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Date: 8/31/13 1:24 PM

I am planning to buy a pair of pinking shears. I don't want to say "money is no object," but money's not the most important factor in this purchase. I want shears that will last me the rest of my life (with sharpening!) What would you buy?

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Date: 8/31/13 1:36 PM

I recently purchased a pair of Kai pinking shears from Wawak, here's the direct link. Wawak had the best price and I found the plastic grip of the Kai scissors a better and softer fit on metacarpal thumb bone compared to my all metal Gingher pinking shears.

Wawak also has a $20 off a purchase of $40 or more with the coupon code THREADS1113 in the recent Threads magazine ad. The discount does not show up atuomatically in your shopping cart but it will be taken off on the final invoice. I'm sure you'll probably find stuff you'll want to order with the scissors to get to $40.

NAYY, just a very loyal and happy customer of theirs.

ETA: The coupon code is good through 11/29/13.
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Date: 8/31/13 6:24 PM

Thanks for the discount code! I just ordered some pinking shears and a marking device for hemming with it. Hem Marker

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Date: 9/1/13 0:48 AM

This is a timely question for me, too. I rarely use my ancient pinking shears, but my latest project has me using them and hating them! They barely even cut anymore. I have seen lots of PR members recommending Kai for scissors in general, so this is on my list as well.

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Date: 9/1/13 0:55 AM

Another happy Kai customer. My Kai tailoring shears rock. So do my Kai pinking shears.

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Date: 9/1/13 4:37 AM

I use them so infrequently that I have a pair of Mundial that does the job.

I use my Gingher's silk shears more often then anything else. I just find then easier to use.

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Date: 9/1/13 10:55 AM

My old Gingher pinking shears no longer worked, so I bought a pinking blade for my Olfa cutter as a stop gap measure until I could order a new pair. I found that I liked using it better than the shears.

I don't know if it was unique to my shears, but it always took more pressure from my hand to use them than my regular cutting shears. I dreaded using them because my hand would ache afterwards.

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Date: 9/1/13 3:03 PM

I have never found a good pair of pinking sheers and I own a pair of gingher's. I had inherited a pair from my grandmother, don't remember the brand but it was not great either. They work best on firm thin fabric like cotton.

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Date: 9/1/13 4:59 PM

Of course everyone but me knew that pinking shears are meant to cut only one layer of fabric at a time. No wonder my Weiss shears killed my thumb when I tried to trim a doubled seam!

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Date: 9/1/13 7:50 PM

The ones that fit best in your hand. How the handle is shaped makes a huge difference in how they feel. I now own more than 10 pairs, most came from a scissor lot I purchased on ebay(about 35 pair for $40). I have more than I need but I found a pair in that lot of 30ish year old pair of Wiss that work the best for me, better than the ones I paid full price for in the past.

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