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4.333333 out of 5 stars

Lint Shaver


Clean up pills and fuzz from your softest and most worn sweaters with this lint shaver. Using a lint shaver can help your sweater to look pristine for years! Simply turn on the lint shaver, and run it over the surface of your sweater. Any extra lint or pills are collected in the lint trap, which can be easily emptied when you are done. This lint shaver requires 2 AA batteries. Item No. 80635

This item is available in the following discount bundles:

Sweater Saver Supreme Kit
$37.96 $30.37
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Sweater Saver Kit
$28.97 $23.18
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Blocking Starter Tool Kit
$50.45 $39.99
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1 out of 5 stars

I used this on two sweaters: one with serious pilling, and one with minor pilling. It removed almost nothing from the very pilled sweater, and reduced the pilling on the other by about a third. If you have very lightly pilled materials, this might work for you. If you are trying to depill anything at all serious, this won't work.

5 out of 5 stars

Just used this and so far I love it... and I want another one for my office! Exactly as advertised!

5 out of 5 stars

Addendum to previous review— This item is simple to use, but you will have to keep a watch on the lint catcher as it fills up quickly. That said, it is easy to remove and dump the fluff out of it. And I was afraid since it took some time to completely clean the sweater, that the little motor would overheat. It never got the slightest bit warm. Also, the shaving head unscrews to you can get to the blades, and occasionally I did need to remove bits of pills from there, too. If, when you're using it, it seems that the motor slows down a little, then check the shaving head. It probably has fuzz build-up.

5 out of 5 stars

I received this as a gift after I complained that a sweater I had sent to the dry cleaners had been ruined. The sweater was so terribly pilled that I was reluctant to wear it in public. It looked like I had rummaged it from the bottom of the rag barrel! I tried to use a lady's electric shaver (as I'd seen mentioned somewhere), but it didn't even begin to make a difference in the way it looked. Pills and more pills! UGH! When I received this one in the mail, I sat right down with the sweater at the dining table and started on it. It took quite a while to remove all the fuzz—so be patient! In the end, I had shaved off about two large handfuls of pills. The sweater looked like NEW. I was amazed how good it looked. I would definitely recommend this tool to anyone who has a problem with fuzz and pills on their woollen items. If I could give it better than an "Excellent" rating, I would do so.

4 out of 5 stars

I received this as a gift. I only used it for a couple of years before it died on me. It did a good job, though. I would prefer an electric model.

5 out of 5 stars

Do you have pills on your sweaters? Do you pick them off obsessively? Get this lint shaver. It works. it's slower than I expected, but you just have to sit down with it and your old sweaters in front of the TV and have at it. So satisfying.

5 out of 5 stars

This thing works like a charm! I can't believe it, my lint covered gloves look brand new like the day that I finished making them!

5 out of 5 stars

Great pill shaver for a great price. I bought this along with the lily save our sweaters brush and this works WAY better than that silly brush... and it's much cheaper!

2 out of 5 stars

I am not overly thrilled with this tool. It takes some lint off but not nearly enough, and it takes a long time.

5 out of 5 stars

I'm ecstatic! The cynic in my was reluctant to buy this at $3.99. I figured yah's going to be a piece of junk! But it was NOT! I thought my old pair of navy blue slacks were destined for the trash. But now they are close to "like new." I'm thrilled and would tell anyone that you don't need to hesitate. I may be purchasing several as door prizes for an event where I work!

5 out of 5 stars

This shaver has gently saved a pair of handknit socks. I paid much more for the yarn than I should have (when will I remember to only buy from KnitPicks?). The pilling was so bad that I could no longer wear the socks. I am so grateful for the reprieve.

5 out of 5 stars

I was a little skeptical about this lint shaver because A) it was only 3.99 and B) there were no reviews on it. I received this in the mail today and I used it right away. This little baby works like a charm. I love it. The best $3.99 I've ever invested. It does exactly what it's supposed to. It made my favorite coat & pants look like new. I hope my review helps somebody else in making their decision in at least trying it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.