Well I now have one. I do like it but I think it has some limitations.....but that might be me just being inexperienced. I think it's great for surface work but I did some feet ...which I felt on to the leg..and it was not as good for that. I did have to key in the felt by hand first. It was great for the finishing though..and for detailing very fast! I think I need to try my own needles. As the ones that come with it seem less effective.
I like to use my own (cut of) needles. 36T, 38T and 40T is great to make the wool firm. I use star needles for smoothen the surface. It also depends on the wool I use. I do use the hand needles too for some things, but the lot repeating work I use the Addi Quick. If I start a 3D project, I first make the inside firm and then add on. If I start to big with the loose wool and the AQ, the inside is not reached and I get a hollow inside. I also think, because of the machine is so fast, the needle does not grasp the fiber the same way as if doing it slowly with hand.. It is practice and get used on it, but still, I am totally happy with my tool!! Jenny, I too think that my own, cut off, needles do a better job.
I tried the reserve needle with the Addi Quick. I only did the head, not the muzzle. It works great , I only went over the surface, the needle not to deep in the felt. I used the reserved needle #38 I bought from Bobbie Ripperger a while ago and cut the needle to fit in the Addi Quick.