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Tools for Metal Craft

Tools & Supplies for crafting with sheet metal & wire.
 

SHEARS FOR THIN SHEET METAL

 
MINI WIRE CUTTERS &
PLIERS for fine work
 

Medium Pliers & Wire Cutters

 

JEWELERS POLISHING CLOTHS
 
 

EMBOSSING & TOOLING METAL TOOLS

 
METAL Tin/ Aviation SNIPS for Sheet metal.
 
 
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   Updated August 19 2014
Tools for cutting & bending wire:
MINI PLIERS & WIRE CUTTERS
These handy small pliers & wire cutters are great for handling finer gauges of wire.
 
Both are ideal for Jewelry and embellishments.
 
They both have a spring to return back to the open position, making working with them easier.
 
 

The Mini Diagonal Wire Cutter cuts across a wire. It is best for cutting medium 14 gauge down to the finest 26 gauge.
(Will not cut 10, 8,6, or 4 gauge copper , aluminum or nickel wire or 12 & 14 gauge brass wire)
The Mini Diagonal Wire Cutter: $6
Plus $2 shipping by first class mail. Order any two and they ship PRIORITY MAIL

 
 
The Mini Long Nose Pliers is best for bending 12 gauge or thinner (With built in wire cutter for finest wires 20, 24 & 26 gauges) It has teeth lines on the inner flat surface to grip metal.
The Mini Long Nose Pliers:$6
Plus $2 shipping by first class mail.Order any two and they ship PRIORITY MAIL
 

 
The Mini Wire End FLUSH Cutter is used to cut a square cut from the end of a wire.
 
It is ideal for nipping off ends to clean up finished pieces, leaving a square end. It leaves a clean FLUSH CUT. It This works best for cutting medium 14 gauge down to the finest 26 gauge.(Will not cut 10, 8,6, or 4 gauge copper , aluminum or nickel wire or 12 & 14 gauge brass wire)
The Mini Wire End Cutter: $6
Plus $2 shipping by first class mail. Order any two and they ship PRIORITY MAIL
 
 
 
 

SPECIAL: Set of all Three Mini Tools-
One each of the Long nose pliers, the Diagonal wire cutter & the End cutter: A Great gift!
 
A $18 value if ordered separately.
SPECIAL: Three Mini Tools above for $14
Plus $4.80 shipping by Priority Mail
 
 
See our information on Cutting Metal Sheet and Wire
Caution: these are sharp. These are not for use by children.
 
 

Medium Pliers & Wire Cutters for thick wire:

Medium Pliers for bending wire:
This handy medium long nose pliers & wire cutter is great for handling fine to medium thick gauges of wire.
 
 
 This 6 1/4" long pliers easily bends wire up to 8 gauge thick.The built in wire cutter makes these dual purpose. Best for cutting fine wires up to 10 gauge thick.
The Medium Long Nose Pliers $14
Plus $3 shipping by FIRST CLASS MAIL- may vary slightly in appearance from photo.See our information on Cutting Metal Sheet and Wire
 
 
 
 
 
Medium diagonal wire cutter wire
This handy medium wire cutter is great for handling fine to thick gauges of wire.
 
 
 This 6 1/2" long diagonal cutter easily cuts thin to thicker wire. Aluminum up to 4 gauge thick.
Copper,brass and nickel up to 8 gauge thick- thicker with some force.
 
The Medium Diagonal wire cutter $14
Plus $3 shipping by FIRST CLASS MAIL- may vary slightly in appearance from photo.
 
 
 
SUNSHINE JEWELERS POLISHING CLOTH
 
We have used these for years on our own metal. It is a soft cloth embedded a polishing powder that leaves no residue. (unlike rouge cloths with the messy red wax)
 
These non staining cloths were originally made for jewelry it is also great brightening up craft work,
polishing silverware, brightening dull metals around the home.
 
Each 5" by 7 3/4" cloth lasts a long time- we have used some for 5 years
Polishing cloth $6 each
SHIPS FIRST CLASS MAIL
Shipping & Handling is $1.00 for the first and 50 cents for every other shipped to the same address.

