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Date: 8/22/13 7:42 AM

Hi, would like input on the best sissors to add to my sewing room. I have several dulled Hancock sissors, and one Kai threads clipper. I think I would like a larger Kai sissors and if so, what size is best. I do tend to cut the majority of my fabric with a rotary cutter. Thank you
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Date: 8/22/13 9:58 AM

I've always used Ginghers. I don't cut anything too heavy with them though. I have the G-8 size but if you need larger tailor shears those are available too. I have a pair of razor edge shears from Fiskars that I use for leather (I don't think they are made anymore). Ginghers can be sent back to the factory for re-sharpening (I've not had to and mine are over 20 years old). For cutting paper and other non-fabric, I just use cheap scissors.
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Date: 8/22/13 12:33 PM

I have Ginghers and Mundail -my favorite are Mundail.

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Date: 8/22/13 12:50 PM

Everyone has such different experiences with sewing products, but my go-to scissors is my Kai Professional 9 inch. I bought the 8 inch Kai Professional recently at a Sew Expo just to have a back up because I really don't like to cut with any other brand. I still like the 9 inch over the 8 inch. And the larger Kai sizes weren't comfortable for me, but my hand isn't all that large, so YMMV. (I'd get the largest size that you find comfortable.) I also have various other smaller Kai scissors in my sewing room for snipping threads and trimming seams, etc. The Kai brand has been great for me.

I do have the Ginghers 8 inch, and a few other Ginghers scissors, and they are fine. But I find the weight, handling, and cutting not to be nearly as nice as the Kai Professional. In all of the years I've had the 9 inch, it hasn't needed resharpening. But when it does, it can be sent back to the manufacturer for resharpening at a nominal fee.

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Date: 8/22/13 7:59 PM

I have Ginger scissors which I used to think were the best until I bought a pair of KAI professional shears. They are worth the money.

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Date: 8/22/13 8:15 PM

Kai scissors are fantastic. I have several sizes and love them all
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Date: 8/22/13 8:29 PM

I have Ginghers scissor which I like, and Mundial which are ok, but my absolute favourite is the Kai 7250SE from the 7000 Series. They are large - 10 inches - and I have smallish hands, but I have no problem whatseover using them due to how lightweight they are compared to other scissors. They blow everything else out of the water, and while they are much more expensive than any other brand they are also a whole lot better.
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Date: 8/22/13 8:34 PM

Kai.

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Date: 8/22/13 8:57 PM

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Date: 8/22/13 11:50 PM

Kai! No others even come close to their sharpness and ease of use. Lots of sizes for all size hands and sewing needs.

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