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Ehlvee
« on: March 28, 2014 08:23:57 PM »

I am looking for a yarn winder that wont break after a couple uses. A lot of the ones i see on Amazon and Ebay look cheaply made and some of the reviews aren't  the best. What do you guys think? I don't have tons of money otherwise i would just buy a really nice one.

Thanks!!
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Zylo
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014 04:52:53 PM »

I can only speak from my experience but I got a Stanwood years ago and it's still chugging along. I think it's this one: http://www.amazon.com/Stanwood-Needlecraft-YBW-A-Hand-Operated-4-Ounce/dp/B004B44PYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398297064&sr=8-1&keywords=ball+winder

I move a lot too, and he's made all the moves with me. The only thing that's not in perfect shape anymore is the metal ring that holds the yarn for winding. It no longer stands on its own when it gets tugged - it just falls overs. However, it was cheap and has made it much longer than I expected.
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Ehlvee
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014 08:11:03 PM »

I can only speak from my experience but I got a Stanwood years ago and it's still chugging along. I think it's this one: http://www.amazon.com/Stanwood-Needlecraft-YBW-A-Hand-Operated-4-Ounce/dp/B004B44PYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398297064&sr=8-1&keywords=ball+winder

I move a lot too, and he's made all the moves with me. The only thing that's not in perfect shape anymore is the metal ring that holds the yarn for winding. It no longer stands on its own when it gets tugged - it just falls overs. However, it was cheap and has made it much longer than I expected.

Thanks for your reply! I ended up getting one from knit picks and its working great Smiley
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NoShowJr
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016 07:45:04 PM »

Would like to kind of renew this topic.  We purchased a Boye electric yarn winder from JoAnn's (while they had a 60% off coupon available making it much less painful).  Got it home and upon opening, it appeared to have been opened before.  It didn't look bad, so we figured it wasn't a big deal.  Plugged it in, plug light lit, but machine wouldn't even try.  Took it back and exchanged it, same issue again.  Took it back and got a refund.  Read reviews online after and read of people complaining about the loudness of it.  Funny, because neither of those ever made a sound! 

Does anyone have any good reviews of an electric yarn winder that doesn't cost the arm that I am trying to give some rest to?  (At JoAnn's, the Boye was $90, bringing it down to $30 with the coupon, just for reference.)
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