TOOLS - Cutters, Pinchers, and Grabbers


Scarfing Template

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Try this handy gadget for making your rim splices on Flat Oval Reed! Secure the end of the rim material in the clamp. The slots are already tapered. Scrap away the excess material to get a nicely scarfed end. Turn the rim piece around, secure upside down, and scrap again. The pieces will lay together in a nice join. Made from heavy gauge aluminum. Slots for: 3/4", 5/8", 1/2", & 3/8" widths Flat Oval. One price.

ea. @ $37.95 



Cutters, Pinchers, and Grabbers

Basket Cutter - Spring action scissors type cutter

Currently out of stock - expect in August

@ $4.95

Basket Cut Shears - very sharp, pointed shears.
@ $7.40 

Small Basket Cut Shears - Japanese Style - stainless steel

- Japanese Style - 6 1/2" long overall.
@ $23.70 
Fiskars - Soft Touch Scissors - large - scissor up and down
@ $23.40
Little Scissors - tiny stainless steel scissors - great for waxed linen.
@ $2.99 
Little Scissors - Long - long handled stainless scissors with small cutting blade at end.
@ $3.50 

Micro Cutters - Spring loaded, especially good for small and miniature work.
@ $14.15 
Maxi Cutters - Spring loaded. Great for larger projects.
@ $17.00 

Angled Flush Cutters - Cutting edge is at an angle to facilitate cuts in tight places.  GREAT TOOL!!!!
@ $21.95 
End Cutter Pliers - rounded cutting end
@ $5.99 
End Cutter Pliers - overall longer and sleeker than above model
@ $9.25 
Carving Knife - use to carve your own handles and ears.

Three Cherries brand - German

@ $35.97
Wood Scraper - useful for smoothing handles and wood splints. Plastic handle - comes with a 1" - 2 edge blade. Replacement Blades sold below.
@ $5.25 
Wood Scraper Replacement Blades - 1" - 2 edge blades for above. Packge of 2.
@ $4.10 

Triple Edge Wood Scraper - 1" triangular carbide scraper w/ soft grip handle - reaches hard to get places - 3 sides to each blade

@ $12.75

Triple Edge Wood Scraper Replacement Blade - for above - 1 per pkg.

@ $7.95
Excel Scraper with Square Blade

no longer comes with knife blade

@ $8.25
Excel Replacement Square Blade

now with 2 blades / package!

@ $4.95
Replacement Round Blade - 1 blade / package
@ $4.60
Replacement V Blade - 1 blade / package
@ $4.60
Revolving Punch - for punching holes in leather or bark. Head with different size hole punches revolves into place. 
@ $18.40 
Mini Punch Set - with changeable tubes for punching holes in leather, bark, etc.
Sizes: #0 - 5/64", #1 - 3/32", #2 - 1/8", #3 - 9/64", #5 - 11/64"
@ $17.20 
Maxi Punch Set - with changeable tubes for punching holes in leather bark, etc.
Sizes #6 - 3/46" (5mm), #7 - 13/64" (5.5mm), #8 - 7/32" (6mm),
#9 - 1/4" (6.5mm), #10 - 17/64" (7mm), #12 - 5/16" (8mm)
@ $21.20 

Micro Tweezers

Basketmaker & Instructor, Marilyn Wald, refers to these as crimping pliers and highly recommends them for crimping flat reed before the bend and tuck step in basketweaving.

- Tiny needle nose type tool designed especially for small and miniature work. Spring loaded.
@ $22.50
Micro Tweezers / Bent Nose - same as above tool, only with bent end. Great for grabbing in hard to reacy places!
@ $22.50
Round Needle Nose Pliers - long nose - longer round nose - great for crimping round reed to bend. Also for "kinking" flat reed to make the bend and tuck.
@ $10.20 
Flat Needle Nose "Tweezer Nose" Pliers - long nose - longer flat tweezer nose. Long nose reaches into places shorter ones do not.
@ $10.40 

Round Nose Pliers

Flo Hoppe likes these for crimping round reed.

$8.45 ea. 

Small Hemostat - 5" stainless steel  - straight or curved with "teeth", or straight with smooth jaws - no "teeth"

@ $2.95 
Large Hemostat - 7 1/4" straight
@ $5.79 
 
Nylon Jaw Pliers - for wire work or anytime to protedt surface of work.
@ $10.20 
Nylon Jaw Replacements - for above tool
@ $1.60 ea. 
Micro Split Ring Pliers - makes using split rings easier.
@ $8.25 
 
Crimping Pliers

These are Beading Crimping Pliers. Basketmakers see the Micro Tweezers above.

- creates perfect crimps every time. Comfortable PVC grip.
@ $12.75 
Flatnose Micro Pliers - 5" - ergonomic handle
@ $8.70 

Bent Flat Nose Pliers

These pliers have teeth - good for gripping and pulling.

$8.75 ea. 
Chain Nose Pliers - 4 1/2" overall - thin needle nose type plier
@ $6.95 
Bent Chain Nose Pliers - with ergonomic handle
@ $9.85
Mini Tool Set - 5 mini tools - 3" overall length: cutter, needle nose, round nose, flat nose, and curved needle nose pliers
@ $15.40



X-acto Tools

#1 Gripster Knife - most common X-acto knife with easy grip surface
@ $8.40 
#1 Blade - for #1 knife - pkg. 5
@ $4.25 

#2 Knife - for medium-to-heavy material
@ $9.85 
#2 Blade - for #2 knife - pkg. 5
@ $4.25 
#15 Saw Blade - keyhole blade for #2 knife. GREAT FOR CUTTING GOURDS! - pkg. 5
@ $11.65
#27 Saw Blade - 3" utility blade for #2 knife. GREAT FOR CUTTING GOURDS - pkg. 5
@ $10.95
#234 Razor Saw Blade - 7/16" deep for fine cuts
@ $3.20
#235 Razor Saw Blade - 5/8" deep for deeper cuts
@ $3.70




Pamela Zimmerman's Needle Grabbers
Rubber finger rings to aid in pulling needles through coiling, quilting & other needle work, beading, etc.

Ergonomic, Reduces Joint Strain, Work Faster, Comfortable, Easy to Wear

Thumb
@ 90¢ ea.
Tiny - extra small
@ 90¢ ea.








This page last updated 5/6/2021