|Review by lew||posted 07-30-2011 07:58 PM||1946 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
If you are looking for a nice project for the pizza lover in your family, this is it!
Extremely well made, heavy- 12.5 ounces (without the handle), sharp, and the blade is mounted on the axle so there is absolutely no “wobble”. The cutter also includes a threaded insert for the handle- so the handle can be removed and the cutter place in the dishwasher-and an allen wrench to help thread the insert into your handle.
The instructions are well written, including tips on how to get the insert straight as it is threaded into the handle. I ran into one problem, however, and it was probably my fault. During the insert installation, my first handle split. The split occurred on a glue line so I suspect the joint was not glued properly. In addition, what I failed to notice was that the threaded insert is tapered on the outside.
On the second handle, I took some extra precautions- just in case. A cushioned hose clamp relieved the pressures created by the tapered insert. Also once the insert was started, using the allen wrench, and the technique for tapping a hole in metal; thread in a little, back out a little; the operation was completed without a problem.
At $19 it is a little expensive but when you pick it up and use it you will realize it is not overpriced. I think these will be on the list for Christmas gifts for a few of the relatives.
Thanks for looking!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.