from Oviedo, FL United States
When I first saw the Quick Art Stylus, I thought it was just another metal clay tool I didn't need. I have been using an extra thin, tapered needle tool which worked great. But out of curiosity, last week I ordered the QA Stylus and I am very happy I did.
First, I am on my second needle tool and like my first one, I have bent its fine tip. Second, because I tend to be heavy-handed, I damage my work surfaces frequently with the sharp point.
With the QA Stylus, I am using less downward pressure and my work surfaces are surviving longer. It is more comfortable in my hand and makes cutting around a template easier.
I still use my needle tool...to cut off the amount of lump clay I want to work with!