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#1 sniksoh


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:04 PM

instead of using your expensive fly tying scissors for gutting wire, just by a cheap pair of fingernail clippers and thay work even better...i have cut through very tough wire with these and they hardley ever get damaged!!!

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:44 PM

Great Tip! Sure beats ruining your sissors cutting wire with them. Much less expensive to replace.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:19 PM

I have a cheap pair just for wire, and save the good ones. Also have another pair just for hair too.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:45 PM

I bought a pair of the Titanium scissors from Wal-Mart for about $5 for cutting wire and tinsel. But .. I have now also gone to using just a fingernail clipper, too. Can't beat it .. at least I don't think so.

Procrastinate now. Don't put it off.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:05 PM

I use an old pair for wire, and another old pair for hair. I put diffrerent color stripes of nail polish on the each so I can tell them apart from the good ones. I'll try the clippers, sounds like a good idea.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:06 PM


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 10:48 PM

I use a tiny pair of wire cutters, and I would forget which color is for what if I tried to paint mine. wallbash.gif

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:55 PM

I just give the wire a wiggle & a snap. Metal fatigue is sometimes a good thing. I don't have to stop & pick up another tool to trim the excess. But I have to agree you can't beat a pair of .99 cent clippers to do the dirty work.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:05 AM

Nice tip!

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:08 AM

I use diagonal cutters.......a bit old but still work like the day i got them. cool.gif

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 04:36 PM


Good tip ! Fingernail clippers are great for cutting wire and other things. I also use them to cut close the wing cases on GRHE as well as some collar materials. Sure saves the scissors.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 08:54 PM

I myself bought some craft cutters during a local trip to the craft store. They were only a few bucks, and they can cut through a hook if need be.
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