I found this mandrel to be very slippery to work with - you wrap your wire around one size and it slips up and down two sizes. Also, the grooved edge puts a flat edge on your wire, so if you want to make a round ring - as most of us do - the groove destroys the ring. You can get around this by making sure the groove is on the bead size of the wrap but, again, the wire slips and it is hard to do. I would go for a textured surface mandrel (if one exists), without a groove.
Did you find this helpful?1 of 1Found Helpful Reviewed by: Heather Selin from Maine.
I was sorry to see that something had made a deep scratch on the bottom numbers of this mandrel when I got it. It evidently happened before they packed it because it was well protected in shipping. It's in the large numbers so I told Auntie's that I would not bother with returning it. I will go ahead and use it. I therefore feel I can't give it a lower star rating.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)Cynthia D Woodruff from Broken Arrow OK.
Great Price - Great Product!
I purchased this on a sale as I've been looking for a good value. I am not disappointed in the least with this product. I like that it is lightweight and has accurate size markings. I highly recommend this to other ring creators!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)Linnea McCormack from USA.
Ring mandrel black plastic
ring making takes lots of practice - this tool is working out quite good
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Ronnie from New Zealand.
A Necessary Tool
This mandrel is well made and works great. I love making wire wrapped rings with perfect results every time.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Alley Mori from Gold Country, CA.
Been needing one for a long time. Very handy in sizing up rings.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Andree Caron from Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
It was just what I was looking for. I had lost my old one and had an order to fill. I received my new one in a nice amount of time. Order filled.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Tracy Rutter from Michigan.
Good Solid Rind Mandrel
I am enjoying using the ring mandrel. I have made three rings so far and getting better by the day. It was such a great price to.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: M from Bronx, NY.
Black plastic ring mandrel
I am so happy with my purchase. It is sturdy and works well for my intended purpose of making wire rings. This is my first ring mandrel and I considered paying $15 to $20 for s metal one because when I read reviews for other plastic mandrels ($6 to 10 dollar range) I found that they were reviewed as not being sturdy, not a problem with this one. This is a steal for a great tool and the shipping was incredibly reasonable, under $2.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Tina from Wisconsin.
I just love this product! It's a great price & it shipped fast!!! I have had some time to use it and make a couple of rings. Again I love it!!!!!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Julia Klampe from Salem, OR.
I am very happy with my purchase. Shipping was so fast.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Julie Cereghin from convoy, oh.
This tool is great for making wire rings. I have had a lot of fun making rings with this Mandrel. Thank you.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Judith Jackson from Ohio.
Ring Mandrel, Black Plastic
I was very pleased with this mandrel the plastic one makes it much easier to wire wrap.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Susan Altman from Erie PA.
This mandrel is perfect for my needs and a great bargain!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Toni Lawrence from Ohio.
I was worried about buying a plastic one but so far it is working well. I am scratching it up some as I turn my rings and adjust the size.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Laura Kleinschmnidt from Colorado Springs.
I am very pleased with the product that I rec'd. I wanted to get starting making rings and did not have to wait a week to get my mandrel. I love it!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Lenita Jackson from Houston.
Black Plastic Ring Mandrel
It is perfect. Works great and is so easy to use that my daughter had to size all of her rings too
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: charlon mayhall from dallas tx.
Plastic Ring Mandrel
I was very pleased with the speedy delivery time. I also enjoy making all the rings with my plastic mandrel it works really good for the price.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: anna trevino from Dallas, Texas.
My huband almost bought one at a store for $7.99 and I wouldn't let him because I had ordered this one. The price was great on your sight
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Barbara Holmes from San Marcos, California.
Plastic Ring Mandrel
Great item! Exactly what I was looking for. Don't let it being plastic fool you. Very well made. Thanks!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Dorene Natte from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Yes i like this item very handy making rings.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: janis shannon from albany ny.
I am in love with this ring mandrel. I owned a metal one that was very heavy and RUSTED after a while making it impossible to use (waste of money). This mandrel is light and sleek and wont rust. I love it.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: NELLIE BERLICCHI from New York City.
Great does exactly what it's ment to
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Debra McKenzie from Australia.
