Explore the tools we love so much we use them ourselves.
Here at Stuller, we pride ourselves on timeliness and quality when it comes to the production of our jewelry. One of the ways we do this is to continue to work and find tools that align with both of these attributes. Ensuring that you are using the best possible tools is the key to ensuring that your customer has the perfect piece for every special moment. Here are a few of the tools and equipment that we use in-house to make this a reality.
NSK Ultrasonic Polisher
The NSK polisher set (35-2222) is one of the tools that ensures precision cleaning for our staff that work in polishing. Brett Northcutt, who is a seasoned veteran of the research and development team, says, “Because of the smoothness of the motor, the precision is like nothing else out there. This is for that bench jeweler who is looking to elevate their craftsmanship to the next level.” One of the biggest advantages to this set is that it can reach places many others cannot. Because of the smoothness and power, it is great for 3D prints as well.
Coherent-Rofin Basic XE - Power Laser Welder
Another tool that is widely used in our facility is the Coherent-Rofin Basic XE – Power Laser Welder (14-0110). Due to the adjustability in power and precision, this item can even work on sensitive metals, such as sterling silver and platinum. One of our longer tenured employees and an experienced bench jeweler, Mike Melvin, explained, “There is no question this would be the first thing I put in the budget.” He continued to say that he made this statement because he knows the importance of the product and the impact it has had on efficiency within the building.
Ultrasonic Cleaner Elma 3
While speaking with Mike, another product he was adamant about having in a shop is the Ultrasonic Cleaner Elma 3 (23-5950). This cleaner outperforms everything he has tried by twice the time and quality. Time saved with increased quality is invaluable for any business looking to invest in efficiency.
X-SIL Investment Powder
Not only do we value timeliness and quality, but safety is one of our biggest concerns. One of the products that we use in order to provide this safety is the X-SIL investment powder (22-4799). It has been developed to cast all non-precious and precious alloys. The biggest feature of this powder is the “Respirable Silica Hazard Free” investment powder technology to remove the threat of consuming harmful silica. Our director of casting operations, Shawn Albert, explained that products such as this ensure that we can keep our employees safe and comfortable to produce the best possible results.
DiaTrue CXL2 Screener
Our senior gemologist, Guy Borenstein, spoke with large amounts of enthusiasm when discussing the DiaTrue CXL2 Screener (40-4141). One of his biggest focuses was the fact that it could identify natural diamonds as well as several lab-grown diamonds. This machine is also very timely as you are able to add multiple diamonds on one tray, up to 500 to be exact. This item protects us and all who use it from the fear of receiving fraudulent diamonds. With the confidence we have that our diamonds are correctly identified, this unit pays for itself.
We spend plenty of time and resources to ensure that we are using the best products here in-house. We always take our time to ensure the products align with who we are and who we are trying to serve. There are countless other tools that we utilize at Stuller day to day that you can easily add to your own bench. In order to learn more about which tools we use here at Stuller, look for the Tools We Use badge on select product pages on our website.