Italian Style Ring Stretcher Enlarger and Band Reducer Jewelry Repair Sizing Bench Tool, stretches and reduces Gold and Silver Bands.
>>> The upright stretcher portion has 6 splines which provides for a smoother and rounder stretching of the rings with less stress on the mechanics. <<<
Comes with a reducing plate with 16 depressions round that are smooth finish.
Note: Care must be taken whenever stretching a rings, especially with stone set rings, thin shanks, inspect for any solder joints that may break apart when stretching.
Tool works well with Bands, may need to anneal to soften the ring to afford expansion of the metal.
When stretching it is better to stretch slightly then rotate or even flip the ring upside down on the spline and stretch again.
The same is true for band reduction on the base plate... this method will provide and give a more even expansion. (Slight pressure at a time).
- Dimensions: 17- 1/2" x 7- 1/4" x 4- 1/4"
- Stretches and Reduces: Rings & Bands
- Size Range: Rings & Bands 1-15
- Reversible Base Plate Reduction Die
- Ring Expander utilizes a 6 segment spline enlarging system to uniformly enlarge rings
- Ring Reducer has 16 depressions - rounded and smooth