I really like this ring mandrel. I also purchased one from somewhere else that I paid almost $40 for and I do not like it as good as I do this one. It is very light weight and you can read the numbers on it better. I use this one to make my rings with. I would suggest this for anyone and thinking about buying one for a friend.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Mary Smith from Hudson, NC.
I am making adjustable 6 and 9 wire rings that start out at size 2 or 3 and open up to fit an elephant's toe (well,almost). The main problem is to keep the ring round as the wire is stretched. Not only does the mandrel do this but it also produces an accurate size measurement quickly for sales at shows and festivals. I have bought two just in case, and the budget price made it practical to do so. Your quick shipment made it even better! Thank you.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Robert Vann from Huntsville, TX.
My ring mandrel
I received my ring mandrel a few days ago and I love it. I am just beginning to make rings so I didn't want to spend a lot of money and this had an excellent price. I used it a few times and I love it. I would recommend this item to anyone looking for a good quality mandrel at a great price. Thank you so much for the wonderful service as well.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Donna Ramsay from Canada.
Black Plastic Mandrel
I love this mandrel. I am a beginner and I was very pleased that it was so inexpensive. I ordered two at the same time, as I read somewhere the numbers may wear off in time (don't know if that is true). Anyway I like the fact that it is light and very affordable and I would highly recommend it.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Laura from Sherman Oaks, CA.
Agree with other reviewers
Nice beginner's tool. Works well. Good price.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: B Miller from Virginia.
Excellent Mandrel with such an affordable price!
I am very happy with this item I bought a few months ago. I have been using it non-stop for making wired rings. It is light, and the mark of the measurements are clear. It is such a useful tool, and I highly recommend this mandrel in particular.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Y. Niu from Coram, NY.
blck ring mandres
exacally what i needed and so aforadable
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: louise sanders from nebraska.
I am so glad that I bought this! I love making rings with it.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Erin Herron from Alabama.
Good Beginners Tool
I like my new plastic mandrel, but I would like it even better if it had some weight to it. I's soo light and I'll get the better mandrel later on. I now can make the rings I've always wanted to create.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Lorraine Brown from Midway, GA.
Just Right for Wire Wrapping Rings
This ring mandrel has been just perfect for wire wrapping rings. As a beginner, I appreciated the affordable price. It was exactly as pictured and described.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Christine from Texas.
Great mandrel for the price.
I think this mandrel is a great deal for someone just starting to make rings. I don't see any reason why one would need to spend a lot of money buying a metal mandrel when you are just starting out. This one works just fine.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Pennee Designs at Etsy from Fort Myers, Florida.
Ring Mandrel, Black Plastic
Always wanted one, much easier to use than the ring measuring tape,
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Maria Mc Namara from Shannon, Ireland.
Before i got the mandrel every ring i made was either to big or to small,now they come out perfect i should have had one a long time ago because i love making rings
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Virginia Davis from Unadilla Ga.
I was so excited when I saw that your company had this product and was even more excited about the price!!!! Your shipping time was amazingly fast. Thank you for the reference card as well. Great company. I will order from you again!!!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Christy from Humboldt, TN.
I bought this mandrel to teach myself how to make rings. I made a few for myself and also a few for other people. it has paid for itself about 4 times now (even shipping)!!! The only draw back is that after so much banging and clanging the plastic begins to wear away and flake off... I am going for a steel one next time!!! And don't forget the finger gauges!!!
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Adrienne from Durham, NC.
Great for a first time mandrel
I purchased this one to learn wire wrapped ring making, I love it. Doesn't beat a metal one, but this is worth buying if you don't hammer your rings.
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Stephanie Keshishian from California.
I received my ring mandrel in a timely manner..put it to use right away. I love it. Thanks for sending updates on your sales. I will be ordering again soon. Thank you
Did you find this helpful? Reviewed by: Janice from Bryan, Texas.
Questions and Answers
Q:Is this mandrel completely round? Or does it have an indent on the backside? I'm not sure what one customer is commenting about "a grooved edge."
I am looking for a ring mandrel that has an recess on the backside to help hold beads in place when wire wrapping certain kinds of rings. I already have one mandrel that is completely round and do not want another.
A: I believe the customer commenting on the "grooved edge" was talking about the indent. This ring mandrel does have that recess for exactly the purpose you were describing: it helps holds beads in place while you are working with the wire to create rings.
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