Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Eurotool Flush Cutters

Today I needed some more fine silver wire, so I stopped by JFF Jeweler Supply. The family that runs the store is always fun to talk with, and extremely knowledgeable. I asked Dustin about flush-cutters. Lindstroms are phenomenal, but I don't do enough wire work to justify the expense. I need something mid-range--good quality to last and to do the job well, but not so high end.

Dustin said that most people have been extremely happy with the EuroTool Professional quality flush cutters. In his experience, he said, they did as well as the Lindstroms for about 1/3 of the price. Their springs aren't as robust, but more than adequate, and the slightly larger size fits my large, square hand very well. Time will tell how long they last, but I'm willing to trust Dustin's judgement.


kelleysbeads said...

I was just looking for fine silver wire yesterday and a friend had referred me to JFF! But the store is a hike from my house and I ended up buying a spool from Rio Grande. It will be delivered sooner than I could make the drive.

How will you be using the wire & why were you wanting flush cutters?

Four Tails Lampwork said...

I'm doing some silver fusing, and wiring pendants for my 1000Markets shop; I wanted to do some fabrication without much or any soldering. JFF is only about 15-20 minutes away from me, and I can always pick some up for you.

Erin said...

I've worked at a high end bead store for more than 2 years. I have a full set of Lindstroms at home, which I covet and protect. www.laperlerie.ca

However, we never use Lindstroms at the store - we have a slew of Eurotools kicking around and I like them almost as much. The beasty ones with the orange handles are perfect.

Four Tails Lampwork said...

The orange beasties are exactly the ones I got, and I really love them. The tips are precise!