The Setup Itself: Bench, Chair, & Work Light

Your workstation is your most important tool and directly affects your health, so invest in something ergonomic. The bench should have enough drawers and space to store your tools and handle your workload.

Premier Workbench

Well-crafted, all-wood bench that is built to last. Has a solid hardwood work surface with reinforced side railings and full skirted sides and rear. Seven side drawers, two top drawers with security locks, one formica-lined, "catch" drawers right and left arm rests, slot for bench pin and layout shelf.


Safety Gear

Safety goggles, aprons, gloves, full-face shields, and more are necessary to ensure you have many years working uninjured at the bench.


Hand Tools

A ring mandrel, microscope, jewelers saw, non-marring mallet, steel hammer, shears, ring file, tweezers, flex shaft, jeweler torch, and third-hand clamps.


Assorted Small Items

Needle files, pliers (flat nose, round nose, nylon jaw, bent nosed), hand files, polishing compounds, rubber wheels, buffs, brushes, discs, gravers, and burs.


Organizational Tools

How much time do you waste on a daily basis looking for tools? If you don’t think you do, log your actions for a day. You might be surprised.

Many assorted tools are small or easily misplaced. Buy holders and similar things to keep your assortments in order and workspace spacious. Bench tools. A bench pin, ring clamp, bench block, bench brush, soldering pad, and pickle pot.

Shelfmate Tool Holder

Keep your tools handy and organized while increasing your workspace. Store pliers, shears, and other tools within reach. Easy to assemble instructions included.


Bench Tools

A bench pin, ring clamp, bench block, bench brush, soldering pad, and pickle pot.


Bench Accessories

Dividers, scribe, steel ruler, slide gauge, saw blades, drills, emery papers, fluxes, solder stop, and bench stones.


Replacements, Manuals, and Warranties

Tools are tools. Keep replacements on hand of commonly broken items and items with short usage life.

Keep all tool manuals and instruction sheets nearby—and read them, and familiarize yourself with your warranties (especially before modifying any tools/machinery).

Don’t forget to research maintenance. Keep tools in good condition to minimize costly repairs or replacements, and clean them after use. Remember that some tools require oiling. Rust contamination interferes with (or ruins) work and decreases tool longevity.

Lastly, adjust your tool inventory to your work style. If something is rarely used or runs out slowly, it may be more space-saving to utilize Stuller’s next-day delivery. Notice which tools you reach for most often and adjust accordingly.

Extended Content:

What Kind of Shop are You?

1. What is your shop's repair capacity each week?

  • A– 5-15 pieces
  • B– 25-50 pieces
  • C– 50-200 pieces

2. Which of the following best describes your repair work?

  • A– basic repairs with basic polishing and buffing
  • B– advanced repairs and polishing
  • C– bulk repairs with lots of polishing and plating

3. How would you describe your shop's casting capabilities?

  • A– we have a two-week lead time
  • B– we use vacuum casting
  • C– we use induction casting

4. How much custom design work does your shop do?

  • A– no custom design
  • B– small/medium amount
  • C– casting 20-150 pieces a week

A Answers


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