Swanstrom Disc Cutter

Short and sweet, the Swanstrom Disc Cutter is a seriously clever little tool.  Each set features a spring-loaded die plate made of shock-resistant, tempered and hardened tool steel.  Made in the USA, this is one superior quality product that every jeweler should have on their bench.

Swanstrom Round Disc Cutter Set

I heed and hawed around before purchasing my set.  They are not cheap.  But the time I have saved with these quality cutters is worth every penny I spent.  This was an investment well-worth making!  As my Dad always said, you get what you pay for.

Now I am the proud owner of three sets; the circular, the square and the oval set.  I hope to add additional shape sets in the future.  When using your disc cutter, make sure you have a urethane pad underneath the set to absorb the blow from the 2 pound brass-head mallet you will be using to hit the cutters.  This will protect the cutters and work surface resulting in a sharp, crisp cut every time.

Brass Hammer

I also rub a little Bur Life on the bottom of my cutters.  It makes for smoother cuts and less friction on the cutters.  It comes in stick, paste and liquid.  I prefer the stick.

Bur Life Lubricant

Make sure to include the Swanstrom Center Positioning Die Set with your purchase. There is a coordinating die set for each disc cutter set.  These dies make center positioning a breeze!

Swanstrom Center Positioning Die Set – Round