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Conni Germany
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My interest grows....

Can I use all needles and is it a quick exchange?? Wizpick...

jenny Three O'clock Bears
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Well I now have one. I do like it but I think it has some limitations.....but that might be me just being inexperienced.  I think it's great for surface work but I did some feet ...which I felt on to the leg..and it was not as good for that. I did have to key in the felt by hand first. It was great for the finishing though..and for detailing very fast! I think I need to try my own needles. As the ones that come with it seem less effective.

Pijangibears Pijangibears
Denmark
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Ohhh - that was not good news. It is a lot of money, just to do the surface.
Can I use the normal needles in the machine?

jenny Three O'clock Bears
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I don't think it is JUST for the surface...my limited experience is that it's great for surface work but I need practice!

Pijangibears Pijangibears
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I did pre-order one. I hope, I will have some fun with it  bear_grin

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I like to use my own (cut of) needles. 36T, 38T and 40T is great to make the wool firm. I use star needles for smoothen the surface. It also depends on the wool I use. I do use the hand needles too for some things, but the lot repeating work I use the Addi Quick.  If I start a 3D project, I first make the inside firm and then add on. If I start to big with the loose wool and the AQ, the inside is not reached and I get a hollow inside. I also think, because of the machine is so fast, the needle does not grasp the fiber the same way as if doing it slowly with hand..  It is practice and get used on it, but still, I am totally happy with my tool!!  Jenny, I too think that my own, cut off, needles do a better job.
Berta

Pijangibears Pijangibears
Denmark
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It is nice to hear. that you are satisfied with the AQ. I am looking forward to recieve mine in December.
I think, it will be great to use with the reverse needle.

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I have not tried the reserve needles jet but will do next..  can`t wait to see the result.

Pijangibears Pijangibears
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Please tell me, when you have tried the reverse needle.

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I tried the reserve needle with the Addi Quick. I only did the head, not the muzzle. It works great bear_original , I only went over the surface, the needle not to deep in the felt. I used the reserved needle #38 I bought from Bobbie Ripperger a while ago and cut the needle to fit in the Addi Quick.

Pijangibears Pijangibears
Denmark
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It worked - thank you. Kind of you to take pictures of the result.  bear_flower

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