How do I choose a Jewellers bench?

A jewellers bench should be higher than a table to avoid you hunching over which could potentially cause an injury. The bench should be chest height when sat upright, so you can use different tools effectively while also being able to view the piece you’re working on.

How tall should a jewelers bench be?

A good jeweller’s bench should sit between 90 and 100cm in height, leaving you with a bench that is slightly higher than standard table height so that you’re not left hunched over as you work.

How do you fit a bench skin?

Raise the front of the skin about an inch, so that things do not fall out when you stand up. Put a small object, say a nut or washer, into the skin and tap the side of skin. If the washer ends up just under the pin and does not fall out when you leave the bench, then the skin is hanging correctly.

What is the purpose of a bench pin?

A bench pin is a notched piece of wood you attach to your work table to aid with sawing. Bench pins also help steady your hands and tools, so you can do intricate work in small spaces.

What is a bench peg for?

A bench peg is a traditional mounter’s tool to hold / rest tools and work during the making process. CousinsUK has a large and varied range of bench pegs and holders for the all types of application. Jeweller, silversmith, arts, crafts, watchmaker or any other profession, you are sure to find what you need here!

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