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  1. #31

    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    As previously mentioned I don't think so, Mine are virtually The Same as Brookfield Angler's,a Bit Flasher,they have a Nail File attached,however they are a little dearer.
    Brian

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    I recieved a set of Abel nippers for Christmas two years ago, and I am still amazed at how smooth they are. Never have to "open them up" to use, just grab pinch snip zing done. I fidgeted with it all Christmas day that year...and it is still going strong, no corrosion, still very sharp, and the eye cleaner pin is in just the right place. And as a bonus, I have clipped my nails with them a few times.

    A big thanks to my daughter.

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  4. #33

    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbreech View Post
    And as a bonus, I have clipped my nails with them a few times.
    I love it! Now it's totally worth the price!
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    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    There is not a nipper on this planet that is worth $50! Learned years ago to stop using teeth after seeing friend chip his! As others have said rather buy a ten pack of 39 cent nail clippers and have one in my vest, pants pocket , shirt pocket and bag. One of the easiest things to lose or misplace and it can't be that much better than a pair of nail clippers! At least not $50 better!
    Oh and if you want to call your nail clippers nippers just take the lever off! Instant nippers!
    "I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
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  6. #35

    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    Well, regardless of being called a sucker, asinine and narcissistic by those who are anti $50 nippers, I'll refrain from name-calling and restate my opinion and the opinion of many others that the nippers in question are a quality piece of equipment that will last a lifetime and can be passed down with pride to children and grandchildren.
    I find it interesting that the folks who have experience with both the more common kinds of clippers and nippers and the Abel nippers think the Abel nippers are worth the $50 while the folks who have no experience with the Abel nippers are able to make a comparison/proclamation that they are not worth $50. But I have a friend who says "There is no bottle of wine worth $30 or more," despite never having tasted a good or great bottle of wine, so maybe I am missing a certain power that others possess.
    As far as the statement that "There is not a nipper on this planet that is worth $50," I learned a long time ago from a very talented financial advisor that something is worth what a willing buyer is willing to pay for it, and thousands have shelled out $50 for this item, so, I'm sorry, I reject that statement/proclamation.
    But reasonable people can differ - hopefully without resorting to name-calling and/or labeling.

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    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    There's a blue pair somewhere on lower Rock Creek just outside of Missoula, MT (unless someone already found them), because my stupid zinger failed on me last August. I hope someone finds 'em and enjoys 'em as much as I did.

    I ended up getting another pair.

    I love 'em.

    PS: If I had to guess, I'd say they're near the Governor's Hole. I spent a good bit of time there.
    Cheers,
    --Rob

  8. #37

    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by biggie_robs View Post
    There's a blue pair somewhere on lower Rock Creek just outside of Missoula, MT (unless someone already found them), because my stupid zinger failed on me last August. I hope someone finds 'em and enjoys 'em as much as I did.

    I ended up getting another pair.

    I love 'em.

    PS: If I had to guess, I'd say they're near the Governor's Hole. I spent a good bit of time there.
    I haven't lost anything really valuable but I've had the same problem with zingers in the past; I'll probably be investing a little more in a zinger in the near future as a result of sweetandsalt's post above about a screw on, as opposed to pin on zinger.
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

  9. #38
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    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by theboz View Post
    There is not a nipper on this planet that is worth $50! Learned years ago to stop using teeth after seeing friend chip his! As others have said rather buy a ten pack of 39 cent nail clippers and have one in my vest, pants pocket , shirt pocket and bag. One of the easiest things to lose or misplace and it can't be that much better than a pair of nail clippers! At least not $50 better!
    Oh and if you want to call your nail clippers nippers just take the lever off! Instant nippers!
    Technically, $49.61 better.

    Having done this, the clippers with no lever can be more difficult to pinch quickly and easily. Not saying it can't be done, as it can, but the ergos of the clippers compared to the Abel nippers are worlds apart. Everyone likes different stuff...

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    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    I will bet that everyone who thinks the price is nuts have spent more than 50.00 trying to find a pair that they like, I know I have.
    R Reese

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    Default Re: Abel nippers: Are they worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by biggie_robs View Post
    There's a blue pair somewhere on lower Rock Creek just outside of Missoula, MT (unless someone already found them), because my stupid zinger failed on me last August. I hope someone finds 'em and enjoys 'em as much as I did.

    I ended up getting another pair.

    I love 'em.

    PS: If I had to guess, I'd say they're near the Governor's Hole. I spent a good bit of time there.
    Boy, I hear you on that. One thing about $50 nippers is it made me paranoid about losing them. I have mine on a cord around my neck now. I first got them for steelhead where I do not use any kind of vest/pack, only the pockets in my waders, so zingers were not an option. I just keep them on the cord for trout and lake fishing. Works great and I like it a lot more. Stuff on zingers gets in the way for me. But that is another thread!.....

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