Best Clay Extruder?

Decorating By sadsmile Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 2:08am by bizatchgirl

sadsmile Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 8:26pm
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For thin line rope border or hair what do you use?
Metal, plastic, expensive or cheep?

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BJ Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 8:47pm
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I use a cheap plastic one I purchased at a craft store. It's ok for occassional use but I wish I had one that was more like a hand pump gun style. icon_razz.gif The one I have now is like a cylendar where you put a small round rod of fondant (or whatever) in and then you put a another piece in the press and you have to push the piece down with your thumb (kind of reminds me of a syringe from the doctors office). icon_surprised.gif I did see one that looks like a calking gun used on construction sites but this was made for candy clay/fondant/gumpaste. I wish I could find that one..... icon_smile.gif

rockysmommy Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by BJ

I use a cheap plastic one I purchased at a craft store. It's ok for occassional use but I wish I had one that was more like a hand pump gun style. icon_razz.gif The one I have now is like a cylendar where you put a small round rod of fondant (or whatever) in and then you put a another piece in the press and you have to push the piece down with your thumb (kind of reminds me of a syringe from the doctors office). icon_surprised.gif I did see one that looks like a calking gun used on construction sites but this was made for candy clay/fondant/gumpaste. I wish I could find that one..... icon_smile.gif


Thanks for the heads up...wanted to purchase one but was unsure what I should get...

CareyI Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 9:05pm
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I have a metal one from Micheals that you also push like a syringe...It gets hard to push sometimes and my hand cramps plus I can't get a very long piece out at a time. I would love to find a better one. icon_wink.gif

tracycakes Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 9:20pm
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I use the Makin's metal one. It's not expensive, around $25 but so much easier than the push model.

janelwaters Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 9:29pm
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I have the makins clay metal one also and I have the plastic green one that you push like a syringe - I like the metal one much much better, but you still can't do a really long rope.

When I grow up I want a really good one too...haha!

FlourPots Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:18am
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Here's the one I have and alot of others here do too: http://www.theclaystore.com/pages-productinfo-category-97-product-745/makins-professional-ultimate-clay-extruder.html

(Make sure you load the fondant from the bottom, if you do get this model, it's much more effective that way)

I used it to make the face mask, trim around the helmet, and make the lines & numbers on the cakeboard in my avatar photo.

2chae Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 12:25am
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I have a makins clay metal one too. I love it!

sadsmile Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:44am
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And the Makins' have it... THANK YOU all soo much!!!

Susie53 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 3:52am
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I have the Makins' Metal one too! icon_smile.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:04am
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Definitely the Makin's one. The little metal syringe looking one is a PITA to push on, lots of elbow grease needed. Plus, the barrel is not very long so you are constantly reloading.

Michael's no longer sells the Makin's one but you can get it at Hobby Lobby with 40% off and it is well worth it. I think it even has an extra pack of discs you can buy if you need more shapes. So far it has had everything I could want.

jlynnw Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:43pm
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they have a Makin's model that you twist the syringe instead of pushing with thumb and forefinger. Not sure it is any less of a PITA but I like it.

cas17 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:32pm
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i love the one i just purchased from sugarshack's website.

ibmoser Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:34pm
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I prefer the Makins metal one. I actually "blew out" the disc with the multiple little holes on the cheap syringe-type extruder - the one used for hair. It just couldn't take the pressure icon_lol.gif

bizatchgirl Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 4:21pm
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Wow. I can't imagine getting enough pressure on one of these things to blow the disk out. You must have some big guns (biceps).

mamacc Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 5:07pm
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I used the green makins one a lot until I busted it, LOL...I actually split the metal threading that you screw the end piece on to. I'll probably just buy another one or try out the sugarcraft gun. I've heard a few people who have both types and still say that they like the makins one better.

bizatchgirl Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 2:08am
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You ladies are hilarious. I would never have thought you could find a way to break metal tools.

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