Today I’m hopping back on the review bandwagon with a look at the Art-C Groove tool! This is a mixed-media motorized tool that allows you to paint, sand, and apply media with just a quick swish of the wrist.
Here’s how it’s described:
The Groove is the first tool specifically designed for crafters to ink, sand, stencil and distress on a wide variety of surfaces. It is portable, light-weight & cordless.
For this review, I demonstrated and tried out the Art-C Groove Tool LIVE on Periscope. You can go back and watch it ALL here, if you like: https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OdKrYeezByxX
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Or, if you like the condensed version, here is my video review. I’ll have main bullet points for you after the jump!
So… here are the thinks I like the Art-C Groove Tool for- the PROS:
- great handle
- could reduce hand strain for those with grip issues like fibro, arthritis, etc.
- easy to change heads
- moderate price point
- brush head adds nice texture
- great for use with stencils
- excellent for nubby or textured surfaces like burlap or styrofoam
And what I don’t like- the CONS:
- foam head is curved, so you don’t get full coverage
- not a lot of torque- so you can’t apply full pressure with sanding & foam heads
- motor whine might be grating on the nerves after a while
This tool is priced for $19.00 (with four heads) MSRP- but you can find it multiple places, including Amazon.com (affiliate) for only $12.95 with free shipping if you have Prime.
I’m not sure if I’d consider the Art-C Groove Tool a “must-have”- but it is handy and fun. It would make a great thrifty gift or stocking stuffer for the crafter in your life!
What do you think? Do you have one? Questions? Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from YOU!
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