What I love: There are a lot of musicians in my family. We all currently have or had a guitar. That means we have gone through a lot of picks. Elijah has recently expressed interest in learning guitar so I know we are going to go through a lot more. I personally prefer a thinner pick and so the idea of being able to make my own just seemed like such a neat idea.
The DIY Guitar Pick Maker by Goldeg allows you to take plastic sheets, old credit or store cards, or other thin plastic materials and make your own picks. The unit itself is made from super strong steel, . In first impressions and use so far it seems extremely durable. It is also small, Dimensions: 5" x 2.8" x 1.5" so it is easy to take with you and use anywhere. The set comes with the pick punch, 10 Plastic Sheets & Leather Key Holder that holds picks, so you are ready to start creating straight out of the package. It can cut through expired credit cards, unused membership cards, and any materials up to 1mm thick! That gives you tons of options for creativity! To use you just insert the plastic sheet under the head, you can check from the bottom to make sure it's all in. Then push straight down using a firm, even pressure. There is definitely a learning curve to how to evenly apply the pressure so you don't crack thicker plastics. When we first tried I used a yellow piece and I slammed it down really hard and fast and cracked it all over, but my second one I put the dull side of the plastic up and pressed slower and more even and it came out perfect. My Mom also tried and found when she pressed it slower and more even with the punch closer to her body and the weight more evenly distributed across the top that hers also came out perfect. The harder and sloppier you press it the more likely it is to crack. That said, thinner materials with softer plastics like old gift cards seemed to work much easier without risk of cracking. Once you get a hang of it it get's much easier. This is not a top of the line punch, but for the value this is an excellent punch and I know we will enjoy years of use with this!
The DIY Guitar Pick Maker could be used to make guitar picks to play with, for jewelry, for crafts, even for home decor and interior design projects.Your options are endless.
Ideas for Improvement: If the handle was just a little longer it may be easier to push through the materials. It is not as easy as expected to press through the plastic, you do have to put some weight behind it.
Bottom Line: I really like it and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend it to my family and friends? YES!
Would I buy it myself based on my experiences with this review? YES!
Disclosure: I was provided the product complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion. No monetary compensation was received.