We received some great feedback from a customer that has only been using a button maker for a week. Our customer’s name is Jack Fisher and he is 80 years old. If you are 8 or 80, you can use a button maker.
Here’s some feedback from an 80 year old.
You asked – so here is my evaluation after less than a week:
1) I continue learning the online button designer, and have enjoyed its capabilities. It still lacks the capability to save a design, and go back and make minor changes to the original. But I am dealing with that.
2) It is a thrill to use the Tecre machine compared to the assembly rings, and bench press. The work is speeded up dramatically. I only regret that I still have over 400 button parts for my old button machine. I will be glad to retire that process.
3) For the Tecre machine, I mounted it on a nice piece of Mahogany, and lined the bottom with shelf cushion. This prevents any possible scratching of the work table.
4) The circle cutter is a pleasure to use compared to the plastic circle cutter I had been using for years.
I modified the hole in the guide plate to be about one millimeter larger than the original instructions directed. I used sandpaper to do this. The reason is to prevent the cutter wheel from possible interference from the guide plate, which I had noticed. It works well this way:
I modified the second guide plate to accommodate the B.A.M. size buttons. It is easy to adjust the circle cutter for that size – and I can banish the plastic cutter forever.
5) After using the steel cutting plate, I decided to try the craft type cutting board I had been previously been using. It seems to work equally well as the steel plate. These boards are available from craft stores. I am still able to perfectly cut multiple sheets at once. Perhaps the cutting wheel edge may last longer this way.
Ryan, at my age (80) and in good health, I anticipate a lifetime of enjoyable use with my new machine. I have already made over 100 buttons for charity, and anticipate more, along with some profitable ventures. The new equipment will soon pay for itself, and I expect I may be ordering more supplies before long.
Roswell, New Mexico