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Author Topic: Does anyone has a 160/260 PALM PUMP (tmyers)?  (Read 2011 times)
AiriMami
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« on: July 10, 2011, 10:19:26 AM »

I was looking for an inexpensive pump which can inflate 160 and 260 and is easy-to-use for little hands of little girls.
I will need 5-10 pumps for our girlsclub, but I have to watch the budget. Might this little 4$pump work?
What do you think?
 Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 10:29:39 AM »

Or the QUALATEX SINGLE ACTION HAND PUMP?
It´s really difficult, if you´ve never seen those pumps ...  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 10:30:35 AM »

Michaels (the craft store) has a balloon kit that comes with 20 balloon and a pump for $3.  The balloons are crud, but the pump work ok if you have the patience to wait a minute to inflate a balloon.  Works great for kids though, because it's easy to pump (and easily replaced)
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 10:30:52 AM »

I mean used those pump. You can see them in the pics, but that says nothing to me ...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 10:39:33 AM »

Thank you!
This one:
http://www.michaels.com/Creatology%E2%84%A2-Twisty-Balloons-20-Pack/kd2051,default,pd.html?cgid=products-kidsteachers-creatology-backyardfun&start=8
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That´s only 3 Dollars? That would be great - there´s a Michaels in Dartmouth Smiley
The little pump I got with a twisting kit at Zellers (last package, unfortunately and it was 8,99 - much more as 3, if you need 10 pumps...) is the best I have at the moment and it satisfies my needs very well at the moment. It looks quite similar to that little Michaels pump.
That´s too slow for beeing in the business? I guess I will only do it for fun ... I don´t like beeing in a hurry with creative things ... Grin
Thank you!!!! Biig HUG!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 11:04:29 AM »

I use the red single action pump from Qualatex for 160's all of the time and it is superb. I have several other hand pumps, but I like this the best.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 11:16:33 AM »

Thank you for your review on this!
I will have to order some because Michaels doesn´t have the item in (only seasonally and they are all gone)...
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 02:25:06 PM »

Well for 160's I like the Qualatex pocket pump but it doesn't work as well for 260's. But I have used it in a pinch. It has held up pretty good, I've had it for awhile. The cheepie yellow and red hand pumps I've bought in the department stores just haven't lasted very long. The tips on the ones I've bought were a little big for a 160.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 05:20:22 PM »

 Undecided mmhhh... perhaps I should find someone who has the pump(s) in this area and try one before I place my order...
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 05:32:06 PM »

You won't regret it
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 11:31:21 AM »

I use the pocket pump for 160's and the purple dual action pump for the 260's and higher.  In a pinch however the pocket pump works the red single action pump works for both as well, I simple know how many pumps I need for my sculptures with the other pump
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 07:00:52 PM »

Thank you! I think I will go for the red single action pump, if it works for both 160 and 260Q. It doesn´t matter if my girls will have to watch the balloon or pump some more - it´s just important that tehy can handle it and that the pump isn´t too expensive.
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