Since I haven't been feeling 100% lately, I am posting a reprint of a post from my own blog.
I had the pleasure of getting together with a group of fellow metalsmiths at one of their studios in Pennsylvania sometime back. Rina, the hosting metalsmith, loaned me one of her tools to square off the ends of a piece of bezel wire that I was preparing to join. It is a "Miter Cutting Jig & Vice" used to either cut or file clean 90 degree or 45 degree angles on metal wire, sheetstock or tubing. I was immediately smitten by this little contraption...being the toolaholic that I am...I asked where I could get one! Well here is where they can be found, but oh my...these cost more than my torch...that is unless I go for the economy model. Hmm, if I opted for the economy model and had to replace it some years down the road, I could still buy another and still not have spent more than the mid-range model...oh yes, I need to take this option into serious consideration!!! (I did buy the economy model and have no regrets)
While searching for more information on this tool I came across some instructions on how to use it. Although there aren't any illustrations these instructions are very descriptive and would be easy to follow with tool in hand.
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