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What clay gun extruder is the best to get?

post #1 of 19
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Hi,

I've been looking a clay gun extruders to use with fondant. Does anyone out there have a preference and why? I'm looking at two in particular; clay gun from Sharon Zambito's web site and the makin clay gun. It looks to me that Sharon's might be easier to use one handed, but I'm not sure of how big it is and if I could get a single piece to go around the base of a 10 inch square. The gun on her site costs about $45.00. I cannot remember where, but I also heard that the makin gun was a really nice product and it mentioned the fact about being larger and it is like $25.00 Any thoughts would be appreciated. I only sell about 3 cakes a month and cost is a factor, but I want something that will last and make life easier. Thanks.
post #2 of 19
I'm a big fan of the Makins green clay extruder. It's twist action and is easy on the wrist. You can find it at Hobby Lobby in the clay section.
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post #3 of 19
I have the Makin green one - I find it works great. Sometimes it's a little awkward twisting the top but I get good results.
post #4 of 19
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I have the Makin green one - I find it works great. Sometimes it's a little awkward twisting the top but I get good results.



Ditto...Its wonderful!
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post #5 of 19
Do any of you folks know if the Makins extruder has been discontinued?

I went to my local Michael's this week to buy one and they only had the discs and they were on clearance.

I asked a sales clerk and she said they put stuff on clearance when they either aren't going to carry it any longer or it's been changed by the company.

They didn't have any of the guns left either. icon_sad.gif
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your input. When you use the makin gun you have to use both hands on the extruder though, right? How do you place the string etc that you create without breaking it?
post #7 of 19
You have to buy it online. Michael's and AC Moore don't carry them anymore.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by msulli10

You have to buy it online. Michael's and AC Moore don't carry them anymore.



Oh ok thanks....do you know of a site that does sell them?
post #9 of 19
I've seen them at Hobby Lobby recently.
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post #10 of 19
I just bought my Clay Extruder 2 weeks ago at Hobby Lobby and it was $24.99 and I bought extra discs which were $9.99. I went to Michaels also and they were out of the guns and only had the discs, so I then when to Hobby Lobby. HTH.
post #11 of 19
I have the one from Sharon Zambito's web site and I love it. It's very easy to use and you only need one hand to squeeze. Definitely worth the money. I have never tried the other one.
post #12 of 19
Deb_ I don't remember what site it was. I did a search for Makin clay extruders and then did some comparison shopping to see who had the cheapest shipping. I think I paid around $24 for everything.
post #13 of 19
Most definitely - the green Makin!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by msulli10

Deb_ I don't remember what site it was. I did a search for Makin clay extruders and then did some comparison shopping to see who had the cheapest shipping. I think I paid around $24 for everything.



Thanks I'll do the same.

Lynn929....we don't have a Hobby Lobby near me, that I know of anyway. Are they usually in a mall type setting?
post #15 of 19
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Most definitely - the green Makin!



Yep...I used my 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby and mine ended up costing me $12.49 icon_smile.gif
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