Andrew Chee

Question On Hand Crank Skiver/splitters

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Hello all, I see on eBay these days a few splitters like this one:

Skiver/Splitter

They are link the skiver/splitters on the top of a 5-in-1 machine with a 2inch or so blade. I know that they were primarily designed for the shoe trade but will they work for thinner leathers (2-5oz veg tan). I need something to do turned edges and skiving edges for bags and wallets and bell skivers are a bit expensive and bulky for me right now so I would like to be able to use something simpler to accomplish my tasks. Anyways, would this work for my purposes? I'm afraid that these tools are designed for much heavier weight leather and may not handle the thin stuff very well. Thanks.

Andrew

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Andrew,

I have a 5 in 1 for sale. I have run 2oz. veg tanned calfskin through it with no difficulty. As in any other piece of machinery there is a learning curve, this one can be

"learned" in less than half a day. :)

BTW: My 5 in 1 is priced to sell and I will negotiate the shipping. You would have a machine that will do many things in lieu of only one.

ferg

Hello all, I see on eBay these days a few splitters like this one:

Skiver/Splitter

They are link the skiver/splitters on the top of a 5-in-1 machine with a 2inch or so blade. I know that they were primarily designed for the shoe trade but will they work for thinner leathers (2-5oz veg tan). I need something to do turned edges and skiving edges for bags and wallets and bell skivers are a bit expensive and bulky for me right now so I would like to be able to use something simpler to accomplish my tasks. Anyways, would this work for my purposes? I'm afraid that these tools are designed for much heavier weight leather and may not handle the thin stuff very well. Thanks.

Andrew

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Hi Ferg,

What are you asking for your 5 in 1?

Thanks!

-Ellen

Andrew,

I have a 5 in 1 for sale. I have run 2oz. veg tanned calfskin through it with no difficulty. As in any other piece of machinery there is a learning curve, this one can be

"learned" in less than half a day. :)

BTW: My 5 in 1 is priced to sell and I will negotiate the shipping. You would have a machine that will do many things in lieu of only one.

ferg

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The 5 in 1 has been sold ($600)

ferg

Hi Ferg,

What are you asking for your 5 in 1?

Thanks!

-Ellen

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Ah, thanks for the info. I was wondering how much these ran.

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