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Thread: Thread nippers?

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    Thread nippers?

    I have some thread nippers (I guess that's what they're called... it's what I call them... LOL!) that are as dull as watching paint dry. They are just cheapies that I got years ago... I think they were a give-away at the LQS or else were just super cheap. They aren't a name brand or anything. But I really like using them to cut my thread. Who out there also uses nippers & what kind do you have? I really need to buy some new, decent ones. Any help would be much-o appreciated!
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    Hope this isn't too late.... I love my Gingher nippers. They cut great!

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    I have a cheapy pair too! I think I got it at Walmart and it was packaged with maybe a tape measure and a seam ripper. I know I didn't pay a lot for it. Under 3 dollars. . .
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    I have several cheapies...but love my fiskars best from JoAnns...also have a new package here from Hobby Lobby that has a sewing guide, seam ripper and nippers made by SEW-OLOGY..price on it is $1.99
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    I previously had some cheap nippers from Walmart. What a pain. You couldn't nip with the tip, and you had to hold them just so to get it to cut thread consistently. I wanted to throw them across the room since they were darn near worthless to me.. Bring on the Gingher.

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    I love the Gingher brand nippers the absolute best - but they don't leave my chair-side table.

    For traveling or when I've got a project in the doctor's office or whatever, I have cheapies that work really well. Three pairs for $8: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-THREAD-NIP...item589237cc81

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    I bought several pair of nippers from Nancy Zieman's catalog. I love those little tools. So handy and super sharp.

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    I bought mine at Nancy's Notions. Worth every penny.

    http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...ip+scissors.do

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    Here is where I get my thread nippers:http://www.123snip.com/Nippers.htm. I personally LOVE item #6204. They have great prices and great service.

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    I also bought mine in a sewing pack from Walmart. Did you try sharping your by curing into a fine grade sandpaper? It is an old tip for scissors, but it is worth a try
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