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A piercing saw is a type of saw commonly used in jewelery making on sheet metal. It is usually used on softer metals as the saw is delicate.[1][2]

A piercing saw is shaped like a smaller hack saw. The blade is held in tension in a metal frame. The frame throat size can range from 50 to 200 mm (2.0 to 7.9 in).[1][3]

Saw blades come in many different thicknesses and your blade selection will depend on the material being sawn and nature of the work being done. For very fine delicate work, and for cutting very thin material use a finer blade, and for general purpose cutting a heavier blade. Saw blades have a range of sizes, from finest to coarsest: 8/0, 7/0, 6/0, 5/0, 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 1/0, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Lye, P. F. (1989), Metalwork theory: book four, Nelson Thornes, p. 66, ISBN 9780174443162, http://books.google.com/books?id=yFccw_x4h5MC&lpg=PA66  .
  2. ^ O'Keeffe, Stephen (2003), Jewelry Making: Tips and Tricks of the Trade, KP Craft, p. 24, ISBN 9780873496506, http://books.google.com/books?id=6vBkwtm8B4EC&lpg=PA24  .
  3. ^ a b Cushman, David A., Jeweler's 'piercing saw', http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/piercingsaw.html, retrieved 2009-10-16  .
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Saw piercing is a technique used extensively in jewelery making and silversmithing. It is a technique that can be used in many different situations. A piercing saw is capable of cutting through a range of different materials including metal and plastic although it is primarily used on silver and gold.

A piercing saw is a steel frame into which blades are then clamped. Saw frames come with different throat depths such as 50mm, 100mm, and 300mm.

Saw blades come in many different thicknesses and your blade selection will depend on the material being sawn and nature of the work being done. For very fine delicate work, and for cutting very thin material use a finer blade, and for general purpose cutting a heavier blade. The best saw blades are made in Switzerland and need to be purchased from specialist suppliers. Saw blades have a range of sizes: 8/0, 7/0, 6/0, 5/0, 4/0, 3/0 (very fine); 2/0, 1/0, 00 (general purpose); 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (coarse).

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