Cane Cutting Suggestions: There are several different
ways to cut canes. Personally, I use my wheeled Leponitt cutters for
thin canes from 4mm to about 14mm. I remove the little pin under the
right wheel so I can open the jaws wider.
For thick canes, I sometimes
have to place the left handle of the Leponitts on a table and push down
on the right handle to snap the cane. For the thicker canes, I use an
inexpensive wet saw I got from Home Depot. It cuts thick canes very
smoothly. I know that some people prefer using a small stained glass
ring saw. Its a little slower but accurate and cuts smoothly. If you
use either the ring saw or wet saw, guide the cane very slowly while
cutting so as to minimize any "hazing" of the cane surface. If you get
hazing, fire polishing and/or a jeweler's sander will remove it.