I had one of these years ago, but it was tiny and ran on battery only- it ended up in the trash. This is just what I have been looking for! The shaver is a good size & the handle makes it comfortable and efficient to use. The power cord is essential- I wouldn't even consider using battery power. I only gave 4 stars for durability because while it works great, I haven't had it long enough to be able to rate this aspect. Shaving pills from sweaters and flannel sheets was never so much fun!
This item does a good job. The only thing that I don't like is emptying out the shaver. Most of the stuff comes out but some gets stuck at the top and is a bit difficult to get out. Aside from that, it's a good unit.
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 love that this product has an adapter so you don't need to keep switching out the batteries. I've shaved about 15 sweaters with it already and it works great. Some people say the pills get stuck near the top of the container, but you can simply blow into the device via the metal piece and they will fall to the bottom. Huge fan.
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