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Glassline Pen Assortment

Glassline Pen Assortment

Item# 802015
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Finicky, March 2, 2014 2 stars
Pros
It's a pretty good color selection, and they work okay when sponged on to make a subtle background texture/color.
Cons
The consistency of the paints greatly varies from container to container...make sure you shake really well. They are difficult to use with the tips. They often look "powdery" when fired between 2 layers, and even look powdery when fired on top most of the time (even at full fuse temps.) It's difficult to paint them onto the glass because of the consistency; if you try to paint in layers, you will inevitably crack/scrape off the layer below trying to apply another one.
Other Thoughts
These don't vitrify and get glossy like you'd expect them to...they always just kind of look like dried paint.
Gryphon Wet Belt Sander

Gryphon Wet Belt Sander

Item# 84101
8 of 12 found the following review helpful:
disappointed., February 25, 2014 1 stars
Pros
Good price, but you get what you pay for.
Cons
Engine started smoking after 20 minutes of light use, it is very difficult to adjust the top wheel so the belts stay put, and it only takes less than a second for a belt to slide to the left and jam the machine or slide to the right and tear the belt. Once I finally did get it adjusted, it was very difficult to change the belts because of the bottom tray (attached), and I had to spend 40 minutes re-adjusting it every single belt change (with risk of ruining more belts.) The cooling system is also pretty crappy-the sponge often gets sucked up and stuck in the top and you constantly have to re-adjust it.
Other Thoughts
This product might be good for a hobbyist who won't use it very often at all and rarely changes belts, but for anyone who uses it regularly, save yourself time and money and just buy a higher quality one from the start.
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joined:Jan 19, 2014
location:Cascade, ID US
display name:BetsyLu