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Post by Becci on Sun May 16, 2010 11:09 am

I have been using a very basic Birch craft knife. It was the only one the lss stocked when I started. Problem is I find that if I use it a lot (especially for fussy cutting) the tip of my pouter finger goes numb for days from the pressure.
Are there more comfrotable knives out there? Maybe with a softer, perhaps rubber, grip?
What does everyone else you? can you recommend anything?
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Post by Soupie on Sun May 16, 2010 12:18 pm

I've got a Heidi Swapp knife that I just love. It does have a rubber grip, and although I use it a fair bit, I dont do a lot of intricate cutting with it (I mainly use it for straight cutting). I am not sure how comfortable it would be for fussy cutting often, but I have been really happy with it. Craft Knives Icon_biggrin

I have to admit I am mainly a scissors girl for most of my cutting now...and I NEVER use my trimmer! Craft Knives Icon_eek

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Post by downunderdame on Sun May 16, 2010 12:33 pm

Becci, I'm the same as Sue, I use scissors for my fussy cutting & maybe just use the craft knife to get into tight spots. Smile
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Post by Becci on Sun May 16, 2010 1:58 pm

Thanks girls. Have been resorting to my scissors lately too because of my finger issue. But sometimes the scissors just don't get in there. Maybe I need better scissors too.
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Post by retta on Sun May 16, 2010 3:02 pm

I use scissors and knife. Also have a deacoupage scissors - they have a ultra fine tip and is great for intricate cutting. Used to do decoupage also used to manicure scissors as the curved egde of the scissors make for cutting cirlce an ultra easy look!
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Post by Soupie on Sun May 16, 2010 10:49 pm

The manicure scissors are a good tip Retta - I use them too if I have to cut intricate curves. Craft Knives Icon_biggrin

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Post by Guest on Mon May 17, 2010 1:10 pm

I love my Cutterbee scissors! I have a Fiskars rubber grip craft knife too, but use the scissors much more! Very Happy

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Post by Kathie on Mon May 17, 2010 4:33 pm

I sell the cutterbee scissors and we all love them here.....I have them for $10.00 a pair(+ postage).....the honeybee cutter bee ones, teflon coated so they don't get sticky when you cut your tape etc. Yes they are a lot more expensive elsewhere to buy, I have a few pairs here and they are the best for fussy cutting...if you look at the slide show on my blog you will see just how fussy my cutting is and its ALL done with these scissors Very Happy Its the fine point that makes all the difference!!
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Post by retta on Mon May 17, 2010 8:20 pm

Kathie might have to get me a set. My decoupage ones are just about dead, mind you I have had them for almost 10 years.
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Post by Becci on Mon May 17, 2010 9:30 pm

They soudn great Kathie, might have to invest in them soon
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Post by Soupie on Mon May 17, 2010 10:07 pm

Kathie, they sound great (and obviously a great price too!) Craft Knives Icon_biggrin
At the moment I've just got some plain old el cheapo scissors that I have to clean to get all the crap off them...now I mention it, it would probably be a good time to clean them again... Craft Knives Icon_rolleyes
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Post by Kathie on Mon May 17, 2010 10:10 pm

Oh lol Sue......maybe I need to send you a pair too!!!! Very Happy
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Post by Soupie on Mon May 17, 2010 10:18 pm

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I am very lazy when it comes to cleaning my scissors, I only really bother when they start to jam up or if they leave crap behind on what I am cutting... Craft Knives Icon_redface

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Post by Kathie on Mon May 17, 2010 10:26 pm

I buy orange oil from the super market and clean my general use scissors with taht each fortnight.....but my good teflon ones need it maybe once in 6-8 months Very Happy I love them.....I hate gungy scissors...no fun at all trying to work with scissors like that!!
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Post by Soupie on Mon May 17, 2010 10:39 pm

I use eucalyptus oil, which not only gets the scissors clean, but also the sinuses! Craft Knives Icon_wink

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Post by Kathie on Mon May 17, 2010 10:42 pm

hahahahahahaa.....never tried that one Sue....always used the orange oil coz it works and smells like I'm in a paddock of oranges Craft Knives Icon_razz Craft Knives Icon_razz Craft Knives Icon_razz yummy
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Post by Becci on Mon May 17, 2010 10:50 pm

I have two pairs of scissors, a small general pair for cutting tape etc which desperately need cleaning and a finer pair for my fine cutting. Think I'll be getting a pair of Kathies though.
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Post by downunderdame on Tue May 18, 2010 6:36 am

Soupie wrote:I use eucalyptus oil, which not only gets the scissors clean, but also the sinuses! Craft Knives Icon_wink


lol!
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