After watching the video, I was anxious to give it a try, but it was extremely expensive...$50 and upwards in some online stores. So I went down to the bead district where my husband gifted it to me for around $28 dollars. To date it is still one of my most expensive tool, so I expect to get some use out of it!!!
I expected it to be much bigger, because the ads make it look huge and heavy!!! But as you can see from me holding it, it is about the size of a normal handheld tool. It is the same size as my needle nose pliers. According to my husband I have child size hands, so you can see from the pic below its not as large as the ads portray it to be, which is great!
This tool can....
Trim and Loop in One Step
• Create & trim eye pins in one motion!
• Works with dead-soft or half-hard precious metal wire; craft wire; and copper or brass core wire
• Consistent size loops every time
• Bends & trims wire between 26-18 gauge
• Customize the length of eye pins
I began using it right away and I have mixed reviews on it.
- The loops come out perfect every time.
- It is very easy to use and the tool is light weight
- After it is sized, it cuts the loop perfectly
- used it with 20 gauge wire , which is pretty thick and it worked with no problem.
- loops have to be pinched closed after you make them.
- I know I am still working and learning the tool, but the loops did not come close to the bead like I want them to, and there was a little space ( see pic below). This can probably be adjusted in its use after I play with it for awhile
- As with anything, there is a learning curve.
Overall, I would suggest this to be a good buy for all of you serious beaders. It will save time, especially if your project involves a lot of loop making.
Below are 2 videos which will give you more insight as to how to use it. Please feel free to SEND ME YOUR FEED BACK and let me know how it is working for you as well. I would like to hear from you out there!