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Thread: Care of rag snips

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    Care of rag snips

    I have the Fiskars Rag Snips.

    I have made 2 rag quilts so far and have 6 more to go for Christmas gifts.

    While using the snips, after awhile they start sticking, is there a maintenance care for these to prevent this?

    TIA,

    Sharon

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    I have the same question/problem

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    are they spring loaded? a tiny squirt of WD-40 might help- or a drop of sewing machine oil
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    They are spring loaded.

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    Miine were doing the same. From time to time I take a rag and wipe them off in the middle, of the blades I think the flannel sticks to them sight unseen and starts them to drag. I did apply some oil to the plastic parts but felt the problems were with the blades. Clear as mud?

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    I just wipe mine off when they start to stick and they work great again. Be careful of oil while you're doing your project, you wouldn't want that on the quilt.
    Debra

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    I think the "sizing" or fabric starch on newly purchased fabrics tends to build up, at least that's what mine feel like. I use rubbing alcohol to clean them off with 2 or 3 times for one quilt.

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