How much should I spend on the tools I choose--does cost really make a difference?
I believe that good quality tools are very important in jewelry-making. I recommend using a basic set of quality tools, the best you can afford. We offer several lines of tools that range from economy to professional standard. The economy tools are a good value to begin with and will let you learn the basics of working with these tools.
If you're ready to invest in professional quality tools, the OHM pliers are well-made, have ergonomic handles and will last a good long time. I would also suggest Lindstrom® tools, which are made with the best steel possible and have the most precise barrels and cutting blades. The Lindstrom line is designed with you, the jewelry maker, in mind and will give you the least amount of hand fatigue.