seam rippers??

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jttheclockman

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Those that make seam rippers, is there a cap of some sort that can be put on the top of those?? Seems a bit dangerous. Thanks. where is a good place to get these and is there different types?? Any photos of some would be nice to see here.

Educate me. I see thread inserts, and seam rippers of different size. What is a better seller?? Want to add to inventory.
 
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The blades come out and go inside the handle. I have not sold any so I can't help out there. Some ladies like the one with the stilleto on one end. Not sure what it is used to do. I just make them and gift them to those I know who can use them.
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PSI sells seam ripper kits that have metal caps. Never had one that came off by itself. Have sold over a hundred over the last several years and never had one come back for that issue. Just sayin.
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The blades come out and go inside the handle. I have not sold any so I can't help out there. Some ladies like the one with the stilleto on one end. Not sure what it is used to do. I just make them and gift them to those I know who can use them.
Do a good turn daily!
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Agree, the PSI design works great.
Most customers ask that I add a little more diameter than being flush with the bushings due to arthritis. See photos. Some quilters like the awl, some prefer the small and large seam ripper.
 

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RobS

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here are the 2 styles, most dress makers prefer the small and large ripper
Quilters like having the stiletto

So depends on you client base. for an extra $4 you can buy a spare stiletto or ripper. So you can adjust on the fly what they want.
Here is the stiletto sold seperately: https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSR3X.html
 

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I bought a bunch from the Chinese outlet that came with all 3 (small large and stilletto) they had the rubber bushings
I bought some extra tubes and had some caps from failed Slim lines I used to make pocket versions
The stiletto is also handy as a pocket scribe/scratcher for metal or woodworking
 

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I have not made any yet but according to the recommendations of the ladies wanting some, they like the stiletto on one end and small ripper on the other. They also said they would want one with a flat side on it to keep it from rolling off the table.
 

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here are the 2 styles, most dress makers prefer the small and large ripper
Quilters like having the stiletto

So depends on you client base. for an extra $4 you can buy a spare stiletto or ripper. So you can adjust on the fly what they want.
Here is the stiletto sold seperately: https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSR3X.html
They go in on my next order from PSI or if I get a 15% coupon. I should be due one soon. I like the idea of being able to change on the fly so will get extra parts. If I were to sell these what is a reasonable going price for them??? I will have to learn to put some fancy beads or something in them. Will need to look at some examples. I know one design I want to copy and that is PenPal's (Peter) has a unique talent for taking slimlines and dressing them up with some bead and cove work that is not too over the top. I think I can use that on some of these rippers. SHHHHHHHHHHH do not tell him:):):)
 

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min of $36 for family and that is assuming I did not buy an alternate stilletto. That is assuming I used a $4 blank + $8 kit +$2 box =$14 in parts
 
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