Ever since I used Artsy-Sciency’s metal shears in Puerto Vallerta, I wanted a pair. They cut so easily. ArtGirlsTools $13.25 plus shipping
Haiko flush cutters Amazon
Optivisor – low cost version. I had a couple of genuine Optivisor lenses but no holder. I didn’t want to invest in a genuine Optivisor so I tried this low cost knock off. My Optivisor lenses fit and it came with some lenses of its own. Probably not as good as the genuine thing but you can’t beat the cost.
$$16.50 plus $3.00 shipping from China. Delivery takes a few weeks. Order it here.
Foredom Bench Lathe $188.50
There’s a story behind the bench lathe. I was jonesing for one ever since I attended a Clay ConneCTion retreat a few years ago and got to try one out. I went searching for a deal and was wary of buying a poorly made knock off or, worse yet, a counterfeit.
I had one prior order with Jets Jewelers and Supplies who does business on eBay. I didn’t like the item I got and they refunded my money in full no questions asked. So when I saw the deal on the Foredom Bench Lathe, I ordered it. Jets Jewelers promptly sent me an email informing me that I had ordered the 240 volt model and asked me if I had not really meant to purchase the 120 volt model. I thanked them for catching the error and my bench lathe arrived a couple of days later. I love it. And I commend Jets Jewelers and Supplies for their great customer service!!
Note: Some of these prices may have gone up since I bought the items but they are still great deals. I have no affiliation with any of the sellers or manufacturers.