"THE TRADES FIRST ROUND MAGNUM JIG"
Makes rounded magnums sizes 25, 35 and 45. Will also make traditional flats and square magnums in the same sizes.
DISCLAIMER: These jigs are for getting needle groupings tacked together in proper formation. All other soldering needs to be done off of the jigs. I always thought that this was obvious and did not need to be said but these are made of plastic and will melt when exposed to extreme heat.
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this is a wonderful idea and I'm really sad it didn't live up to expectations, the base isn't long enough so you have to choke up your solder or your needles fall out, and then you have hot solder on the jig, malting it and ruining any chance or precision that it gave you. the groove also aren't cut deep enough so the needles try to jump out on the ends if your not perfect.
I am sorry that you had a bad experience with my product. I have been selling these for more than 15 years without problem and many people still tell me that they have theirs from back then. We will be contacting you to see about product replacement for you. I do not include instructions with the product because we only sell to professionals and assume that they know how to make needles. These days that may not be the case but it generally was back when I started the company. Explanations: The grooves are shallow to allow you to use a fingertip to drag the needles as a group until they stop at the proper position. If the groove was deeper then you would not be able to manipulate the needles at the very edge of the groove. Once the needles are all touching the inner face of the groove you continue to keep light downward pressure on the points while lightly tacking the back ends of the needles together and move on the next step of weaving your needles however you like and soldering the middle of your needles off of the jig. When soldering your needles to the bar the solder bead from the first step works great to help attach the needles to the bar. I just put a disclaimer on the product page about plastic melting with extreme heat. I always thought that part was common sense but I guess that I was wrong. Please also do not put it in a small child's mouth because it is a choking hazard. ~Marc