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Seam Ripper Kit Gold

Item #154328
$6.99
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4.0

(6 reviews)

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Product Information:

Turn your own custom seam ripper. This kit includes a sharp reversible blade that can be stored in the handle when not in use. A clip is also included to secure the seam ripper to any pocket. Durable Woodcraft gold plating.


  • Easy & fun kit to create

  • Reversible blade can be stored inside of the handle

  • Excellent sewing accessory

  • Durable Woodcraft gold plating

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    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (5)

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    5.0

    Easy to turn works well

    By  Jim B Models

    from Baldwin City, KS

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Seam Ripper Kit Gold :

    Makes a great gift for sewers. I have turned 10+ and the only problem I have had is getting the brass tube glued into the wood blank. After reading other reviews I always use a counter sink to taper the inside edge of the tube after gluing. Do not use a drill. Hand turn the reamer and slightly taper the insertion point. Do not leave sharp corners to tear the O rings. My only problem is I would like to find a source for a few extra O rings.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Good product

    By  whip

    from Billerica

    About Me

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Discard Pocket Clip
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Seam Ripper Kit Gold :

    clean tube and remove burrs with fine chain saw file works wonders. and put a little vaseline on O ring after installation on piece.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    2.0

    No Replacement Blades available

    By  Fordman

    from Springfield Oregon

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

    • Can't Buy Blades

    Best Uses

    Comments about Seam Ripper Kit Gold :

    I like the weight and feel of this item. I called customer service to see if I could order a replacememt blade. Its labeled as Part A in the instructions. This is even threaded and would make replacing a blade easy. But no replacement blades are availible.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Nice product

    By  Jim

    from E. Aurora NY

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Seam Ripper Kit Gold :

    I like these kits. I had a problem too with the o-ring on the first one I made because I had glue leak into the tube. I now pack the tube with modeling clay to keep it clean. I wouldn't recommend sanding the inside of the tube. The rougher surface stops the o-rings from working smooth. Debur, chamfer and polishing the inside is ok to do. I find if you just wet the o-ring slightly they slide in nice. It would be nice if they put a couple of extra o-rings in the package. My wife is a quilter and uses it a lot.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Seam Ripper assembly fixes

    By  Jeff In Seattle

    from Seattle,WA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Nice finish

    Cons

    • Tubes Are Small

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about Seam Ripper Kit Gold :

    The O-rings when installed on the blade holder make it to large to fit inside the brass tube. I have found that by turning the blade holder on my lathe in a chuck fitted with pin jaws I can sand the grove and reduce the diameter enough that the O-rings will fit inside the brass tubes. It take a few attempts to get the fit right. I also chamfer the brass tube slightly. I've also noticed while test fitting the blade holder (with the O-rings installed) that twisting the blade holder while pushing it in the tube works the best. Often no further modification is required.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Slight problem

    By  Wet Foot Wes

    from Sussex, NJ

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Well Made And Classy Kit

    Cons

    • Improper Fit

    Best Uses

    • Gift And Sale Item

    Comments about Seam Ripper Kit Gold :

    Received my order for 5 kits on 1/26/12 and upon inspection was impressed. I ordered these after reading too many negative reviews at other merchants sites and felt that the quality here would satisfy my needs. The kit is very well made, BUT the interior diameter of the brass tube is too small when the "O" rings are installed, and too large without them. Solution: De-burr the tube as instructed and with a split mandrel that fits sloppily inside the tube, cut a piece of 220 grit sand paper to size, and enlarge the interior, then with length of 1/4" dowel chucked in your lathe charge it with emory compound and polish the interior until you achieve a good fit. It may take several attempts - and it really slows down production. Without opening the inside diameter the fit is so tight as to either ruin the "O" rings, or be way too hard for the recipient to use. Short of a custom reamer, I have not found a better way to enlarge the tube. Hopefully one of you will and so advise. I gave it a 4 star rating because it does have potential and would recommend it with the above understanding. Wes

    • Primary Use:
    • Business

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