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Post by Butterflywing » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:27:02



SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
Thanks
 Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>
 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 00:56:28


Would not.  Have owned some maybe 30 years ago and maybe last year.  They
were loud, klutzy, vibrated madly and for most purposes, useless.  Maybe if
I'd tried some that perhaps commercial folks use - for making car/boat
upholstery and awnings, my opinion would be kinder.  Perhaps she should ask
them.  Polly


Quote:
> SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
> buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
> ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>


 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer in Ottaw » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 04:41:57


Co-workers gave me a pair of electric scissors as part of a farewell
gift in 1968 - they were new on the market and I remember one of the
girls had asked me one day whether I had considered buying some - I
told her that the cost was detrimental to my wallet but it was an
interesting concept.  I did try them out in my regular dressmaking (I
wasn't a quilter then) but didn't like them for precise pattern
cutting, etc.  They have stayed hidden in the sewing bench until a
couple of years ago when I had some chenille channels to cut open -
I'd heard on one of the tv programs that electric scissors were
excellent for chenille work.  They worked extremely well and saved me
a lot of time and effort.  I don't know if they would have lasted
40years with continuous usage - as for make:  I don't know - they are
pink!  jennellh



Quote:
> SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
> buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
> ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> ?Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>

 
 
 

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Post by NightMi » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:43:51


On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:27:02 -0700, "Butterflywings"

Quote:

>SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
>buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
>ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
>Thanks
> Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>

What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
had new ones so I wouldn't know.

I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
of the things from a thrift shop.  They were very cheap and he is a
sucker for very cheap.  That kind of logic made him bring home a
couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too.  The scissors
were almost as useful as the Easter grass.  They sort of chewed
through whatever they were supposed to be cutting.  Some did it faster
or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
and paper.  If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief.  I
used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
nighties for use as rag doll stuffing.  I used several pairs because
they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
things fairly frequently to keep them going.  So since I had an
abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

NightMist
said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
packages of Easter grass:  "So you are bringing me this because you
have a death wish?"

--

Legolas is my house elf

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:57:29


Oh my golly, how tickled I am.  Thank you so much NightMist.  A belly laugh
is supposed to be much better for you than all sorts of other highs and I am
surely getting your sweetheart's money's worth.
    Bags of Easter grass?
        LOL   happy, can't stop LOL
    I have been the recipient of many thoughtless/thoughtful gifts . . .
but NObody has ever brought me bags of Easter grass (even at a good bargain
price).
    I love it!
    LOL    Polly

"NightMist" <wrote>

Quote:

> What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
> I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
> parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
> had new ones so I wouldn't know.

> I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
> of the things from a thrift shop.  They were very cheap and he is a
> sucker for very cheap.  That kind of logic made him bring home a
> couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too.  The scissors
> were almost as useful as the Easter grass.  They sort of chewed
> through whatever they were supposed to be cutting.  Some did it faster
> or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
> and paper.  If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
> they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief.  I
> used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
> nighties for use as rag doll stuffing.  I used several pairs because
> they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
> things fairly frequently to keep them going.  So since I had an
> abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
> Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

> NightMist
> said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
> packages of Easter grass:  "So you are bringing me this because you
> have a death wish?"

 
 
 

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Post by Butterflywing » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:52:56


She makes charity quilts. She thought it would be easier on her hands using
the electric scissors. So far, it doesn't sound like it.She has regular hand
pain now and was looking for a better way of cutting fabric.

Thanks for the input. I'll let her know.

Butterfly


Quote:
> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:27:02 -0700, "Butterflywings"

>>SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
>>buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
>>ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
>>Thanks
>> Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>

> What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
> I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
> parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
> had new ones so I wouldn't know.

> I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
> of the things from a thrift shop.  They were very cheap and he is a
> sucker for very cheap.  That kind of logic made him bring home a
> couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too.  The scissors
> were almost as useful as the Easter grass.  They sort of chewed
> through whatever they were supposed to be cutting.  Some did it faster
> or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
> and paper.  If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
> they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief.  I
> used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
> nighties for use as rag doll stuffing.  I used several pairs because
> they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
> things fairly frequently to keep them going.  So since I had an
> abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
> Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

> NightMist
> said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
> packages of Easter grass:  "So you are bringing me this because you
> have a death wish?"

> --

> Legolas is my house elf

 
 
 

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Post by Robert » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:33:54


The better way of cutting fabric: rotary cutter! Who still cuts fabric
with scissors?
Although to be honest, DD1 gave me a useful gift, BIG scissors with a
built-in laser pointer. Wonderful for cutting batting off the roll.
Roberta in D

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:52:56 -0700, "Butterflywings"

Quote:

>She makes charity quilts. She thought it would be easier on her hands using
>the electric scissors. So far, it doesn't sound like it.She has regular hand
>pain now and was looking for a better way of cutting fabric.

>Thanks for the input. I'll let her know.

>Butterfly



>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:27:02 -0700, "Butterflywings"

>>>SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
>>>buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
>>>ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
>>>Thanks
>>> Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>

>> What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
>> I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
>> parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
>> had new ones so I wouldn't know.

>> I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
>> of the things from a thrift shop.  They were very cheap and he is a
>> sucker for very cheap.  That kind of logic made him bring home a
>> couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too.  The scissors
>> were almost as useful as the Easter grass.  They sort of chewed
>> through whatever they were supposed to be cutting.  Some did it faster
>> or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
>> and paper.  If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
>> they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief.  I
>> used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
>> nighties for use as rag doll stuffing.  I used several pairs because
>> they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
>> things fairly frequently to keep them going.  So since I had an
>> abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
>> Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

>> NightMist
>> said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
>> packages of Easter grass:  "So you are bringing me this because you
>> have a death wish?"