SPECIAL: Three Pack of SUNSHINE Polishing cloths $14
SHIPS FIRST CLASS MAIL
Shipping & handling is $3.00 for the first 3 pack $1 for every other -bulk packed

 
SPECIAL: Ten Pack of SUNSHINE Polishing cloths $38
SHIPS PRIORITY MAIL
Shipping & handling is $6 for the first 10 pack and $2 for every other -bulk packed
 
OFFSET SNIPS
 
If I could have one metal cutting snip this would be the one.
 
It makes a Left & Straight cut: These snips have the handles offset upwards- keeping your hands above the metal making cutting easier, with less fatigue.
 
They are ideal for long straight & curved cuts especially on larger pieces.
 
They are best quality we know of for craft work. We have used this for our work for 28 years. Made in USA by Midwest Tool & Cutlery Co.
 
Heavier duty than our other snips. These snips cut 30,24 gauges of soft copper, brass and aluminum. Cutting thicker metal will take force ,strong hands& will not cut thicker plate metal.

 
 
The grips make cutting more comfortable. They have a spring to return back to the open position, making working with them easier. Comes with lifetime warranty against defects.
 
Offset Sheet Metal Snip: $36
Plus $3 shipping & handling SHIPS PRIORITY MAIL
Caution: beware of the sharp blades. These are not for use by children. Do not cut wire with these snips as it ruins the smooth cut & voids warranty.See our information on Cutting Metal Sheet and Wire
 
 
Sheet Metal Shears for
Thin Metal Foils:
 
These shears are great for detailed work in cutting thin sheet metal - tooling metal & foil.
 
Ideal for 30, 36 , 37, 38 or thinner foil gauges of soft copper, brass and aluminum.
 
These sheers are for delicate work. This will not cut thicker metal- such as 23 or 24 gauge, cutting thicker than 30 gauge soft sheet metal may break the shears. For cutting thicker metal see our METAL Tin/ Aviation SNIPS for Sheet metal.
 
These are for fine work and not for other uses including cutting wire, heavy plastic, or cables and will damage the blade or break the sheers. see Pliers & Wire Cutters
 
The hardened steel blades have a 3 inch depth of cut. Overall 8 1/2 inches long. Quality made for fine craft work.
 
 
 
Sheet Meal Shears:$7 plus $2 shipping SHIPS First Class mail
Caution: blades are sharp. These are not for use by children. made in China
 
 
 
 
 
Tooling supplies:
 Tools for Embossing & Tooling Metal
in a kit, starter set
This basic set is just right for most projects.
 
The three two ended tools are in ivory colored high impact plastic.
 
The pointed and blunt stylus are for drawing, the flat spatulas are for flattening and the curved tool ends are for raising metal.
 
The 10x 14 inch Tooling Pad Of 3/8" Foam is just right for most projects.
Shown at left: a work in progress. (tooling metals sold separately )
 
These traditional tooling tools will provide fine detail. They work with 36 gauge , 38, 37 & 30 gauge metal best. (these tools do not work as well with the thick 24 ,23, 21 gauge sheet metals or thicker except 24 gauge aluminum with force) ABOUT TOOLING IN METAL
 
 
This Basic Metal tooling set comes with:
Tooling Pad
Three two ended tools- 6 shapes in all
And brief, easy to follow basic instructions.
SET IS $14    
PLUS $2 SHIPPING & HANDLING BY First Class Mail.
(does not include tooling metal sold separately)
FOR MORE TOOLS SEE ALSO SALE ITEMS & SAMPLE SETS

 

 
 
 
 
CRAFT WIRE:
 
ALUMINUM WIRE for Armatures & Sculptures
 
 COPPER WIRE
 
 BRASS WIRE -Gold Color
 
 NICKEL WIRE -Silver Color
 
 
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Samples are listed with approximate sizes and may vary slightly larger or smaller. Samples are non retunable.
Prices and shipping is for USA delivery only.
 
 
 
 
 

 
RAW METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
 
Bulk Metal :   Our cut to length bulk wire for provides what is needed at a good value. Our cuts are generously long & approximately square. We are one of the few metal wire suppliers to carry such a wide range of wire gauges. Wire by the running foot or yard is shipped in one length whenever possible. We use this metal to craft our own creations.
 
