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AllSet Milling Assembly
This tool provides high levels of precision for manufacturing. Increased speed and an affordable price are bonuses
The Foredom® AllSet Milling Assembly is a very flexible, affordable and easy-to-use tool capable of a variety of applications. Among them:
- Wax and metal shaping.
- Sanding and flush cutting.
- Repeatable straight hole cutting.
- Precision milling of wax and metal.
- Scoring of sheet and wire for precision bending.
The AllSet Milling Assembly was invented and designed by Jeffrey Mathews. He and his father manufactured prototypes, then asked bench jewelers to try them. Their positive feedback proved the unit would be instantly successful. They soon had to mass-produce the units to make them available to a broader audience at an affordable price. Here is one application of the tool.
For information about the Foredom AllSet, call your tool dealer. Extensive AllSet product information can be found on pp. 274-278 of the 2001 Rio Grande Tools and Equipment catalog.
Manufacturing a sterling silver box is a requirement for the fourth level of JAs Bench Jewelers Certification program. For information about certification, contact JA at (800) 223-0673 or www.jewelers.org.
By Mark B. Mann, Director of Trade Programs, Jewelers of America
Featured invention and applications by Jeffrey Mathews
JA® Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Jeffrey Mathews Designs, Dallas, TX
Photographs are courtesy of Jewelers of America
©2001 Jewelers of America