Kittie wrote:I dont know if anyone else got the poker with their saw, but I bought a model from this year and it came with a poker attachment and holy cow does that work awesome!! The only problem we had is since we did 26 pumpkins, the poker is dull now.
Since I still use the poking method to transfer my patterns, I purchased the PM battery operated Saw/Poker. It is kind of scary at first and if you aren't careful, you can get out of line. I also found that it is better on large areas. The pattern I carved had some letters at the bottom and I didn't even want to attempt using the fast poker on that section. For the straight lines or larger sections of patterns, it works great. After poking 15+ patterns in a day, my hand gets tired so I plan on using this tool for certain sections of patterns that I plan on carving this year.
I purchased the tool with a 40% off coupon so I figured it was worth a try. Here are the photos:
I don't plan on lighting this pumpkin, just did it for the results. My mom is planning on using it as a planter so I am going to cover the inside of the pumpkin with wax paper so the pattern is noticeable. It's a Michael's brand small pumpkin, not the smallest size but the next size up. I used the versa tool to carve out the pattern.
Since I tested the tool on a foam pumpkin, we'll see how it works on the real pumpkins that I'll be carving just before Halloween.