Fiskars Shop Cut Scissors
Great Scissors, Terrible Holster...
The scissors themselves are great. Very sharp and the design seems to be quite durable (previous scissors' handles snapped off). On this alone would I recommend these.
Where I have to remove stars is in the "features". The holster they come in seems to be built for a completely different tool. The handles won't get past the edge of the pocket, so you have 4 inches of blade in the holster with 6 inches hanging out and no way to keep it in there....
The locking mechanism works on luck more than the actual design. A tiny piece hold the scissors closed and a bump of the table sets off the trap, springing the blades open and causing the scissors to literally jump off the table.
The wire cutters are set too close to the pivot, so they are actually useless as the second blade sits right in the middle of the groove.
So, the main function is more than fulfilled, but the rest of the design is highly flawed. If it cost more than $10, I would consider finding a new pair.
December 24, 2011
Great scissors for rough cutting of many materials
We picked up several pairs of these shop scissors as gifts mainly because they were on sale. They would make a good gift for a handyman, gardener, or anyone needing some good scissors.
We've used our pair for cutting up the nearly indestructible plastic and cardboard packaging Christmas presents come in. It made easy work of the packaging quickly cut through plastic casing, thick cardboard boxes, and even the green twisty tie stuff you use for gardening. (I'd recommend using the using the built-in wire cutters.)
For this type of cutting, these scissors are very comfortable to hold and the titanium blades will cut almost anything in your house. The blades don't bind at all, at least for what we were cutting. They don't do fine cutting, but then Fiskars isn't marketing these as sewing scissors.
We never thought of trying them as tin snips like the fellow who wrote the previous review. I tried it on some scrap tin sheeting and it will cut through an old ducting we had lying around in the basement. It took some muscle to get it to cut the sheet metal, but it is possible. My only concern is that the titanium blades might not hold up too long if the scissor were regularly used as tin snips.
Otherwise, great scissors.
December 10, 2010
"I picked up a pair of these shears to help in the construction of a shed I was building. I used them to cut all the vinyl siding, j-trim, drip cap and the aluminum fascia, soffits and eve drip edge. Worked better than tin snips. And they come with a handy holster. They did the job. An excellent product especially now when they are on for 1/2 price
December 2, 2010