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    Do they make a smaller version of these? I have the 8 1/2" pair but would like a smaller more easier to use set.

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    I have never seen any smaller. you might look on line at the ginger co and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas granny
    I have never seen any smaller. you might look on line at the ginger co and see.
    Will do thanks

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    what will you be cutting with it?

    i use the rotary cutter with the pinked edges..

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    what will you be cutting with it?

    i use the rotary cutter with the pinked edges..
    I cut out alot of fabric for clothes, those big clunky ones hurt my hand.

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    is it possible to use the rotary pinking blade instead?
    have you oiled them?
    i have my grandmas..they are a bite to use..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Do they make a smaller version of these? I have the 8 1/2" pair but would like a smaller more easier to use set.

    I have looked and looked and have never found them. I too would love to have a smaller version.....say half that size. I have looked everywhere online...maybe someone with far better searching skills than I would be able to find them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Do they make a smaller version of these? I have the 8 1/2" pair but would like a smaller more easier to use set.
    this was interesting, from 2006..and the reson why they don't make them smaller..

    http://askthecrafter.blogspot.com/20...ng-shears.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    is it possible to use the rotary pinking blade instead?
    have you oiled them?
    i have my grandmas..they are a bite to use..
    I guess I could get a pinking blade too. But I think it would be easier to negoiate the curves on clothing patterns with the shears.

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    Thanks Watterstide.....very interesting. Did you see the comment almost to the bottom of the page where a lady in 2009 said she missed the bid on a pair of 5 inch ones on Ebay from Australia? So maybe they are out there somewhere. You'd think in this day and age with all they do they could figure out a way to make them. But thanks for the interesting article.

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    They do make them, and I found a pair......

    I love Wiss brand shears. Nice quality product

    circa 1930's

    $15.40 on ebay. :)

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    I have my mom's shears and they are quite heavy to use but somehow I can adjust my hand and they work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    They do make them, and I found a pair......

    I love Wiss brand shears. Nice quality product

    circa 1930's

    $15.40 on ebay. :)
    Congratulations! I'll go a looking. Thanks.

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    Gee, guess I'm lucky. I have a 5" pr. that I've had for about 40 years. Love them. They're by Wiss Model CB5

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    I found this pair at a garage sale for 50 cents!! They are made by Sears and Robuck. They measure 7 inches I also picked up a pair of WISS ones at a resale shop for $1.00
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    I received this in the mail today......
    A very lovely lady here on the QB sent them.

    They are the perfect size for my hand.

    the cutting part is 4" long
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    Fiskars makes spring loaded pinking shears AND scissors. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I'm grateful for the spring loaded. It sure helps the hands! Here's a link to see the pinking shears. JoAnn's carries Fiskars.

    http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Sew...nking-Shears-8

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    How Sweet !

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    They do have pinking shear blades for rotary cutters.Got mine at JoAnns.

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    she uses them to cut patterns for clothes sewing..

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    Aw, that was so nice! We have such nice members!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    Do they make a smaller version of these? I have the 8 1/2" pair but would like a smaller more easier to use set.
    There are blades for the Olfa cutter that 'pink' you fabric used them for years, a real hand saver.

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    I've never seen the smaller ones. The pair I have I bought about 45 years ago. I mainly use them for trimming the ends of fabrics before I wash them - stops them unravelling.

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    I have my grandmothers left handed ones in four sizes. Do you want me to leave you a pair in my will? :lol: :lol: :lol:
    All the females in our family are lefties - but there are no sewers in the next generation.
    I love them, I use them all the time. They are Sheffield Steel and Solingen.
    And keep this in mind if you get them sharpened ;)
    http://jimsharp.blogspot.com/2008/02...ng-shears.html

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