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Offline Hrtsmom

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Jewelry tool question
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:58:34 PM »
I saw a "one-step" crimping pliers at Michael's today; it's supposed to take just one step to crimp rather than the usual two. I was tempted to buy it, but I thought $17 was a bit out of my budget for an experiment. I was just wondering if anybody's tried something like that and if it worked well/was worth the money?

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 05:46:22 PM »
Yeah...not tried these either and would love to know

Had a thought, is there a bead shop near you, where you could try a pair out before purchase? 
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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 07:10:29 PM »
Never tried them either but am also curious.  Trying to figure out how they would fold two different ways with one crimp...hmmmmm

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 09:18:52 PM »
My daughter works at Michaels and is the jewelry instructor there.  She has tried these and says "THEY ARE HORRIBLE'  so don't waste your money.  They will NOT fold both directions at once.  the crimps won't stay, she has wasted many crimp beads trying to make them work, to no avail.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 04:27:16 AM »
Just on an economic idea, why would I spend almost $20 (sales tax) for something that I can do very easily with my current working crimpers?

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 11:14:25 AM »
Just on an economic idea, why would I spend almost $20 (sales tax) for something that I can do very easily with my current working crimpers?

John

exactly John, why buy new when what you have is working just fine.

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2012, 02:04:24 PM »
My daughter works at Michaels and is the jewelry instructor there.  She has tried these and says "THEY ARE HORRIBLE'  so don't waste your money.  They will NOT fold both directions at once.  the crimps won't stay, she has wasted many crimp beads trying to make them work, to no avail.  Hope this helps.

Thanks -- I had my doubts! It would be great if it *did* work; sometimes I accidentally get the crimp bead set crooked on the first crimp and then really have to work to do the second one.

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2012, 11:37:42 PM »
Yeah me too, in fact most of the time.  I don't see very well and those crimps are tiny.  At home I can use a magnifying glass on my desk, but at the class, I have to wing it.

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Re: Jewelry tool question
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 03:44:35 PM »
I've been tempted with these myself, but I like my good old pair just fine.