>> --

>> Legolas is my house elf

 
 
 

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Post by Julia in M » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:08:15


The Fiskars spring-loaded shears are really easy on the hands -- much
better than regular shears. I did have an electric scissors forty years
or so ago. They worked okay, but were noisy. I still have them but
haven't used them for a long time.

Julia in MN

Quote:

> She makes charity quilts. She thought it would be easier on her hands using
> the electric scissors. So far, it doesn't sound like it.She has regular hand
> pain now and was looking for a better way of cutting fabric.

> Thanks for the input. I'll let her know.

> Butterfly



>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:27:02 -0700, "Butterflywings"

>>> SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
>>> buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
>>> ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
>>> Thanks
>>> Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>

>> What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
>> I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
>> parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
>> had new ones so I wouldn't know.

>> I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
>> of the things from a thrift shop.  They were very cheap and he is a
>> sucker for very cheap.  That kind of logic made him bring home a
>> couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too.  The scissors
>> were almost as useful as the Easter grass.  They sort of chewed
>> through whatever they were supposed to be cutting.  Some did it faster
>> or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
>> and paper.  If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
>> they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief.  I
>> used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
>> nighties for use as rag doll stuffing.  I used several pairs because
>> they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
>> things fairly frequently to keep them going.  So since I had an
>> abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
>> Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

>> NightMist
>> said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
>> packages of Easter grass:  "So you are bringing me this because you
>> have a death wish?"

>> --

>> Legolas is my house elf

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Post by gaw93.. » Thu, 20 Aug 2009 23:58:02


My older sister once sent me a vegetable brush as a birthday present.
That's all. No note.

Ginger in CA


Quote:
> Oh my golly, how tickled I am. ?Thank you so much NightMist. ?A belly laugh
> is supposed to be much better for you than all sorts of other highs and I am
> surely getting your sweetheart's money's worth.
> ? ? Bags of Easter grass?
> ? ? ? ? LOL ? happy, can't stop LOL
> ? ? I have been the recipient of many thoughtless/thoughtful gifts . . .
> but NObody has ever brought me bags of Easter grass (even at a good bargain
> price).
> ? ? I love it!
> ? ? LOL ? ?Polly

> "NightMist" <wrote>

> > What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
> > I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
> > parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
> > had new ones so I wouldn't know.

> > I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
> > of the things from a thrift shop. ?They were very cheap and he is a
> > sucker for very cheap. ?That kind of logic made him bring home a
> > couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too. ?The scissors
> > were almost as useful as the Easter grass. ?They sort of chewed
> > through whatever they were supposed to be cutting. ?Some did it faster
> > or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
> > and paper. ?If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
> > they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief. ?I
> > used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
> > nighties for use as rag doll stuffing. ?I used several pairs because
> > they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
> > things fairly frequently to keep them going. ?So since I had an
> > abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
> > Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

> > NightMist
> > said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
> > packages of Easter grass: ?"So you are bringing me this because you
> > have a death wish?"- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

 
 
 

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Post by Sandy » Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:41:11


Howdy!

Recommend: at least one cute young thing to do the cutting for her.
Male if she prefers, female if S-i-L wants to draw in more cute
young things for heavy lifting (or to push quilts around the machine).

There's always a practical solution that's fun, too, right?

R/Sandy (is this the s-i-l we met?)


Quote:

> She makes charity quilts. She thought it would be easier on her hands using
> the electric scissors. So far, it doesn't sound like it.She has regular hand
> pain now and was looking for a better way of cutting fabric.

> Thanks for the input. I'll let her know.

> Butterfly



>> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:27:02 -0700, "Butterflywings"

>>> SIL requested that I ask you'all what brand, type, manufacturer you would
>>> buy IF you were to purchase electric scissors? She could use a pair.
>>> ANY and all advice and/ or experience with them would be appreciated.
>>> Thanks
>>> Butterfly -Wingsatqdotcom>

>> What is she planning to do with electric scissors?
>> I suppose that new ones might divide whatever is being seperated into
>> parts in a reletively precise and fuzz free fashion, but I have never
>> had new ones so I wouldn't know.

>> I can't even remember all the brands, but one time DH brought me a box
>> of the things from a thrift shop.  They were very cheap and he is a
>> sucker for very cheap.  That kind of logic made him bring home a
>> couple of shopping bags full of Easter grass once too.  The scissors
>> were almost as useful as the Easter grass.  They sort of chewed
>> through whatever they were supposed to be cutting.  Some did it faster
>> or slower than others, but they all left fuzzy edges on both fabric
>> and paper.  If you were cutting up rags for various rag type purposes,
>> they would probably work all right and save your hands some grief.  I
>> used several pairs for cutting up some extremely tattered flannel
>> nighties for use as rag doll stuffing.  I used several pairs because
>> they kept getting jammed on lint, which had to be cleared out of the
>> things fairly frequently to keep them going.  So since I had an
>> abundance I just used a bunch of them and delinted them all at a go.
>> Then I gave them back to DH to use as he would.

>> NightMist
>> said to DH when he proudly displayed his shopping bags full of 5 cent
>> packages of Easter grass:  "So you are bringing me this because you
>> have a death wish?"

>> --

>> Legolas is my house elf