I was inspired to write this quick post when I was troubleshooting my batteries in my favorite thread burner, this little retractable edition from Beadsmith.  I learned two great things in the process:

  1.  My tip had become unseated and all I had to do was push it back in a little.
  2. When I opened the battery compartment for the umpteenth time, I noticed that it houses a spare tip that must have been there all along!  What a wonderful little surprise.  Now I can always have a replacement tip at the ready.

I haven’t had to replace the tip yet, which is probably because the retractable design means that when I drop it, I don’t break the tip. But it’s good to know it’s there when I need it.

My top 3 thread burner uses:

  1. Cut Fireline with ease
  2. Melt the ends of Fireline into little balls to facilitate adding thread
  3. Melt thread ends into my beadwork after weaving in tails

What else do you use your thread burner for?  I’d love to hear from you.


Beadsmith Thread Burner with extra tip storage

Thread Burner