Halloween is almost here! Soon you will have a beautiful, unblemished pumpkin sitting on your counter screaming for some personality. You can go simple, spooky, funny, or a full blown work of art. However, you will definitely need some great, professional pumpkin carving tools to get the job done.
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What to Look For In Your DIY Pumpkin Carving Tools
There are some key things that you want to look for when considering your choice of a carving set. First, you need to make sure your blades are high quality and sharp. Pumpkins have a very tough outer skin and the last thing you want are blades that are a cheap quality and prone to break before you get the job done. Blades that aren’t as sharp as you need them to be will make your job harder. Your cuts and slices could be ragged in appearance which could ruin the overall effect you are trying to achieve.
A second key feature that you want to look for is comfort. Depending on how complex a design you are using for your pattern, you could be holding your tools for a long time. Even a simple pattern will take some time. It is imperative that you have tools with a good and smooth grip. A comfortably held tool will give you the precision and control that you need to carve.
A third factor that can be important is blade variety. If you are wanting to get into great detail work with your pumpkin carving then you will need to look for a set that has both large blades and smaller blades. A good quality kit will give you a tool so that you can change your blades back and forth on the handle.
Manual Vs. Powered Pumpkin Carving Tools
Powered pumpkin carving tools do exist. Great! My hands will spared! Right? Well….maybe not. Most powered pumpkin carving tools are battery operated. The batteries die quickly and are often hard to change. Other complaints are cheap quality and the tool breaking before the project is complete. Manual definitely seems to be the way to go when it comes to pumpkin carving. Before making your decision on which tool to use check out customer reviews before you buy.
The most important factor in any pumpkin carving project is to have fun!! Buying the right tool will ensure a smooth project and that will guarantee fun by all. So grab your family and grab your pumpkin! You have some carving to do!!