Darice 5-Piece Painting Knife Set

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  1. kwb says:
    32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t buy if you need to use some force. OK for mixing things., December 12, 2011
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    kwb

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    All in all, 3 stars for me, but it really depends on the task.

    I use one of them for mixing epoxy and such, and I haven’t had any issue as far as functionality is concerned. This should be an OK set for painting. If this is all I do with them, I would have given them 3.5 stars.

    I also use these kind of things to work glue into narrow seams for repairing wooden musical instruments, which sometimes needs some force. For this purpose, this set is not up to the task. The blades are fine, the issue is the ferrule and the handle. 2 stars for this.

    Here are some potential issues (see my picture):

    1. Ferrules are not particularly tight and handle is made of some not-so-hard wood.
    This means that, if you use these with some lateral force, you’ll crack the handle. That already happened on me once.
    This shouldn’t be a problem for mixing paint, epoxy, putty etc. at all, though.

    2. Compared with my pricier (probably $10 per piece) painting knives, these have rougher blade surface (they have some scratch marks).
    I’m OK with this.

    3. Edges of some blades had fine burrs.
    I needed to pass the edge on a fine sand paper several times.

    4. Handles of some of the knives were badly marked as if the worker screwed up when trying to fit the ferrule.
    Doesn’t affect the functionality.

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  2. Davs says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect!, March 8, 2011
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    Davs

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    I was worried about this set being flimsy, since I was not able to hold them in person before making my purchase, but on the contrary they are sturdy and perfect for doing the job. Love to paint with them!

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  3. J. Sullivan says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not as pictured, December 9, 2011
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    J. Sullivan (Massachusetts) –
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    I needed a specific size palette knife and ordered this set since it included the one required. When the set came, it was poorly packaged and instead of the five different palette knife shapes, two were the same. Fortunately the one I need was there, but beware if you are looking for all the styles, you may be surprised by what you get in the package. The quality control is not good although the knives themselves are OK.

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