View Poll Results: Do you have a ball winder?
Yes, but i still need a swift 26 20.47%
Yes, and a swift 41 32.28%
No 27 21.26%
No, but i want one 33 25.98%
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #11
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Nah, I wind by hand.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:22 PM   #12
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I have a ball winder and a swift. I really didn't think I needed either. I got the winder first from JoAnn's and was disappointed because the arm wouldn't stay locked in position and I should have sent it back right then but hate doing that and did get it 50% off. One yr. later-----I took the thing apart, tweaked it and seems to stay in the lock position better.

The swift , I added this right after Xmas and love. But, check prices before buying--I bought mine at a LYS for around $65. Now I see them a lot of places a lot less expensive--say around $35.

So the moral to this story--shop before you buy!!
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:31 PM   #13
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have a swift from my MOST lovely middle daughter (for christmas, as the only thing I asked for) and a THUMB

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:43 PM   #14
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I wind by hand, but it sure is a PAIN IN THE BUTT. I really want a ball winder. Some day I will get one. I have pets, you know, and they like "making biscuits" and chewing on my yarn.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:59 PM   #15
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I just got my ballwinder and I love it!!!!! I rewind yarn just so I can play with it.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:40 AM   #16
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The Oregon Woodworker I just got my new Royal ball winder from here.The cheapest price I have seen.This Royal is GREAT. The last ball winder I had broke This yarn arm stays locked in and it doesn't wiggle around when I attach it to the table.I would recommend the Royal if you are looking to buy a ball winder.I had my hubby make me a swifter I rewind all my skeins of yarn because the center pulls are always screwed up


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Old 02-28-2007, 02:07 AM   #17
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I have both.

I *really* want an electric winder. DH tried to motorize mine last year and I ended up with a pile of plastic (I got a new one though).
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Old 02-28-2007, 04:02 AM   #18
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I don't have either and don't plan to buy either. When I'm not as busy with work, I'm definitely going to make myself a swift, and maybe a ball winder too.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:19 AM   #19
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I got mine about 2 months ago, but haven't used them yet - believe it or not!
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