Spellbinders Tool ‘n One

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Remove those pesky little negative die cutouts that want to stay stuck in your die templates and create decorative pierced paper designs with the Tool 'n One.

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  • Release, remove and pierce intricate die cut paper pieces

  • Brush cleans up small paper pieces that remain in the die after cutting

  • Piercing tool for uniform holes or to remove tiniest paper bits

  • Spatula separates intricate dies from paper with ease

  • Attachments store easily in the pod of the tool body

Product Description

Manufacturer Description

Spellbinders’ Tool ‘n One is the must have tool for intricate dies. It is a portable tool that performs multiple craft functions, including piercing and paper removal.
Tool 'n One also boasts a unique storage solution. What is the solution? The attachments are housed within the “pod” of its main body. The Tool ‘n One easily crosses over for other hobbyists using small pieces and parts such as airplane models and miniature houses.

Product Description

Use the craft spatula tool to release cardstock or paper from intricate dies. Use the roller brush attachment to easily remove little bits of paper that want to cling to your metal dies. Use the sharp point to pierce uniform holes into your project or poke the tiniest little bits of cardstock from the negative die spaces.

Tools are easily changed by pulling/sliding the darker violet rim at each end of the tool toward the center of the tool handle body and releasing the tool tip. Slide the next tool into place and store the unused tool inside the main body pod which is opened by gently twisting each end opposite directions from the center of the tool grip. To project your work surface, Tool 'n One Foam is recommended.

Tips for successful cutting with detailed dies: First, the most detailed dies cut best with even pressure from your machine. With wear on your cutting plates, sometimes the pressure isn't so even across the entire cutting surface. Try running the dies through your machine once, then rotating the entire paper/die stack 90 degrees and running through the machine a second time. This allows for more even cutting pressure. Second, a single layer of waxed paper between the die and cardstock can be very helpful to loosen those bits from the smallest cut areas.

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Reviews

  1. Tool ‘n One is #1


    By Teresa Kline

    Spellbinders remains a leader in die cutting, so it is no surprise they designed a must have tool for getting those small pieces of paper from ornate dies. I was amazed at how easy this tool is to use and how well it really works.

    Spellbinders has included three different attachments with the Tool 'n One; the brush, the flat spatula end, and the point end. The brush sweeps away those pieces of paper left in the die...swooon! The flat spatula end pries and lifts those intricate shapes away from the die...a must have! And, the sharp point end punches out any remaining smaller pieces from the die and even your shape once cut....happy, happy, happy!

    I used the brush on several ornate dies and found it works great on all of them, pushing out all those unused tiny pieces of paper. Not so fast, did I say "unused?" I thought the tiny pieces of paper made perfect confetti, would be great to take to football games, birthday parties, and weddings. I saved them in a tiny little bag for the special occasion....now that is bang for your buck!

    The Spellbinders Tool 'N One is peerless in the die cutting community, making it a tool you'll want to acquire for your craft studio! Spellbinders Tool 'N One is #1!

  2. Wonder Tool


    By Bev Rousch

    Do you know when you're working on a card and you think, "This needs another layer. I should use a frilly die..." and then you think, "..but then I'll have to remove the paper from the detailed die! Forget it." What? That's just me? Surely not. We are friends here, you can be honest. You've been there!

    You can troubleshoot to get a great cut, but still the paper chads and the delicate handling of the paper to remove it from the die can sometimes be stressful. It's hard to love detailed dies and yet see them for the work they can be. Not.anymore. Did you hear me? Not anymore!

    Spellbinders has made a tool that will make you cheer! It certainly made ME cheer. Spellbinders! Rah rah rah!

    The Tool'n One has a lovely rolling bristle end that will knock the chads out from the die. It's magic. Then it has a spatula end that clicks in to careful separate the die from the paper. And if there are any pieces left? There's another end tool included that will pierce the chads through the cut. It's a wonder, I tell you.

    Best of all the tool is small, easy to store and all of the pieces are contained within the body of the handle. Nothing to lose!

    I couldn't be more pleased with this new tool, and I am so appreciative to Spellbinders' thoughtful design. Now I can love my detailed dies that much more! Everybody wins!

