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Which do you prefer and why? Bonus points for specific brands/sellers. Thanks!
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Pinchy but make sure they are nice heavy pinchy ones or they aren't that great...never used the pegs ...maybe I'm missing out
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I've always used the plain wood pinchy ones.

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I've always used the wooden pinchy ones. I second make sure they are the heavy duty ones.

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I buy the regular wooden pinch ones. I replace them every 2 years or so, because they are left out in the weather year-round.
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we love the wooden pinchers too, but we keep them in a hanging bag that we put in a cabinet by the line, so we don't have to replace them all that often!!

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Another plain pinchy user here!
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I guess I'm in the minority. I actually prefer the peg kind. I don't fine my clothes sliding on the line and I don't find those weird little pinched areas on the shirts.

But for larger/thicker items, like bed spreads, etc., I use the pinch ones, if the item it too thick for the pegs.
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I've used both and I prefer the pinchy type. But yes, make sure they are pretty sturdy. I have pegs as well but the pinchy type seem to stay on better and I pretty much use the pegs once I've used up all the pinchies.

As for where to get them, I must have gotten mine at the hardware store or something like that. I've had them forever!
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The ones with the springs (pinchy?), since my peg style pins tend to break fairly easily and require a fairly thin line.

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I've got some heavy duty plastic pinchy ones that my MIL gave me. I think she got them at a bed and bath store. The great thing about these are that I can leave them hanging on the line when they're not in use and they won't go rusty or mildewy on me, unlike the wooden ones. The springs are also encased in the plastic so they won't come out and get lost. I also don't have to worry about my toddler playing with them and eatting them, they're bigger and thicker than the wooden ones.

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Pinchy, and I bring them in after every use so they don't get yucky. (I don't like the way they feel on my hands once they get left out for too long.)

But I love the look of the peg clothespins! They are just so sweet and old fashioned.
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Wooden Pinchy ones, I leave them in a wetbag on the line when I'm done.
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Pinchy. I do like the look of the peg ones though. I don't leave them outside.

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Wooden Pinchy (springy) ones, heavy duty not the cheapies. We keep ours in a bucket and hang it on the line with a carbiner, then carry the bucket inside when we're done. Beware, the dog loves to eat clothespins for some reason!
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pinchy...and i keep a bag attached to the laundry basket so that I can keep them from getting wet and last longer
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definitely wooden pinchy


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My grandmother would only use the peg ones because she swore the pinchy ones doubled her ironing workload from creasing (this is back when you'd bring laundry in off the line and iron it all!). Not sure that applies these days though.
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