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Craig Jarvis
Film Handler

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From: Saskatoon, SK. Canada
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 - posted August 05, 2013 04:57 PM      Profile for Craig Jarvis   Author's Homepage   Email Craig Jarvis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm looking to buy a film splicer or Super 8. I found a Wurker S8 I believe is the model number. They want $125.00 for it. Is it worth it. I have heard it is one of the best. The best thing about it right now is it's available!! Thanks, and input would be appreciated.

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J. Craig Jarvis
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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 05, 2013 05:17 PM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If you buy a Wurker you will also need to buy the pre-perforated tape patches.
I recommend the CIR splicer which uses easily obtained tape rolls which the splicer perforates as it cuts.

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Maurice

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David Ollerearnshaw
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From: Penistone Sheffield UK
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 - posted August 05, 2013 10:06 PM      Profile for David Ollerearnshaw   Author's Homepage   Email David Ollerearnshaw   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
One difference between the Wurker & CIR S8 The Wurker leaves both soundtrack free. The CIR wraps round and leave the main track free.

The CIR would be cheaper to use in the long term though.

I use both Wurker for S8 CIR for 16mm.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted August 06, 2013 02:20 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's quite true what David says, but you need a very acute pair of ears to notice a sound drop-out of a twelfth of a second.

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Jim Schrader
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From: Savage, MN, USA
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 - posted August 06, 2013 08:51 AM      Profile for Jim Schrader   Author's Homepage   Email Jim Schrader   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Also make sure if you go for the cir you get the metal as the plastic ones are not as good.

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Flavio Stabile
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From: Roma, Italia
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 - posted August 06, 2013 11:56 AM      Profile for Flavio Stabile   Email Flavio Stabile   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Craig,

this is the same I currently use on all my Super 8 features...

http://www.ebay.it/itm/GIUNTATRICE-8mm-FER RANIA-3M-MODELLO-SPECIAL-/130961684155?pt=Proiettori_e_Videoproiettori&hash=item1e7decb6bb

I'm not the seller, of course, just found on EBAY.IT which is usually full of these CIR splicers, even if with different brands.

Flavio

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Craig Jarvis
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 - posted August 06, 2013 03:32 PM      Profile for Craig Jarvis   Author's Homepage   Email Craig Jarvis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for all the advice. Favio, Italy is a little too far away to purchase that unit. [Smile] also I can't make out what the ad says cause I don't speak Italian. I assume it is the metal version?
I found the not so good plastic version on Ebay USA for $50 which is about the best price I've seen so far. Good enough for occasional use? Thanks.

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Lee Bombard
Expert Film Handler

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From: Santa Clarita, CA, USA
Registered: May 2013


 - posted August 06, 2013 04:31 PM      Profile for Lee Bombard   Email Lee Bombard   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Craig - The guillotine splicers have dropped in price on eBay in the last month or so. If you check the "completed" auctions you'll see where even nice metal units have been had for under $50.
Might require a bit of patience but it can be done.
Lee

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted August 06, 2013 04:53 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here's one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GUILLOTINE-SUPER-8-SPLICER-Nice-Cir-With-Manuals-And-Original-Box-Vtg-/300944162601?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4611ab7f29#ht_96wt_1084

PatD

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Craig Jarvis
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From: Saskatoon, SK. Canada
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 - posted August 06, 2013 06:34 PM      Profile for Craig Jarvis   Author's Homepage   Email Craig Jarvis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Great, how do I rescind a bid on Ebay?!?! Yikes.

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J. Craig Jarvis
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Craig Jarvis
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 - posted August 07, 2013 12:14 PM      Profile for Craig Jarvis   Author's Homepage   Email Craig Jarvis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I now have two guillotine splicers enroute if anyone wants or needs one. Paid $50.00 each for them. Maybe I should keep one for parts? Anyhow, you guys are great for supplying we novice guys with info. Thanks muchly.

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J. Craig Jarvis
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Hugh Thompson Scott
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From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
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 - posted August 07, 2013 05:29 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Craig, the cheapest splicer is of course the cement one, but
seeing as there are so many different film stocks, the CIR is the
cheapest & best, it tapes & perforates exactly, no problems, no
fears of not getting tape. CIR splicers are the best.

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Craig Jarvis
Film Handler

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From: Saskatoon, SK. Canada
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 - posted August 18, 2013 05:20 PM      Profile for Craig Jarvis   Author's Homepage   Email Craig Jarvis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks folks. I ended up with two CIR guillotine splicers. One too many, For a film novice like myself I think they work great and are a no -brainer device. Perfect! I have no idea how well the splices hold up. Now all I need is some leader tape for stock for the odd film that has none or almost none.

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J. Craig Jarvis
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