How to use a thread burner??

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rosyjazz wrote
on Mar 14, 2011 7:04 PM

Hi Folks!

I just got The Bead Buddy Thread Sealer from Joann's for 50% off (with a coupon of course). However, I haven't seen this particular thread burner mentioned anywhere...Is this like the Thread Zapper? Is this going to work just like the other Thread Burners? And of course...how to properly use it....

Thanks!!

Rosy

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KipperCat wrote
on Aug 15, 2011 11:45 AM

just a bump as I'm curious as well.  I've recently realized I'd like to have a thread burner.

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kareng915 wrote
on Aug 18, 2011 12:35 AM

Thread burner??!!  don't you live on the edge like me and use a Bic lighter??!!  lol

Yes, I have gotten to close and had a piece fall apart because I burned off more than just a thread end!  

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DebWAZ wrote
on Aug 18, 2011 4:23 PM

kareng915:

Thread burner??!!  don't you live on the edge like me and use a Bic lighter??!!  lol

Yes, I have gotten to close and had a piece fall apart because I burned off more than just a thread end!  

Good Lord, Karen! If I used a Bic lighter, I'd probably set the dogs or the house afire! <eeek>

I do like my Beadsmith Thread Zapper - haven't messed anything up with it - yet! :-) And it's much safer for me than an open flame!

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Lee D. wrote
on Aug 18, 2011 5:56 PM

Hi;

All you have to do is push the button on the side and the burner will glow. Then you touch the thread. That is all.

I used sissors but couldn't get close to the beads when using fishing line. Then I bought the Thread Zapper and don't know why I didn't buy it sooner.

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Claudette48 wrote
on Aug 18, 2011 7:39 PM

OMG!  I feel like I'm in the stone age. I've never heard of a Thread Zapper.  I go through about a light a month and it's hard to find the ones that aren't child resistant and won't tear up your fingers.

How long do they last?  How long do they take to get hot?

Who knew?

Thank you!

 

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D.M.Z wrote
on Aug 18, 2011 8:13 PM

Rosy, Just start slow with it, you can burn too close with it (just like you can with a Bic lighter) and "erase" your thread down past the knot and poof, you are losing your piece. I'd bet it is as close to Thread Zapper as they could get without infringing on patents, etc.

When I whip out my Bic and make nice little round balls on the end of my thread....it is such a marvel to some, to me it is just natural as that is how I learned to do it.

Claudette, I have one friend who has gone through several new tips (she beads a lot, probably like you do) and she is now not as thrilled as she was with it.  Donna

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Claudette48 wrote
on Aug 18, 2011 8:37 PM

Thank you.  I guess I'll just stick with my BIC.  I even have windless lighters for outdoors.  I always have 5 or 6 lighters and two cans of fuel because you never know.

Thanks.

Claudette

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on Apr 3, 2013 4:12 PM

I did the same thing with the same coupon at the same store.  Mine doesn't work either.  I understand all about the button and the direction of the battery.  I push the button and I barely feel warmth, no matter how long I keep it pressed.  Even if it was half off, I'm getting my money back.

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on Apr 3, 2013 10:10 PM

I have a Thread Zapper 2 by Beadsmith, that I keep forgetting to use! Its always way after I've finished my project that I remember i have a thread burning tool. Then I remember again, I can't use it for fear of setting the place on fire because I've already glued/nail polished the knots!

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EmmaBaby123 wrote
on Apr 4, 2013 12:59 PM

Ive used a Thread Sealer & I have to say I wasn't impressed!  I bought it off eBay.  I turned it on after putting in the battery & it was barely warm! 

I haven't had the opportunity to try the Thread Zapper, but I know others within the Macrame community who have used it & they swear by it! 

Im going to be purchasing one soon & will let you know! 

 

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stitchngirl wrote
on Apr 4, 2013 4:25 PM

I love the thread zapper, it works wonderful. Did not like the scissors left to much fish line.

Hint don't drop it, lol, it wrecks the tip

 

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on Nov 3, 2013 4:21 PM

Does anyone know why they suddenly stop working?  I have a FibreFuse.  Was fantastic but now doesn't work.  Do the tips have only have a certain life and need to he replaced?  

Hope someone can shed some light.

Thank you

 

 

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SCB1 wrote
on Nov 3, 2013 4:38 PM

Not sure of that brand, but does it have batteries? If so check them.

Happy Beading!!

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on Nov 4, 2013 7:14 AM

Yes has battery,  I put new strong ones in but still no luck.

 

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