Grades:  These solid metal wires are of an especially pure high grade for fine craft work. All of It is solderable except the aluminum. It is not to be used for electrical work.
               New Craft Metal has a bright rolled satin finish. It may have some very slight manufacturing ripples, scratches & color variations.                
 
              Reclaimed -Recycled metal: This unused older metal has scratches, finger prints, ripples and/or dents. Some is shiny and and some has patina from age. It is all very usable at a good price. We use this metal in our own creations.
 
Gauges or Thickness: The lower the gauge number the thicker the metal. For example 23 gauge sheet metal is more than twice as thick as 30 gauge. See below for gauge charts.
 
Hardness: Basically how easy it is to bend or work:
             Medium Soft is pliable yet holds up for folding and hammering. Thicker metal bends less easily than thin.
             Medium Hard is stiff, bends less easily and holds is shape better in larger pieces
 
 
FINISH: Our raw/bare metals can be buffed up after a piece is completed.  More information on METAL CRAFT HOW-TO : Cleaning, cutting, forming, soldering & finishing
 
PATINA: All the metals we offer are raw with no wax or varnish and will gain an aged patina over time. Patina solutions (available at most hardware stores) can be used to speed the aging process. More about Patina
 
 
Gauge thickness shown is approximate.
 
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals have sharp edges. Rolls and coils are tightly wound and may spring open.
They are not for use by children .
Our metals are sold only for craft work; and they are not tested nor certified safe for electrical nor electronic uses, nor home construction nor internal consumption, and they are not certified for food service. (Yes folks some actually ask if they can eat this craft metal!)
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Gauge Thickness chart & Information
 
 
Gauge Is thickness. The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.
 
The chart below shows approximate gauge thickness for metal to give a relative idea of different gauges. It is in American Standard Gauge of Average wire gauge thickness.
 
 Gauge -Thickness  Dimension inches thick  Dimension millimeters thick

  NOTES

 2

 

.258 inch or
slightly over 1/4 inch thick

  6.54 mm
  VERY HEAVY THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 4

 
.204 inch

 5.189 mm
 THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 6

 

 .162 inch

 4.1mm
 THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 8

  .128 a little over 1/8 inch

3.26 mm
 

 9

   .114 inch

   2.91 mm
 

  10

 

.102 inch

  2.6 mm
 

  12

 
.081 inch 50

 2 mm thick
 About as thick as a standard wire coat hanger

 14

 

 .064 inch

a bit thicker than 1/16 inch
1.6 mm
 This and thicker is Considered PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"

  16

 .051 inch

 1.30 mm
 

  18

 .04 inch

 1 mm
 A bit thicker than a standard paper clip in wire. Heavy PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"

  20

.032 inch

.80mm
About the thickness of a standard paper clip.

  22

 . 025

 .65mm
 

  23

Photo shows Approximate thickness: 23 gauge

  .023 or 23 Mil

  .576 mm

 

Standard heavy weight Sheet metal for larger craft work, roofing and range hoods etc. In copper sheet it is 1 pound per square foot approximately.

For sheet metal it cuts with a tin snips or saw

  24

  .020 or 20 Mil

 .5 mm -half a millimeter

Heavy weight Sheet metal.

For sheet metal it cuts with a tin snips or saw

A medium fine wire for craft.

  26

  .016

 .40 mm
 

  30

 .010 also known as 10 mil
as it is 10/1000
inch thick

  .25 mm 1/4 mm
 Medium weight sheet - cuts with a scissors. twice as thick as 36 gauge below, But a very thin wire- not very strong

  36

 .005 also known as 5 mil
as it is 5/1000 inch thick

  .125 mm 1/8 mm

 Heavy FOIL: Standard Embossing & tooling & foil. Cuts with a scissors.

7 times thicker than household aluminum foil.

  38

 .004

  .101 mm

  Medium weight foil slightly lighter than above

Extremely thin wire

   45-50

 .0014

.0007
    thin foil- Household"tin" Aluminum foil- called
very thin foil -
standard aluminum kitchen foil "tin foil"
 
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