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Old 02-06-2006, 03:03 PM   #1  
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What scissors do you use to trim/assemble your rubber stamps? The SU craft and rubber scissors are so expensive. Do any of you recommend a cheaper alternative before I take the plunge and order the SU scissors?
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Disclaimer: I am an SU demo.
Before I was a demonstrator, my demo used to always talk about how great the C&R scissors were. I thought she was crazy! I got them after I became a demo, and I was so mad at myself for not getting them before. They cut through rubber like butter! I have sold them to several people just by letting them borrow the scissors to cut out their stamps.
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The SU craft and rubber scissors are definitely the way to go. I, too, thought they were too expensive and opted to buy a pair of cutter bees instead. They did work but hurt my hands. And then after using them for a while they seemed to get a little loose and it seemed to get difficult to cut thru the rubber. I finally broke down and bought the craft and rubber scissors. When I used them for the first time, I thought to myself, "how could you have been so cheap and waited so long to buy these???!!!)".
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I agree, I thought the SU ones were expensive, went over to my moms one weekend, she had a stamp set she wanted mounted, she handed me her SU scissors and the set, and told me to mount it. I was completely won over by using them, before that I had been using my fine point fiskars, no comparison at all. I love my SU ones and would pay that price many times over for them, honestly. Well worth the money, and I am NOT a SU demonstrator, just a satisfied customer.
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I just use regular scissors. (The kind you get at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents near the checkout. I have like 15 pairs) I mounted 10 sets this weekend and didn't have any problems.

I'm sure if I get the craft scissors I'll notice a difference, and rave, but for now, ignorance is bliss.
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I bought the SU scissors and it was money well spent! They cut rubba like butta!
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The SU scissors are unbelievable! After reading about them on SCS, I decided to take the plunge and purchase them. I am not a demonstrator, just a customer. I love the SU scissors and wish I hadn't waited so long to get them. Mounting stamps is so much easier now. As far as I'm concerned, the scissors may be expensive, but they're worth every penny!
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For the last couple years I only used the SU scissors to cut and mount my stamps.

Then I discovered Tonic Scissors... not only do they cut through rubber better than any other scissor I've had, they feel so good in your hand you can cut for longer periods of time with out getting that scissor cramp. These scissors also have a serrated edge and the non-stick coating allows you to cut sticky tape without getting gummed up.

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I always used my Cutterbee scissors and they were difficult to cut with ... and then they seemed to dull and just wouldnt cut through the rubber at all. So I broke down and bought the SU! scissors and they are truly wonderful, worth the money IMO. Last month I was the hostess of my SU! club and I ended up with 10 new sets of stamps (between the SAB and what I purchased) and I must admit that my forefinger was VERY sore by the time I was done cutting all those stamps, but I know that my finger would have been a lot worse off had I used the regular scissors ... and I would have been cursing near the end too. LOL. I say go for the good scissors right away, instead of spending less on a pair of scissors and then buying the good scissors because the cheapies "just didnt cut it" (sorry, couldnt resist). You'll save in the long run!
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I have Kai brand scissors, but they are exactly like SU's craft and rubber scissors. I paid like $3 less and no shipping since I got them at a local store. I love them!! I'd reccomend them or the su ones.
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For the last couple years I only used the SU scissors to cut and mount my stamps.

Then I discovered Tonic Scissors... not only do they cut through rubber better than any other scissor I've had, they feel so good in your hand you can cut for longer periods of time with out getting that scissor cramp. These scissors also have a serrated edge and the non-stick coating allows you to cut sticky tape without getting gummed up.

You can see them here (towards the bottom of the page):
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I have some with a serrated edge as well (that I bought for mounting stamps), and I hate them. I guess it just goes to show that what works for one person won't work for another! I prefer my "regular" scissors. It works just fine, and I don't have a problem with it getting gummed up.
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The money is well spent for the SU ones. I had cut so many stamps before my demo let me borrow hers. The was the first thing I ordered first chance I got after using hers. Buy them. You will not think twice after you use them!

