Kate
Instructor: Kate Richbourg
Technique(s): Metalwork
Level: Beginner
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Sawing Metal

Unlock the mystery of the Jeweler’s Saw! In this free class, Kate shows how to correctly insert a saw blade, use a bench pin and saw through metal sheet. This is an essential metalsmithing technique for anyone interested in working with metal.

This class has a running time of 18 minutes.

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This is the video to watch if you want to learn to saw. Excellent!
03/26/2015
Bobbie aka: Rogue Perfumer
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I have worked with wood saws of many types and know a lot about wood cutting. Cutting metal is new to me. I have used tin snips and wire cutters. The extent of the clear instruction on the preparation and use of this type of saw was very valuable. I particularly appreciated the tips on making the turn in direction on the cut. Very helpful! Thank you!
07/14/2015
Terry
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I was very intimidated by the jewelry saw. However, after watching/listening to Kate's concise instructions, I was able to saw a metal sheet with ease. Thanks Kate!
08/06/2016
Ann
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Wow! Thank you, Laura for referring me to this Video. Loved It!

Look Out Metals! I'm coming at you!
10/03/2016
Virginia B.
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I am so impressed with the videos on this site. This and all the others I have viewed are so easy to follow for beginners and I am sure they are great refreshers for the experience Metal Jewelry designers. I will be referring this website to all my art friends. Thank you!
11/06/2016
Cheryl
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I too, was very intimidated by the jeweler's saw and resorted to using metal snips most of the time. This video explained a lot of things that previously were unclear. Thanks so much! Can't wait to try it out.
03/29/2017
Denise
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Good job. Wish you had shown cutting circles, too.
Beaducation Replied:

Aisha demonstrates sawing around a curve in the free class, Sawing Your Own Metal Shapes. A disc cutter or the Power Punch Pliers might be good alternatives, depending on your project.

07/12/2017
SilverGirl3
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What a great video. Learned so much as I'm preparing to start cutting my own shapes. I love all the tips.
08/06/2017
Carol
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Do you have examples of where and why you would use hand cut pieces in jewelry? What types of shapes can we see and how are they being embellished?
Beaducation Replied:

Often a designer needs a specific shape or size that doesn't already exist as a pre-made blank, or they are working on a different type of project, like creating a Tab Set Pendant.  Check out the next sawing class, Sawing Your Own Metal Shapes, about creating irregular shapes.  

08/23/2017
Roxanne
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