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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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    Manicure scissors with the curved edge. Work great. I even will use them in place of seam rippers.

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    I just use a small pair of Fiskars. Have had them for years (read decades). Use them for my hand quilting and needlepoint/embroidery threads. Have another pair of no-names upstairs in the sewing room. Also have several other pairs of larger scissors in the sewing room. I grab what's handy.

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    My wife loves her Gingher stork embroidery scissors for cutting threads, but my favorite is 88650 on this page. It probably has a lot to do with hand size, right- vs. left-handed, hand strength, etc. Thanks Ellie for the link!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    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.
    They were out of that item but I got 3 pairs that look EXACTLY like what I was looking for... thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by winia View Post
    Manicure scissors with the curved edge. Work great. I even will use them in place of seam rippers.
    I like to use them to rip, too. Of course, I like to use large, long quilting pins to rip, too (we all know I'm weird). I just can't figure out how people (like Eleanor Burns) rip with rotary cutters...
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    My favorite nippers are made by gold seal. They are the same kind that are used in sewing factories and last a long, long time. They can be sharpened just like any good pair of scissors, they have a ring on the side to wear while you are sewing at the machine so you never have to set them down and pick them back up to use them while working. The point is thin enough to use for small un-sewing tasks.

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    I got mine on ebay....50 cents a pair, but I had to buy a dozen.....should last me a while.

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    I recently bought the Fons & Porter snippers (on eBay) .... they are super sharp and I like the color ~ bright Red, so I can spot them easily!!

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    I buy $3 to $4 pairs and use them for 3-4 years and then rebuy. It is too expensive to have them sharpened.
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    I had my grandmother's snips that her teacher gave her when she was in high school. They were heavy and felt great in my hand. Easy to get sharpened too being quality metal. I took them to a class at my guild and left them on the ironing board. I went back to get them a few minutes later and they were gone. I immediately asked everyone to look for them for me. No one could remember who was at the ironing board or around it. No one ever returned them. I still get sad thinking a guild member took them. One day they will forget and have them at a class or workshop! I learned to leave my good notions home and take the cheap ones to classes and workshops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewflower View Post
    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
    My DH is nearly obsessed with sharpening things (he has stones & ceramic sticks & who knows what all kinda tools to do so) but the blades were so short, I didn't know they could be sharpened. I'll have him give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jj1150 View Post
    I recently bought the Fons & Porter snippers (on eBay) .... they are super sharp and I like the color ~ bright Red, so I can spot them easily!!

    jody
    I have several Fons & Porter tools & I love the red handles... so easy to see amongst the piles!
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    These work great and the tip cover is a saftey.
    http://www.superiorthreads.com/shop/...rior-snippers/

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    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!
    love, love, love the nippers for snipping threads as I go along. (also works to dead head flowers)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I had my grandmother's snips that her teacher gave her when she was in high school. They were heavy and felt great in my hand. Easy to get sharpened too being quality metal. I took them to a class at my guild and left them on the ironing board. I went back to get them a few minutes later and they were gone. I immediately asked everyone to look for them for me. No one could remember who was at the ironing board or around it. No one ever returned them. I still get sad thinking a guild member took them. One day they will forget and have them at a class or workshop! I learned to leave my good notions home and take the cheap ones to classes and workshops.
    I'm sorry. Maybe they were embarrassed?
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