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a good pinking rotary blade
searching for one that makes a deep "pink"
Mole Princess
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Date: 4/29/13 3:29 PM

Hello all,

I have a rotary pinking blade and it makes a rather shallow scallop instead of a nice deep zigzag such as I remember old pinking shears making. (Which I could never operate--too stiff.) With shallow "pinks" the peaks can ravel off too soon. Maybe this means I am using pinking where I shouldn't--on fabric not firm enough? But a deeper zigzag would help.

Anyone have a source?

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Date: 4/29/13 11:09 PM

Pinking shears still make the best cut.

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Date: 5/8/13 1:03 PM

Thanks, PattiAnn! Guess I should look for pinking shears on sale. I've had trouble with some being very stiff . . . but those were a gift and I was also young at the time. Now I can test out in a shop, and am stronger.

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Date: 5/9/13 1:37 PM

I've been pleased with my Olfa pinker blade. The only disadvantage is I find it so sharp it cuts my mat. So I make sure I used it on the wrong side of my mat now.

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Date: 5/9/13 11:49 PM

If you decide to go with shears... I have a pair of Kai pinking shears and they are not stiff at all. They're great. I still have the old pair of pretty metal Wiss pinking shears of my dad's that I found amongst his stuff, I'm waiting to find someone to sharpen them. But the Kai shears are lighter and easier to use!

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Date: 5/10/13 12:50 PM

I can give another recommendation for the Kai pinking shears. And in the long run, cheaper than pinking rotary blades.

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Date: 5/14/13 3:41 PM

Thanks, everyone!

My blade is an Olfa, but I haven't liked it at times . . . but maybe I have just been pinking fabrics that aren't hard/tightly woven enough to be suitable candidates for pinking anyway.

Maybe I'll try Kai on sale. I know I've seen pinking scissors with a depth of notch probably a good fifty percent or more deeper than the Olfa blade.

But I am glad someone here does like the Olfa blade! If anyone wants to comment on fabric suitability, please do weigh in.

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