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Thread: Oliso pro Iron

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    Oliso pro Iron

    has anyone used one?? A friend is thinking of getting "a good iron that will last me out" This thing is $199.00 which I think is a bit much. I told her I would ask on the board about the Oliso irons. Her Rowenta spits water all the time.
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    I bought it at the Paducah quilt show. It was $169.00. It's okay, I use it all the time. It's not and heavy (I like a heavy iron). I have broken both of my wrists a few years ago and it's nice not having to keep picking up the iron, I can just push it over and adjust my fabric, then just pull it back over.

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    I have one, for about the last 6 months, waited a long time until I broke down and bought one. Got mine on ebay at a pretty good price. Takes a little getting used to, but I have now and love it. Love the fact it only turns it self off after 30 minutes of non-use......Good steam......

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    I had one of the earlier Oliso's and loved it. Had it for 4 years. Took it to a church function and a lady dropped it and broke it. When she offered to replace it, I told her how much, and never heard from her again. There is a bit of a learning curve with it as we are so used to the older style irons and how they work. I loved it for pressing bindings, I would slide the folded fabric underneath and touch the iron and it would go down on it, not as heavy as a Rowenta but I loved mine. Would you like to be my friend?
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    oh how i would love one!!!
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    How does the foot thing work on this iron? Does it work well for pressing open seams?
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    you might want to do a search on this board, and you will find many conversations with the word "Oliso" in it. i remember there were many who joined in on this and talked about other irons.

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    I love mine, I think it's a heavy iron compared to my old Wal-Mart cheapie. The foot thing can be locked so the feet do not come down and you would use it like any other iron. I love the steam, it holds a lot of water so I'm not having to fill it all the time. I bought mine during at the state fair and got a pretty good price on it.

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    I bought an Oliso pro about 2 years ago and still love it. It has a nice weight and is well-built. There was a short adjustment period because I was used to setting up an iron after using it, and the Oliso has the built-in lift. But I am so spoiled now...I would absolutely buy it again! I purchased mine on e-Bay for about half the retail price, but there are other quilting store sites offering great deals as well depending upon the model you are looking for. My daughter will be going off to college next year and she is all but begging me to take it with her. I will probably give in, which means I will soon be in the market for another one!
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    There is an auto-lift foot mechanism installed underneath the ironing plate. When you finish ironing, simply place the iron face down on your board and let go of the handle. The iron will automatically lift itself up approximately 5/8 inch off of the board to a safe resting position. When you grasp the handle to iron again, the foot mechanism draws back up under the ironing plate. I believe that all of the models do have a switch where you can disable the auto-lift and then you would treat it like a regular iron and set it upright when you finish ironing.
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