Craft forums - Part of the Crafts Directory

ALL NEW - Craft Articles

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Jewellery Tools Help

  1. #1
    Plonka is offline Junior Member Junior crafter
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Rep Power

    Default Jewellery Tools Help

    Please note these ads will not show for registered crafts forum members.
    Click here to register...


    I make necklaces, earring and cufflinks and for ages I've used my old pliers from my tool box.

    I need to buy new ones and wondered what was a good make of Flat, Round, Cutting Pliers, plus other tools too.

    Really appreciate some speedy replies if possible so I can order tomorrow, to get here for Xmas - as there a present to me


  2. #2
    MornieG Jewellery's Avatar
    MornieG Jewellery is online now Senior Member Try and catch up with this one.. What a crafter!!!
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Bromham, Wiltshire.
    Rep Power


    If you want reasonable quality then try Wubbers from Palmer Metals link below.....

    I find them comfortable to use and have had mine for a few years now with no deterioration in the joints. I also have tools by Ergo and Xuron. If I could afford them I would have all Lindstrom but make do with one ATM......


    Mo. Bodrighy Wood.
    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage..Lao Tzu.!/AuntieMornie

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Sylvan Gloucestershire
    Rep Power


    I started with easy to find pliers, cutters, etc.

    But I am now replacing them with Wubbers, they are so comfortable to use. If I was working with precious metals I would probably go for the Lindstrom though, they feel great in the hand.
    Do not watch this space

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Rep Power


    I don't get on with Wubbers at all - the shape doesn't fit my hand well, the regular size is too big and the minis are too small. I also find their bent chain nose a very odd shape indeed.

    Since Lindstrom moved their production facilities from Sweden to Spain, the quality has gone markedly downhill and I've pretty much given up on them. Too much money for pliers that break...

    The Eurotool Ergo range is an almost perfect copy of the original Lindstrom shape, but is rather oversprung - though this is easily modified, and they're crackingly good value, so for flat/chain/bent chain I recommend these.

    However, if you don't mind doing a bit of dressing, beadsmith make some excellent value pliers, which do the job well.

    I dont' use round/round nose pliers at all, but prefer a flat/round version, and the beadsmith perfect loopers are almost perfect in every way

    However, when it comes to cutters, it really is a false economy to buy cheap versions. I still have my aged Lindstroms in various sizes, but tend to now recommend Tronex razor cutters (the ultra flush version) - but do be careful not to go above the recommended rating or you will damage them.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Jewellery making tools.........
    By davidevans12 in forum Jewellery
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 14-06-2011, 07:06 PM
  2. Beginners jewellery tools
    By onlyme in forum General
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-10-2009, 08:33 PM
  3. Jewellery Tools
    By Flutterbyboo in forum Jewellery
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 19-09-2009, 11:53 PM
  4. Does anyone sell jewellery tools...
    By cardsbykatie in forum Beads
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-12-2008, 12:03 PM
  5. Ideas need - no tools jewellery??
    By Carol29 in forum Beads
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 23-09-2008, 10:42 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts