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Q & A

Questions and Answers

Q: Are the Snips dishwasher safe?

A:  The blades are made of Stainless Steel, so can be cleaned in a dishwasher, however given the harsh nature of some detergents, the moving parts with the spring and the lock mechanism, it's best for long term cleaning to hand wash them or wipe with a cloth and just drop back in storage. 

Q:Will I need to sharpen my new Snips?

A: The blades will self-sharpen with use. As the blades are very close together small particles of grit or dirt can make it feel rough. Just give it a wipe, wash or dish-washing. The blades are made of Stainless Steel so can be sharpened with a knife sharpening steel, however care should be taken to not make a gap between the blades as this will impact the cutting action.   

Q: Where will my order be sent from?

A: Auckland, New Zealand

Q: Are there any other colours?

A: If you would like to suggest any new colours or designs please fill in the contact form.

Q: I have an old pair from the 1970's - what's the best way to sharpen them? 

A: The original version did not have a very sharp blade originally and the cutting force was more of a shearing action, so it may be that the blades have a small gap. You can try a combination of using a file (or knife sharpening steel) or bending the blades to try to extract some more life out of them.

Q: Who owns Tullen? 

A: Tullen is a registered Trademark of Vecom Ltd, which is a 100% New Zealand owned company.

Q: Where are Tullen Snips made? 

A: Tullen Snips are designed in New Zealand by an award winning design company and manufactured to rigid specifications and quality control in China.

Q: Where can I buy Tullen Snips? 

A: You can buy Tullen Snips at a range of hardware and retail shops in New Zealand or online via this website. If you're a retail outlet and would like to stock Tullen Snips just contact C E Lawford Ltd.