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Thread: Why do seam rippers have cylindrical handles?

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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    I wish they'd make them more ergonomic with a larger handle, also. I have several, but my favorite is Alex Anderson's 4-in-1 tool. It has a large, easy-to-grip handle, a stiletto, a point turner, and a presser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    I am so tired of mine rolling off to parts unknown (usually under the extension table). It has not got a nice wood turned handle, you understand- it is just injection moulded plastic. Would it not be just as easy to make it a shape to fit the hand and not roll?!!!!
    I still think some man designed them (apologies to our male quilters!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Clover makes both a white round handled one, a flat while one (Premier) and a brown flat handled one with a plastic point cover. All have that fabulous narrow point and very sharp blade. LOVE 'em! I buy the brown flat ones for less than $4 usually and keep 4-5 on hand.

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    Me too!! Thanks.
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    Thanks Jan! I am going to get some like those. I to am getting tired of chasing mine!

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    I like the sound of this too- I use my rolling ripper as a stilletto and it does not make the job any easier.

    You have all opened my eyes- for the price of a coffee and a chocolate I can make my life easier. I am going to divorce the runaway ripper and skip away clicking my heels......

    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I wish they'd make them more ergonomic with a larger handle, also. I have several, but my favorite is Alex Anderson's 4-in-1 tool. It has a large, easy-to-grip handle, a stiletto, a point turner, and a presser.

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    This is ergonomic, flat, very thin and sharp and pink - my favourite by far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    I still think some man designed them (apologies to our male quilters!)
    Speaking of! I won a seam ripper made by Snap On tools, you know, the mechanics tools people. The tip was so fat I couldn't get it under the thread. Cute idea, not usable. I use the clover white handle and love it. The metal part came loose but a dab of hot glue fixed it. Happily unsewing in Alaska.

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    I also have the Alex Anderson 4 in 1 and love it! It is large enough you won't loose it. I have put my other rippers in a jar on the shelf and havent touched them since buying my 4 in 1.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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