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Old 06-20-2015, 08:07 AM
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I need a simple, traditional seam ripper that is sharp. Don't care about ergonomics, color, or eraser bottom to pull threads. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:18 AM
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I just recently bought two new seam rippers and I love them both - the Clover 482 and the Fons & Porter Ergonomic seam ripper. I'd heard good things about both of them, couldn't make up my mind, so bought both.

The one that they replaced was a Dritz ergonomic that had a thick tip that made it difficult to get small stitches out, and one day when I was taking buttons off a shirt, the tip just broke off.

Both of the new ones are great! They have fine tips, are very sharp, and they're comfortable for me to use.

The only thing I don't like is that the protective cap on the F & P didn't stay on and the Clover just had a flimsy plastic sheath. I remedied the problem by buying some silicone knitting needle tip cover thingies (somebody online suggested this) and I use those. It works well.

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Old 06-20-2015, 09:20 AM
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I like the F&P seam ripper. Most seam rippers aren't that well made.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:31 AM
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I have both F&P and Clover. I prefer the Clover 482. It's the sharpest one so far.
If I have a lot of unstitching to do I use my magnifying light. Goes a lot faster
when you can actually see what you are doing. LOL
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:27 AM
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There is a seam ripper that is guaranteed to stay sharp. It is has a warranty and you can return it for a replacement. Here is the site.


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Old 06-20-2015, 12:42 PM
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I like the small Dritz seam rippers. I get them at Walmart for about $2 each. I like them because the tips are small and sharp. Some seam rippers I have tried have a tip that is too big to slip easily under machine stitches.

Here is a link to the one I like:

It is quite small, but I find that it is easy for me to handle because it is round. I have not liked any of the seam rippers I have tried over the years that have a flat handle.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:59 PM
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I have a few but my fave is my 28 mm rotary cutter
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:16 PM
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these are the ones I like : http://www.havelssewing.com/seam-rippers.html
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:29 PM
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Clover, but am open to something better. That Hovel site looks interesting, thanks for the tip......calla
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:40 PM
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My favorite ripper is the Rip Tweezer Combo found here http://riptweezer.com/ I didn't know how much I needed the tweezers (already had several pairs) until I started paper piecing. It is wonderful having both items in one tool. The ripper point is very sharp and small. It had to be for me to rip 1.6 stitches on my paper piecing.

Second favorite is the "cheap" one sold at Hobby Lobby for about 2 dollars. I believe these are the same ones that came in my Brother sewing machine and stays sharp forever.
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