I’ve been making jewelry for years but I’m new to casting. Starting out with wax I used what any newbie would use, wood carvers and a dental set. I looked longingly at these cringing at the price but went ahead and got them… I can not stress enough how huge a difference they make. They area dream to work with. ‘Wicked Sharp’ is accurate. They glide through wax with such precision. I’m sure I won’t snap nearly so many pieces since I don’t have to put as much pressure on the pieces.