Trimming scissors

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I need some economical trimming scissors. Can anyone recommend any?
 

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I use Fiskers. I used them for over a year and if you keep them clean they are very easy on the hands
 

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When it comes to Trimming I am a bit of a nonconformist. The sheers on the bottom are used for de-boning and larger stems. The fly tying scissors on top do the fine work. All sugar leaves are removed and the bud itself isn't touched. I leave it natural and don't cut to any particular shape. Makes for great bag appeal. Big calls it a California Trim....I call it a pain in the asz. But it works for me.

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This is the final result.

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That's beautiful! Do the dried pistils contribute to more than the aesthetic affect (which is well worth it btw).

I recently bought a pair of Chikamasa bonsai trimmers with curved blade. I like them! They are light weight, suitable for lefties or righties, clean up good (watch out for cutting yourself (it is a clean cut however) and costs about $30. I bought local but Amazon has them.
 

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That's beautiful! Do the dried pistils contribute to more than the aesthetic affect (which is well worth it btw).

I recently bought a pair of Chikamasa bonsai trimmers with curved blade. I like them! They are light weight, suitable for lefties or righties, clean up good (watch out for cutting yourself (it is a clean cut however) and costs about $30. I bought local but Amazon has them.
All I know is it keeps my friends happy.
 

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That's beautiful! Do the dried pistils contribute to more than the aesthetic affect (which is well worth it btw).

I recently bought a pair of Chikamasa bonsai trimmers with curved blade. I like them! They are light weight, suitable for lefties or righties, clean up good (watch out for cutting yourself (it is a clean cut however) and costs about $30. I bought local but Amazon has them.
They are my go-to shears as well. Lightweight and no spring makes my hands happy. I think I have worn off the non-stick coating which kinda scares me. Must have smoked some of it…
 

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When it comes to Trimming I am a bit of a nonconformist. The sheers on the bottom are used for de-boning and larger stems. The fly tying scissors on top do the fine work. All sugar leaves are removed and the bud itself isn't touched. I leave it natural and don't cut to any particular shape. Makes for great bag appeal. Big calls it a California Trim....I call it a pain in the asz. But it works for me.

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This is the final result.

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another one of your beautiful buds 🥰
 

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When it comes to Trimming I am a bit of a nonconformist. The sheers on the bottom are used for de-boning and larger stems. The fly tying scissors on top do the fine work. All sugar leaves are removed and the bud itself isn't touched. I leave it natural and don't cut to any particular shape. Makes for great bag appeal. Big calls it a California Trim....I call it a pain in the asz. But it works for me.

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This is the final result.

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I was reading about the difference between trimming because I like to take the sugar leaves out if I can get them. They say that is manicuring. I haven't gotten one like this though.
 

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You can get a pair of the fly tying scissors for a reasonable price. Right now I use small scissors like that but they aren't sharp anymore. I wouldn't mind getting a pair of the Pakistani surgical scissors too. I might have a kit from the ER since they don't throw them out after they use them.
 

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Read some great reviews on these and I’ve been really pleased with the comfort of these Bonsai trimmers. I’m not an expert trimmer though, but I like them better than any of the Fiskars Or Vivosun trimmers I have, (Note that they are NOT spring loaded)

Chikamasa B-500sf Stainless Steel Scissors w/Fluorine Coating (Resin-resistant)​


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FELCO 310
These ones are my favorite. They are the most comfortable ones i ever tried and i have been using them for 20 years i had to change the spring once. They just fit right in my palm so i don't have to strain my fingers as much as the smaller ones that sort of fly in my hand. Here i checked they are listed for 17.28$ Felco 310 Picking and Trimming Snip
I would never use ones that don't have a spring.
 

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