I was inspired to write this quick post when I was troubleshooting my batteries in my favorite thread burner, this little retractable edition from Beadsmith. I learned two great things in the process:
- My tip had become unseated and all I had to do was push it back in a little.
- When I opened the battery compartment for the umpteenth time, I noticed that it houses a spare tip that must have been there all along! What a wonderful little surprise. Now I can always have a replacement tip at the ready.
I haven’t had to replace the tip yet, which is probably because the retractable design means that when I drop it, I don’t break the tip. But it’s good to know it’s there when I need it.
My top 3 thread burner uses:
- Cut Fireline with ease
- Melt the ends of Fireline into little balls to facilitate adding thread
- Melt thread ends into my beadwork after weaving in tails
What else do you use your thread burner for? I’d love to hear from you.