective black oxide to prevent rust, this oval disc cutter features six oval shapes that measure 30x22, 25x18, 24x14, 20x15, 20x12, and 18x13. The system can cut material up to 20 gauge using a 2 lb. brass mallet; for material over 20 gauge, use of a hydraulic press is recommended. Featuring high carbon steel plates that have been heat-treated to 48 to 52 HRC, each punch comes with an angled end to cleanly shear the material without burs or raised edges. The unit comes with a 6 inch by 6 inch urethane cutting pad, nontoxic lubricant, and a laser-etched, high-density polyethylene base that holds the disc cutter and punches. Contact: Pepetools, 7601 SW 34th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73179; 1-405-745-4054; fax 745-4335; e-mail email@example.com; pepetools.com.
Available with both carat and gram weighing options, the Mettler Toledo JET Gold and Carat Balances feature fully automatic internal adjustment technology, an internal calibration system for ensuring the balance is providing accurate readings. The balances feature a 4.5 inch color touchscreen display and three interfaces: two USBs and one RS232. In addition, they come with built-in intuitive applications, such as piece counting and density determination. Contact: A&A Jewelry Supply, 319 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 1-800-433-5544; fax 888-888-8770; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; aajewelry.com.
Suitable for welding gold, silver, platinum, palladium, titanium, copper, bronze, and stainless steel, the PUK 5.1 TIG welder can be used to weld materials with a thickness down to less than 0.2 mm. This updated model offers shorter repetition rates and serial pulses that enable a continuous workflow and allows users to shape the added material as desired. Available with or without a microscope and articulated arm, the welder has an electrode diameter from 0.5 to 0.6 mm. A continuous flow of argon allows for rapid retractions of the electrode. It has a program memory that can save up to 20 custom programs. Featuring a closed, tight housing that doesn’t have ventilation slots, the unit has a passive cooling system that is energy efficient and generates no disruptive noise. Contact: Otto Frei, 126 Second St., Oakland, CA 94607; 1-510-832-0355; e-mail email@example.com; ottofrei.com.
Designed to give the user outstanding precision and control as well as portability, the Badeco M1 Portable Dual Voltage Micromotor Kit features the super-mini Badeco Nano P3000 micromotor and the 460 horsepower super-mini 3/32" quick-change handpiece. The micromotor is capable of 30,000 rpm, and a portable dual-voltage rechargeable control box allows for both forward and reverse operation as well as either hand or foot control use. Together, the micromotor and handpiece make a powered handpiece that is 17 mm (0.67 inch) in diameter and 110 mm (4.3 inches) long, and weighs only 110 grams (3.9 ounces). Contact: Otto Frei, 126 Second St., Oakland, CA 94607; 1-510-832-0355; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; ottofrei.com.
The Jewelers’ Assist mobile app was designed to provide all of the essential tools needed for jewelry production efficiency. The app features a weight and casting cost calculator, scrap metal calculator, and a weight units converter. Capable of calculating how much material will weigh in different metals and wax, the app tracks current precious metals market prices and contains a jeweler’s ledger that can generate costing forms. In addition, the app has an STL file viewer that allows users to view CAD designs from any angle. It also offers tips for avoiding possible designing setbacks. Contact: Jewelers’ Assist, 31 W. 47th St., Ste. 900, New York, NY 10036; 1-212-509-0990; e-mail email@example.com; jewelersassist.com.