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Thread: Which Scissors are best?

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    Super Member Gwyn's Avatar
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    No jokes like - sharp ones.

    I have purchased enough scissors to have bought a good pair. No more. Fiskars don't last very long. Which brand is sharp from tip to hinge and can be sharpened when they get a little dull? I also need to know about snippers. Threads drive me crazy. A long time ago, women didn't get a new pair a year or even several years. I can't get my scissors to last 3 months. Since I have to order on the internet anyway, which brand will last the longest and cut the best?

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    I will be looking forward to see others answers on this thread.

    I buy my scissors at Joann's and use the coupon.

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    I just keep going to Dollar tree and buying the $1.00 Scissors they work as long as I don;t forget and use them on paper!

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    Love my ginghers. Have had them over 20 years and never had them sharpened!! I have threatened family members if they ever pick them up and especially if they have paper in their hands!!!

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    I agree- ginghers!

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    If you don't want horribly expensive go with Ginghers. Dovo, Bohin, and any scissors made in Solingen Germany are excellent scissors.

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    Okay, I bought Ginghers. ebay had them cheaper than the stores, even with shipping. There is no frustration so heavy as a quilter without sharp scissors. And no furry than their mother if they are caught using them - ever.

    I got a lot of mixed up scissor for $15.00 for the kids to use. They had better leave mine alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwyn
    Okay, I bought Ginghers. ebay had them cheaper than the stores, even with shipping. There is no frustration so heavy as a quilter without sharp scissors. And no furry than their mother if they are caught using them - ever.

    I got a lot of mixed up scissor for $15.00 for the kids to use. They had better leave mine alone.
    Go buy a tiny padlock and lock your scissors up!

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    Good idea.

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    I bought a package of Fiskars office scissors at Sam's Club and they beat the Fiskars quilting/sewing scissors by a mile. They are still sharp to cut fabric like butter and I use them to cut everything from plastic to cording. I think Fanmore and Clover has the sharpest scissors. Clover scissors are better then Gingher in my opinion. Clover scissors are getting a great reputation.

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