The other day I shared with you an overview and demo of the Photo Sleeve Fuse from WRMK. Today, I’m giving it the full work out, including cutting other plastics with it!
Disclosure: Samples provided for review purposes; however my opinions are honest and my own and based on my first-hand experience. I was not financially compensated for this review/video nor does the product company have any control over it’s content. Some links below may be affiliate links and I will be compensated with a portion of the purchase price- usually 5-7%. So thank you for your support!
Here’s how it’s described
We R Memory Keepers 662567 – FUSE Photo Sleeve Tool. You will love how easy this tool is to operate, and it allows you more freedom in your projects because you aren’t bound by the dimensions of photo sleeves that manufacturers make. You can come up with any shape or design you desire. It’s amazing what you can do with the We R Memory Keepers photo sleeve FUSE tool.
- (1) tool
- (1) fusing tip
- (1) cutting tip
- (1) ruler
- (1) stencil
- (1) tool stand
First let’s take a closer look. It’s a very simple tool- there is a colored plastic hand grip (teal or purple, depending on the one you get) , and “wand” area, and then a replaceable tip. The standard kit comes with a sealing/cutting tip and a perforating tip. The HSN bundle comes with an additional diamond and striped wheel.
You screw in a tip, plug it in, and wait for it to heat up. There is no on/off switch nor is there an indicator light that tells you when it’s ready to go. I’d love to see these features added.
Pro tip: you really MUST use a heat-resistant mat with this tool if you want to protect your table top. There is one with the HSN bundle (see that video here) or the Plaid Hot Glue Gun Helpers Mat works great, or even the Imagine Crafts Craft Mat.
Then you are ready to go! I made you this 5-minute video so that you can see it in action.
Here are the samples that I shared in the video:
Remember that there IS a learning curve, especially with the speed at which you move the tool, pressure and angle. I recommend holding the tool 45-90 degrees, and counting 1-miss-iss-ip-pi…. it helped me!
You will see the fuse marks; but I think that it’s part of the aesthetic, much like seeing stitch lines.
I’m going to spend a little more time with this tool- I’m thinking that it might be good for cutting stencils, and of course I’ve already wondered how it compares to a woodburning tool. Do you have any questions? I’d love to hear from you as I’m working on the follow up!
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