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Old 03-01-2009, 11:18 AM
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Did you know that these are not being made anymore? I had an enjoyable day yesterday learning to do stain glass applique, and thought one would be ideal, some of the class had them. I searched the net but the only one I could find was in the USA, different voltage, and then only one on e-bay. I spoke to a clover retailer today in the Uk who told me first Clover fell out with the UK market for some reason, probably to do with health and safety knowing our government, then they fell out with the USA market so ceased making them altogether. Apparently there is a new product on the market but have been unable to track it down, the retailer I spoke to is on the case.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:27 PM
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That surprises me - I just bought one a year or so ago - I guess they must've gotten sued by folks using them improperly.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:35 PM
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I saw this Hobbico craft iron at jhittle and thought it might be better than the Clover mini iron. You have to scroll down the page a ways to see the picture:
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:37 PM
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I just saw this Clover mini iron at Hancock fabrics yesterday. I thought it was neat because it has different tips you can put on it for different projects.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:44 PM
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I bought mine here in Spain, cost a small fortune, but it is invaluable for the small detailed jobs such as stained glass and turning over fabric to freezer paper in applique, but saying that it is quite dangerous and I have burnt myself quite bad several times so I am not surprised that there may be issues with them from a safety aspect. Also, I don't find that it balance very well on the stand either, so be ultra careful whilst using it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:46 PM
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I see that JoannFabrics.com has the Clover mini irons in all different styles in stock.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:16 PM
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I have a Hangar 9 Protrim Hot Iron, used by men to melt the paper onto their radio Control Airplanes. It was much cheaper than any of the mini irons and has a couple of tips with it. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box...
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:49 PM
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That is so sad. They looked like a great product. Seen them adverised in my quilting mags. Guess I waited to long to get one. Sniff Sniff :(
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:14 PM
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I had no idea they're were being manufactured now. Thanks, I'm lucky I have one, even if I do hardly use it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:53 PM
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I have one and it's annoying that the lay of the cord is wrong. It wants to twist the iron around upside down. DH said he could swap the plug end around and make it right, I never remember to have him do it until I'm using it. If possible check the cord before buying or be sure you can exchange it for another one.
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