  3. Time Saving Tool


    By Michelle Giraud

    The Spellbinders Tool 'n One is a handy little piece that really fits a necessary niche in papercrafting. We've all struggled to individually poke out the tiny pieces of paper that get stuck in our more intricate dies. The Tool 'n One quickly pokes out these pesky little scraps with it's stiff bristled roller brush saving time and and frustration.

    I found that this tool removes the smaller pieces of paper best. A couple of the dies I tried it in had larger cut outs that didn't come out quite as easily. Luckily the pointed tool to poke these out is conveniently stored inside the tool. The tool also works best with a piece of foam or something soft underneath. I used an extra stamp and scrub to catch the loose pieces, and it worked perfectly.

    I also liked the little pry spatula attachment that gently separates the die and paper to avoid tearing. Sometimes I need to run a larger die through my machine several times to get all the impressions, and this makes the paper really stick to the die, this tool made it super easy to pull them apart.

    The size is nice and small, so it's easy to store near my machine in my die storage container. The Tool 'n One will help make the tedious cleanup of paper crafting a little easier.

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Questions and Comments

What do you think? Leave your comments and questions.

I have one of these new tools. The pointed tool and release tool are great. However I have a number of dies where the little bits do not come out. In general the larger bits are not too much of a problem. In the past I have used a very stiff bristled smokers toothbrush to remove the bits from my dies. I think the tool n one could do with more bristles and positioned much closer together. The ladies at my craft club found similar problems to me.

Jan Epps   |  Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 5:43 AM

I haven’t purchased on yet, but will look into it.  Does it tear you paper when you use it?

Sue Simmons   |  Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Jan - Have you tried placing a single sheet of waxed paper between the die and your cardstock that you are cutting? It makes a WORLD of difference. The bits of paper turn loose from the die very easily when I use the wax paper and the brush of the Tool ‘n One. Hope that helps!

lori   |  Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Sue, I haven’t experienced any paper ripping. I use the spatula to gently pry my cut shape from the die and then the brush to pull out the little bits.

lori   |  Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 7:28 AM

I have been very disappointed with the Tool ‘n One. I find the brush end useless. The point end is fine for releasing pieces stuck in the die but I can accomplish the same result with my piercing tool or a straight pin.

Chrisk140   |  Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I am extremely disappointed with this tool. Including shipping and handling, I paid over $18.00 for something that doesn’t work any better than a straight pin and a toothbrush! I used it on Spellbinders own dies, and it didn’t work even with a layer of waxed paper between the cardstock and die. I am waiting for a company that can come up with dies that cut cleanly without paper bits left behind. Crafters, save your money and don’t but the Tool n’ One.

Betty Ackley   |  Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Chris and Betty - You may have already tried this, but I’d recommend trying a metal shim made for metal dies. That has helped me achieve even, thorough cuts with intricate dies and makes a big difference in how “loose” the left over pieces are that need to be removed. I found the roller didn’t help me unless I was working on a piece of foam or holding the die in mid-air so that it had some give to it. I’d also consider if you need new plates for your die-cutting machine. There really are a lot of factors that come to play with metal dies (manufacturer, brand of machine, shims - metal or otherwise, use of wax paper, etc.), so hopefully you’ll find a combination that works for you. Personally, I had put my intricate dies away and stopped using them all together because I was frustrated with the little stuck bits of paper, and this tool really has helped me with that.

Lori   |  Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I couldn’t wait to get this tool. However, my disappointment lies with the quality. My bristle post popped off after a few uses. I am not heavy handed. I got it back on but noticed that the plastic is a bit cheap. I still would recommend this tool given the info I gave, just because it works. Spellbinders might be wise to make a better tool even if it costs the consumer a little more. There is nothing like it on the market ow. And we have to applaud them for producing a tool that is the answer to some of out difficulties in using their fab dies.

Rosetta Jenkins   |  Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 2:38 PM

I had high hopes for this tool but am disappointed in the brush.  I can’t honestly address the other parts of the tool because after several attempts to get the brush to work I set it aside and haven’t picked it up since. I will continue on my with my paper piercer.  It always works and it was cheap.

Kittie   |  Mon Jul 7, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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What you'll pay

The Spellbinders Tool 'n One retails for $14.99.

Where to buy

You may purchase Spellbinders Tool 'n One directly from Spellbinders or from your favorite online and brick & mortar stores.

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