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Saboten Pruning Shears

Cut the toughest basket making materials with ease, including half round reed and brass pins! Plus, these Shears are great for cutting flat and round reed. Once you try a pair you'll think they were made just for basket makers.

  • Shock Absorbing PVC Grips
  • High Carbon Heat Treated Steel Blades
  • Rust-resistent Blades for Easier Cutting
  • Duracon Locking Latch for Safety
  • Length 7 1/2"

8562 Saboten Shears
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Saboten Shears

Angled High Precision Shear

Now you can reach those "tight" places with this Angled High Precision Shear. Flush-cutting head is great for trimming inside your baskets. 4 1/2" overall length - the very best tool of its kind available.

8742 Angled Shear
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Angled Shear

Maxi-Shear

A large, strong flush cutting shear ideal for cleanly cutting your narrower weaving material. Return spring makes your job easier; head shape assists you in cutting accurately. Rubber grips for maximum comfort. 6" overall length.

8582 Maxi-Shear
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Maxi-Shear

Plato Cutter

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Cushioned handle
  • Spring-action
  • Flush cutting
  • A Tool You'll Reach for Time after Time

8544 Plato Cutter
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Plato Shears

Chip Carving Knife

Great for carving handles, ribs or rims. Honed sharp and ready to use, the 11/2" blade will hold a very keen edge. Plus, the 71/2" hardwood handle comfortably fits your hand. Use with round reed, flat oval reed, half round reed and ash.

8111 Chip Carving Knife
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8144 Plastic Folder
8144 Plastic Folder

Plastic Folder

I wish I had known about these flat tools when I started weaving chair bottoms. They are indispensable when it comes to weaving the last few rows. Also helpful in basketry when tucking stakes. Folder is available in plastic. Approximately 6" long and 7/8" wide.

8144 Plastic Folder
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Basket Awl

Basket / Caning Awl

This awl is great for cleaning out old cane from the holes in your chair, plus it is just right for making holes in your wrapping on rib style baskets. Plastic handle with chrome plated point.

8142 Basket / Caning Awl
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Mini Spring Clamps

These clamps are ideal for clamping the tops of your miniature baskets. They work great on miniature rims as well! Sold by the dozen.

8400 Mini Spring Clamps
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Mini Clamp

SPRING CLAMPS

Available in 2" and 4" lengths. Their vinyl coating offers comfort for your hands and protection to the clamped area. Large Clamp is 4" long and opens 1.5". Small Clamp (2" long) opens 3/4". Sold individually and in pkgs. of 6.

8409 Sm. 2" Clamps (each) - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
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8410 Large 4" Clamps (each) - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
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Spring Clamp

Hippo Clamps

HIPPO CLAMPS are 3.25" in length and open 1" wide. Their unique oval-shaped ends are perfect for clamping basket rims. Handles are covered with vinyl tubing --offering a comfortable grip.

8454 HIPPO Clamps Each - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
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Quick Set Glue

Quick-Set Glue

Sets almost immediately -- in about 10 seconds -- even on wet reed! Great for bonding rims (especially Nantucket Lightship Basket Rims). 2 oz. bottle lasts a long time! This cyanoacrylate glue is waterproof and gapfilling.

8300 Quick-Set Glue - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8146 Extra Top for Glue - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Accelerator for Quick-Set Glue

Use Accelerator with Quick-Set Glue when you need instant bonding. 2 oz. spray bottle.

83AC Accelerator (2 oz.) - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

83DE DeBonder (1 oz.) - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Long Nose Pliers

Longnose Pliers - ON SALE

These 5" Longnose Xuron Pliers are awesome! They are just the right size. They reach places your fingers cannot reach. Use them to pull a stubborn lasher or to crimp round reed.

8748 Serrated Jaw Longnose Pliers
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8505 Smooth Jaw Longnose Pliers

Basketry Shears

Basketry Shears

Large comfortable handles and sharp blades allow you to cut basket materials without fatigue. 8" overall length. Great for cutting flat and flat oval reed, good for pine needles and waxed linen, too. An excellent addition to your tool basket.

8540 Basketry Shears - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Safety Tape - The Basket Weaver's Finger Saver

Use this wonderful tape and you can weave without fear of a blister or minor cut. Plus, Gurad-Tex Safety Tape maintains your sense of touch for delicate work.

8750 Guard-Tex Safety Tape
(30 yd. roll)
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Weave Rite Tools

  • The Best handcrafted weaving tools
  • Safe and easy-to-use (stainless steel tips)
  • Wooden Handles

8304 Straight Tool - Regular - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8305 Bent Tip Tool - Regular - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8301 Packing Tool - Small - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8302 Straight Tool - Small - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8303 Bent Tip Tool - Small - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8307 Waxed Linen Tool - Small - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8306 Pick Tool - Small - Visit Our Online Store for Prices
8308 Packing Tool - Heavy Duty - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Hand Plane

Hand Plane - Sharpened to Perfection

It's time to try the perfect tool for scarfing your Rims. Works fantastic on Half Round Reed, Flat Oval Reed or Cherry Rims. Sharpened Hand Plane comes ready-to-use and blade can easily be re-sharpened. Overall Length 3 1/2". Blade width is 1".

5GH1 Hand Plane - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Heavy Duty Awl

Heavy Duty Awl

The rugged plastic handle fits comfortably in your hand and the polished steel point slides easily into your basket without dragging. A useful tool when making rib-construction baskets. Overall Length 51/2".

8143 Heavy Duty Awl
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Sanding Pads

Each foam core pad is 2-sided with 2 grits for sanding. Use for wet or dry sanding.

8421 120/220 grit pad (fine)
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8422 280/400 grit pad (extra-fine)
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8421 Sanding Pad 8422 Sanding Pad

Spoke Weight

Spoke Weight

16" long Spoke Weight assists you in holding material in place; it's a great time saver. Clearly marked in 1/4" increments.

8535 Spoke Weight - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Reed Gauge

Reed Gauge

Convenient Gauge to "size" your Flat and Round Reed. Made from clear plastic .

8310 Reed Gauge
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Gel Varnish

Use this easy-to-apply Gel Varnish to finish your Nantucket Lightship Baskets. No brush needed, no stirring - just wipe on and wipe off for a gorgeous satin finish. 1/2 pint.

8625 Gel Varnish - Visit Our Online Store for Prices

Bartley Gel Varnish

 

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