I can still use them but if I pinch my fingers even once, in the trash they are going and I'll be in search of some new ones!
I love my fiance' to death and tell him all the time. I would certainly be reluctant to replace him like I'll easily do my beloved pattern trimmers. After all, how many guys will sweep and mop your little piece of heaven (sewing & knitting space) and will do so around all of the crap you have on the floor...we don't even live together...whatta guy!
Last but not least, I found two dozen of these bobbins in my sewing room. Haven't owned the machine they are for in quite a few years. They were for a Singer Creative Touch machine. Several other Singer machines used them also. If you or someone you know know can use these just say so. First come, first serve. I also have an embroidery unit and 4 or 5 cartridges for a Singer 6268 machine. If you can use them, just say so. They're free. I'll pay the postage for the bobbins but you'll have to pay the postage for the embroidery unit and cartridges!