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Thread: Thread rippers

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    Thread rippers

    Are those expensive thread rippers from Fons and Porter worth it? It looks beautiful, but does it work better than the little clover ones?
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    I like the cheaper ones, as long as it is sharp and fits your hand comfortably. One of my quilting mag (I don't remember which one) did a test of several different ones and the clover was one of the top three.

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    I have two of the cheaper ones fitted into wooden handles which make them easy to hang onto. Expensive stuff often worries me with easy-to-lose objects.

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    My favorite ripper is a scapel type ripper with a handle. The edge is so thin and just slips under the stitches so easy. Of course my favorite thing would be not to have to use it in the first place, but that's probably not going to happen.

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    I have a seam ripper that is also a blade on the end of a metal handle. I absolutely LOVE it. It works so much better than regular seam rippers, for me anyway. I think the gal above me is talking about the same seam ripper I am. It's all metal and very slim. It works so much faster than regular seam rippers. I don't recall the name of it but I bought it at www.ihaveanotion.com. Hopes this helps. It's all I use now.
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    I am sure it's a very nice seam ripper but.....it will only be good until it gets dull. I don't know about you but I use mine al lot and they get dull over time. With the inexpensive ones I just replace them often.

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    They do get dull so I use the cheaper ones and the scapel type from gingher (they are more expensive but very nice handle and grip). good luck!
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    I like the clover one with the brown handle. I bought several of the Dritz with the purple handle from Jo-Ann's, and the tips broke off right away. Then I bought the Clover ones (brown handle) and they are holding up well, plus they have a very narrow sharp tip that gets into the stitch easily. (You can tell I get a lot of experience with the ripper!)

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    My seam ripper with the metal blade has replacement blades that came with the ripper. I am still on the first blade and have used it quite a bit. The replacement blades are very inexpensive. 3 for about the price of a regular seam ripper.
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    I use cheep rippers, I did try the clover, it worked great untill I droped it (I am a clutz) it broke, went back to my cheep ones. have dropped them more than once and never broke. If they do, easy to replace. I always have several open at one time, scattered through out my sewing area.

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