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Some great tools for our hobby are available from Jewellery supply stores.  Amongst the tools I have bought from such outlets over the years include:

 

Swiss quality needle nosed pliers:

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bending mandrels:

 

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These cone shaped sanding tools (5mm tip on this one):

 

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Vallorbe files:

 

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Particularly this Barrett style file which you will notice has no teeth on the sides:

 

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Tube cutting jig:

 

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Knew Concept Saw

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Copper wire:

 

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As well as silver soldering equipment and small ultrasonic cleaners (great for cleaning files and small brass parts).

 

If you live in Australia, Australian Jeweller's Supply has a store in every capital city and they have an online outlet as well

 

John

 

 

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Oh yeah! Definitely! Professional jewelry supply houses, and medical and dental instrument supply houses are goldmines full of useful modeling tools and supplies, generally at higher quality and even at lower prices that the "hobby" online suppliers. 

 

In the US:     https://www.riogrande.com/category/tools-and-equipment

                 

                      https://contenti.com/professional-jewelry-making-tool-kit   

 

                      https://www.ottofrei.com/jewelry-tools-equipment

 

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