Micro flashlights are popular jewelry makers, both for their low cost and their convenient size. According Ganoksin, an online jewelry-making resource, most micro torches costs less than $ 60 and 2010. Also called pen torches, flashlights pen and flashlights mini, these self-starting tool producing a 2 to 5000 ° flame, depending on the type of fuel that they need. Micro flashlights are useful for soldering, glass fusing and a number of other jewelry applications. Used properly, a micro flashlight to make jewelry making process much easier.
Even micro torches are smaller and easier to maneuver than their larger cousins, they still require a few precautions. Avoid touching the tip of the torch, which is several thousand degrees, and always facing the torch away from your body. Includes all work surfaces with a non-combustible material. Beading Daily recommend large ceramic floor tiles or a sheet of stainless steel to hold tables and other furniture from damage. Performing the work yourself in a coal block, the piece solderite or magnesium soldering block keep yourself and the workplace safe.
Keep an Extra Set of Tools
High heat can damage tools tongs and picks, which means that jewelers work with their best tools and a micro flashlight may need to replace them often. According Beading Daily, to keep a cheap set of tools specifically designed to work with hot materials is a more convenient and affordable option. These tools should have thick handles that will not conduct heat to the hands. Keep a bowl of water nearby to cool the tools and parts needed.
Choose the Right Fuel
Different fuels give different temperature and type of flames. Micro torches are often restricted in the types of fuel and not using the full range of options that larger flares may use. Butane, propane and MAPP gas is most common in small flashlights. According Ganoksin butane is a portable, inexpensive option but has a maximum flame temperature of 4995 degrees Fahrenheit. Propane can be a bit warmer, with a maximum temperature of 5252 degrees. MAPP gas is a combination of a chemical called methalacetylene propadiene and LPG. According Ganoksin, arises a flame up to 5301 degrees and works well for soldering, lamp work and low curing.