Tricks of the Trade

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With the dizzying array of files available on the market, it’s hard to imagine not having the right file for the job… until it finally happens.  Learn some valuable ways to customize your file to have the right fit for your project!

All those old burs you have lying around your bench are waiting for a new life!  This quick trick will turn your old bur into a burnisher in no time!

Use a cordless drill to make quick and easy jump rings!