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.
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.