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    I rarely use scissors except for trimming threads (I have my snips for that) and trimming excess batting when laying out a sandwich, and use a cheap pair of Fiskars. They wear my hand out. So reading the glowing reports on Kai scissors, I'm considering buying a pair. Just not sure what size. Would the 8" be a good size for general cutting? Specifically speaking about long lengths of cutting.

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    I can't speak of Kai's, but I LOVE my 'Big Girl' Gingher's.
    I would never part with them, and I waited way too long to get them! You'll understand, once you take the plunge!
    And had they not been a gift, I probably still wouldn't have them...
    I really need to get off the exclamation point.
    It may give people the idea that I'm bright and cheerful all the time....

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      Who can tell me the BEST sicssors for snipping the threads from machine embroidery.. this means they must be sharp from the middle to the very tip.. and the tip must be fine and pointed to get under "jumps".. Any input.. I've bought so many and none are up to snuff in my opion... would not hurt if the handles had "LARGE holes"... arthritic knuckles are another challenge.. thanks!!
      "Each day well-lived and Happy;
      that's all there is to Life!"

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        I like my little Fiskars for nipping of the threads. They look like a rectangle when the cap is on. I can't remember what they are called, but I have had them well over 20 years. Best part, they are still in the stores!

        The Kais are also sharp to the very tip. I just got 5" and 6" pairs and love them. So much easier to use that my Gingers as they are very lightweight. You won't be disappointed. Find a place that sells them and go try them out first! That is what I did.
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          I think these are the scissors (or at least the latest versions of them) that both Pat & I have for thread trimming. No holes for arthritis to get hung up in, and they have a spring to assist opening & closing. Mine are still very sharp & I think I've had mine about 20 years too. Mine came with a pair of larger 8" bent handled shears that had the same spring loaded handles. They are still sharp too.
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            Mine are similar to that, but a little different. I'm sure they work the same. They are also the ones that I stabbed myself in the leg with last fall, so I know they are still good and sharp! Went in well over an inch.....OUCH!
            pat.

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              Originally posted by GrammaBabs View Post
              Who can tell me the BEST sicssors for snipping the threads from machine embroidery.. this means they must be sharp from the middle to the very tip.. and the tip must be fine and pointed to get under "jumps".. Any input.. I've bought so many and none are up to snuff in my opion... would not hurt if the handles had "LARGE holes"... arthritic knuckles are another challenge.. thanks!!
              Gingher embroidery scissors, they have the tiniest tip for ripping. Stay sharp and true for a long time! They cost about $28, but are so worth it. NOBODY uses my Ginghers except me!

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                Originally posted by GrammaBabs View Post
                Who can tell me the BEST sicssors for snipping the threads from machine embroidery.. this means they must be sharp from the middle to the very tip.. and the tip must be fine and pointed to get under "jumps".. Any input.. I've bought so many and none are up to snuff in my opion... would not hurt if the handles had "LARGE holes"... arthritic knuckles are another challenge.. thanks!!
                Barb, I just bought these KAI as a gift for a friend who has embroidery machine. I have not sent them yet, so not sure how they'll work out for her. These are the double curved 5" (N5130) which are very sharp, right to the tip. I have a similar pair of 4" (N5100) which is curved only at the tip and I love them for applique. The finger holes are normal size.
                http://www.kaiscissors.com/item_images/5130-r3.jpg

                http://www.kaiscissors.com/category.php?category_id=50
                Last edited by Sharyn J; February 22, 2014, 10:01 AM. Reason: add link

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                  Originally posted by GrammaBabs View Post
                  Who can tell me the BEST sicssors for snipping the threads from machine embroidery.. this means they must be sharp from the middle to the very tip.. and the tip must be fine and pointed to get under "jumps".. Any input.. I've bought so many and none are up to snuff in my opion... would not hurt if the handles had "LARGE holes"... arthritic knuckles are another challenge.. thanks!!
                  Sewforless.com has a wide variety of scissors for embroidery. You might check out their offerings.
                  Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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