So....hundreds a day equals (at least) 200 x 365 = 73,000 per year minimum.
If a jeweler's saw uses 6 (?), then that's 12,166 saw per year, or 1,013 per month, or just under 34 saws per day.
Yeah, that's about right. Bit low, if memory serves from last year's numbers. Each saw only uses 4 (of these) screws. 2x half inch, 2x .188. So roughly 20K of each size per year is what I'm ballparking on. If I can keep up with that, I should be good.
I've tried dog points, but they're not flat enough. The other issue is the oxide coating. It's slick. Which causes problems when you're using them as a clamp. I've had HoloKrome make flat points without the oxide, (which they can do) but the lead time is +6 months right now.
The rotating disk idea is interesting. I'll see if we can get flat-enough that way. Worth a shot anyway. (If they're clamps, the tips have to be dead flat, and square.)
I wonder if there isn't a way to do some sort of cam-actuated collet-ish thing to get a solid clamp on the screw at a certain point in the disk's rotation......hummmm.....
The Alberic.net saw listed earlier is my personal site, and the blue saw was my personal saw, from when I started out as a jeweler at 15. Tres ergonomic, or at least that's what I thought at the time. I don't think I've used that saw in....15 years now?
This is what we do now:
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