Pin Vice, Drill and Burr Set
Set of my most often used sizes of drill bits, setting burrs and a pin vice - together in a handy pouch.
A pin vice is a small hand tool, that is a practical handle to use when working with drills and burrs by hand.
Perfect for setting stones or making holes for rivets, wire or jump ring attachments in metal clay before firing - in the greenware stage, also great to use for wax carving, when an electric drill may be too fast, or risk damaging the piece.
Can also be used to aid stone setting in solid silver or gold if you need to go slower / more carefully than an electric drill may allow.
I use these regularly and they come with me wherever I'm teaching - for occasions when an electric drill is unavailable, or too harsh for the situation and you need the slower speed, or to reach a different / more comfortable angle than an electric option might allow.
The set includes; -
Pin Vice - double ended (with 2 x reversible collets) and wooden head for comfort in use - I've tried many different pin vices over the years, and this is the design i find most practical.
Drill bits x 9 -
Busch high quality steel
Regular HSS drill bits
Stone setting burrs x 3 -
Busch 413 Shape - setting burrs used to cut seats for standard faceted gems
There is a standard 2.35mm shank on all the drill bits (apart from the larger ones - 2.5, 3, 4mm diameter) and the burrs, to make it quicker and more practical to change bits in the vice - there is less need to swap over the collets.
(Drills with this shank are more expensive, but for me - it's worth it!)
Price includes first class UK postage.
International orders, please check with me before ordering, as there will be an additional charge dependant on postage costs.
If used with care, these should last a good while, especially if just used on clay and / or wax.
If used on solid metal, they will blunt with repeated use and will break much more quickly / easily.
Take extra care with the smaller size drill bits as these can break easily.
If using the drills or burrs on an electric motor (a pendant motor, Dremel, micro-motor, pillar drill etc) - use a lubricant and keep to slower speeds to save overheating and damaging the steel (and making it more likely to break).