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Thread: Scissors recommendation please~

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    Scissors recommendation please~

    Do you have a brand of scissors that you love? If so which ones? I haven't purchased a pair in many, many years and was wondering what is good out there!

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    I love Ginghers...I have a couple of pairs... bent shears and curved embroidery. They keep their edge longer than most and they can be resharpened when necessary. I have another pair that I got for Christmas my first year in high school..many, many years ago and they are still in very good shape. I also use Fiskars because I have tendonitis in my thumbs and I like the spring action of them if I'm doing a lot of fashion sewing. If cutting straight lines for blocks, I use my rotary cutter.
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    For applique and other hand sewing I love my Ginghers (4" with leather sheath). My pair is about 15 years old and have never had them sharpened. I don't like the larger all metal scissors as they tend to be heavy, My fave larger scissors are the Fiskars soft touch, makes cutting very easy (I have many pairs of large scissors, but I always grab these). Get the best you can afford, they will last forever. And ONLY use them for fabric.

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    I think Gingers. My husband bought me a set 30 years ago and they are still great.

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    I do have the small snip Gingher's. I like those. I haven't looked at their larger scissors. Maybe I'll start there and see what they offer.

    Thanks much!
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    Absolutely LOVE Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors! Slightly serrated edges grip fabric. Flexible handles. Available in two sizes from her website or Google to find elsewhere....some LQSs have them also.
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    I have one pair of Ginghers. They have animal print handles (I bought them after I acquired my two kitties) and they are wonderful. I only use them once in a while because they are so pretty. I like to just look at them. Mostly I also have several pair of Fiskars that I use regularly.

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    Ginghers. And you can get them on sale eith coupons at Joanns.

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    Diitto on the Ginghers. They're well worth in investment. I've even been pleased after having my shears sharpened several times.

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    WHEW - I'm relieved to see that just about everyone else has what I have. Ginghers and and Fiskars. I love my Ginghers and they are one of my most prized tools. My Fiskars are good work horses too.

    Do wait for a Joann's coupon OR when the scissors go on sale. You can pick them up for a reasonable price!
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    I also have the 4" Ginghers with the leather sheath and the Soft Touch Fiskars. Love them both. I use surgical snips for cutting threads and ripping seams.
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    Mine are Ginghers.
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    Ginghers, Elan, Bohin, and anything Solingen. Mundial and Fiskars are okay if that's all you can get. They're sharp but dull faster than the higher quality scissors.

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    I have a lot of scissors, all brands. The more scissors I have the longer each one stays newer and sharp. I just bought a new pair that are very good. Karen Kay Buckley 7-1/2-Inch Perfect Scissors. I have a pair of Dovo
    Solingen that I want to be buried with! I put a pair of Gingher scissors in the desk drawer and in the kitchen. No one bothers to find the good scissors in my sewing room any more. LOL.
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    Gingher lightweight scissors. Black plastic that cut better than regular Ginghers for me. In the $20 range at JoAnn's so they are $12 with a coupon.

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    Kai scissors are wonderful, and less expensive than some of the other brands. I bought a bunch of different types online, soon after I started quilting, on the recommendation of several friends who loved theirs. Recently I have seen them at several quilt shows.

    http://kaiscissors.com/

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    Ginghers!!! I still use the pair I was given 25 years ago and they are the best. The 8" ones are what I have. You can find some great deals on ebay.

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    And I'm the cheapskate of the bunch. Walmart sells scissors in packages of 2. One for the kitchen and one for the sewing room. I do, however, spend money on rotary blades. I guess we all have our priorities.

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    yep, my orange handled Ginghers are great. had them for years!!!
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    Thanks ladies!! I'll watch for a JoAnn's coupon and see what they have.

    Ginger
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    I like my KAI the best, you can order off th.e lnternet. I have the ginger but they are too heavy

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    Hancock's Fabric use to have the KAI scissors. When they closed shop here and had the going out of business sale I bought a package set of small kai scissors. They are good scissors especially for detail cuts. I bought the Gingher and mondial scissors sets there too on the last day of the sale for 90% off! The owner was so mad at Hancock's he was practically giving notions away. The fabric that was not sold had to doused with black oil so no one could use it. That was Hancock's Fabric rule. How terrible to know the company would rather ruin the fabric instead of donating. May have been less of a tax deduction but so much more decent. I think about the hundreds of bolts being ruined whenever I go in one of the stores now.
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    I love Havel's.

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    WOW so many recommendations for Ginghers i will have to try them i have a whole drawer full of dull scissors. I have several friskars but they have dulled over the years they use to say free sharpning for life I checked the web site and they don't do that any longer.
    thanks for the thread
    Last edited by annies-best; 02-14-2012 at 11:44 AM.

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    Im a Gingher gal... and I use my fiskars for cutting paper, Insulbrite and Fusible- 2 different brands-that way i dont use my good scissors

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