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What Our Customers Say About WigJig Brand Jewelry Making Jigs
 

WigJig Jewelry Making Tools comparison with jewelry wire.Comparison of Olympus or Olympus Lite versus Delphi:

When trying to select a jewelry making jig, one thing to compare is the size of the pieces that the jig makes.  The pieces shown at right made in brass wire were made on the WigJig Olympus or Olympus-Lite, while the pieces made in purple wire were made on the WigJig Delphi.  The peg pattern used to make these pieces is shown below left for the Olympus or Olympus-Lite and below right for the Delphi.  Three patterns are shown for the WigJig Delphi below-right.  Pattern 3 is approximately the same size as the horizontal/vertical pattern shown at left in the Olympus Lite picture below left.  Pattern 2 for the Delphi is the about the same size as the diagonal pattern for the Olympus-Lite shown on the right below.  Pattern 1 for the Delphi is smaller than any wire component that can be made on the Olympus or Olympus-Lite

There are two things to note in the pieces shown above.  First, it should be obvious that the jewelry making pieces made on the Olympus or Olympus-Lite are 25% larger than the same piece made on the Delphi.  Second, it should also be clear that the pieces made using the same peg pattern, but positioned on the diagonal for the same jig, are about 70% of the size of the same piece when made using a horizontal/vertical pattern.  With the Olympus, Olympus-Lite or Delphi you can make smaller wire components by using the diagonal for your peg placement. 

All three jewelry making jigs shown above have the ability to make figures with parallel pegs as shown above and the ability to make figures with angles of 45 degrees or 90 degrees. 

The general conclusion is that for smaller and more delicate shapes using parallel rows of pegs, or angles of 45 degrees or 90 degrees choose the WigJig Delphi.  For making larger and bolder components with parallel rows of pegs or angles of 45 degrees or 90 degrees choose a WigJig Olympus or Olympus-Lite

 

WigJig Jewelry Making Tools comparison with jewelry wire.Comparison of Electra versus Cyclops Jewelry Making Tools:

The jewelry making pieces shown at right made in brass wire were made on the WigJig Electra, while the pieces made in purple wire were made on the WigJig Cyclops.  The peg pattern used to make these pieces is shown below left for the Electra and below right for the Cyclops. 

 

 

WigJig Jewelry Making Tools comparison number 1 with jewelry wire.

WigJig Jewelry Making Tools comparison number 2 with jewelry wire.

Electra Cyclops

For the Christmas tree wire component shown above, it should be obvious that the Cyclops makes smaller and more delicate patterns and the Electra makes larger and bolder patterns.  The Electra uses the same 3/32" pegs that were used with the Olympus and Olympus-Lite.  The Cyclops uses the smaller 1/16" pegs that are used with the Delphi. 

With both of the jewelry making jigs shown above, this pattern could be made larger by spacing the pegs further apart, or could be made at different angles rather than the 60 degree angle chosen here. 

Neither the Electra nor the Cyclops can make patterns like the pattern shown for the Delphi and Olympus with parallel rows of pegs. 

The general conclusion is for smaller and more delicate components requiring angles other than 45 degrees or 90 degrees choose a WigJig Cyclops.  For larger and bolder components requiring angles other than 45 degrees or 90 degrees choose a WigJig Electra. 

WigJig Centaur or Centaur Lite Jewelry Making Tool:

Finally, we have our WigJig Centaur which has the square peg pattern and smaller peg of the WigJig Delphi, and 1/2 of the round peg pattern of the WigJig Cyclops.  For making jewelry wire components will probably be the most versatile and flexible single jewelry making jig.  To get absolutely the most capability without regard to price, a combination of the WigJig Delphi and the WigJig Cyclops may be the best and most capable combination of two jigs for making jewelry. 

Specifications & Comparison of WigJig Jewelry Making Jigs

Feature Olympus Olympus
Lite 
Delphi Cyclops Electra Centaur Centaur
Lite
 

Transparent


Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes
 

Type of Pegs



Movable


Movable


Movable


Movable


Movable


Moveable


Moveable
 

Number of peg holes



482


238


182


483


448


441


441
 

Jig Size


5" square

3" X 4"

3" square

4.5" square

5" square

4" Square

4" Square
 

Composition of pegs



Metal


Metal


Metal


Metal


Metal


Metal


Metal

Metal Peg Diameter
 

3/32"

3/32"

1/16"

1/16"

3/32"

1/16"

1/16"
 

No of metal pegs packaged with jig



40 movable


10 movable


20 movable


10 movable 


20 movable


20 moveable


10 moveable
 

Extra metal pegs available




Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes
 

Super Pegs (round and square) available separately




Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes
 

Spiral Maker Plus available separately




Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes



Yes
 

Jig Price

 



$49.95


$22.97


$19.99


$39.95


$49.95


$46.95


$29.99

 

 



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