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    I use the Fiskars scissors I bought for my paracord activities. I was tired of using that pair of scissors in the kitchen, you know all about them I'm sure, that won't cut anything. Now nobody is allowed to use them except me and somehow they stay sharp.

    They have held up great until I used them to cut all my wrapping paper for the holidays this year. Paper sure is tough on blades! Still cut great, but they don't feel as buttery as they did before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukri View Post
    I use the Fiskars scissors I bought for my paracord activities. I was tired of using that pair of scissors in the kitchen, you know all about them I'm sure, that won't cut anything. Now nobody is allowed to use them except me and somehow they stay sharp.

    They have held up great until I used them to cut all my wrapping paper for the holidays this year. Paper sure is tough on blades! Still cut great, but they don't feel as buttery as they did before.
    Paper and cardboard, which is also a paper product... are about the worst thing for an edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenwing View Post
    I have been trying to make my own whoopie slings using the amsteel blue, but I have been having a bit of trouble with one thing. How do you cut this stuff? Do you have to hold kryptonite near it so you can cut it with a regular pair of scissors? I have been using wire snips, but there has got to be a better way. Suggestions?
    I use some EMS scissors as shown in the tutorial.


    I have also used an old kitchen knife heated in a flame to melt through the stuff. I think they make bullet proof vests out of fiber like this.
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    My order has shipped, but I was wondering how folks treat expose cut ends? It sounds like both the outer and inner layers melt, so a quick hit with a lighter should do the trick, right?

    Though with all of this burying and whoopie'ing going on, there probably aren't too many exposed ends.

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    It melts, but I've been unable to get a solid weld on it like you can on nylon or polyprop. It's only slightly better than it was before the melt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    It melts, but I've been unable to get a solid weld on it like you can on nylon or polyprop. It's only slightly better than it was before the melt.
    That's more or less how my Spectra guy-lines behave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlbj6142 View Post
    My order has shipped, but I was wondering how folks treat expose cut ends? It sounds like both the outer and inner layers melt, so a quick hit with a lighter should do the trick, right?

    Though with all of this burying and whoopie'ing going on, there probably aren't too many exposed ends.
    Backsplice... Unless something is already occupying the center.

    Also... there are no inner and outer layers. Its hollow braid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Keeping tension on the line while cutting and they zip right through it.
    Opie, you said it right there. No matter what you use to cut it, pulling the line taut is the key.

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