Designed for use with the Little Torch, the ImpGen Cooler Head Tube Adapter can be screwed onto the torch and used with Meco Midget or Paige torch tips to produce larger reducing flames for a wider range of applications. The adapter has a brass tip with cooling fins that gives heat protection, preventing heat from making its way down the head tube toward the user’s hand and allowing for longer and cooler torch sessions. It also has a copper ferrule on the torch end to provide cushioning for a better seal. It is sold separately but also available in a starter kit that includes Meco Midget torch tips. Contact: Otto Frei, 126 Second St., Oakland, CA 94607; 1-510-832-0355; e-mail email@example.com; ottofrei.com.
Developed by Kent Raible and made in the USA, the Chopper is a granulation shear designed to make rapid, precise cuts of thin wire for producing small, equal-sized lengths of gold or silver wire used in granulation. It can cut snippets of wire as small as 0.1 mm in length. The maximum wire diameter that can be fed through the Chopper is 1.2 mm. In addition, the Chopper can be used for simply cutting lengths of wire, with a maximum repeatable cut length of 10 mm. It comes with a slide that catches the snippets as they’re chopped, which allows them to fall into an included tray. Contact: Otto Frei, 126 Second St., Oakland, CA 94607; 1-510-832-0355; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; ottofrei.com.
Designed to hold jewelers’ saw blades only, this organizer and dispenser has 16 compartments that are labeled with the size of the blades, from 8/0 to #8. Each label contains a helpful guide for the thickness of the blade, approximate gauge size for the blade to cut, and the drill hole size for it. In addition, one compartment is labeled as “Mixed Blades” for when a blade size is unknown. Each compartment has an oval-shaped opening that allows the user to quickly see if there are blades inside. Made from 3-D printed plastic, the unit measures 6 5/8 inches tall by 2 inches in diameter. Contact: Otto Frei, 126 Second St., Oakland, CA 94607; 1-510-832-0355; e-mail email@example.com; ottofrei.com.
Designed to disinfect instruments and burs, Elma’s EC 55 is a concentrate for disinfectant cleaning in immersion baths with or without ultrasound. The cleaning solution specifically targets blood, proteins, saliva, and tissue and bone residue. Suitable for use on stainless steel, steel, and other hard metals, it can be used on general rotating instruments, such as drills, cutters, and polishers. It should not be used with aluminum and other light metals. Contact: Stuller Inc., 302 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508; 1-800-877-7777; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; stuller.com.