Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Woolee Winder Verdict is IN!!!

The Charge: (copied from website)

Product Guarantee: As the owner of Designs by Robert Lee & Son, I, Nathan Lee, personally build each WooLee Winder by hand. Through this individual attention every effort is made to see that each WooLee Winder is of the highest quality in both craftsmanship and performance.
I am confident you will find that your WooLee Winder will change the way you spin forever, exposing you to a whole new world where spinning is smooth and bobbins fill effortlessly.
If you don't agree that your WooLee Winder is one of the best spinning equipment purchases you ever made, simply contact me for information on how to return it for a full refund of your purchase price.

The Verdict:

Ahem.....we, the members of the Jury, (oh, O.K., just me).....find the Woolee Winder.....GUILTY as charged!!!

OH MY.......after reading NUMEROUS blogs and reviews about the Woolee Winder I had sort of mixed emotions and expectations, but with a money back guarantee figured I couldn't go wrong.

After all the research I assumed that I would have to fiddle around with setting everything just "so" and was concerned about all the tension issues I have read about. NOT SO!!!! I swapped out the flyer and Bada BING.....I was in spinning heaven!!!!!!

I truly think that the double drive vs single drive/scotch tension is what the difference is!!! It seems like 99% of the folks with tension issues are using single drive/scotch tension wheels. It sounds like the tension is so much different than with the regular flyer.

I think if you have a single drive wheel and are considering buying a Woolee Winder, GO AHEAD AND GET sounds like you are going to have to be patient and work with it to get the tension set....but once you do, it will be well worth it!!! (some smart person should make a utube video on how to set up with a single drive wheel).
I have read a lot of reviews from folks that just gave up on getting the tension set but use it to ply and swear it is worth it's weight in gold if you use it for nothing more than plying.
AND....with a money back guarantee, you can't go wrong!!!!!

As for me.......I could not be MORE happy!!! BEST Birthday Gift...................... EVUH!!!!!!!!


Bubblesknits said...

lol I'm definitely going to try mine again without the tension. :-)

grace said...

Niiiice! I'm going to have to wait until they come out with one for the Baynes.

elizabeth said...

Really? I did a bit of spinning over the weekend and found myself thinking about the WW quite a lot.

tonni said...

Your WW yarn is looking great! I used mine quite a bit over the weekend myself :)

What fiber is this you are spinning? It is very bright :)

Suzanne B said...

Yea for products that live up to their hype!!!

sydney said...

That's good to know, since I have a double drive. I haven't run across anyone who was disappointed in theirs though.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back. Love the slow cooker kitty. I laughed out loud! I bought an ounce of fiber-who wants to spin it for me?