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Best Fabric Shavers - Sweater and Lint Shavers Remove Fluff and Pills

Updated on August 29, 2013

A Sweater Shaver Can Revitalize Old Sweaters In A Matter Of Minutes

Everyone has their favorite sweater and eventually, with regular washing and wearing we all know they start to look old and tired. The major reason for this is sweater pills, those little fluff balls and fuzzy lumps which accumulate to epidemic proportions over time until that favorite sweater or pullover starts to become the jumper which never leaves the house. It's still the one you love above all other sweaters but it has past its best days and it's a little embarrassing to wear outside the home.

You can fix that! An electric sweater shaver, battery operated sweater pill remover or woolen fabric shaver (whatever you want to call it) is the solution to your scruffy looking woolen sweater and fuzzy fabric problem.

Sweater shavers revitalize wool clothing by removing those lumpy flecks quickly and easily. Sure, you can do it by hand but man, that's tedious and the results aren't as good either. Fabric shavers just buzz away the fuzz making those old pullovers, wool skirts, pilling blankets and curtains look good as new and it'll only take a couple of minutes too.

The Best Sweater Shaver

Izumi Sweater Shaver
Izumi Sweater Shaver

It's quite a bit more expensive than some of the other options out there but this fabric shaver certainly justifies it's price.

The Izumi sweater shaver really is a cut above the rest in terms of design, features and ease of use. This is battery powered fabric shaver has an adjustable height setting which makes it more able to shave away fuzz, fluff, hairs and other unsightly lint flecks from all manner of fabrics. The lint collection pod is oversized so you do not need to keep stopping to empty the collector all the time like you do with many other clothes shavers.

If you think about the savings you will make by revitalizing old knitwear, blankets, pullovers etc. it's really not that much of an outlay anyway and if you are going to buy one of these then you might as well go with one of the best.

 

Electric Sweater Shavers Remove Fuzz Balls From Woolen Pullovers

Clothing shavers are ideal for any fan of sweaters, pullovers and other knits which are all eventually going to succumb to pills caused by regular wear and washing. Sweater pills are basically where the wool has formed into little fuzzy balls which are still attached to the knitwear itself but look ugly and unsightly to the point where eventually you will just stop wearing that particular clothing item outside the home.

Sweater shavers have small holes in their head section with cutting blade behind them. As you pass the gadget over the material, these little fluffy lumps are lifted up into the holes and sliced off by the blades. This doesn't damage the sweater as those lumps were on the surface anyway and you are not cutting into the material but rather slicing something off of it which is hanging on by a few woolen hairs. You can pluck them off without a problem but that takes hours instead of a matter of minutes with one these sweater fuzz removers.

A Great Cheap Sweater Shaver

Remington Fuzz-Away Fabric Shaver, RTFS-2
Remington Fuzz-Away Fabric Shaver, RTFS-2

The average price of a sweater shaver ranges from a few dollars to over $50 if you choose to opt for a high quality device. This particular cheap model is something of an exception because not only is this a cheap fabric shaver, but it is also very hgihly rated by customers who bought it for themselves. So fun under $10 you get a battery powered clothing shaver with an admittedly small lint collector but at almost 10 times cheaper than some of the alternatives out there.

 

Curtains, Sofas, Socks and Blanket Shavers

Of course it's not just sweaters, pullovers and other knitwear which these types of devices are used for. In fact, although many are called sweater shavers by their manufacturers, they are more accurately clothing shavers or better still fabric shavers because they're not just used for revitalizing old jumpers.

Here Are Some Of The Other Uses:

Blanket Shavers - got old woolen blankets which are getting those ugly and uncomfortable blanket lumps and bumps of fluffy fuzzy stuff all over them. Either pick away at them by hand for hours or grab your fabric shaver and buzz them away in a matter of minutes. The same principal applies here as to jumpers and pullovers, just rub the device over it and watch those blanket pills buzz away.

Settee and Sofa Shavers - naturally it depends on the type of fabric you have but if your sofa is looking a little tired, and it has little fluff balls, threads standing out or is generally lumpy, bumpy and hairy, then a sofa shaver is what you need. Run your device over it and watch it come up looking like new. Always try it on a lss exposed area if you are not sure of the results.

Curtain Shavers - get your older raggedy curtains looking great again but defuzzing and removing fluff and pilling.

Sock Shavers - these gadgets are ideal for removing the pills and lumps from woolen socks.

If you have tips for making old clothing look great again, revitalizing old fabric and covered furniture or just anything at all to say, then please feel free to do so below.

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  • kabbalah lm profile image

    kabbalah lm 4 years ago

    I use these fabric shavers all the time

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    FashionMommy 4 years ago

    Informative lens, thanks for sharing these ideas and suggestions!

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    LouisaDembul 4 years ago

    These sweater shavers can really make a difference.

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    kopox 5 years ago

    definitely need this for my home

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    motobidia 5 years ago

    I didn't know this was possible, but apparently I'm not the only one in need of a (commercial) solution! Thank you for doing the research for me!

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    Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

    Sweater shavers are a great invention. I had a small battery operated one that I used all the time until it gave out. Need to get another.

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    goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

    this is very useful. i tried it already and it worked. thanks for sharing.

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    sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

    very useful stuff. thanks for the info.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I need one! I have several sweaters that could use a shave! Thanks for the tips!

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    Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

    I was always for reusing and recycling, so i can only say: Sweat Shaver Wanted!

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    teristazko 5 years ago

    Great article...thanks for sharing. I have a sweater shaver and I highly recommend it!

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    poutine 5 years ago

    That's one thing on my "wants" list.

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    KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

    I love my sweater shaver. They really do work!

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    miaponzo 6 years ago

    Very useful. Blessed!

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    rosytaylor 6 years ago

    Hi! This is an amazing and Awesome lens. Thanks for sharing such a nice lens. Nicely done, Keep up your great work!

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    Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

    Why do I keep coming back to this? Because I am amazed you wrote all this original information on the sweater pill shaver!

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    CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

    Oh, these are neat! Living in Florida, I only own about three sweaters, but the points that they can be used on other things is a good one, and makes me think these might worthwhile even here!

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    Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

    I like how these shavers work on a pilled sweater. Looks like new again and I feel like new again with the the pills off.