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I have the Kai scissors as well....they ARE the SU ones. Like many of you I was using other scissors (actually kitchen shears) until I went to the local Stamp Convention and bought the Kai Scissors for $11!! I will NEVER go back!
This link will take you to Sunday Int'l...they sell them for $11.95 and I noticed that they now have a pair with longer blades. Think those would be okay for other things, but I like the short blades for cutting out rubber. HTH

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I use the 'kitchen scissors" and a bottle of "goo gone' in between to keep them clean--
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I just use regular scissors. (The kind you get at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents near the checkout. I have like 15 pairs) I mounted 10 sets this weekend and didn't have any problems.

I'm sure if I get the craft scissors I'll notice a difference, and rave, but for now, ignorance is bliss.
I used to use regular office scissors, and would get hand cramps after mounting only a few stamps. LOVE my C&R scissors -- even have a spare pair now since they're part of the starter kit!
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I also used to use kitchen shears until I bought the SU ones. Now I have two to lend out to people to show them how awesome they work. I won't use anything else after 5 years.
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As everyone else has said, the SU scissors are the way to go.

I just got my pair and it made trimming all 25 (or there about) so much easier and faster, and I could trim much closer than with any of the other scissors I've been using until now.

They really are worth the money.
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I only use the craft and rubber scissors since when I use other types, I end up with hand cramps and callouses. I'm able to cut out several sets at once without my hands getting sore & tired. I wouldn't use any others.
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KAI or SU! scissors - one in the same are the way to go as everyone says. You can cut with the very end of the scissor, you don't have to have the rubber in the deep part, you can cut small pieces with the tip. It's not easy to do that with regular or kitchen scissors. I did use our kitchen shears for a few months before I bought the KAI scissors years ago. I've since earned a few SU! pairs with Great Rewards, so I have like 3. They are all dulled up, but someone recommended to buy the Fiskars scissor sharpener at Wal-mart on another thread, did that, sharpened my SU! C&R scissors and my Fiskars ones that I always use, and they are like new!

I do use un-do or goo gone to get the sticky off my scissors. Works wonders.

Buy them...it's worth it and you then you will wonder how you lived without them before.

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The only thing with those scissors. They are not the soft grip type handle, so don't do what I did and try to trim you whole order in one go unless you've only got a couple of sets.

I got a huge order Monday and of course I had to try out the scissors (since they were part of the order) and managed to rub skin off one finger and bruise the thumb joint. My hand is still hurting and it'll be awhile before I can work without pain
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I might buy them simply because of this quote....so I can use it later!
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I alway's used my cutterbees until I became a DEMO and got the SU scissor's in my kit! Cutterbees work just fine but once you use the SU one's it's hard to compare.
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thank you everyone. i am going with the SU scissors as I am sure they will exceed all my expectations.
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Definitely the SU Craft & Rubber scissors. I'm a demo now, but ended up getting them before I became a demo. I thought the same thing - that they were too expensive. None of the demos I had purchased from ever told me how great they were or let me try them on scrap rubber. I kept buying different scissors at various stores thinking I'd find one that would work without killing my hand if I had several sets to mount, or ones that would let me trim closely without feeling like I was going to cut the image. After spending way more on other scissors that just didn't do the job, I finally bought the SU ones. They cut like butter! Then I got really mad thinking why didn't the other demos ever tell me how great the SU ones were, and why had it taken me so long (and so much money on all the others) before I finally got them. I now highly recommend them to everyone and let all my customers try them out on scrap rubber and have them try the other scissors. I've made believers out of all of them and have sold a bunch. They really are incredible.
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I have to go with the crowd here and tell you to get those good ole' faithfuls from SU!
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I have to agree get the scissors before I was a demo I used reg and thought I am not paying for those - they are great!!!
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