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Old 06-05-2010, 08:53
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Default Wood burners... is there special one to get?

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Old 06-23-2010, 11:24
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I just got the $10 one from Walmart. I think it is AMAZING . What did I ever do without it. I have only used the "blade" attachement. Does anyone use any of the others?
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I bought one from HL with a 40% off coupon, I think they are normally $14.99. I really like it, it heats to 950F, comes with 4 tips but so far I mainly use the wedge shaped one. I have tried the small pointy tip but it doesn't cut through the ribbon as well...but it does have potential for designs, I can't remember the name for it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:36
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I have one from Michael's... Walnut Hollow. Came in a case with I think about 5 different tips. I used a 40% coupon. I really might have to say a woodburner was the best investment I have made so far! It has made all my work look so much cleaner and precise. And no more refilling candle lighters!
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Does everyone think this is better for sealing bows...compared to a lighter??
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Once you get the hang of it yes, especially for v cuts.
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I never used a lighter. I got some bows as a gift from a friend once and decided to try making them on my own. I had no instructions, so I took the gift bows apart and basically copied! lol When I noticed the ribbon ends fraying I realized I needed to seal them and I HATE lighters. I can't control them, the heat is so close to your fingers, and they only start half the time. I had a wood burner in my craft box from years ago that I really never used and figured I'd try it! It was just the $10 one from WM. I would never, ever switch to lighters! You have so much control with the wood burner. You can get the tip right down into the v cuts. I also love it for if I have a little extra glue ooze out---I just hold the tip over the glue and then clean it off. With the burner I can do this even if the glue is down between layers of ribbon. You definitely wouldn't want to try that with a lighter!! You will not regret this purchase!!
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Once you get the hang of it yes, especially for v cuts.
ITA. With a lighter I have a lot less control. And for me it looks a lot neater with the wb, the edges are smoother, on any cut.

I do find on white ribbon I have to be careful and sort of hover the wb near the ribbon rather than actually touch it, otherwise it tends to get that roasted marshmallow look.
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Im so glad to hear all the good stuff about wood burners! I had one a couple of years ago, nd took it back cause I was nervous to use it! I just bought the $10 one from walmart last week, and still havent opened it yet! Im gonna give it a shot tonight!
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