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Thread: Another tip for seam rippers

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    I have so many seam rippers and other than the one that came with my Viking, they all were mediocre. After looking at what made the Viking one so good, I was able to see the tip was a lot smaller. So I took all the rest out to my sander and carefully sharpened it. Voila! I now have many good ones!

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    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl222
    I have so many seam rippers and other than the one that came with my Viking, they all were mediocre. After looking at what made the Viking one so good, I was able to see the tip was a lot smaller. So I took all the rest out to my sander and carefully sharpened it. Voila! I now have many good ones!
    Gotta love it! Very creative!

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    I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Great idea! That explains why I like to seam rip with my Exacto knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl222
    I have so many seam rippers and other than the one that came with my Viking, they all were mediocre. After looking at what made the Viking one so good, I was able to see the tip was a lot smaller. So I took all the rest out to my sander and carefully sharpened it. Voila! I now have many good ones!
    The tip broke off my seam ripper. My DH took his dremel tool and sharpened it for me; WOW, better than when I bought it. Whenever one dulls or I buy a new one that is not sharp enough, I will have him sharpen them for me. GOOD HUBBY!! :lol: :thumbup:

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    Great idea..I often wondered why I would only be happy using a certain seam ripper and now I know.and great idea how to fix it..

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    Just have to be careful when they are so sharp because it is easy to go through the fabric..I know from experience..

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    A quilter with a sander - dangerous combination! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella
    Just have to be careful when they are so sharp because it is easy to go through the fabric..I know from experience..
    Been there, done that!

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