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Old 08-13-2021, 08:46 PM   #1  
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I must have 12 pairs of scissors, but none good for detailed fussy cutting. Do you have a brand you favor for Fussy Cutting?
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I love my CutterBee pair. It is still going strong for 15 years.
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I second CutterBee. I was given a pair by a friend who had been using them for a few years. I have now been using them for 5+ and they are still cutting like new. I've tried other similar (SU, Holtz, Fiskars with the spring) but always end up reaching for the CutterBee first.
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I've never tried CutterBees, but when I saw the thread title I was expecting that they would get a lot of recommendations. My personal favourite is the Tim Holtz micro snips.
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Many thanks, ALL.I have the Stampin' Up Peony set and have burned out a year's worth of angst stamping and fussy cutting that one huge peony, bound and determined to make it my very last peony ever! Right now I am on my way to buy Cutter Bee. I gave up on the Tim Holtz ones. I have a short thumb that complicates matters, and his don't work for me.
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Another vote for the EK Cutter Bee scissors (who also makes the Paper Snips with SU branding) or - if you can find them - EK offered the same design with non-stick blades called the Honey Bee. Those are excellent when cutting anything with adhesives on them, but I easily clean my SU blades with the rubberized adhesive remover.
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I have used the Karen Kay Buckley scissors for many years for fussy cutting fabrics. They work so very well that I bought a dedicated pair for paper cutting as well and have found they work equally well on paper. They are micro-serrated, clean up well (adhesives and such) and have never failed me. They tend to grip the paper when going around tiny details so there's no slipping. I think that the Tim Holtz scissors are similarly made (micro-serrated) but I cannot recommend the Karen Kay Buckley scissors enough. They come in several sizes, have comfortable rubber handles, and black blades.
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Tim Holtz has great mini scissors for fussy cutting. I used to use SU OR Cuttle Bee, but these are my go to now. Amazon sells them.
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I use Fiskars small, curved, pointed tip scissors. I've had them for years, but imagine they're still available. I don't know the official name. They're only about 3 inches long.
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Definitely Cutterbees!
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I'm left handed and got along ok with my Cutterbee scissors, but when I saw that Tonic makes left handed detail scissors for Tim Holtz, I tried them and really like them. I've never seen them from another company.
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Fiskars are my go to for scissors, on occasion I use the TH mini snips. For detail cutting scherenschnitte scissors are the best for detail cutting, I've used them for many years. Also cuticle scissors do very well.
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I recently purchased Fiskars Curved Scissors #4. The package states it cuts flush in tight spaces and I found that to be correct; they especially cut well going around curves. I bought them at JoAnne's.
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I was going to suggest Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors also. I have used them for several years, primarily for applique, and they are wonderful for small pieces and sharp corners. Worth every penny! I do believe that over time constant use on paper will dull any scissors, but I cut through paper in the applique process, and the micro-serrated blades of the KKB scissors are holding up like champs!
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I have the Tim Holtz mini lefties too!
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While I love my Cutterbees (I think I have 3 or 4 pair), my faves for fussy cutting are an inherited pair of embroidery scissors I kept when my mother died. Small sharp slightly curved blades, get into teeny spaces. Best thing? Free, my favorite price!
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I also have many pairs of scissors for fussy cutting but the set I turn to time and time again is a pair of cuticle scissors especially when I'm cutting flowers or very small items.
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While I agree that Cutterbee scissors are good, I have something else. We had a grocery store going out of business - everything 70% off. Everyone was loading up on foodstuffs. I went to the cosmetic department and bought the best manicure scissors they sold. I've had them for about 12 years. They are still the best pair I own. Just sayin'...
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