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Why you don't buy the cheap stamping set on Amazon...

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I don't really mash on my stamps...  Just a firm couple of taps.  the barrel is literally bowed, and the camo has be realigned to the edge of the barrel.  It wasn't that way when I bought it, just 5-10 projects in.  

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Yes,you find out as we all have iy pays to spend alittle extra for certain things esp tools.Give Barry King or Bob Beard a call if you want some good stuff to work with that will last a long time.

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Was this from a starter set from Tandy?  If so, they are lower quality material than their regular line.  Tandy will replace stamps that bend or fall apart or easily damaged through normal use.  They replace starter kit stamps with their regular line according to other posts on the forum.  Take it back.

Tom

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All my stamps are Tandy, and i've never had one bow like that. I did have a beveler with a burr on the stamping face, and Tandy was happy to replace it for me.

Take it back!

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In the uk Le prevo do some good quality stamps.

The ones I brought from amazon for 15£ for a pack of 10 were awful..... The background shader wasnt sharp enough so just left a flat shape and the beveller was kind of smooth / nearly rounded so it didnt dig into the bottom of the cuts!!

Infact I've pretty much thrown away all the cheap tools I started out with and got new ones that actually work! The sciver was just useless, the edge groover kept moving as it wouldnt tighten up, the cheap hole punches went blunt after 2 minutes lol

I guess some of it was down to me being new and a lack of skill but it's so much easier when you're new if you have good tools.

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That stamp is the new ergonomic version.  The gentle curve allows you to angle your wrist, reducing pressure and future carpal tunnel issues. :)

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Call that a curve?  

I have a set of original cheap tools that I bought to start me off, and most of them have quite a jaunty curve to them.    If I use them, I have to keep tapping them straight.   In fact, two snapped in half after being straightened too many times.

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It's not a fault, it's a feature. It allows you to see what you're stamping without your hand getting in the way. Now EVERYBODY will want one!

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Yay!  Innovation!

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1 hour ago, alpha2 said:

It's not a fault, it's a feature. It allows you to see what you're stamping without your hand getting in the way. Now EVERYBODY will want one!

If you believe that, I would like to sell you a bridge in London...

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7 hours ago, alpha2 said:

It's not a fault, it's a feature. It allows you to see what you're stamping without your hand getting in the way. Now EVERYBODY will want one!

Can I put my order in now?

How about crowdfunding.

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14 hours ago, Matt S said:

If you believe that, I would like to sell you a bridge in London...

Thanks, but we've already got one!

http://www.golakehavasu.com/about-us/london_bridge1.aspx

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We've got a lot more old junk........I mean historical antiques, kissed with the patina of the centuries, if you want anything else.

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List it in the for sale section -- it's KUSTOM ;)

 

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Same with the cheap sets of chinese strap end punches. I have to bang a few back straight every now and then. I've been trying to muster up the courage to spend $450 for each round and english point set from Weaver....but that damn cheap set wont die just yet. 

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These were the cheapo set on Amazon.  They're my only tools that didn't come from Tandy.  I'm not really into carving and stamping, but I wanted to mess around with it without have to invest a significant amount.  I've gotten more into basket weave, and have bought higher quality tools from Tandy for stamping (basket, camo, and veiner).  The barrels are actually larger and more comfortable. 

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That's exactly what they are great for.  You can muck about with a cheap set, and make up your mind what you want to spend real money on.

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20 hours ago, LumpenDoodle2 said:

That's exactly what they are great for.  You can muck about with a cheap set, and make up your mind what you want to spend real money on.

Just so!  I went to Tandy during a sale and spent $5 more on three stamps than I did in total for the 15 stamps that I bought on Amazon.  

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On ‎3‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 2:27 PM, JerseyFirefighter said:

Same with the cheap sets of chinese strap end punches. I have to bang a few back straight every now and then. I've been trying to muster up the courage to spend $450 for each round and english point set from Weaver....but that damn cheap set wont die just yet. 

Why not just make your own as I have done. Or if you do not have a lathe a friend can make strap end punches in a few minutes for you. The cheapest ones I found were $65.00 each it took me about an hour to make 3.  And the $65.00 ones were likely no better than the tolls this person bought.

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