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Old 09-29-2014, 05:54 PM   #1  
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Mine is 14 years old and still going strong! It is an old Marvy one, dark green in color. I was thinking at one time I should buy a new one, but why, if it still works so well! I use it to dry paint, mists, inks, gesso. And of course, I use it for embossing. My husband even used it one year to thaw out our frozen pipes in the basement! How old is your heat gun, or talk about one of your supplies that has stuck with you thru thick and thin!
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I also have that dark green Marvy heat gun. Mine is around 15 or so years old and still works fine.
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Not sure of brand but I believe its Marvy 10 plus years old.
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Mine is pink and from Paper Studio. I bought it about seven years ago and it is still going strong. I got it for $12.00 with a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby or Mike's.
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This brings to mind the old saying, If it ain't broke, don't fix it! lol. Mine is a Heat It gun, been going strong for about 6 years now. Got it when my 3 year old Anitas gun packed up on me, half way through my Christmas cards! I actually got another Anitas at the time, it was the only one I could find locally, so I could get them finished. Then when I was visiting a Hobbycrafts show, I saw someone using Tims heatgun, and loved how quiet it was. So the Anitas went in the drawer as a spare, 'just in case'.
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I've had mine for more years than I can count. Since I started stamping 32 years ago, it could be pretty old! But it's that dark green Marvy heat tool.
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My SU! one is only about three years old, not the model they sell now. I'm wondering what I have been doing wrong as all previous heat guns have lasted two to three years, tops.
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My heat gun which I've had for about eight years inexplicably stopped working a couple of weeks ago. I don't know the brand but it looks very similar to the SU! one. I was telling my DD (20) about how it wasn't working and afterwards she said that knowing something essential to my hobby was missing made her sad so she took it upon herself to surprise me with a new one.

I've only been doing this hobby about 8 years.
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Mine is almost 15 years old. It is an SU one. I love it -- heats up so quickly. I use it all the time, and it is still going strong.
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I've had my maroon Marvy for about 13 years, and it's still going strong.
Another tool I've had almost as long as that is my purple Fiskars paper trimmer. It's the one that, years ago, a lot of people were saying didn't cut straight. I've got 5 of them (I used to teach classes), and they all have cut perfectly to this day.
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2 years old, and I have used it maybe three times at the most.
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Mine is a lovely 8 year-old silver Marvy!
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fionna51 ... had mine for more years than I can count
what she said,


but shhhhh your gonna jinx it and I'm pretty sure I won't like the newer less powerful/hot ones.
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I've had my maroon Marvy for about 13 years, and it's still going strong.
Another tool I've had almost as long as that is my purple Fiskars paper trimmer. It's the one that, years ago, a lot of people were saying didn't cut straight. I've got 5 of them (I used to teach classes), and they all have cut perfectly to this day.
Sometimes I think we're the only people that got good Fiskars trimmers! Mine isn't as old (but close) and I know yours cut well from when I forget mine!


I haven't heat-embossed in a few years (too dangerous in my chaos room which has been relocated too many times) but my old Marvy was working great ... and I'm sure it still will.


That said, I also have the SU trimmer (love the markings and storage) and heat gun (love the narrower heating end). So, like many crafter's, I have trusted supplies AND trusted backups!




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I bought my maroon Marvy second hand about 11 years ago. It has an incredible amount of time logged on it and still is a little workhorse. If it dies, I hope I can find another old one just like it because I don't think the newer ones last as long.
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Mine is about 15 years old - a purple Marvy. It's a champ covered in various colors of ink and paint and lord knows what else and I won't replace it until it dies and then I'll have memorial service, shed a tear, and say farewell.
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Back when we started stamping we didn't have much $$ and had to "make do." Toasters and hair dryers weren't working as well as we thought. We all went to the local hardware store (was Home Depot around then?) and bought Milwaukee heat gun-wallpaper strippers for around 10$. Mine is still going strong. I think this was around 1990. The nozzle where the heat comes out is about 1" in diameter (much larger than the stamp specific ones), but it works!
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My SU model is working great and is 12 years old.
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Mine is a SU model that I purchased in 2009. I use it all the time and still going strong.
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