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Give your lino cutters the solid feel of real wood with this traditional wooden handle. Economically priced, it has a wooden support post to hold the lino blade firmly in place.
Speedball's slide-in blade holder makes it easy to change blades, while the ergonomically designed shape helps you get a firm grip on the handle for better control.
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Significantly worse than the plastic handle
Comments about Speedball Wooden E-Z Cut Handle:
I thought I'd try these out, because I was sick of constantly screwing and unscrewing my blades from the Speedball plastic handle. However, now I see why they're so cheap! The blade wiggles around, and this means that you have to apply as much force to the handle as if the blade was dull. I won't be using these in future.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By the printmaker
from St. Louis
Printmaking supplies for large classes are a major expense, thank goodness for other options to create affordable printmaking!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
good for students
By KS Art
from Asheville, NC
GReat tool for students
Just what I wanted
from Campbelltown PA
Arrived right away and it was exactly what I needed!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great cutter handles. Perfect size for kid's (ages 7-9) hands. Used speedball lino cutters. Really easy to insert blades and the kids were very comfortable with them.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
The more I use it, the better I like it!
By Art Instructor
from Anderson, SC
I finally tried these wooden handle cutters on battleship gray linoleum. The more I use these cutter handles, the better I like them! I discovered that if you give the handle a little "twist" the blades go on and come out quite easily. Just hold the area above the neck of the blade and slowly twist the handle and the blade goes right in, and do the same to remove the blade. This way, there's no risk at all at getting cut from forcing the blades on and off and having your fingers slip. I've had only one blade stick tight and it was easily removed with a pair of pliers. But once you "break in" the handle by inserting the first blade, it gets easier to insert and remove the blades. I was impressed that this item handled the much firmer type of linoleum and didn't suffer any type of wear or tear. The cutter blades held firm and didn't shift while cutting the harder brand of linoleum. I love the price of the item, so I can own several of them. I can insert the proper sized blades into different handles and not have to fool with the constant changing of blades (although it's easy enough to not really be bothersome). It was just nice to be able to own several for the price of one plastic one, and have this option. The wooden handles are sanded smooth, yet have enough wood grain to them so they're not as slippery as the plastic ones. They are smaller, but I have small hands, so I did not find this to be a problem.For the price, I am happy with how they perform and how well they have held up.
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Reduction blockprint using Speedball Wooden Cutter
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Affordable for Classrooms & Easy to Use
I needed to purchase a large quantity of linocutters for my class, and I simply could not afford the nicer Speedball plastic ones. I thought I would give these a try since the price was right. Typical of Speedball products, I was very pleased, and here are the reasons why: First, the handles are about a third the size of the plastic ones, which may make it easier for smaller hands to control. Second, the blades were very easy to insert and remove. You gently slide the blades along the wooden post into the handle, and pull them out when you're done. The plastic handles involve unscrewing the neck and removing/replacing the blade, which can get cumbersome. Finally, I found inexpensive blades on Dick Blick that fit these handles fine. Search for "Small Plastic Linoleum Cutters" and you will see they offer bulk linocutter blades at a reasonable price. Also, I have only used these cutters with the Soft-Kut linoleum, and have not tried them out with the gold or battleship gray linoleum, so I cannot vouch how well these will work on these firmer types of linoleum. I am happy that I found an affordable alternative for my classroom and that every child can have their own cutter.
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Blades slip along post and into handle
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