With a $15,000 price tag for the low range of laser systems, an entry into the laser world still remains the privilege of the few. Laser welding can suffer from integrity issues while a rapid and homogeneous solder flow can prove to be more reliably superior.
The learning curve for the traditional torch method can take years to become adept at. The torch is not precise and suffers from many drawbacks of control and accuracy. Many times solder does not flow exactly where you want it to. Gases are required and the issue of heat damage to surrounding gems is a major concern.
Over 8 years of development produced a novel hand held soldering probe that provides a precise and reliable solder connection at a low cost entry point. Solder flow temperatures are accurately controlled in real time making a consistent error free performance immediately available for all bench jewelers regardless of skill level. From chain repair to head soldering, ring sizing or jump ring repair, repronging to retipping. SizeTek's ARK is the go to instrument for simplicity and rapid repeatable high quality solder work. All these features are delivered from the push of a single button.