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Not sure if you need a tracing wheel for your toolbox? Well, let’s explore all the ways that you can use a tracing wheel!  The tracing wheel, also known as a pattern wheel, pounce wheel, or dart wheel, is an instrument with multiple teeth on a wheel attached to a handle. There are many types of tracing wheels available on the market, but Excel Blades specifically offers a serrated tracing wheel. These wheels are often used in conjunction with transfer paper. When you apply pressure, the tracing wheel will transfer the pattern right onto your material of choice.

This is a great little tool used to help transfer a pattern’s markings from the original pattern to the fabric or material being used. You will be amazed at how helpful this tool can be for your next DIY project. Not only does Excel Blades offer a tracing wheel, we have them 3 different sizes for sale, large (7/16”), medium (5/16”), and small (1/4”). We don’t want to brag, but this is the best tracing wheel on the market!

As mentioned, a tracing wheel has many different uses, depending on who is using it. These wheels can be used for sewing, cake or cookie decorating, and even for sign making. It helps to transfer all the shapes and patterns from your original project onto the material of your choice. It works great with carbon or tracing paper. The Excel Blades’ assortment of tracing wheels come equipped with an aluminum handle however, the wheels are made of carbon steel.

Have a cake to decorate? It can offer a beautiful pattern on fondant and gum paste. While there are diamond quilting tools on the market, the pounce wheel tool is available at a lower price, and is more flexible than most pounce wheels that are out there.  Excel Blades’ tracing wheel gives you the freedom to create designs and shapes to your liking. Right after you lay your cake with fondant, make sure to start your tracing right away, while the material is still soft and malleable. 

Another great way to use the tracing wheel is on vinyl. You can freehand draw whatever design you would like on tracing paper. From there, you can use the pounce wheel to trace the design onto your vinyl piece.  Then, use your Excel Blades knife to cut out the design, and stick it wherever you’d like! This works great for all types of projects. From personalizing your water bottles, to full window displays, you can bring your artwork to life using some tracing paper and a pounce wheel!

It is a tool that can be used all year round. If you are a fan of carving pumpkins in the fall, the pounce wheel is a great way to trace where you are going to cut, before you start the job! Make sure your pumpkin carving turns out perfect, every year with this amazing tool!

The best part is, our Excel Blades tracing wheel is very affordable and made in the USA. The price on the large pounce wheel is priced at $12 dollars and it just goes down from there! We also offer a set of 3 pounce wheels, which retails for just under $35 dollars. Double up on your current stock and take advantage of our many holiday sales!