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Pearl Cutting Jig

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Pearl Cutting Jig

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Pearl Cutting Jig

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Cutting platform has a blower nozzle that connects to a gentle air stream, keeping the pearl dust-free as you work.

Your pattern is always in view for accurate cutting. Clamp the jig to the edge of your workbench, hold the pearl flat over the jig hole, and saw vertically on the downstroke.

Wooden Pearl Cutting Jig platform measures 14" x 2-1/2" (356mm x 64mm).

Air pump and hose not included.


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Pearl Cutting Jig

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A good product

5.0

Pearl Cutting Jig

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Verified Buyer


Overall, the cutting jig is a good product. I modified mine with a wooden top hood, rectangular opening under the hood, so that a 3" wide vacuum attachment could be mounted under the opening. When I am cutting, I attach the vacuum hose, and all the shell dust is removed. The vacuum is located outside the shop, via a long hose. Works great!

5.0

Nice set up

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Verified Buyer


This type of work is new to me. It has taken some practice... I'm getting there. Being leery of the dust from the shell, I've added a small vac to collect the dust with a screen over the end of the hose to prevent my work from following the dust too closely.

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Pearl Cutting Jig

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Verified Buyer


In all honesty, after receiving it and looking it over, I find the design a little flawed. The air nozzle is some what intrusive into the work area and I don't really need that function very often. I prefer a V shaped work area for better handling of larger pieces. In Robinson's book he has a design that is much more practical.

5.0

New beauty to my instruments

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Verified Buyer


Since i have bought this product I've never looked back. My first guitar featured coat buttons as fret markers because i hadn't a clue how to go about inlaying pearl. Now, it's a completely different ball game. No instrument comes out of my shop without some custom inlay.

5.0

Pearl cutting jig is awesome!

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Verified Buyer


I bought this setup knowing it was going to simplify my inlay work, but I was absolutely amazed at how easily it cuts through abalone. It takes a little more time to saw through thicker MOP but as long as you keep applying the cutting lubricant, your results will be fantastic. My only complaint is that the lubricant builds up on the work piece and I find it hard sometimes to follow the pattern. But I haven't even hooked up the little blower yet, so that may resolve the issue. Overall, I'm very pleased with this kit.



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