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Thread: Favorite nippers?

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    Can some of you tell me exactly "what" a nippers is, and the brand you like. I've seen posts where people swear by them. Thanks!

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    they can be handier than scissors, they are spring loaded :D:D:D

    http://www.123snip.com/

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    I have 2 pairs of little Gingher nippers. I love them. I keep one attached to my sewing machine with velcro so it is there to clip all kinds of threads.

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    I have had many but I like Gingher the best. Mine are attached to SM also.

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    I have had many but I like Gingher the best. Mine are attached to SM also.

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    I have some I got on sale at Fabric Depot. Not sure of the brand but they sure are handy to keep by machine. Get lost a lot though so I guess I should try attaching them to machine. :)

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    I bought this little pair of nippers at a truck show for only $1.00. They are/were the best things I have. Starting to dull out, so I need to find more!

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    Most nippers you don't put your fingers in rings (like scissors) you just squeeze them to snip your threads. My favorite is Gingher but mine came in a set-I'm sure you can buy them separately too.

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    I like gold seal nippers. They have a fine tip and work to unpick seams. they have a ring to wear on your finger while you sew (you dont have to put them down between uses) They stay sharp for ages and if they ever need to be sharpened they can be done just like good scissors. I have friends who have been using the same pair for over 25 years and they are still working like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    they can be handier than scissors, they are spring loaded :D:D:D

    http://www.123snip.com/
    Amma, You are right!!! My favorite are the spring loaded nippers in the center...

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    I absolutely LOVE # 6204. I wore out the spring on my first pair and bought 2 more at a LQS at twice the price than at the site that amma gave. I think I'll get a couple more pair at that price.

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    I love the Fons and Porter snippers. They can be a little hard to find though.

    <http://www.shopfonsandporter.com/pro...s-and-scissors>

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    Thank you, everyone! It's on my Christmas list.

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    I love my Gingher nippers! Guess I should get at least one more so I can have one by machines and o9ne by my easy chair.

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    Heritage nippers are my favorite... mine are 6yrs old and work as good as the day I bought them.

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    I have the Gingher nippers as well...Love them!

    http://www.sonomacutlery.com/store/p...cat=415&page=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat Sews
    I like gold seal nippers. They have a fine tip and work to unpick seams. they have a ring to wear on your finger while you sew (you dont have to put them down between uses) They stay sharp for ages and if they ever need to be sharpened they can be done just like good scissors. I have friends who have been using the same pair for over 25 years and they are still working like new.
    Sounds like the ones I use. I believe they are gold seal. I started using nippers when I worked in the plant and fell in love. They are so handy. I don't know what I would do without them. When I am at the sewing machine I rarely pick up anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    Heritage nippers are my favorite... mine are 6yrs old and work as good as the day I bought them.
    Wow, Those sure look like nice nippers. I may have to invest in a pair. I like the blade protector they have on them.

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    I found these little nippers or men who tie their own fly's for fishing.They stay beside my sewing machine at all times.
    I must confess,i know they where marked wrong.$2.98 i went back a few months later and they were 12.98.

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    I've got a variety of them, but Fiscars are my favorite.

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