Cutters, Burrs (Fraises) & Fly

Cutters, Burrs (Fraises) & Fly

Super Q and Bush burrs are made in Germany & embrace exceptional quality and cutting shape edge superiority, expect only the best

  • Some of the popular style stone steel burr shapes are used for setting
  • We stock a wide variety of sizes and shapes which cater for all your stone settings needs
  • See the associated links for an excellent choice of practical stone setting books and equipment. We also recommend if you have not stone set before attend a course
  • Various courses are available around the country at various colleges and universities. Remember practice is essential to become a quality stone setter
  • Burrs are also popular for use when engraving, texturing and grinding.

Ball Burrs: the most popular steel burrs used in jewellery stone setting, with its all round shape

Bearing Cutter 90° Burrs: the angle of this burr reflects the popular cut diamonds' right angle

Bud tapered burrs: very popular for forming channel setting grooves, particularly on wedding rings.

Concave Cutter Cup Burrs: to round off end points of various sizes of metal, for example on a claw set ring.

Flame burrs: very useful to open out casting flash (a slight film of metal over a whole/crevice).

Knife Edge Cutting Burr: perfectly textures deep grooves on jewellery.

Some basic diamond terms:
  • Facet: a small surface side of a gemstone.
  • Table: the large flat top facet. It has an octagonal shape on a round brilliant diamond.
  • Crown: the upper part of the diamond above the girdle.
  • Girdle: the narrow rim around the diamond. The girdle plane is parallel to the table and is the largest diameter of any part of the stone.
  • Pavilion: the lower part of the diamond below the girdle. It has a cone shape on round diamonds.
  • Culet: the tiny facet on the pointed bottom of the pavilion, parallel to the table.

Maillefer burrs have been rebranded as Super Q. They are the same burrs, from the same German factory, same employees and same high quality material.
Cutters, Burrs (Fraises) & Fly

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