This Deluxe Shaver is everything it was advertised to be. It is powerful and does the job effortlessly. I have owned other shavers, and this one is by far the best and most powerful one. One outstanding feature is the fact that you can use it either with batteries or just plugged in. This is my new favorite laundry gadget.
Was getting fed up with some high quality sweaters that were looking very shabby with bobbles....well they now have a new lease of life! I LOVE that this is mains powered as I can only imagine how quickly batteries would run out (although you can use batteries if you want - maybe useful if traveling? not sure - as they would also make it heavy to hold) It is SO lightweight thanks to the mains power. Some mention the lack of cord length which I guess could be a pain if you're trying to do upholstery....but haven't people heard of extension cords?!!! Yes it has a transformer type plug so you'd need the appropriate extension cord. I can see why it wouldn't be viable for the manufacturer to make a super long cord. The main thing with this shaver is to take care and don't press too hard - just a firm pressure and take your time. I have used on a number of sweaters - wool, silk blend, cashmere etc as well as a thin t shirt type top - all were given a new lease of life! I would always recommend testing on an inconspicuous area first if you're concerned about how a fabric will respond to the shaver. Sometimes it would make a crazy loud sound like it was off its center or something....I just switched it off, and sometimes had to unscrew the head and straighten up the blade disc. When you take it apart you appreciate how delicate it really is and you realize that you do need to be aware that it's running smoothly or I could well imagine it becomes my damaged. The fuzz causes a lot of dust so be sure to brush clean regularly during use.
I had been searching for an item like this for many years. I used to use those fabric razors that took such a long time to do the job. You will not be disappointed with this nifty fabric shaver! It is,in my opinion,the best priced choice on the market today. It is worth every penny; I have saved much money in taking the time to tackle this project for my family. It's easy to use, not too heavy,just about two pounds,operates with electricity, makes a little noise, and no batteries required. You will be AMAZED;it does an AWESOME JOB in restoration of just about any type of fabric, from wools to acrylics, cottons, rayons,and polyesters. Some fabrics may require a little extra care,and maybe even extra time in reshaving certain areas of the garment. Be patient; proceed slowly, at first. You will be pleasantly surprised at how good a job it does. It makes a great Bridal Shower gift, a practical Birthday gift, Christmas gift, Housewarming gift, and perhaps one to be included on the College Student must have list. I absolutely LOVE my Smartek Electric Fabric Shaver; it is an invaluable tool that I frequently use. I encourage you to give it a try.
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