Sorcerer1

Stitching groover recommendations

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Looking for a good stitching groover  . Not a $100.00 one just one that works . I have one I got some time ago and It is Cr__ 

Got it on EBay year ago and they sell for anywhere from $4.00 and up but are all the same design .

Thanks ,

Sorcerer1  Arley

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zuludog   

I have one from Tandy; you can get spare/new blades. It does the job, but I don't know how it would compare with any top class makes

I sharpen mine by rubbing a length of thread with stropping compound and pulling it through the blade hole; and stropping it backwards, just like a knife, but in miniature. If you search YouTube for 'sharpening a stitching groover' there is a video showing that.

Incidentally, I was fortunate enough to go to a demonstration & talk by Nigel Armitage. His opinion is that we use the stitching groover too much, and only really need to use it when we definitely need to recess the thread, like on saddles. For most of the time all we need to do is to mark the line of the stitching with a compass and/or a creaser, then flatten it down with a mallet or an overstitch wheel

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If you're looking for a stitching grooved - there's only one. The one from Bob Douglas.

 

I've seen some Chinese replicas, that might also work, but I haven't tried them

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480volt   

I very rarely groove for stitches, but when I do I use a Douglas Versagroover

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I also have the Tandy one, and it works just fine.

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