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tom bennett

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Clico Pinking Shears
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:40:56 PM »
I recently bought these for about £15 on eBay, they have a really good weight to them however I need to sharpen, or adjust the blades. Hutch any thoughts? I can cut wool cloth, Silesia, canvases etc but can't quite cut it with linings. Sadly the seller pictured them with a cut piece of PAPER! Still, I had to have them.






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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 08:36:24 PM »
Tom,

I have never seen that particular brand before but the method is still much the same as any pinking shears, you only sharpen them at about 10 - 15 degrees and take enough off them to get under any edge rounding but not much more. I own a pair of 1948 Wiss pinking shears that are in as new condition and they are horrible things to use. I do own a Singer pinking machine that cuts a wave pattern that works OK but I have rarely every found a use for it.
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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 07:40:02 AM »
Buy the latest technology, when it comes to pinks. That's what I recommend at present. They are larger and cut so much better when buying from the best manufacturer's.

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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 11:12:55 AM »
I have a pair of pinking shears, but I have used them just once. I don't see that they have much function really.

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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 11:33:02 AM »
Home stitcher here, I use them on curves.  They are faster than snipping.

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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 10:02:53 PM »
To be honest, I don't really use them much either but if I can sharpen them all the better, otherwise they are really just a good object/paperweight.  Thanks for your advice Hutch and the comments of others, good tip for cutting curves too.

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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2019, 02:11:55 PM »
Tlinings. Don't need to. But, I think it is better.

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Re: Clico Pinking Shears
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 04:34:54 PM »
Go check pinnotti, they still selling nice 14" shears with big bolt