Username Post: distressers        (Topic#1540129)
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Would like an opinion on a hand held distresser verses an electric distresser?
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CASBa
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  • CASBa on 08-04-10 08:43 AM
In response to Kent1954

I have never used either. I use the edge of a scissor blade to do most of my distressing. It works well for me.


 
lstory 
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In response to CASBa

Wow! I had no idea how much the Zutter was. I splash money around pretty freely on this hobby, but I can't imagine spending $40 on something when I can use a nail file, my fingernails, scissors (as Cassie said), or my $2 Making Memories edge scraper to achieve the same effect.

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Lindy_Pop
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In response to Kent1954

I've seen Youtube videos of the Zutter in action which looks like it has its uses if you want it fast but for paper edges I just use my nail and the edge of my Slice Spatula. I just saw in another post someone suggested using a Zester to distress.
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debby_westbrook
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In response to Lindy_Pop

I use the Tim Holtz paper distress. It works very well. I never tried the zutter.
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Edited by debby_westbrook on 08-05-10 03:54 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
lylacfey
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In response to debby_westbrook

I use a butter knife.


 
Manda_K
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In response to lylacfey

I used to use a Heidi Swapp one, kinda like the MM one, it worked really good, got a little dull, but I did have it for a few years. Now I have a Tim Holtz one, I like it very much.

The Zutter is LOUD. Very loud and only does straight edges or big circles, you can't do small areas with it. I passed.


 
Ami G
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  • Ami G on 08-05-10 08:19 AM
In response to Manda_K

I still use my trusty little pink pacman-looking Heidi Swapp one. I might get the Tim Holtz one eventually.
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joogz
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  • joogz on 08-05-10 02:05 PM
In response to Ami G

I've never tried the zutter, but I like my Tim Holtz distresser, also my sis in-law has a distresser from Close to My Heart and that works good as well!


 
IzzyB
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  • IzzyB on 08-06-10 03:28 AM
In response to joogz

The edge of scissors works perfectly well.


 
ColbyCheeseCat
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In response to IzzyB

I use my making memories distresser and will until it's too dull. I watched the youtube vid of the zutter one and I'll pass... distressing really doesn't take that much time and that thing is LOUD!


 
GradRNnNC
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In response to ColbyCheeseCat

I use my handy zester straight out of the kitchen tool drawer! Works perfect for me!


 
Karen3066
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In response to GradRNnNC

I use a lot of sandpaper for distressing! It's easy to use & cheap because you can usually find a 10 pack for a dollar at the Dollar Tree


 
dotfree
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In response to Karen3066

I use MM and the Tim Holtz and will continue to use them. I find some satisfying feeling by distressing the edges with them.


 
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