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#1 hexfli

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 10:45 AM

Are Dr. Slick all that are advertised? I have some ICE scissors that I have used and I liked them. But are Dr. Slick better?


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Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:32 PM

Alot of people think so. I haven't tried a pair but I'm looking to purchasing one.
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#3 steeldrifter

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:28 PM

I have a couple pairs of Dr.Slick's and i've got alot of use out of mine over the years. Dont know if their "better" than others but they are nice.

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#4 wickedcarpenter

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:32 PM

I have 4 Dr.Slick scissors and think all but 1 of them suck.The SA35G that is a 3 1/2" straight blade by far is the best out of the other ones i own.
If you have the cash and want the best get some Anvils.
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:03 PM

Brent what sucks about them to you? huh.gif been happy with both my pair for 9 yrs now, ones the old gold straight blade and the other is the all black curved shank.

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#6 wickedcarpenter

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:49 PM

My other ones don't cut good.The tips touch eachother so their not flush down the whole cutting edge.I've bent the tips out on one set to try and fix em and they still dont cut.So i did not mess with the other ones(All gold scissors).
I guess for what they cost their not that bad if they cut.But i find it hard to believe i bought 3 bad pair out of 4.
Could be that i bought them at Cabelas dunno.gif and they restocked some returns.
I will be getting the Anvils for sure.

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 07:12 PM

remeber ....dont use the slick as darts nono.gif nono.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:06 PM

I've not used the Dr. Slicks although I am interested in any feedback anyone may have in the ones with the serated blades. I pretty much live by my Anvils.
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:04 AM

During the past 30 years I have used all types of scissors.

Big snips, small snips expensive snips, economy snips, Fly snips, sewing snips, normal snips and odd looking snips.

Two years ago while visiting the local flea market; I picked up a pair of Scissors (brand new still in the sealed package) for $1.00. I brought them home and tied a few flies. I died and went to tiers Heaven. St Peter told me I have received the golden Snips created by God just for fly-tying.

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I went back to the market the following week and bought all 6 pair. I have given 3 pair away, Have one hidden in a secret spot (mentioned in my will).and keep two on my bench.

These are the best I ever found and only paid $1.00. The fit in your palm while tying and are small enough they do not interfere with finger dexterity. The guys I gave them to love them and are indebted to me for life

They are made by Fiskars and are called "ShortCut Snip #94957097"
You can go to the fiskars web site, enter your zip code and find your local distributor.

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:12 AM

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Trying to post a pic of the snips

Go to photo gallery, Misc, number 1

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#11 Graham

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Posted 26 January 2005 - 01:17 AM

I have 7 pairs of scissors, use them all, 4 Dr. Slicks, and 2 Tiemco's. Once I paid about $50 for a pair, I cant remember which one but I would hope it's the fine tipped Tiemcos', they rock for close work. The Dr. Slicks are good and one of these I use more than the others combined.
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Posted 28 March 2005 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE (fishinlk @ Jan 25 2005, 09:06 PM)
I've not used the Dr. Slicks although I am interested in any feedback anyone may have in the ones with the serated blades. I pretty much live by my Anvils.

A friendly Note To All:

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 12:08 PM

Hummm
That very interesting nycolumbia

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE (nycolumbia @ Mar 28 2005, 11:47 AM)
"A friendly Note To All:

We are Leading Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors of Fly Tying Scissors ..."

Et Cetera

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 03:24 AM

I'd recommend a quality suturing scissors- the one's made in Germany. These scissors are made with quality stainless steel that stays sharp and have very fine tips. To me, these are perfect for fly tying.