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KAI Scissors Promo
Discount code + investing in curved, medium-sized scissors
Liz in Cville
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Date: 10/10/11 12:01 PM

Hi everyone,

First, let me share the promo code I just got from Kai Scissors

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Promo Code: SALE
Enter the promo code on our website to receive a 20% discount.
Prior sales excluded.
Offer expires October 16th, 2011


So, I'm wondering whether I should take this opportunity to get a nice pair of scissors, and, if so, which ones. I have a pair of shears that seem to work fine for cutting fabric, some new pinkers, and a tiny pair of scissors I use to snip threads).

I haven't been sewing long, and I've noticed a couple of times when neither pair of scissors seemed right, and I think something curved and in between the two sizes would have been handy.

KAI has a couple of curved scissors, 4 and 5 1/2 inches respectively. Anyone have experience with either of these?:

5100C
5135C

Think one of those would make a good multi-purpose investment, even for someone who doesn't do machine embroidery?

Or should I save my money and go for the curved nail scissors next time I feel the urge for something curved or suitable for trimming edges?

TIA for thoughts (thanks from DH to those who discourage purchase),

Liz
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Date: 10/10/11 12:41 PM

I have a pair of the 5 1/2 curved scissors, and really use them for a variety of things, like embroidery, and snipping close to seams, and through thick fabrics when I am clipping curves. I also splurged and bought a pair of the serrated scissors for delicate and slinky/slippery difficult fabrics, and I am so happy with them. Those scissors are so well made and the balance of them is so excellent, that I have been so happy to have spent the money, and have no regrets, and if I needed another pair, I would take advantage of the code you told us about!

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Date: 10/10/11 1:13 PM

Liz, thanks for the code! I just ordered my first pair of Kais. Left-handed dressmaker shears -- woohoo!

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Date: 10/10/11 5:22 PM

Thanks for the input! I will have fewer qualms about splurging now

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Date: 10/10/11 5:24 PM

YayGlad I could finally make myself a little useful around here(I mostly just ask lots of questions.)

hope you like them!

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Date: 10/10/11 5:48 PM

Kai are fantastic scissors. I thought I had every model, but don't use curved. Buy one. It will last forever. I have had no issues with losing sharpness and my hands do not hurt because they cut through "like buttah".

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Date: 10/10/11 6:03 PM

Thanks! I have been wanting a pair of serrated scissors. Ordered those and a 5.5" curved pair for myself and the 5.5" embroidery scissors and 8" dressmaker shears for Christmas gifts. That 20% discount is sweet, plus no shipping & handling. Thanks for sharing!

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Date: 10/10/11 7:13 PM

Is there much difference between the standard and professional scissors? I guess what I'm asking is would it be worth it to buy the professional ones over the standard ones for home sewing?

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Date: 10/11/11 9:20 AM

Has anyone used the 9" bent handle scissors? I'm thinking that they might make pattern cutting easier. ???

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Date: 10/11/11 9:39 AM

Quote: Cheddar4
Is there much difference between the standard and professional scissors? I guess what I'm asking is would it be worth it to buy the professional ones over the standard ones for home sewing?

My question, too. I'd like to take advantage of the sale, but don't know which way to go.

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