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Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« on: February 08, 2017, 11:30:22 AM »
This is an excellent pair of 14 inch Wiss shears. A modern pair that would be a tool for a lifetime for a professional. $97.50 USD.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-14-WISS-INLAID-7N-Industrial-Tailors-Shears-w-Simplex-Bolt-/132080529632?hash=item1ec09cf0e0:g:OFwAAOSw9GhYj2jS
The magnificent tools of the professional tailor
http://www.movsd.com/tailors_shears/  ;) ;D

tom bennett

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 12:19:38 AM »
I hope they are Hutch, just bought them. :) God the Pound is low against other currencies at the moment! Still, cheaper than buying a brand new pair.

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 02:23:17 AM »
Pleased to hear this Tom, a good tool should go to someone who will use it properly. I sold an identical pair to a young tailor (late 20s) and he was very pleased with them. They have a precise feel that is a bit harder than the old timers but the speed and accuracy is excellent once you get used to them.
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http://www.movsd.com/tailors_shears/  ;) ;D

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 11:53:11 AM »
I was looking at them,  too.  What a great buy, Tom. It is a shame they don't make them anymore.

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 01:01:48 PM »
Yeh really looking forward to getting them Greger, my No.6 are great shears but I could do with some heavier ones for when I start making over-coats and the like. I'll let you know how I get on with them, they've been despatched. :)

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 04:33:10 PM »
Wow that was quick snip :)

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 05:47:48 PM »
Got 12 inch from another company, which means I sometimes need one extra small snip, which is a waste of time, but has to be done. With a 14 inch  the ants in my pants will be happy.

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2017, 05:18:03 AM »
I don't know why but the supply of shears on eBay has more or less dried up, there used to be far more available and fortunately for me while I was chasing the range made I was able to get almost every pair of Wiss and Heinisch made. There is a pair of 14.5 inch Heinisch for sale but they are very rough and would take a lot of work to restore them.
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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 08:35:38 AM »
You may well have bought them all Hutch!

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 08:45:17 AM »
I tended to buy the ones that could be restored but I am pleased that Tom got this pair, I sold a similar pair to a young tailor a year or so ago as I only collect/use the old brass hinge Wiss and Heinisch. I do own a few strays which have come up OK but you get used to using a particular design. Sad to say I have not had a lot of time lately as I have been swamped with developing a 64 bit version of Windows assembler and to keep sane in between I have been getting video up and going.
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 10:10:18 PM »
I have used this new pair a couple of time, both for pattern cutting and a bit of trimming and they are wonderful and much better than my older Wiss pair.  Looking forward to showing them off in Ireland in 2 weeks time. :). Thanks for finding them Hutch.

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 06:04:04 AM »
You are cutting paper and card with these? My opinion, best shears cloth only.

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 09:48:13 AM »
Paper and card are made with a certain amount of silica, that will blunt the edges rather quickly.

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2017, 11:15:09 PM »
Sorry when I said pattern cutting I really meant striking and cutting the cloth.  No I have a rubbish pair of shears I use for paper and the like, these ONLY cut manmade fibres; sorry to have given anybody the shakes thinking I had just ruined this beautiful tool.

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Re: Very good pair of Wiss 7n 14 inch shears on eBay.
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2017, 10:22:54 AM »
I did get the shakes :)