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Definitely should *not* be getting hot. Return it.
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This thing is $150! $99.95 at Penguin...

You guys that have this...would ya do it again? Myself, I don't see it. I can do just about ANYTHING that thing can do with just a length of IT and two brass rings! Just about...

<$10 vs. $100, hmmm... Smile

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Speaking for myself, yes, I would do it again. I'm seriously considering getting a second for backup.
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Me, too. Absolutely love it.

Wow... $99 at Penguin. That's a deal!
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OK, guys, I'm convinced. So the Spider Pen Pro is a good investment. I can't justify spending $100. I do pretty good with my $5 spool of woolly.

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I hear ya, Doug. It was a tough bullet to bite for me, but in the end it paid off.
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Chessman and Ekuth both think it's great! These are not beginners, folks. That tells me a lot! Smile

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Hey Ekuth quick question did you purchase the black accessory pack as I'm not sure if mine is defective... the cap is a seriously snug fit ... to the point I need pliers to get it off if the threat breaks Smile any advice ?


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Heya Casey.

I didn't get the accessory pack myself, just the standard. I haven't had any trouble with my cap; definitely should not be THAT snug. I admit, that's an odd one... is the grey one it came with okay?

Only thing I can think of is that your cap got FUBAR'd somewhere along the line... plastic too thick maybe?

As to a fix... can't think of anything off hand other than switching out for the grey.

If you were really ambitious, I'd say boil the cap in the microwave in a mug of water for 3 minutes or so and then place it on while still hottish. Once cool, this *might* stretch the cap to a proper fit... but might also make things worse. Plastic is funny stuff.

Safest solution would be use the grey or return the accessory set as defective. If the grey really bugs you, hit the outside of the cap with some matte black nail polish or paint.
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On Mar 24, 2014, Casey Sparrow wrote:
Hey Ekuth quick question did you purchase the black accessory pack as I'm not sure if mine is defective... the cap is a seriously snug fit ... to the point I need pliers to get it off if the threat breaks Smile any advice ?


CS

I had problems getting the original cap off and thought I'd have to use plyers but was able to finally work it free without them. I bought the accessory pack & changed it out. The new cap is much easier to remove.
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Hi just bought my spider pen pro,the thread keeps breaking very easily,i am going to replace it with Vectra thread ,just wondering is this thread as strong as they say it is,or does this break very easily too?
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Hi gassaox! Welcome to the Café! Vectra would work well! The strongest is Vectra X2, which is a dead-black monofilament. Not sure about that, though. I've used it a short distance in place of IT. Could not be seen. Then again, I know how to block light and use a background.

Vectra should be great for the SP! Smile

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Cheers doug for the advice,i am going to give it a try just bought them yigal mesika wax pellets for it,look forward in performing it when my thread arrives
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Hey, let us all know, OK? It'll really help! Smile

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Hi Doug
will do as soon as the thread arrives I will let you know the verdict on it
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Gassaox, keep working with the regular thread that came with it. at least until you can operate things cleanly with little to no breakage, THEN switch to Vectra. It will stand you in good stead for later. If the regular thread keeps breaking, that means you need time in learning to handle it. The IT is not the problem.

Also, if you haven't done so already, begin using IT in standard hook-ups for practice. It will really help your overall skill with IT, including your use of the SPP.

Best of luck. You've got a fantastic tool in the SPP.
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On Jun 28, 2015, gassaox wrote:
Hi just bought my spider pen pro,the thread keeps breaking very easily,i am going to replace it with Vectra thread ,just wondering is this thread as strong as they say it is,or does this break very easily too?


The thread may be breaking because of the condition of your hands. Rough, dry, hands is not good for thread work. Wash hand so they are clean, apply hand lotion, there are some good products for men.
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On Jun 28, 2015, gassaox wrote:
Hi just bought my spider pen pro,the thread keeps breaking very easily,i am going to replace it with Vectra thread ,just wondering is this thread as strong as they say it is,or does this break very easily too?


The thread may be breaking because of the condition of your hands. Rough, dry, hands is not good for thread work. Wash hand so they are clean, apply hand lotion, there are some good products for men.


Bill makes some great points. One thing that he reminded me of, be sure you take good care of your fingernails - keep them smooth and rounded and in good repair.
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I have been looking for a long time for a "levitation device" and now I'm between 2 options, the spider pen pro and Fearson's Master levitation system. Anyone that could help me to choose? Thanks Smile
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Hi Fabian!

Welcome to the Café! Smile

I think you'll get a better value from Steve Fearson.

Doug
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