Disc Cutting

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Use a disc cutter to cut perfect circles from sheet metal to make charms, pendants and other components.
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Tip 1After the disc is cut, clean up the edges with a fine file or emery board.
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Step 1

Open the disc cutter enough so you can slide the sheet metal in between the blocks.

Step 2

Choose the hole corresponding to the size disc desired.

Step 3

Insert the sheet metal between the blocks of the disc cutter.

Step 4

Tighten the disc cutter down enough so the sheet metal does not move.

Step 5

Insert the matching punch into the hole.

Step 6

Use a 1lb brass or household hammer and gently tap the punch.

Step 7

Continue tapping the punch until it has gone all of the way through.

Step 8

To remove the punch, tap or pull it through the bottom of the block.

Step 9

Remove the sheet metal by unscrewing the block.

Step 10

Congratulations! You have now cut a disc. Smooth the edges with a fine file or emery board and polish it with a Pro Polish Pad.

   

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